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Category Manager - Metal Packaging

Date:  Jun 24, 2022

Milwaukee, WI, US

Requisition ID: 20237 

A Career in Beer and Beyond:   


Our purpose at Molson Coors Beverage Company is to brew beverages that unite people to celebrate all life’s moments.  We’ve been brewing iconic brands for over 350 years and are now proud to be offering a modern portfolio that expands beyond the beer aisle.    


We are Talent Brewers with our culture routed in our core Values.  We believe in our brands and our people, and that diversity WITH inclusion is the key to a winning team culture.  We want you to join our team of brand ambassadors who believe the world is full of untapped opportunities.  So, if you get excited about making a real difference as part of a winning team like we do, we want to hear from you.   



The Headlines

In the role of Category Manager – Metal Packaging working in Milwaukee, WI, you will be part of the Procurement team.  The Category Manager will be responsible for leading a team covering significant total spend (between $300-500M). You will use strategic sourcing principles including spend analysis, market intelligence, contract management, negotiations, risk mitigation, and supplier management. This will include delivering cost savings and other financial metrics and managing supplier and stakeholder relationships.


This position reports to Director of Procurement and works closely with cross functional teams.



The Responsibilities:

  • Daily management and on-going development of team members within the category team
  • Responsible for delivering category results objectives on a national level, including cost savings targets
  • Manages category suppliers, including supply assurance, scorecarding, and active KPI monitoring
  • Responsible for managing the creation of category result objectives on a North America level, including cost savings targets
  • Maintain supplier relationships and lead contract negotiations
  • Responsible for assessing and managing category risks and opportunities
  • Manage stakeholders and be able to partner with internal stakeholders to align on company priorities, especially Finance & Supply Chain
  • Responsible for managing category annual operating plan cycle and support budget processes




The Other Qualifications:

  • 8 or more years of relevant experience and people management skills. Expert category strategy, strategic sourcing, supplier management, spend analysis, and contract negotiation skills.
  • Contract management, spend analysis, and e-sourcing tools experience. Industry certification (ISM, CIPS) is preferred, not required.
  • Experience in beverage or fast-moving consumer goods
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field



Work Perks that You Need to Know About:  

  • As the world’s family brewer we have the scale to make big things happen and still get to know  colleagues on a first name basis across the globe
  • We play our part to make a difference – from charitable donations to hitting the streets together to build parks – giving back to the community is part of our culture and who we are
  • Flexible work programs to ensure a work life balance is maintained
  • You can become a Certified Beer Enthusiast through in-house training that includes everything from brewing techniques to beer tasting and food pairings  
  • Access to cool brand clothing and swag, top events, beer allotment, an Employee Assistance Program and discount plans
  • Participation in our Total Rewards program with a competitive base salary, incentive plans, parental leave, health, dental and other benefits
  • Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences


At Molson Coors we seek diversity. Differing perspectives lead to challenging the expected, which keeps new ideas bubbling up. We’re an equal opportunity employer and invite applications from candidates from all backgrounds, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic. We take pride in celebrating our unique brew.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee