Lindsay Corporation
  • 07-Mar-2018 to 06-May-2018 (CST)
  • Purchasing
  • Omaha, NE, USA
  • Full Time

Category Manager

Lindsay Corporation manufactures and markets irrigation equipment, primarily used in the agricultural markets which increase or stabilize crop production while conserving water, energy, and labor.  Lindsay also manufactures and markets infrastructure and road safety products. These are designed specifically to make roadways safer during expansions and renovations. With over 60 years of experience and a strive for excellence, Lindsay has become a major international agribusiness and highway infrastructure firm with revenues grossing over $500 million.

What makes Lindsay unique?

  • Committed to sustainable practices to save energy and use fewer resources daily
  • Dedicated to innovation to achieve growth through advanced technology
  • Locations across the US and internationally
  • Teamwork, employee appreciation, stable career path, and growth opportunities

Position Description

The Category Sourcing Manager will be responsible for one or more unique spend categories and ultimately drive the overall success and improvement of Lindsay's sourcing relationships.  Working with high integrity and a high sense of urgency, the Manager will utilize data and facts to identify cost savings initiatives across the business.  This position requires a person with relationship building, decision making, and financial analysis skills in order to be successful.

Primary Roles & Responsibilities

  • Create & drive value to support value creation goal for assigned categories
  • Collaborate with business units & leaders across the organization to review performance metrics and assigned actions
  • Develop benchmark performance metrics for assigned categories
  • Drive strategic supplier relationship cultivation and overall performance, compliance, and discipline within the supplier relationship
  • Complete SWOT analysis on assigned categories and develop a proposed action plan
  • Provide sourcing inputs into S&OP process, key market changes, and other outputs to support business decision making
  • Work within specified goals and timelines in order to achieve annual value improvements

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Production Management, Finance or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience sourcing/vendor management experience
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills with vendors
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills in a fast-paced work environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suites
  • Proven success in driving bottom line savings, strategy development, and change management
  • Excellent problem solving & analytical skills
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time


Lindsay Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and maintains a drug free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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