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Procurement Category Manager - CapEx and Services

AndersonFirst Quality

First Quality was founded in 1988 and, in nearly three decades, has grown to be a global multi-billion dollar privately held company with over 5,000 employees. Its corporate offices are located in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities and offices in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, Canada, and China. First Quality is a diversified family of companies manufacturing consumer products ranging from Absorbent Hygiene (adult incontinence, feminine care, and baby care), Tissue (bath and towel), purified bottled water, and Industrial (non-woven fabrics, print and packaging materials, thermoformed plastics), serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world. First Quality focuses on private label and branded product lines.

Our core business philosophy is built on a proud culture driven by safety and quality, respect, humility, integrity, customer focus, and teamwork. With leading edge manufacturing technologies and processes and visionary leadership, First Quality is positioned to continue significant growth in the coming years.  We are seeking an experienced Procurement Category Manager-CapEx and Services for our Tissue Division location in Anderson, SC.  The key to this position will be a deep understanding and experience of sourcing and spend management processes and methodology and the ability to enact the sourcing process with cross functional teams.


Primary responsibilities include:

  • Has responsibility to pre-qualify potential suppliers, insure ongoing viability and qualification of existing suppliers.

  • Developing sourcing strategies.

  • Organizing and facilitating category teams.

  • Understanding and coordinating participant and stakeholder requirements.

  • Negotiating with suppliers.

  • Awarding and executing contracts.

  • Managing the successful implementation at affected facilities.

  • Establishing continuous improvement processes to maximize the value of these contracts as it relates to Engineering/Construction Services, Bulk Materials, and Process Equipment.

  • Tracking supply markets and managing key supplier relationships.

  • Identifying key tools, technologies, and services to improve the value of the category including:

    • Engineering feasibility studies and design services agreements.

    • Contractor construction services (T&M, EPC, and Unit Price Contracts)

    • Maintenance Services

    • Structural Steel Fabrication

    • CS/SS Fabricated Piping

    • Bulk Materials

The ideal candidate should possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.  MBA preferred.

  • 3-5 years’ experience in procurement of Engineering/Construction Services and Bulk Materials to support Capital Projects.

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills.

  • Ability to plan lead, organize, and multi-task several capital projects at one time.

  • Strong computer skills including Analytics and Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Good analysis and ability to work with complex data and information.

  • Good communication and facilitation skills.

  • Must be customer focused, team oriented, self-motivated, and results oriented.

Excellent compensation and benefits, which are effective the first day of employment!


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