Lexington, Kentucky Sourcing Category Manager- Soft Goods

Sourcing Category Manager- Soft Goods                  Location: Lexington, KY AREA


We are looking for a strong Strategic Sourcing Category Manager for Textiles to manage the sourcing category related activities and category management for approximately $80M+ spend related to the Softgoods category.  This client is a multi-billion dollar manufacturing client.


This is an onsite role.


In this role, reporting to the Director of Global Sourcing, you will be responsible for:


  • Managing the Global Sourcing Strategy, Supplier Relationship Management
  • Lead Sourcing activities from Domestic and International Suppliers
  • Developing and implementing category strategic sourcing strategies and driving cost reduction and value
  • Develop risk mitigation plans and strategies
  • Negotiate global and domestic contract while maintaining strong supplier relationships
  • Manage and analyze cost drivers, new technology, changes in supply chain environment and align category strategy accordingly.
  • Own the category while collaborating with Corporate Leadership, New Product Launch, other Sourcing Team members.



Ideal Candidates will have:


  • 4 year degree, Engineering Degree Preferred
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, Category Management
  • Demonstrated experience developing 3-5 year category plans
  • Must have strong strategic sourcing background and advanced negotiation skills
  • Excellent relationship skills with suppliers and internal
  • Engineering degree a plus
  • Detail oriented with exceptional organization skills
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to lead cross functional teams

Open to U.S. Residents.  Relocation available for candidates outside of Lexington Metro area. 


If you are interested in discussing this position at a well-established, profitable, professional organization, then please reach out immediately. Please submit resumes directly to email below.


Verne Shaull

Email: VShaull@thenewellgroup.com

Website: www.thenewellgroup.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/verneshaull/


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