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Requisition ID:  59090

Category Manager



Are you looking for more?

At Mohawk Industries, we’re committed to more – more customer solutions, more process improvements, more sustainable manufacturing and more opportunities for our team.

As a Fortune 500, global flooring leader with some of the best-known brands in the industry, Mohawk is a great place to start or develop your career with an emphasis on more of what’s important to you. Whether you want to lead more, innovate more, learn more or create more, you can find your more with Mohawk.



What we need:


Mohawk is looking for a Category Sourcing Manager to strategically source direct materials within assigned spend categories and create value within categories to meet business needs of Flooring North America Manufacturing.


This role will ensure supply, quality, costs and relationships are managed effectively to result in consistent value creation.


What you’ll do:

  • Manage all components of Mohawk’s sourcing strategy including spend analytics, service requirements, specifications, supplier identification and evaluation, supply/demand market analysis, competitive intelligence, negotiations, legalities of agreements, qualification trials, supplier relationship, and performance management including KPI’s and scorecards
  • Coordinate efforts among purchasing, manufacturing, R&D and suppliers to reduce material costs while ensuring quality
  • Negotiate and support implementation of major supply agreements
  • Meet regularly with suppliers and provides data driven feedback on supplier performance, fostering good working relationships
  • Participate in new product development processes as the primary purchasing resource for finding and selecting new product components and suppliers, with an aptitude for technical detail and manufacturing processes across a wide variety of raw material types.
  • Maintain a holistic view in every purchasing decision or recommendation, protecting the interests of the company and balancing short-term and long-term benefits
  • Proactively acquire and maintain technical knowledge of the commodity/industry


What you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain management or other related field
  • 5+ years of experience in manufacturing, distribution, planning, operations or supply chain   


What you’re good at:

  • Communicating and negotiating effectively with internal and external customers 
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems 
  • Achieving results through team efforts, challenging established practices and drawing relevant conclusions 
  • Exercising independent judgment and demonstrating solid time management and organizational skills, including the ability to meet tight deadlines and schedules 
  • Thinking abstractly and quickly proposing solutions to complex problems 
  • Challenging the status quo, including the persistence and willingness to take calculated risk, to stimulate, market and sell new ideas within the organization. 


What else?

  • While we’re a primarily in-office team, we thrive on flexibility and ensuring our people can balance personal and professional time
  • We’re located in a pretty great spot – check out this video to see what we mean



Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk’s vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, IVC, Karastan, Marazzi, Mohawk, Mohawk Home, Pergo, and Quick-Step. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.


Mohawk Industries, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability/veteran committed to an inclusive workplace and a proud Drugs Don’t Work participant.

Nearest Major Market: Calhoun

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