Category Specialist Resume

Samantha Gray

North Highlands CA 95660

(916) 987-6543

[email protected]

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Job Objective

Category Specialist seeking employment with the right company in order to use my experience and skills to better the company.

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Remarkable experience in planning, implementation and evaluation of project
  • Excellent knowledge of strategic and tactical development and overall management of assigned categories
  • Ability to plan, develop, and execute procurement strategies and sourcing initiatives
  • Proficient with Oracle, SAP, Microsoft Office
  • Excellent oral and written communication and intrapersonal skills
  • Great analytical and problem solving skills

Professional Experience:

Category Specialist, May 2006 – Present

Executive Leadership Solutions, Houston, TX

  • Assisted in developing category business plans.
  • Researched data relevant to the success of assigned categories.
  • Evaluated and developed priorities and initiatives for each of the assigned categories.
  • Coordinated timely and appropriate communications.
  • Developed and implemented merchandising initiatives.
  • Assisted with other various duties as assigned.

Category Specialist, March 2003 – April 2006

Engineering & Project Management Services, Houston, TX

  • Provided direct functional leadership to Category Team.
  • Promoted achievement in Safety and Operational Integrity.
  • Developed and signed off pertinent contractual terms and conditions.
  • Communicated openly and with integrity with key business stakeholders
  • Managed category team activity including: planning and execution.


Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Columbia University, New York, NY