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Category Manager - Capital

Ingevity Corp.

Ingevity Corp.

North Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Job Family Group:

Supply Chain

Are you ready to do something remarkable? Ready to collaborate with an incredible team to solve problems that improve people’s lives? Meet Ingevity.

At Ingevity, we develop innovations that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Our products enable oil to flow better, crops to grow fuller, roads to last longer and ensure that the air we all breathe is cleaner.

Our people come from all different backgrounds and help reimagine new possibilities daily. We understand there is no challenge too big and no contribution too small. We seek out new ideas for tackling complex problems and celebrate achieving the improbable. We value each person’s unique talents and synergize them to create meaningful impact and sustainable solutions for our customers and our world.

Bold. Energetic. Ingenious. Genuine. If these qualities describe you, we’d love for you to join Ingevity!

We’re looking for a collaborative, results-producing category manager to deliver significant value and mitigate risk for the capital category while working as part of the Global Sourcing organization. This individual contributor role will be responsible for sourcing, procurement, negotiations, contracting, quality assurance, supplier development and supplier relationship management.


  • Have responsibility for the capital category globally to include leading large cross-functional project teams through the sourcing and procurement process.
  • Develop a global category plan based on current market conditions and the business environment.
  • Perform capital project procurement function; including bidder prequalification, form of contract selection, bid solicitation and evaluation, contract negotiation, contract award, contract administration and close out.
  • Manage project contractors/suppliers’ delivery performance (documentation, goods, services) to ensure meets project schedule, by directly expediting or coordinating expediting by others.
  • Resolve nonconformance issues, back-charges and claims in a timely manner to minimize the Company's exposure. Identify areas of risk within supply chain; implement appropriate mitigation measures.
  • Leverage internal networks including outage optimization to deliver best in class performance, total cost effectiveness, value creation and delivery.
  • Lead development and execution of complex Sourcing strategies and projects over the medium and long term for materials and services aligned with the goals and objectives of the internal stakeholders.
  • Collaborate effectively internally and with suppliers. Develop effective multi-year strategies with an effective understanding of market dynamics and internal demand. Responsible for the end-to-end cycle of category strategy, sourcing contracting, P2P, Supplier Management and Supplier Quality Management including the development of Supplier Scorecards and KPIs.
  • Articulate and gain alignment from senior managers/executives on the implementation of the Sourcing strategies.
  • Bring industry leading Sourcing and procurement practices to execute upon the developed strategies.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation, and management of the supplier relationship management program for key strategic suppliers.
  • Develop negotiation strategies which are aligned with the business strategies and lead those negotiations to completion while pursuing full value and mitigating risk.
  • Analyze financials, market risk, and supply risk for each project and be able to mitigate risk while bringing the best value to Ingevity.
  • Knowledge of legal as well as commercial terms and conditions with the ability to effectively negotiate and draft legal language to mitigate risk.
  • Drive results through analytics, business acumen, personal leadership and developing business cases to support Sourcing initiatives.
  • Consolidate spending and provide thought leadership to achieve organization outcomes while ensuring that Ingevity’s policies and core values are upheld and adhered to.


  • Bachelor’s degree required – Business, Engineering or Supply Chain Management preferred. MBA and/or CPM/CPSM preferred.
  • At least five (5+) years of sourcing experience or equivalent experience in relevant business categories.
  • Minimum two (2+) years of experience leading large global sourcing initiatives in capital and indirect categories for a mature sourcing organization.
  • Successfully lead negotiations for global, multi-year, multimillion-dollar contracts in capital and indirect categories.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with internal stakeholders in Operations, Supply Chain, Product Development and Ingevity Businesses, including senior management and executives.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills are necessary to work across all levels of the organization.
  • Project management skills preferred.
  • Travel up to 15% as required for supplier audits, development, and visits.
  • Must be a team player and adapt well to a multitasking, fast paced environment with changing priorities.
  • General knowledge of SAP enterprise software and Coupa or other Source-to-Pay solution experience is preferred
  • This position is eligible for relocation assistance.
  • This role is not eligible for employment visa sponsorship. The successful candidate must not now, or in the future, require sponsorship to work in the US.

Ingevity is a company made up of extraordinary people of every race, religion and background, all worthy of the same dignity. Our differences are one of our great strengths. Join us in building a culture of increasing diversity and respect – a culture where everyone belongs.

Ingevity is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Recruiting Agencies: Ingevity does not accept unsolicited resumes and therefore, will not be responsible for any fees associated with unsolicited resumes.