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Regional Category Manager

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46250

Jun 12, 2022


dormakaba is seeking a Regional Category Manager to be a vital part of our business and future growth on our Procurement team for dormakaba Americas. This position is responsible for collaborating with segments and plants for category strategy development, initiative generation and supplier management



  • Develops category strategies and ensure implementation
  • Understands the specific category, its cost structure and supplier landscape
  • Develops and executes strategy
  • Defines KPIs to track the strategy realization and review compliance
  • Prepares, facilitates, and summarizes savings initiatives generated through workshops
  • Steers and executes category initiatives portfolio
  • Manages all milestones of the tool development
  • Manages suppliers and sourcing for regional category
  • Develops a consolidated demand forecast for the category
  • Recommends qualification of suppliers for an approved supplier list
  • Tenders and negotiates with selected suppliers
  • Manages supplier base, including all related aspects of supplier quality, performance management and commercial relationship
  • Agree with NPI sourcing decisions



  • Bachelors’ Degree in Business or Supply Management preferred.
  • 5+ year’s experience in procurement / supply chain management
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified in Production and Inventory Control (CPIM) preferred
  • Project Management experience
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively via telephone, multiple forms of electronic mediums, and within a group environment for business presentations
  • Working knowledge of SAP or MRP systems preferred
  • Excellent business management and presentation skills required
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Strong financial and analytical skills



  • Candidates who embrace dormakaba’s core values will be most successful in our organization: Trust, Customer First, Curiosity, Courage and Performance
  • Team player and strong collaborator
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills
  • Problem solver (always brings solutions, enjoys challenges)
  • Dependable (reliable and follows through on commitments)
  • Continuous improvement/innovative mindset (always looking for better ways of doing things and not satisfied with the status quo)
  • A valid state driver’s license, without restrictions, is required for this position



  • An opportunity to work in global company with a family culture and strong core values (Trust, Customer First, Curiosity, Courage and Performance)
  • Competitive pay with great benefits options (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance, 401k), Paid Time Off and Holiday Pay
  • Career fulfillment with growth and development opportunities
  • Employee discounts (online discounts for shopping, travel, insurance etc.) and much more!



The Federal Executive Order 14042 on COVID-19 requires all current and new employees of government contractors to comply with one of the following on or before the Federal deadline date:

  1. Received their final vaccination dose – either their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna, or single dose of Johnson & Johnson OR
  2. Submitted a medical exemption/accommodation request for approval OR
  3. Submitted a religious belief exemption/accommodation request for approval.


dormakaba is a federal contractor which means all our team members must comply with this order by the Federal deadline to start and continue employment with us. Our Talent Acquisition team will confirm the Federal deadline date at the time an offer is made to help ensure compliance.




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