Billerica, Massachusetts

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Senior Category Manager - Indirect


Job ID: 2020-8254
Type: Active Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Procurement


Entegris is seeking a Sr. Category Manager who will be based out of our Billerica, MA facility.

The Sr. Category Manager is a key position within Entegris' Indirect Procurement organization to identify, deliver, and support strategic sourcing initiatives to meet cost savings, cost avoidance, and revenue generating goals. Equally important to achieving financial objectives is providing world class support to business partners. This role will cover the categories of IT, Logistics, HR, Finance, Marketing, Legal, and Travel.


  • Conduct Category Reviews and spend assessments to identify areas of opportunity and gain buy-in with business partners to move forward;
  • Develop a deep understanding of the supplier market landscape relative to the respective categories;
  • Seek to uncover and influence new and innovative approaches to solve business needs;
  • Effectively interface with suppliers to negotiate on commercial terms, with strong understanding in business strategies to meet Entegris business expectation while establishing an appropriate partnership;
  • Coordinate and proceed with regional/global supplier negotiations including the dissemination of RFx documents and/or reverse auctions with detailed bid results analysis;
  • Identify opportunities to aggregate similar business requirement at a global level to rationalize suppliers;
  • Assess and mitigate risks to ensure solid business continuity plans;
  • Educate and assist key stakeholders on sourcing process and best practices;
  • Support development and training of standards, guidelines, and policy compliance requirements at global and regional levels;
  • Provide in-depth understanding of processes, cost drivers, and supply chain impact;
  • Have a strong business sense for making strategic and tactical decisions.


  • 12+ years of experience in Indirect spend Category Management;
  • Knowledge in semiconductor, chemical, gas or filtration industries a plus;
  • Experience in evaluating, engaging and negotiating with suppliers globally;
  • Experience in commercial negotiation, costing, and supplier management;
  • Excellent reporting and presentation skills to senior management;
  • A strong leader with the ability to effectively motivate teams to achieve collective success;
  • An astute capability to recognize the needs and motivations of individuals, and the capability to develop and nurture a wide array of internal and external relationships globally;
  • The capability to quickly understand complex engagements, identify creative business solutions, and drive successful interactions;
  • A dedicated inclination for learning, collaborating, and continuous improvement;
  • Ability to travel regionally and/or globally;
  • Additional behavioral requirements:
    • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Strong negotiation skills in dynamic environment
    • Resilience in dealing with unexpected issues
    • Able to formulate business strategies with big picture thinking


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Billerica, Massachusetts

Artificial intelligence, augmented reality, Internet of Things – these are not just trends, they are drivers changing the way people live across the globe. With these new drivers and the increasing speed of innovation, there comes an expectation for higher-quality, higher-performing technologies at a faster pace. Every day, and for more than 50 years, Entegris’ singular mission has been to help customers utilize our advanced science-based solutions to support demand drivers; to innovate faster and more efficiently; and ultimately to transform the world. Through the power of our solutions and technology expertise, Entegris provides customers with innovative, science-based solutions to their toughest technology challenges. Headquartered in Billerica, Massachusetts, Entegris employs approximately 5,100 people worldwide, with roughly half employed in Asia-Pacific or Europe. With research and development, customer service, analytical labs, and manufacturing in Asia-Pacific, North America and Europe, Entegris supports customers around the globe as they take technology to the next level.

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