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Category Manager - Parts in Scottsdale, AZ

About Us
Republic Services is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste. Through our subsidiaries, Republic’s collection companies, recycling centers, transfer stations, and landfills focus on providing effective solutions to make proper waste disposal effortless for our 14 million customers. We’ll handle it from here., our brand promise, lets customers know they can count on Republic to provide a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue Planet for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world.

Why Work with Us

Our Company cannot thrive without great people devoted to serving customers, the community, and the planet. We hire the best people to make Republic a great place to work. We are focused on attracting talented individuals across professions who are as committed to serving customers and the planet as we are. We strive to create a workplace that's meaningful and rewarding to our 33,000 employees. That's why we are proud to be recognized as Best Large Employer by Forbes, World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere, and One of the Most Meaningful Companies to Work for in America by Business Insider.

Job Description
With general direction from senior Procurement leadership and with a focus on one or more small to moderate-sized categories, the Category Manager leads and oversees the development of category strategies and related implementation processes and procedures to maximize business opportunities. This includes but is not limited to, working with business partners and stakeholders to ensure alignment around goals, strategies and execution, develop and optimize sources of supply

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Preferred Qualifications

Principal Responsibilities
• Owns assigned category, including stakeholder management, in-depth market knowledge, supplier relationships/management, & driving continuous improvement in support of category processes.

• Develops and achieves YOY goals and objectives for assigned category and projects.

• Utilizes category expertise, including a deep understanding of category and market demand and supply, to jointly develop category strategy with business stakeholders. Benchmarks best practices with market and industry peer groups.

• Leads cross-functional project teams with joint ownership of strategy and execution depending on category classification.

• Ensures alignment with all levels of business partners, including Corporate, Area, & Business Units.

• Drives alignment and compliance with sourcing initiatives within categories owned.

• Develops and implements communication and training in support of categories.

• Maintains open communications between Procurement and stakeholders, coordinating to determine the need and schedule for assigned categories.

• Researches and develops sources of supply for assigned categories.

• Leads the Procurement Effectiveness team in the evaluation and selection of suppliers in Sourcing events.

• Develops and implements negotiation strategies and tools, directing the contracts team in the negotiation of contracts tied to the assigned categories.

• Leads process standardization and process efficiencies to ensure policy/requirements are met.

• Develops and implements effective supplier performance management initiatives to ensure continuous improvement.

• Participates in the development and implementation of "other" category specific initiatives. (e.g. minimize service issues, extend payment terms, cost reduction, etc.).

• Monitors and manages to relevant metrics including spend analytics, requisition-to-payment processes, operational efficiencies, supplier performance and benefits capture of major subcontractors.

• Serves as a single point of contact for assigned categories for stakeholders and suppliers, maintaining continual contact for assigned spend categories.

• Coaches, mentors, and supports the professional development of department team members.

• Travels domestically up to 50%, sometimes on short notice.

• Performs other duties as assigned or apparent.

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Finance, or Accounting and/or Master’s in Business Administration.

• Minimum of 5 years of supply chain and/or equivalent experience (i.e. Finance, Engineering, Accounting, Transportation, Operations, etc.). (Required).

• Direct experience negotiating contracts involving multiple spend categories.

• Professional supply chain certification (e.g. CPM, CPSM, Six Sigma)

• Continuous Improvement, Six Sigma, or Lean Sigma experience.

• Demonstrated experience leading or providing direction to others.

• Ability to recognize and consider inter-dependencies between customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders.

• Effective supplier management skills, including the ability to work with and influence supplier executive management.

• Proficiency with eProcurement systems and MS Office, including advanced MS Excel skills such as VBA programming, macros, and advanced formulas.

• Strong analytical skills with a focus on detail, cost drivers, and total cost of ownership.

• Ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbally, with customers and stakeholders to build strong internal and external relationships while maintaining a high sense of urgency and customer focus.

• Ability to effectively manage multiple projects or tasks with varying and sometimes competing timelines.

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits
Eligible employees can elect to participate in:
• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.
• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.
• Short- and long-term disability.
• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.
• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).
• Employee discount programs.
• 401(k) plan with a generous company match.
• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Posted Date:11/16/2017 4:59:53 PM
Job Type: Exempt
Req #: 37661BR
Location: 04225: Scottsdale-14400 N. 87th St,
Job Category: Procurement
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