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Global Category Manager in Nationwide Brazil at ChemTreat

Date Posted: 12/27/2018

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Job ID: CHE001873

About Us

ChemTreat operates as a subsidiary of Danaher Corporation, one of the best performing Fortune 500 companies. Our proprietary solutions allow our customers to reduce water, chemical, and energy costs, extend asset life, improve process operations, and reduce downtime. We have expertise in a variety of industries, including automotive, beverage, chemical, food, fuel processing, metals, mining, power, pulp and paper, and textile. We also serve commercial and institutional customers, including data centers, district energy providers, universities, government buildings, and hospitals. Our company has developed a robust product portfolio for the prevention of corrosion; scale and biofouling in critical heat transfer systems and advanced polymers for industrial wastewater.



The Global Category Manager will have direct responsibility for managing a category of direct material purchases that span ChemTreat’s business.  The Global Category Manager will ensure best cost positions in the category and will be an expert in the market for the items in that category.  


• Develop and implement sourcing strategies to ensure global supplier quality, delivery, cost, lead time, inventory, cost performance, and risk mitigation goals are met

• Lead negotiations with suppliers to achieve identified sourcing strategies

• Execute on projects that will achieve year over year price savings within the managed category

• Develop an overall supplier base which creates and sustains a competitive advantage, utilizing global market exploitation, leveraging spending and technologies

• Develop and deliver clear category management plans that will include but are not limited to:

•Evaluating existing supply relationships, volume allocations and spend.

•Set goals and objectives based upon annual requirements and business objectives.

•Review with impacted business leaders for alignment.

• Lead the analysis of relevant markets and provide insight from that analysis to internal and external customers

• Conduct commodity specific competitor and industry analysis to identify cost, material selection, manufacturing techniques and materials sourcing to improve the company’s competitive position

• Play an active role in resolving critical quality and delivery issues with suppliers; comprehensive ownership of supplier performance.

• Stay informed of changing environmental, social responsibility and diversity standards, regulations, and laws.


• Coordinates with demand planners to improve inventory turnover

• Involvement in the local leadership of the business operations

• Mentoring analysts to develop a funnel of future category managers

Job Requirements



• Proven leadership skills in influential leadership situations
• Proficiency in English; fluency in Spanish or Portuguese preferred
• Negotiations acumen
• Strong financial acumen and experience in business case development, cost modeling and other financial decision approaches
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects across categories, commodities, suppliers and business functions
• Self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency
• Comfortable with ambiguity and directional changes
• Clear, concise communicator, able to translate complex messages into commonly understood terms
• Strong consultative, analytical and problem-solving skills


• 7 years of strategic sourcing or category management experience, preferably in Chemicals industry
• Chemical Engineering experience, education, or acumen preferred
• Global sourcing experience preferred
• MBA preferred

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.


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