• Procurement Manager - Indirect Materials

    Job ID
    US-PA-Glen Mills
    Full-Time Regular
    Functional Group
    Business Segment
    Regional Office – Americas
  • Overview


    Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. ("Axalta," or the "Company"), is a leading global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of high performance coatings systems.  With over a 150-year heritage in the coatings industry, Axalta is known for manufacturing high-quality products with well-recognized brands supported by market-leading technology and customer service.

    Over the course of the Company's history, Axalta has remained at the forefront of the industry by continually developing innovative coatings technologies designed to enhance the performance and appearance of customer's products, while improving the customer's productivity and profitability. Axalta's diverse global footprint of 50 manufacturing facilities, four technology centers, 47 customer training centers and more than 14,000 team members allows the Company to meet the needs of customers in over 130 countries. Axalta serves its customer base through an extensive sales force and technical support organization, as well as through approximately 4,000 independent, locally-based distributors. The Company's scale and strong local presence are critical to its success, allowing leverage of the technology portfolio and customer relationships globally while meeting customer demands locally.

    Axalta operates its business in two operating segments: Performance Coatings and Transportation Coatings, serving four end markets, including:  Refinish, Industrial, Light Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle, across the following four regions: North America, EMEA, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.

    For more information please visit our website www.axalta.com or follow us on Twitter @axalta and on LinkedIn.


    The primary role of the position is to drive processes that result in effective cost savings through strategic sourcing methodology. The position must also interact with business functions to effectively manage the purchases and accurately reflect the forecasts and savings. The Category Manager role executes purchases based on cost-approved requisitions from the businesses and functions for a given portfolio of work.


    Responsibilities of the Category Manager - Americas - -Indirect Materials & Services:

    • Lead sourcing projects using established processes.
    • Modify and maintain contracts with associated categories.
    • Input on cost-savings, increases and avoidances into database.
    • Work with cross functional stakeholders to identify strategic sourcing opportunities.
    • Lead efforts to qualify alternate and second source suppliers.
    • Oversee all transactional work associated with the purchases.



    • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, logistics, operations, business, or a related field. A Master’s degree is a benefit.
    • Minimum 2-5 years strategic sourcing experience. Experience in the automotive, consumer electronics, or electrical equipment manufacturing industry is a benefit.
    • Prior experience in purchasing site materials and site services a strong plus. 
    • Experience with raw materials, chemicals, or automotive and electronic components would be an asset.
    • Experience managing supplier and customer relationships and the competitive bidding process.
    • Excellent negotiation skills.
    • Proven record of achieving cost savings targets.
    • Strong systems skills including Ariba Sourcing and Contracting modules, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and an Enterprise Resource Planning System such as SAP.
    • Strong problem-solving capability.
    • Superior communication skills. 
    • Ability to work successfully in a multi-functional team.
    • Service-oriented mindset, with a desire to ensure client satisfaction.
    • Desire and aptitude to develop and advance in the professional Sourcing function.
    • Excellent English language skills, spoken and written – Spanish/Portuguese language skills will be a differentiator.




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