Tyndale USA

Category Manager

Job Locations US-PA-Pipersville
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# of Openings
Posted Date
1 month ago(3/21/2024 11:29 AM)


The Tyndale Company, a private, 7x Top Workplace winner and industry leading national supplier of arc-rated flame resistant (FR) clothing to the utilities, oil and gas, transportation, chemical manufacturing, molten metals, and NFPA 70E markets. We’re a family-owned, and certified woman-owned (WBE) business providing a retail-style apparel experience to hundreds of thousands of energy workers across the US and Canada. We’re the leading distributor of innovative FRC solutions, and the largest industrial supplier of Carhartt FR, Ariat FR, and Wrangler FR clothing.


Tyndale is hiring for a Category Manager who will be responsible for management and oversight of all aspects of vendor relations. This role will ensure we are receiving the best price, quality and delivery for all goods and services and that all quality standards are consistently met. The Category Manager role will be collaborative, working with all internal departments, as well as managing independent daily responsibilities.  


HYBRID/REMOTE: Tyndale supports a strong work-life balance. This opportunity requires onsite work a minumum of 2 days a week, and 3 days a week remotelyTo be considered, candidates must reside within a commutable distance from our Tyndale headquarters in Pipersville, PA (Bucks County) for onsite work as needed.


  • 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.
  • Source and manage products in assigned categories.  Become 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.)
  • Gather, verify, and file required test reports, documetns, and labels for all new products and maintain and update appropriate reports documents for existing products.
  • 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 departments to identify vendor deficiencies and collaborate with vendors to implement corrective actions.
  • Select, and if needed, change vendors based on vendor performance and competitive bidding practices. 


  • Minimum 5-7 years of purchasing experienced required
  • Highly motivated and results driven
  • Proactive, with a sense of urgency
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong sourcing and negotiating skills
  • Experience with vendor contract negotiations
  • Proven vendor management track record 


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