Career Opportunity Application

Position: Category Manager

TriMark USA, LLC. Is the country's largest provider of design services, equipment and supplies to the foodservice industry. TriMark offers foodservice operators a new level of service by combining the hands-on support and local market knowledge of a strong, regional supplier with the purchasing strength, industry expertise, and delivery capabilities of a national company. We work closely with our customers, which include national restaurant chains, independent restaurant operators, healthcare facilities, entertainment venues, and many other segments, to provide the products and services that will help them operate more efficiently and realize better bottom line results.

We are looking for an ambitious and talented leader to join our team as a Category Manager. Reporting to the Vice President of Purchasing & Supplier Management, this position will have a tremendous opportunity to positively influence our product portfolio and contribute to the financial success of our customers and the company. The successful candidate will take full ownership and will be responsible for the strategic evolution of their assigned product category to include vendor selection, contract negotiation, profitability, vendor performance and contract compliance. This role will require the candidate to use strategic skills & experience to collaborate with key stakeholders to ensure the organization meets or exceeds our financial and customer goals.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • RFP development & evaluation
  • Contract negotiation, execution, implementation and compliance tracking
  • Vendor relationship development & management
  • Vendor performance tracking & continuous improvement

Competencies, Skills and Abilities

  • Process & results orientation with strong financial acumen
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data for use in decision-making; metric & analysis driven
  • Prepare and analyze RFI/RFP’s. Analyze & evaluate responses and work collaboratively with internal stakeholders to reach an award decision
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strategy and conduct supplier contract negotiations to meet the objectives of the business
  • Develop & track supplier performance standards and contract compliance
  • Strong verbal and written communication stills
  • Capable of communicating and collaborating with key business stakeholders (Purchasing & Sales)
  • Proven ability to lead and complete projects and achieve results
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain or a related field
  • 3 years of experience in Purchasing or Supply Chain
  • 3 years of experience in supplier/category management
  • Industry experience not required but a plus
  • Periodic travel is required
  • JD Edwards experience a plus

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