West Hills, California Strategic Sourcing Associate Category Manager - Logistics

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  • Requisition Number R4828
  • Full Time Full time
  • Shift Regular
  • Area of Interest Supply Chain Planning & Operations
  • Location West Hills, California


Working at Pharmavite is an experience like no other. With a focus on complete nutrition for all, each endeavor is urgent and every day counts. You'll have the opportunity to work on the #1 selling national vitamin and supplement brand, Nature Made, as well as an exciting portfolio of other products that are shaping the future of the healthy living industry. Consumer-driven innovation, high quality products and a promising portfolio, all driven by a team with a shared sense of purpose -- that's Pharmavite. Join us to bring the gift of health to life.

The Strategic Sourcing Associate Category Manager – Logistics will maintain and enhance the strategic vision for the Logistics category and will support indirect sourcing. You will lead the development, implementation, and ongoing management of category strategies for RFPs on, FTL/LTL freight, small parcel, 3PL and any other Logistics needs. Above and beyond strategic sourcing activities, you will understand external variables, learn the internal landscape of our cross-functional teams (requirements, organizational structure, priorities) and develop relationships to successfully develop category strategies that utilize various value levers to deliver improved cost, reduced risk, and more efficient programs to our internal clients. The Strategic Sourcing Associate Category Manager Logistics will report to the Manager, Technical Sourcing, Indirect. 

Critical contributions this role is counted on to deliver include: 

  • Ownership of category strategies by leveraging cross-functional partners to improve and or resolve process or issues that might arise. 

  • Strong understanding of how to build and negotiate legal agreements/contracts. 

  • Defines, collaborates, and executes negotiation strategy, negotiation schedule, and supplier selection criteria for assigned categories. May work in conjunction with a Lead Negotiator on larger deals. 

  • Has overall responsibility for identification, evaluation, and the approval process of new suppliers that meet Pharmavite performance standards. Must be able to drive cross functional teams in this undertaking. 

  • The ideal candidate is well read and has the ability to concisely articulate key points or insights verbally and in writing. Is a self-starter and results driven. Very analytical and pays attention to detail and deadlines. Drives thought leadership with the ability to make unbiased recommendations based on facts and data. 

You'll be most successful in this role if you have: 

  • Deep understanding of and ability to assertively communicate category strategy. (Logistics & Warehouse) 

  • Owns and executes category strategy with key stakeholder alignment to ensure lowest possible operating cost, quality, and world class service for short term and long-term category strategies. 

  • The ability to develop and leverage relationships with suppliers who can support our business from a supply and innovation perspective. 

  • Develops and deploys category strategies that supports the company with department goals and strategies that show a true mastery of total cost of ownership and opportunities therein across the total supply chain. 

  • Partners with the Resource Center to ensure they have the right data and analytics to support their category strategy and market intelligence for their internal clients. 

  • Strong financial acumen and its application on capital project evaluation. 

  • Ability to think outside the box and provide actionable solution for the business  

In order to take on these challenges, you'll need to have: 

  • 3+ years of relevant experience managing a broad logistics category or within operations of parcel carriers, TL & LTL, or 3PLs and warehousing services. 

  • Demonstrated history of delivering value to supply chain, logistics and distribution (DTC) 

  • Knowledge of Warehouse and 3PL Providers and working relationships   (DTC) 

  • Extensive contract negotiation experience, LTL, TL, Dray, 3PL and Import experienced. 

  • Willingness to learn sourcing processes and expand into new categories. 

  • Excellent business partner engagement skills as influencing will be a key component of this role. 

  • Ability to navigate through a matrixed organization & collaborate in a cross regional/functional team. 

  • Bachelor's Degree required. Logistics, Supply Chain or Business emphasis preferred. 

  • Lean certification training, 5S, APICS or other Supply Chain certifications a plus 


Here, career paths aren't predefined, and bureaucratic limitations don't exist -- you have the opportunity to grow, learn from industry pioneers, and develop the way you want to. Pharmavite is investing more in the development of our team -- to help us deliver on our purpose and help you achieve your career aspirations. Our environment is geared to fuel curiosity, encourage experimentation, and generate learning as this is the way we develop ourselves and our organization.

Pharmavite is committed to meeting the needs of our employees and their families with a Total Rewards package that's as comprehensive as the vitamins and supplements we deliver to consumers. With competitive compensation programs and standout benefits, we provide employees with optimal health and well-being -- as well as peace of mind. These rewards -- plus our new recognition program -- ensure employees feel supported both at work and home.

Annual Pay

Annual Pay Range

$79,500.00 - $119,300.00

This represents the minimum and maximum base salary range for this role, plus annual incentive. Various elements are used to determine a candidate’s starting salary such as job experience, specific skills, and comparison to internal incumbents currently in the role.  This information is provided to applicants in accordance with state and local laws.

Visit Pharmavite.com/careers to learn more about our mission and discover an opportunity that's right for you. Health and wellness begins with us.

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