Ryder System Category Strategy Manager in MIAMI, Florida

Position Description

The Category Strategy Manager is responsible for strategic management and gaining consensus across Ryder through cross functional team building for potential implementation of strategic procurement initiatives. The procurement strategies, developed with team input, for the initiatives will be managed and implemented by this position. The savings will be tracked along with the quality and service levels identified in the strategy. The performance measurements for the initiative will be communicated to the cross functional team and tracking the metrics and performance of Suppliers. The Category Strategy Manager will be expected to influence cross functional teams to successfully conclude assigned projects.



  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Management, Business, Economics and/or Finance

  • Master's degree - MBA preferred

  • Five (5) years or more experience in Supply Management/Sourcing profession

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Effective leadership skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment

  • Flexibility to operate and self-driven to excel in a fast-paced environment

  • Detailed oriented with excellent follow-up practices

  • Capable of multi-tasking, highly organized, with excellent time management skills

  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) (advanced level)

  • ISM Certified Professional in Supply Management preferred


  • Supplier Interaction:

  • Establishes competitive costing for required categories through a negotiation schedule process. Reviews on a continual basis clear, concise and attainable goals and objectives for categories and/or Suppliers. Supports Ryder’s Supplier population by recognizing quality performance. Utilizes appropriate and effective sourcing techniques for selection of the Suppliers

  • Sourcing Strategy:

  • Follow Ryder’s Strategic 8 step sourcing process and determine the supplier mix to participate in the Request for Proposal (RFP) events and ensure all the stakeholder requirements are gathered. Assist in developing negotiations plans and strategies. Finalize all agreements and negotiate the contractual terms related to the commercial negotiations. Obtain approval of sourcing strategy

  • Procurement analysis:

  • Conducts the opportunity / spend analysis and total cost of ownership models. Executes where applicable, a Commodity Data Analysis for assigned categories. Conducts market analysis to communicate new opportunities, trends and commodity forecasts. Assists in the development of purchasing plans

  • Communications:

  • Establishes and maintains effective customer and Supplier relations and communications. Provides clear and concise written communications to all customers through departmental publications

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Ryder is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Requisition ID 2018-62547

Category Sourcing

Employment Type Regular - Full Time (4)

Travel Requirements 0-10%

Position Code 7938