Category Specialist

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Job Description

Our client, an established distribution company located in the Northern Suburbs of Chicago, IL is looking for a Category Specialist to help continue their pattern of growth and assist with the procurement team. The Category Specialist  will be responsible for supporting category management by maintaining all product and supplier activities, working cross functionally among internal teams, and providing business and market analysis.

Category Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Provide timely support on packaging sales quotes
  • Maintain and update packaging stock price lists, supplier lists, and other product line information into the database
  • Assist with sourcing new vendors and suppliers as needed
  • Evaluate and analyze new packaging opportunities
  • Any other ad hoc projects as assigned
  • Category Specialist Requirements:

  • BA degree in Supply Chain Management or other related fields
  • 1-2 years of working experience, or strong internship
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel, including pivot tables and VLOOKUP’s, specifically in a supply chain management environment
  • Strong interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills coupled with the ability to work effectively as part of a team on multiple projects
  • If you are interested in this Category Specialist opportunity and qualify per above requirements, please apply today.

    Thank you!

    Helene Short 
    Supply Chain Recruiter
    LaSalle Network

    Keywords and Related Terms: procurement, packaging, distribution, supply chain ,supervisor , tracking , process improvement , Business , Economics , business, global, pivot tables , Excel , vlookups 

    LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer, m/f/d/v.

    LaSalle Network is the leading provider of professional staffing and recruiting services. LaSalle has worked with more than 10,000 companies, ranging from Fortune 500s to start ups. With units specializing in accounting and finance, administrative, marketing, executive search, technology, sales, supply chain, healthcare revenue cycle, call center, and human resources, LaSalle serves companies of all sizes and across all industries.

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