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Sr. Category Manager - Logistics

Company: Align Technology
Location: Tempe
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Join a team that is changing millions of lives.

Transforming smiles. Transforming lives. Transforming an industry.

At Align Technology, maker of Invisalign, we believe a great smile can transform a person's life, so we create technology that gives people the confidence to take on whatever's next. We revolutionized the orthodontic industry with the introduction of the Invisalign system, and we have never lost sight of that spirit of innovation. Our teams are constantly pushing the boundaries of what's possible.

We are a global medical device company engaged in the design, manufacture and marketing of the Invisalign system (the most advanced clear aligner system in the world), iTero intraoral scanners and services for orthodontic and restorative dentistry. The company is a component of the S&P 500 and has enjoyed 30% growth Year Over Year.

Because of our growth in mature markets and international expansion, the Global Supply Chain team is growing and investing in its Sourcing capabilities. This is an exciting time to join the Sourcing team as it builds its capabilities from the ground up and continues to grow.

Ready to join us?

About this opportunity

In this role, you will be responsible for collaborating with our Global Logistics department to lead sourcing activities on their behalf. You would be joining a dynamic category, which has significantly increased in, spend over the past two years and will continue to do so over the next few years. You would develop category strategies and lead RFPs on ocean, air, FTL/LTL freight, small parcel, 3PL and any other Logistics needs. As the company grows and expands internationally, a strong component will become to mentor resources in international locations.

You will be joining a global team based out of Tempe, AZ with peers in San Jose - CA, Wroclaw - PL, Juarez - MX, and Ziyang - CN. Internal business partners are geographically distributed to location beyond the above.

In this role, you will

  • Develop category strategies in alignment with the business partner priorities/requirements and company growth/geographic expansion objectives
  • Understand how market trends and supplier capabilities support your sourcing roadmap and project pipeline for each mode
  • Take a proactive position to identify and mitigate risks within the category supported
  • Achieve stakeholders' business requirements while effectively capturing value (e.g cost improvements, risk mitigation, cost avoidance, process improvements, supplier consolidation)
  • Negotiate and manage carrier agreements and relationships
  • Lead regular business reviews with suppliers and Align management

In this role, you'll need

  • 6 years of relevant sourcing experience with at least 2 years of experience managing a broad logistics category including small parcel carriers, TL/LTL/ocean transportation services, 3PLs, warehousing services
  • Strong understanding of supply chain networks and optimization
  • Self-starter, demonstrated ability to develop a new sourcing category from the ground up
  • Excellent business partner engagement skills, influencing will be a key component of this role
  • Ability to navigate through a matrixed organization & collaborate in a cross regional/functional team

Sound like a good fit?

Great! Click the Apply link below to let us know you are interested. Not the right fit? Don't worry, there are lots more opportunities. Please consider sharing this opportunity with others in your network.

About Align

Invisalign clear aligners, iTero Intraoral scanners, and OrthoCAD digital services that help dental professionals achieve the clinical results they expect and deliver effective, cutting-edge dental options to their patients.

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Global Diversity Statement:

At Align, we believe in the power of a smile, and we know that every smile is as unique as our employees. As we grow, we will continue building a workforce of diverse cultural backgrounds and life experiences and fostering a culture of open-mindedness and compassion for all our employees. We live our company values by promoting healthy people and healthy communities. All with the intent of changing millions of lives, one unique smile at a time.

US EEO Statement:

Align Technology is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, veteran or disability status.

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