Tyndale USA

  • Category Manager

    Job Locations US-PA-Pipersville
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    3 weeks ago(2/28/2019 3:58 PM)
  • Overview

    Tyndale has an opening for a Category Manager to join our Supply Department! The Category Manager will be responsible for all aspects of our vendor relations, ensuring we are receiving the best price, quality, and delivery for all goods and services.


    • Perform periodic analysis of all goods and services to ensure best pricing, service, and delivery;
    • Provide pricing for bids/ assure competitive sourcing procedures are followed for all goods and services. Identify and implement alternate cost saving initiatives. Monitor, analyze and share vendor price increases/adjustments with appropriate parties;
    • Select, procure and manage products in assigned categories. Be highly knowledgeable with all items and services within assigned categories;
    • Identify and implement alternate cost saving initiatives with assigned vendor. (Cost of goods, rebates, delivery terms, payment terms, growth incentives, etc.);
    • Resolve any issues that arise with suppliers, identify root cause to avoid repeat situations;
    • Create and implement procedures for tracking monthly / yearly cost savings for each vendor;
    • Develop and implement regular vendor monitoring interview schedule for current vendors to evaluate product, service quality and delivery. Prepare quarterly vendor scorecards;
    • Coordinate Buyer activities assuring appropriate discounts are taken;
    • Coordinate with internal customers to identify and correct all vendor deficiencies;
    • Select, and if needed change vendors based on vendor performance and competitive bidding practices;
    •  Assist in organization of Sales/Marketing product updates and maintenance of appropriate product information files including specifications and contracts.


    • High school diploma or equivalent required;
    • Highly motivated and results driven;
    • Proactive, with a sense of urgency;
    • Strong organizational skills;
    • Strong attention to detail;
    • Minimum 5 years of purchasing experience required;
    • Strong negotiating skills;
    • Proven vendor management track record.


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