Indirect Category Manager (IT Procurement)
Company: HNI Corporation
Posted on: February 6, 2024
About HNI Corporation: At HNI Corporation, we lead the way in
providing innovative workplace and home solutions, dedicated to
enhancing environments where people thrive, connect, and succeed.
Grounded in principles of integrity, inclusion, and community
impact, we champion positive change and meaningful connections in
all that we do. Your Impact Starts the Day You Do! What We Need: We
are excited to welcome an experienced and passionate IT Category
Manager to our dynamic Strategic Procurement team in Muscatine,
Iowa. While we highly value in-person collaboration, we embrace
flexible work arrangements, including remote and hybrid options, to
ensure a balanced and fulfilling work-life experience. This pivotal
role within HNI's Supply Chain organization offers a unique
opportunity for professional growth and impact. The IT Category
Manager will actively engage with executive leadership, operational
teams, and business units, fostering strong supplier relationships
while providing valuable insights into market dynamics, industry
trends, and emerging technologies. They will navigate internal
requirements with finesse, contributing significantly to our
strategic objectives and financial success. Location: Remote with
30-35% Travel Responsibilities:
- Spearhead the implementation of strategic planning tools to
proactively address and resolve supplier constraints, fostering
agility and resilience in our supply chain.
- Lead negotiations with suppliers, ensuring favorable contracts,
pricing structures, and swift resolution of disputes to safeguard
HNI's interests and drive value.
- Conduct comprehensive assessments of operational and financial
risks within supply chains, preempting potential disruptions and
ensuring uninterrupted operations.
- Utilize data-driven insights to analyze spending patterns
within IT categories, driving efficiency improvements and cost
- Champion innovation by identifying and integrating cutting-edge
materials, technologies, and processes to elevate the quality and
competitiveness of HNI's product offerings.
- Ensure seamless project execution, adhering to timelines and
budgets, and minimizing disruptions to operations and customer
- Drive continuous improvement initiatives across the IT
category, optimizing pricing strategies, design processes, and
operational efficiencies. Requirements:
- 7-10 years of progressive experience in supply chain
management, with a proven track record in strategic procurement and
cultivating strong supplier relationships, preferably within the IT
- Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business, or
- Exceptional communication and negotiation skills, coupled with
a collaborative and adaptable mindset.
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment,
demonstrating resilience and agility in the face of challenges.
Join us in shaping the future of HNI Corporation while embracing
exciting opportunities for professional growth and fulfillment in a
supportive and flexible remote or hybrid work environment. HNI
Corporation (NYSE: HNI) is a manufacturer of workplace furnishings
and building products, operating under two segments. The workplace
furnishings segment is a leading global designer and provider of
commercial furnishings, going to market under multiple unique
brands. The residential building products segment is the nation's
leading manufacturer and marketer of hearth products. As one of the
larger employers in Iowa, HNI Corporation was recognized in 2018,
2019, and 2020 for the diversity of our Board of Directors and was
named in 2020, 2021, and in 2022 as one of America's Most
Responsible Companies by Newsweek. How we act today protects how we
live tomorrow. Check out our CSR Report here: Diversity, equity,
and inclusion (DEI), are not just core beliefs at HNI - they are
operational imperatives. We value each other's differences in
experiences and ideas to solve problems and better serve our
customers. Take a look at our DEI goals here: We offer Benefits on
Day 1, including a new voluntary benefit, Daily Pay! To learn about
all the benefits HNI has to offer visit . We also invite you to
visit us at to learn more!
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