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Indirect Category Manager (IT Procurement)

Company: HNI Corporation
Location: Rockford
Posted on: February 6, 2024

Job Description:

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 savings initiatives.
  • 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 satisfaction.
  • 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 sector.
    • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business, or Engineering.
    • 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!

Keywords: HNI Corporation, Rockford , Indirect Category Manager (IT Procurement), Executive , Rockford, Illinois

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