Sr. Category Manager (Electronics / Plastics) in New Port Richey, FL at Welbilt

Date Posted: 1/5/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Start your career with our team! We value a strong work ethic and character. At Welbilt, we work hard to ensure that each of our employees has access to a supportive working environment which enables individuals to reach their potential, to be productive and to work to the best of their ability.

We are Welbilt! We are pioneers and innovators. Our industry knowledge and insights stretch back nearly a century, from the original founding of the Hirsch brothers’ Welbilt Stove Company in 1929. We design, manufacture and supply best-in-class food and beverage equipment for the global foodservice market. We attract talent and build careers. We empower you to grow with us. We recognize you and reward you. We win together as one team.

Under limited supervision, this position is recognized as a master in the strategic sourcing discipline responsible for developing strategies to deliver ongoing improvements in total cost for purchased commodities and goods within the assigned source category.  Responsible for an annual spend of $50M+ actively managing 15-20 strategic suppliers.  A category management framework will be applied to create long-term, sustainable value for all Welbilt businesses with a focus on North America with a high level of collaboration with peers in EMEA and APAC.

Reporting directly to the Director Category Management, this position can be based in New Port Richey, FL or can be remote.

Major Accountability:

•        Developing and managing assigned Category sourcing.

•        Attainment of short-term cost targets and ongoing improvement of total spend.

•        Ongoing collaboration with sourcing peers and partners to maximize efforts.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities:

•        Develops and implements multi-year category strategies creating value for all key Welbilt stakeholders.

•        Develops and executes specific annual total cost and supply chain improvement plans.

•        Negotiates long-term supply agreements, inventory programs, commercial settlements and other types of agreements.

•        Partners with key internal stakeholders to uncover, quantify, and highlight priority opportunities for category improvement.

•        Ensures portfolio of the highest impact opportunities is being resourced by product lines and executive to deliver on SBP goals.

•        Identifies and highlights strategic supplier for NP projects, working to close gaps in advance of project gates.

•        Ensures success of NPI launches, outsourcing and supplier changes by ensuring all gate deliverables are in place.

•        Partners with other team members and functions to build and improve necessary sourcing standard work.

•        Leverages expertise by coaching and mentoring value stream sourcing, materials management, quality, engineering and other in sourcing best practices.


DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this classification.  They are not to be construed as a complete list of responsibilities and duties that may be required of individuals in this classification.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

•        Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, or related and a minimum of 10 years of experience preferred. 16 years of experience in lieu of degree.

•        Ability to travel up to 25% of the time.

•        Experience in strategic sourcing or procurement management with $50M+ spend.

•        Proficiency using formal strategic sourcing processes, category management, and supplier relationship management methods.

•        Strong negotiating skills; excellent understanding of terms and conditions of development, supply and inventory agreements.

•        Experience in best practices including category playbook, total cost of ownership, cost modeling, supplier relationship management, and stakeholder engagement.

•        Knowledge of supply chain, logistics, and materials management principles and best practices.

•        Demonstrated ability to influence all levels of staff and management without formal decision-making authority.

•        Experience in global, multi-plant manufacturing organization with revenues more than $1B.

*Welbilt, Inc. provides the world’s top chefs, premier chain operators and growing independents with industry-leading equipment and solutions. Our innovative products and solutions are powered by our deep knowledge, operator insights, and culinary expertise. Our portfolio of 12 award-winning product brands includes Cleveland™, Convotherm®, Crem®, Delfield®, Frymaster®, Garland®, Kolpak®, Lincoln™, Manitowoc®, Merco®, Merrychef® and Multiplex®. These product brands are supported by three service brands: KitchenCare®, our aftermarket parts and service brand, FitKitchen®, our fully-integrated kitchen systems brand, and KitchenConnect®, our cloud-based digital platform brand. Headquartered in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, supported by over 5,400 employees and operating 21 manufacturing facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, we sell through a global network of over 5,000 distributors and dealers in over 100 countries. For more information, visit


Welbilt, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in the workplace.  All applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment in employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, familial status, or medical condition. All recruitment, hiring, placements, transfers and promotions will be on the basis of individual skills, knowledge and abilities, and the feasibility of any necessary job accommodation(s).