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The Hertz Corporation Category Manager, Global Procurement in Etobicoke, Ontario

General Responsibilities

General Responsibilities

The Category Manager is responsible to define, develop and execute on category and commodity strategies in collaboration with Global Procurement Leadership (GPL) and the Hertz business stakeholder. The Category Management will provide expertise in category sourcing, optimization, consolidation and rationalization and understand the market dynamics associated with all assigned categories. The Category Manager is responsible to deliver continuous cost, performance and process improvement staying current with market trends and best practice.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and execute category projects including strategy development, benchmarking, supplier negotiation, SOW and SLA development, award recommendation, business case presentation, risk management assessment and contract negotiation.

  • Organize the establish multi-national category strategies with international Procurement resources by utilize strong analytical skills to develop end to end TCO strategies and challenge the way commodities are currently sourced

  • Provide knowledge and input to stakeholders by undertaking category research on competitive options and industry benchmarks.

  • Manage high volume of supplier contract negotiations requiring focus on competitive category, mitigating risk and SLA development

  • Provide leadership in the drafting of contracts and contract management

  • Able to redline contracts based on business needs

  • Introduce systems and processes that will improve the category process particularly in complex categories where category solutions must comprehend total cost of ownership

  • Partner with procurement operations supporting the implementation of Oracle ERP and new P2P processes with the supply base

  • Perform total cost of ownership evaluations. Stay current with competitive environment, monitoring and assessing changes that could impact category including, but not limited to supplier M&A activity, legislative change, and technology change

Mandatory Requirements

Educational Background:

Bachelor’s degree in Business or other related field; MBA desired but not required

Professional Experience:

  • Experience with a Fortune 500 company is preferred but not required

  • Analytical Modelling and experience in challenging current business processes

  • Experience working in a less developed system environment where category solutions require high level of data gathering from suppliers and internal stakeholders

  • Experience in designing & executing category strategies that consistently deliver measurable bottom line cost savings

  • Experience with contract language evaluation, editing and interactions with legal department

  • Experience managing multiple simultaneous projects requiring frequent communication, organizing/time management and problem-solving skills

  • Project management, category management, operations management, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM) and negotiations.


  • Well-developed analytical thinking with a focus on business.

  • Experience working with diverse Category and Procurement (Operations/Supply Chain) stakeholders to address complex projects

  • Well-developed knowledge of Category/Category Management processes


  • Results oriented, excellent analytical, process and problem-solving skills

  • Team player with initiative and a positive attitude

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization

  • Outstanding communication skills both written and verbal

  • Strong ability to effectively manage in a matrix organizational structure working with multiple internal stakeholders.

  • Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Excellent understanding of the English language

  • Highly detail oriented

  • Project and process management skills

  • Time management skills

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities


  • Effective Communication

  • Drive Collaboration

  • Builds Talent

  • Demonstrates Initiative

  • Process Excellence

  • Passion for Customer Service & Stakeholder Success

  • Leading Courageously

  • Agility and Adaptability

  • Personal Accountability

  • Trust and Integrity

  • Drives Execution

  • Thought Leadership

  • Use Insightful judgment

  • Display Global Perspective

Location CA-ON-Etobicoke

Job ID 185572

# Positions 1

Category Supply Chain

Division CORP - Field Only

Position Type Regular Full Time