Regional Category Manager


US Nashville, TN, US, 37214

Requisition ID:  4509


As a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, Holcim is enabling greener cities, smarter infrastructure and improving living standards around the world. With sustainability at the core of our strategy, we are becoming a net-zero company, with our people and communities at the heart of our success. We are driving circular construction as a world leader in recycling to build more with less. It’s all thanks to our 70,000 talented people around the world who are passionate about building progress for people and the planet through four business segments: Cement, Ready-Mix Concrete, Aggregates and Solutions & Products.


Holcim people are passionate about finding better ways to build. They embrace innovation and improvement with a pioneering spirit. They work as trusted partners, creating better solutions and experiences for their customers, communities, and colleagues.

Regional Category Manager is responsible for more than $150 million category spend within Elevate. This position drives procurement sourcing initiatives in the region and is directly responsible for delivering on agreed-to-objectives and achieving increased competitiveness. This position is accountable for category performance and responsible for continuity of category supply, including actively monitoring and mitigating risk with the supply base.

The position will be measured based the primary KPIs: financial performance, raw material availability and quality. This position will be based in Nashville, TN and we're open to a relocation incentive. 

***This role is hybrid based out of our Nashville, TN HQ with a 3 in office and 2 remote schedule, open to relocation package***




  • Take ownership for delivering targeted bottom line results within the category.
  • Develop, manage and implement proactive sourcing strategies for all materials.
  • Work closely with other regions to understand and develop the supply base.
  • Document supply/demand/capacity balances, trends and supplier interruptions.
  • Monitor key cost drivers for materials managed and provide monthly updates on key materials managed.
  • Identify, develop, and lead qualification of new suppliers to drive savings and reduce supply risk.
  • Actively seek to reduce risk by minimizing single/sole source materials.
  • Drive category performance to deliver lowest total cost of material.  
  • Conduct negotiations, issue RFQ’s and manages all aspects of supplier relationships.
  • Responsible for the selection, development and overall management of suppliers performance.
  • Lead negotiations with suppliers to meet sourcing strategies and key objectives.
  • Negotiate and implement contracts with suppliers, working closely with the legal team.
  • Maintain open, direct and professional communications with all departments within the organization.
  • Work closely with manufacturing sites to quickly address supply issues.
  • Proactively work with suppliers to improve their performance.
  • Arrange and conduct supplier audits in coordination with the QA manager(s) and Elevate standards.
  • Work in a professional and ethical manner with suppliers and others at Elevate.
  • Provide timely updates to management and internal customers on key raw material issues.
  • Work with R&D and marketing within their Product areas.
  • Responsible for formal presentation to the plants on a regular basis on cost reduction activities, process improvements and their implementation along with their cost benefits
  • Maintain and enter information as needed in Procurement Management Systems
  • Support new vendor and material requests in SAP for new products, product transfers, and acquisitions




  1. Bachelor’s degree in Science, Business, or Engineering.
  2. Minimum 5-years of experience in procurement, sales/marketing, quality or supply chain.
  3. Cross functional experience in purchasing chemical raw materials, sales, business management with a manufacturing or specialty company
  4. Possesses a very good knowledge of SAP and follows Procurement policies and procedures



        1. Good analytical and Problem-solving skills.
        2. Excellent communication and project management skills
        3. Demonstrated leadership and negotiation skills
        4. Attention to detail
        5. Cooperating constructively
        6. Continuous improvement


  • MS Office
  • SAP
  • Experience with Chemical Industry
  • Language: English


At Holcim, there is endless opportunity for you to play your part. Whether you’re in a technical, managerial, or frontline role, you can shape a career that works for you. With us you’ll have the chance to embrace the passion we share for our planet. You’ll be encouraged to seek out diverse perspectives, share your ideas and build the skills and connections you need to perform at your best. Because it’s only when we work together in a culture where everyone thrives, that we can build the world we all want to live in.