Procurement Category Manager in Oak Brook, IL at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 2/19/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


IL Oak Brook

Job Type:

Supply Chain Procurement

Job Posting Title:

Procurement Category Manager

Job Description:

  • The purpose of this role is to work across the TreeHouse Corporate Procurement team and stakeholders to develop and execute Procurement category strategies, advance the continuous improvement initiatives, and oversee the direction of category managers.
  • Through excellent leadership, vision, and communications skills, the Procurement Category Manager, will ensure that packaging strategies are aligned with the overarching TreeHouse business strategies, focused on generating continued value to the organization. 

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Support the development and execution of Procurement vision and strategy, while demonstrating the ability to translate the strategies into actionable roadmaps and plans.
  • In collaboration with the key stakeholders and in support of the global procurement organization, enhance the current process to monitor and assess progress towards achieving performance goals.
  • Responsible for category strategies that could include; flexible films, rigid plastic, labels, and aseptic packaging.
  • Coordinate with the Continuous Improvement team, internal stakeholders, and suppliers to develop a continuous improvement pipeline and action plans to deliver on going value to the organization.
  • Responsible for annual and monthly financial forecasts for packaging categories, and monitor against the annual operating plan delivered to the organization.
  • Produce recommendations for mitigating risks with commodity volatility.

Daily/Periodic Tasks

  • Communicating category strategies and gaining alignment with internal stakeholders
  • Coordinating with Continuous Improvement, internal stakeholders, and suppliers on continuous improvement projects
  • Reviewing financial forecasts and identifying opportunities
  • Identifying risk management opportunities
  • Reviewing lead times and order quantities that meet the requirements of the TreeHouse facilities
  • Monitoring packaging commodity markets globally
  • Identify suppliers on a global basis for strategic sourcing

Skills, Experience and Education:

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Strong technical and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Must enjoy working in a collaborative and team oriented environment
  • Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Excel


Bachelor’s Degree Required

Minimum Experience Preferred:

  • 3-5 years of procurement experience in the food manufacturing industry.
  • Category Strategy experience
  • Project Management experience
  • SAP and e-RFQ experience preferred

Travel Requirements: 10%

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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