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Associate Category Manager

| Chicago
Summary of Responsibilities:
The Associate Category Manager for Packaging is responsible for building a national category strategy by researching suppliers, performing RFPs, collaborating with cross functional teams, and also executing that strategy at the plant level.

Category Strategy :

  • Research the packaging supply chain, industry structure, and potential supplier partners by using online tools, industry resources, and talking to suppliers
  • Create and present recommendations for sourcing strategies based on data driven research
  • Conduct research into supplier capabilities and product portfolios
  • Draft RFP documentation and analyze RFP results

Execution:

  • Formulate plans to execute sourcing strategy at plant level
  • Work and communicate with supplier partners to ensure that category goals are met
  • Support the plants while improving the Home Chef packaging supply chain

Minor Sourcing Project Management:

  • Conduct supplier discovery, exploratory conversations, and research
  • Manage supplier communication
  • Analyze bids received and provide pricing feedback to suppliers
  • Make sourcing recommendations to category managers

Qualifications - The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and/or other characteristics needed for this role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

  • 1+ year(s) experience in strategic sourcing, ideally within packaging categories
  • Strong analytical skills, with competency in Excel
  • Experience in relationship management
  • Completion of a four-year degree in business or a related field

Perks and Benefits:- Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!- Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day- Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance- Generous paid time off (PTO) policy- 401k program - Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses- Free water taxi, discounted gym membership, and daily bike storage for Wrigley building employees- Cold brew coffee on tap at no charge- Employee discounts for Home Chef meal kits- Free lunch every Friday and snacks and beverages on hand every day- Casual dress Home Chef is an equal employment opportunity employer Perks/Benefits: -Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!-Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day-Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance-Generous paid time off (PTO) policy-401k program-Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses-Free water taxi, discounted gym membership, and daily bike storage for Wrigley building employees-Cold brew coffee on tap at no charge-Employee discounts for Home Chef meal kits-Free lunch every Friday and snacks and beverages on hand every day-Casual dress Home Chef is an equal employment opportunity employer

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Location

Located in the iconic Wrigley building, our location offers the best of the Loop and River North. Close to transportation, restaurants & shops.

What are Home Chef Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided

Additional Perks + Benefits

Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day. Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses. Free water taxi, discounted gym membership, and daily bike storage for Wrigley building employees. Cold brew coffee on tap at no charge (Wrigley office location). Employee discounts for Home Chef meal kits. Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!

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