Category Manager, Castings

Req ID:  61700

Houston, TX, US, 77041

Date:  Oct 21, 2021

For over 140 years our products have helped ensure the safe, reliable operations of key industries. With a passion for precision and partnership, Celeros Flow Technology continues this heritage of high performance and dependability, providing mission critical, sustainable flow control solutions for our customers around the globe.


Celeros Flow Technology is looking for individuals with a voice and a vision. We embrace change, diversity and promote new ways of looking at old ideas. We seek talented professionals to join our world-class team of innovators in a global, collaborative & multi-cultural environment, where you will be challenged, supported, and inspired to be extraordinary. 

Category Manager - Castings



This position’s primary purpose is to manage the Castings commodities team for Celeros Flow Technology. This includes strategic commodity implementation, cost savings initiatives and monitoring of supplier performance improvements.  This position has global responsibility for Celeros Flow Technology’s supply chain. This position also works closely with the global leader of the Supplier Quality/Development organization with operational development strategies, goals and plans. This person will provide guidance across the organization to ensure foundries are capable and meeting all requirements.  Key objectives include increasing LCC/BCR utilization and supplier consolidation.



  • Manage the Castings commodity strategy and team for Celeros Flow Technology. This will be the global strategy.
  • Locates capable foundries for supply of goods & services in conformance with company requirements.
  • Work closely with engineering supporting VA / VE for cast products.
  • Competitively bids and negotiates pricing and terms for managed categories.
  • Ensures compliance with purchasing rules and company compliance policies.
  • Develops and manages Should Cost Models and Material Market data that impacts pricing and annual forecasts.
  • Manages supplier performance and business review process with Preferred Suppliers to ensure high quality, on-time, and cost-effective supply of goods & services.
  • Ensures critical deliveries are expedited.
  • Resolves vendor grievances and claims against suppliers.
  • Manages supply chain performance metrics for motors / drives suppliers like sourcing savings, supplier delivery performance, supplier quality performance for continuous improvement.
  • Manages Business Review meetings for Preferred Suppliers.
  • Monitor, manage and report key metrics including but not limited to supplier quality, supplier on-time delivery and supplier responsiveness.
  • Use analytical tools (e.g. supplier segmentation, D&B Supplier Risk Manager, performance scorecards, etc.) to prioritize suppliers for management and development.
  • Coordinate annual supplier conferences to exchange information.



  • Good leadership, coaching, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing and assembly techniques and related standards and specifications
  • Detailed manufacturing knowledge of castings, forgings, fabrication and machining.
  • Strong knowledge of supply chain management required
  • Strong negotiations and contract management skills
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft applications: PowerPoint, Excel and Word.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment that is fast paced and demanding
  • Must be self-directed, have excellent initiative and organizational skills
  • Exhibits a strong ability to handle multiple demands with a sense of urgency, drive and energy
  • Working knowledge of supply chain, material management and plant manufacturing processes and systems, including MRP, quality management systems, and production planning and scheduling
  • Working knowledge of lean manufacturing processes



  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business or Supply Chain Management
  • 10 years of experience in Category/Commodity Management Leadership in a manufacturing company
  • Rotating Equipment and ETO experience a plus
  • Experience with ERP systems, preferably SAP



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Celeros Flow Technology is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Houston