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Category Lead, Resale Procurement at Dematic Corp in Atlanta, Georgia

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Dematic is an intralogistics innovator that designs, builds and supports intelligent, automated solutions for manufacturing, warehouse and distribution environments for customers that are powering the future of commerce. With engineering centers, manufacturing facilities and service centers located in more than 25 countries, the Dematic global network of 10,000 employees has helped achieve more than 6,000 worldwide customer installations for some of the world’s leading brands. Headquartered in Atlanta, Dematic is a member of KION Group, one of the global leaders in industrial trucks and supply chain solutions, and a leading provider of warehouse automation.


Dematic is looking for a Procurement Category Lead to join our winning team.  This is an exciting opportunity for seasoned professionals to develop, communicate and execute world class category strategies that mitigate risk, ensure top line growth and drive bottom line savings. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other Procurement Regional Category Leads, Project Management, Engineering, Solutions Development, Finance, A/P, Quality and others while taking on large, regional spend within our growing organization, positioning Dematic for future success.


  • Own, document, communicate and gain buy-in for category strategies for spend under management. 

  • Research, select, develop and maintain adequate sources of supply to ensure the requirements of the categories are met with the optimum quality, service and cost to use.

  • Ability to negotiate with suppliers successfully by:

  • Analyzing the market and supply dynamics

  • Develop counterarguments, opening positions, and negotiation trading plans to prepare for multiple negotiation scenarios

  • Align on acceptable negotiation outcomes by engaging internal stakeholders

  • Lead the development of risk analyses, assessments and mitigation plans for categories of spend to proactively protect against supply interruptions.

  • Develop and execute plans to quickly and effectively react to unforeseen supply interruptions.

  • Comprehend and provide constructive input on legal contract documents related to business Terms & Conditions, pricing, delivery, etc. 

  • Utilize financial acumen to develop cost models/should cost analysis and thoroughly understand key market drivers and how they affect price, availability, or supply chain logistics.



  • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering or related discipline

  • 8 or more years of relevant Regional or Global Procurement experience 

  • Project based business Procurement roles or experience managing integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize supply chain is a plus but not mandatory 

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Strong quantitative, cost modeling, and data analysis skills

  • Operates with minimal business direction

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in procurement processes and driving business results through influence and leadership

  • Strong capabilities in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Preferred experience in SAP and MS Teams.

  • Embodies KION Group Values of Integrity, Collaboration, Courage, and Excellence.

  • Able to be effective in a remote, global, and matrixed environment.  

  • Travel as required by job, estimated to be 30%-35%