Category Manager - Mechanical

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Date: May 30, 2024

Location: Lakewood, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  31974  


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world.


We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient’s life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve.


With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Consider joining our team and unlock your potential. 

This position provides strategic development, direction, and overall management for the Mechanical category by continuously improving the Company’s purchasing and sourcing practices to support the development, implementation, and management of global strategies to provide products and services needed at a competitive cost, quality, and delivery.



  • Development and execution of long-term category strategy.
  • Management and accountability for sourcing, planning, and supplier management.
  • Work closely with other departments throughout the company (such as R&D, Supply Chain, and Engineering) to evaluate and recommend sourcing and process improvement opportunities.
  • Perform spend analysis to manage supplier performance, gain visibility of total spend and reduce costs.
  • Ensure compliance with all legal requirements of the company including JSOX.
  • Responsible for SAP Master Data management and provide input to the SIOP (Sales Inventory and Operations Planning) processes. 
  • Prepare RFx, analyze proposals, and make supplier selection based on total value proposition. 
  • Develop high-level negotiation strategies and partner with Business leaders and Legal to execute contracts.
  • Establish supplier development processes including the coordination and support onsite supplier assessment/certification audits and continuous improvement activities.
  • Cultivate a solid working knowledge of category trends including industry trends, cost drivers, global pricing, supply and demand material lead times, technical/manufacturing processes, and supplier market dynamics.
  • Drive supplier performance improvements.




Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain, operations or, equivalent of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job may be considered.

MBA preferred.



Minimum 8 years’ experience in similar role or related expertise.

Preferred- experience in electro-mechanical commodity.



  • Supplier relationship management & negotiation.
  • Knowledge and use of relevant PC software applications and skills to use them effectively.
  • Executive-level communication and stakeholder management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, analytical, leadership, problem-solving and organizational skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently work through multiple issues by capitalizing on available resources and prioritizing accordingly.
  • Demonstrated use of comprehensive analytical skills to determine alternatives and present recommendations.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and ability to thrive in a continuous improvement environment.
  • Ability to continuously improve and update knowledge and expertise in Category and Supply Chain Management.



An equivalent competency level acquired through a variation of these qualifications may be considered.



Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), or other relevant sourcing/procurement certification.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


In the typical office environment requirements include: reading, speaking, hearing, close vision, walking, bending, sitting, and occasional lifting up to 20 pounds.


Target Pay Range:  $128,700.00 to $160,800.00  -  Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data
Target Bonus on Base:  10.0%


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.


  • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is part of Terumo Group, founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 2019, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies reached $1 billion in revenue.
  • We employ nearly 7,000 associates globally, with global headquarters in Lakewood, CO, U.S., and regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.
  • We manufacture devices, disposable sets and solutions at our facilities in Belgium, India, Japan, Northern Ireland, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global presence enables us to serve customers in more than 130 countries.
  • Our core values help set our direction, guide our actions and keep us true to our corporate mission of contributing to society through healthcare.
    • Respect – Appreciative of others
    • Integrity – Guided by our mission
    • Care – Empathetic to patients
    • Quality – Committed to excellence
    • Creativity – Striving for innovation
  • We contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), raising $1.3 million USD since 2007.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.


Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure working environment. Our Colorado campus locations are tobacco-free workplaces, and we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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