Stanley Black & Decker is Hiring | Regional Category Manager |

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Position – Regional Category Manager – Casting/Stamping/Spring
Company – Stanley Black & Decker
Location – Gurgaon, Haryana, IN

Job description

The Regional Sourcing Manager – Castings / Stampings & Springs role within GSM is focused on the effective and efficient procurement of Stampings, Castings, and Spring within India in support of Stanley, Black & Decker’s 22/22 vision. This role is responsible for implementing category sourcing strategies on a regional level and driving sourcing productivity.


  • Ensure a high degree of service delivery and SBU satisfaction
  • Identify and develop new suppliers in India to support our substantial growth in the region
  • Consider unique/specific regional and SBU needs during category strategy implementation
  • Provide regional expertise to category and SBU leadership during sourcing strategy development
  • Understand and link regional strategy with GSM priorities and SBU goals
  • Lead the supplier selection process through the management of formal RFP, RFQ, and RFI processes
  • Prepare and perform the negotiation and contract management with regional suppliers
  • Drive Year over Year productivity
  • Deliver Working Capital benefits through reducing lead times, MOQs, implementing consignment stocks
  • Partner with the SBUs to ensure they recognize the business value from the GSM team
  • Implement category strategies in support of the 22/22 vision and margin resiliency initiatives
  • Responsible for the creation of TCO value to the organization through a combination of productivity, working capital, synergies, reduced risk, improved supplier lead times, etc.
  • Maintain business relationships with regional suppliers for Stampings, Castings, and Springs and serve as an escalation point to resolve supplier performance issues
  • Identify and develop new suppliers to support regional and local sourcing strategies
  • Develop and foster regional supplier relationships that deliver cost reduction, supply assurance, quality improvement, and innovation
  • Implement strategic supplier management, supplier risk management, supplier diversity, and CSR programs within India (leveraging Global Supply Management’s Center of Excellence)
  • Institutionalize best-practice processes, policies, and knowledge sharing within the Mechanical Components and ensure continuous improvement
  • Guarantee compliance with GSM policies and procedures and DoA requirements


  • 5 years of experience in sourcing
  • Must have a balance of both strategic and operational capacities; including regional sourcing, supplier management, commodity risk management, etc.
  • Successful track record of implementing sourcing and procurement strategies
  • Experience in strategic planning, budgeting, and financial reporting
  • The global mindset with experience working in an international/multi-cultural matrix environment


  • Strong listening, coaching, and influencing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels; particularly at the management level
  • Influencing without direct authority
  • Ability to listen, engage and influence internal and external stakeholders.
  • Executive presence and effective presentation skills
  • Strong financial and analytical skills
  • Highly self-motivated with the ability to drive change in a global organization with minimum supervision
  • Fluent English
  • Prefer background or experience with sourcing Mechanical components

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