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Regional Category Manager

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Last Updated Date: May 18, 2022

Location: West Fargo, Bismarck, Wahpeton, ND, US, 58078

Company: Doosan Corp

Job Information

Doosan Bobcat is looking for a Regional Category Manager. This person will be responsible for the activities of assigned commodities and to control and reduce the transaction costs for the products associated with the manufacture of product lines.

Role & Responsibility

Coordinate Commodity Lines  

  • Responsible for the overall coordination and efforts of assigned commodity lines.
  • Reduce or maintain the price of goods and services procured, as well as their associated costs.
  • Assure that the suppliers are financially sound and work on the Company's behalf, generating the best contracts possible for the manufacture of product lines.
  • Build strong, value-adding relationships with suppliers, internal customers, and cross-functional departments and assure accurate/on time reporting of the sourcing metrics. 
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPI): Supplier rapport  

Cost & Quality Improvement 

  • Support cross-functional efforts to reduce costs, standardize components, and adapt new supplier technologies.
  • Work closely with operations facilities to achieve operational objectives – cost, quality, delivery, and inventory management.
  • Ensure acceptable quality levels and continuity of supply for all assigned commodities through implementation of supplier management and supplier development programs.
  • Build a strategic purchasing plan that adds value to the organization and achieves targets and reach yearly productivity improvement goals.
  • Support Engineering and Marketing on all new product development programs (NPD) and value analysis/value engineering (VA/VE) projects and ensure that appropriate product launch plans are put in place during the NPD phases. 
  • KPIs: Operational objectives are met-cost, quality, delivery and inventory management. Productivity improvement goals are met.

Talent Management

  • Effective management of Commodity Leaders and Commodity Managers
  • Coaching and mentoring to create a strong talent pipeline.
  • KPIs: People development and effective pipeline management.

Job Requirement


  • High level of negotiation skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to follow written instructions.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or similar field. MBA desired.
  • 10-15 years’ experience
  • 25 - 50% travel
  • Global Breadth- North America



  • Difficulties & area of focus when carrying out job - Travel 25% +

As a part of the Doosan Group, which employs more than 43,000 people in 38 countries worldwide, the company offers its customers products and solutions to help build stronger businesses and communities. Based in Seoul, South Korea, with its North America headquarters in West Fargo, North Dakota, Doosan Bobcat is a leading global manufacturer of construction, agriculture, landscaping and grounds maintenance equipment, attachments and services. The company is committed to empowering people to accomplish more. 

Doosan Bobcat North America is home to world-renowned brands, including Bobcat® compact equipment, Doosan® portable power products, Ryan® and Steiner® grounds maintenance equipment and Geith® attachments. Doosan Bobcat North America is a tradename of Clark Equipment Company.

Doosan is committed to a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, citizenship status, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. Individuals with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation in the application process or who need assistance accessing the information on this website should call 701-241-8700. Doosan is a VEVRAA federal contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans.

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