Category Manager (Temporary) in Lake Forest at Reynolds Consumer Products

Date Posted: 9/20/2022

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Job Title: Category Manager (Temporary) 

City: Lake Forest / State: Illinois                                                   

Job Description

Join Reynolds Consumer Products…a world of opportunities! We are passionate about achieving results and have fun winning as a team! We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace environment in which individual differences are recognized, respected and appreciated.

At Reynolds, we provide amazing job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, dynamic, fast-paced, and fun workplace environment. Are you looking to build a strong career?  We are searching for a Category Manager, Global Services to join our team located at our headquarters in Lake Forest, IL (Remote).

Your Role:

As a Category Manager, Global Services, you will lead the category across the organization supporting multiple internal stakeholders in a fast-paced environment. This role manages ~$150 million in annual spend and will be accountable for continuous improvement, risk mitigation and improved financial performance for the Professional Services category.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Establish relationships by building trust with internal/external stakeholders and develop/execute strategies to optimize business performance.
  • Develop, champion and implement category strategies for professional services, including, but not limited to, travel, marketing and human resources.
  • Create and present financial business cases to senior leadership to ensure alignment on strategic sourcing initiatives.
  • Assess and mitigate category risks, and engage proper internal stakeholders and external resources to optimize solutions and improvements.
  • Identify cost savings, cost avoidance and improvement opportunities and lead cross-functional teams through project realization.
  • Assess spend analytics, develop bids that encompass total cost of ownership, and execute complex contractual negotiations. 
  • Redline and implement agreements with legal collaboration.
  • Regularly monitor and analyze the market, competitive intelligence, and pricing trends. Report market data to key stakeholders and use intel to enable strategic category decisions. 
  • Lead cross-functional change management initiatives that support the category strategy and facilitate execution to drive synergies across the organization.

Ultimately, you will leverage data analytics to drive strategic business decisions and deliver cost savings goals. This is an excellent position for a highly motivated, seasoned strategic team member who likes to collaborate in a dynamic setting.

You will love it here if…

  • You are a creative and dynamic problem‐solver
  • You are highly self‐motivated with the ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • You are highly analytic and have a natural curiosity
  • You are creative and are comfortable inventing and deriving new ways of doing business

We need you to have:

  • BA/BS Degree required in Business or related field
  • 5+ years managing multi-plant spend exceeding $75MM
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels; particularly with internal business leaders and business partners
  • Remote position

Icing on the cake:

  • Masters or MBA in Business, preferred
  • 10+ years of professional job-related or category management experience

Want to know more? Check out our website or connect with us on LinkedIn!

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Apply today to join a fast-growing innovative company!

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 Local candidates only, no relocation assistance available

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Reynolds Consumer Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer EEO AA M/F/Vet/Disability.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or disability.

Reynolds Consumer Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is The Law Poster:

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The poster and the supplement can be found on this link.

For applicants or employees who are disabled, or require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, you may request assistance by emailing


No recruiter calls or emails please.