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MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc.

Vice President of Category Enablement

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. - Davidson, NC

Build a better career with MSC.\u00a0Serving customer and community starts with the very best people doing their very best work. That is precisely what we have at MSC Industrial Supply Co., a leading North American distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products and services.Requisition ID :\u00a051\u00a0Employment Type :\u00a0Full Time\u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0Job Category :\u00a0Administration\u00a0\u00a0 \u00a0\u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0Work Location :\u00a0\u00a0Davidson, NC (CSC)\u00a0State or Province :\u00a0North Carolina (US-NC)\u00a0 \u00a0 \u00a0Potential Work\u00a0Location :\u00a0United States : North Carolina : Davidson\u00a0\u00a0BRIEF POSITION SUMMARY:The Vice President of Category Enablement is responsible for all Category operations and performance including key areas of category data, pricing and cost management, vendor programs and compliance, sales programs & support, financial predictive indicators and target measures. The role will also work cross functionally with the SBU VPs to ensure alignment and the best solutions for the Category team.DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:Strategy and VisionSet strategy and direction of the Category Enablement Team of 50 associates to execute the business in the most efficient and sustainable manner.Support organizational (Sales, Marketing, Category Management, and Business Development) leadership alignment and execution of long range requirements and key initiatives that support growth goals of Category.Actively cultivate thought leadership on Category Management and shares that through the organization to build capability and understanding of \u201cCustomer First\u201d for Category.Own the vision of Category Enablement as the market continues to evolve and make necessary adjustments based upon market changes, technology implications, customer needs, and competitive position.\u00a0Functional LeadershipAccountable for the Operations function to include three COEs under the leadership of a Director level: (1) Pricing and Cost Maintenance, (2) Vendor Management and (3) Sales Support and ProgramsAccountable for the Data Management COE (under direction of a senior manager)Responsible for communication of the status of Category Operations and Performance to company leadershipPartner with Category Strategy leaders on internal and external projects. External-facing projects include collaborative efforts with vendors on innovative solutions.Create process rigor and continuity through creation or documentation of standard operating procedures and business operating principles.Addresses escalated issues that may impact the Category Management organization or execution.Meet or exceed performance measures including financial, service, reliability, quality, innovation, and growth commitments; responsible for team achievement of department key result to targets, efficiency and cost reductions.Responsible for Category Enablement budget, including a formal plan for future investments and projected ROI.Key Leader in the improvement of P2P (Procure To Pay) processesOptimize team structure,\u00a0identifying critical roles, and managing the performance and development of the team.Champions engagement throughout the team keeps a pulse on say, stay, and strive for the Category team.Drives the MSC Culture in the department and throughout the company to ensure unity of purpose and fulfillment of MSC\u2019s missionParticipates in special projects and performs additional duties as required\u00a0EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:Bachelor\u2019s degree in Business\/Marketing\/Management or related discipline is required; MBA preferred.Minimum 15 years of experience in a key management role with responsibility for strategic planning, operations and budgeting.Minimum 10 years of experience in Category, Merchandizing, Product Management\/Marketing or related field.Experience leading a team of Managers \/ Manager of Managers\u00a0SKILLS:High level of ethics and personal accountability.Strong leadership, vison setting, and business acumen to set strategic directionCommunication, influencing, and collaboration skills in a cross-functional environment; proven track record in leading cross-functional teams and executing significant influencing rolesDemonstrates courage, including the strength of character and maturity to ask tough questions, hold people accountable, and deliver an impact.Proven examples of delivering step function performance and ability to develop visions, strategies, etc. while managing reasonable riskHighly developed verbal and written communication skills, including presentation experience requiredProven track record in attracting and developing talentEarns credibility with internal and external customers.Strong influencing skills with ability to see issues from multiple viewpoints and understand differing needs of stakeholders;Able to prioritize requests, and propose effective cost\/customer service alternatives when necessaryAbility to synthesize data and make timely decisions with good judgment required.Ability to show judgment in developing new approaches and resolving issuesPrior successes in major change role as both architect and leading implementation.Able to actively participate at a leadership level on multiple projects concurrently.Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to respond to changes in the external environment, while ensuring the organization can effectively and efficiently move through transitions.\u00a0MISCELLANEOUS:\u00a0A valid state driver\u2019s license and the ability to travel 15%-20% of the time is required\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0Why MSC \u00a0People. Collaboration. Insight. That\u2019s how you build something that works.Built on a foundation of trust, MSC works side by side with our customers to help them drive business results. With more than one million product offerings and 75 years of experience across industries, MSC strives to help our customers achieve greater productivity, profitability, and growth through inventory management and other innovative supply chain solutions.\u00a0\u00a0As one of America\u2019s Best Large Employers (named by Forbes magazine), we care about our associates and have programs in place to help our 6,000 team members achieve their potential. 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MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc.


Vice President of Category Enablement MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. - Davidson, NC, United States


Location: Davidson, NC

Company Profile:
MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc., together with its subsidiaries, markets and distributes metalworking, and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) supplies primarily in the United States. Its MRO products include cutting tools, measuring instruments, tooling components, metalworking products, fasteners, flat stock, raw materials, abrasives, machinery hand and power tools, safety and janitorial supplies, plumbing supplies, materials handling products, power transmission components, and electrical supplies. The company offers approximately 685,000 stock-keeping units (SKUs) through its master catalogs; weekly, monthly, and quarterly specialty and promotional catalogs; brochures; and the Internet, including its Websites comprising,, and It serves primarily through its distribution network of 105 branch offices and 14 customer fulfillment centers. In addition, the company distributes approximately 55,000 SKUs of products, including fasteners and other consumables for customers across manufacturing, government, transportation, and natural resources end-markets. MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Melville, New York.