MRO Global Category Manager - Hybrid Remote

at DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

At DuPont, we are working on things that matter; whether it’s providing clean water to more than a billion people on the planet, producing materials that are essential in everyday technology devices from smartphones to electric vehicles, or protecting workers in this global pandemic.??

If you would like to be a part of a premier multi-industrial company that is delivering sustainable solutions that bring real purpose and value, of a company with collaborative spirit because it believes that we work best when we?work together as a team and values the diversity of thought, then DuPont is the company for you!?


Our purpose is to empower the world with essential innovations to thrive. We work on things that matter!? ??


Get to know our? Purpose? and make it yours by bringing innovations to market that?improve the world, share a?commitment to sustainability that?makes our planet better and give back to communities in?which we work?and live.??

Get to? Experience ?a collaborative environment where teamwork is celebrated with flexibility that enhances balance?and an inclusive atmosphere that is welcoming to all!??

Have the? Opportunity ?to?chart your own course,?challenge yourself, and acquire new capabilities to build?a?rewarding and fulfilling career. We reward employees with competitive pay and incentives to recognize?skills,?competencies, and contributions?to business results.???

We are seeking a procurement professional experienced in developing and executing global category strategies and preparing, negotiating, managing and coordinating agreements for $101MM/year MRO parts: Pipe, Valves, Fittings, PPE, Industrial Supplies, Power Transmission and Bearings, Gaskets, Pressure Relief Devices, etc.

Mentors and leads team of regional Subcategory Managers, and/or Category Buyers, and/or Efficiency Buyers in the MRO Category Tower. Leads the collaboration with business and functional leadership (ie. sustainability) in the establishment and execution of sourcing & value creation strategies for the corporation.

Leads supplier relationship management initiatives for key MRO suppliers. Identifies and drives continuous improvement & TCO opportunities. Oversees contract implementation and supplier performance/interaction; leads resolution of operational issues

Your Key Responsibilities :

+ Utilize category management levers and practices to develop and implement global category strategies

+ Drive the use of traditional and advanced category strategies and sourcing tools to optimize the procurement process and add value

+ Negotiate and deliver cost savings to meet business requirements and procurement organization objectives

+ Leads the collaboration with business and functional leadership in the establishment and execution of value creation strategies

+ Establishes key performance indications and implement with strategic suppliers to drive improvements

+ Gathers voice of the customer data periodically in incorporates into category strategy and contact negotiations

+ Ensures timely resolution of issues related to MRO supply issues and implements root cause analysis and corrections to avoid future incidence

Your Qualification Profile:

+ BS degree in Engineering, Sciences, Supply Chain, Business or a related field

+ 7+ years demonstrated procurement experience required

+ Knowledge of relevant MRO categories is required – ( Pipe, Valves, Fittings, PPE, Industrial Supplies, Power Transmission and Bearings, Gaskets, Pressure Relief Devices, etc)

+ Experience in negotiating agreements/contracts with strong comprehension of legal and commercial terms

+ Advanced Excel Skills and moderate experience in Microsoft Office products and SharePoint

+ Strong bias for decision-making rooted in data and analytics

+ Knowledge of project management and Six Sigma methodologies preferred but not required

+ CPSM certification preferred

+ Understands market dynamics, utility rates, regulation/deregulation, etc. that impact category

+ Strong problem solving and strategic analysis skills. Able to conduct complex analysis such us TCO, EVC, NPV

+ Ability to manage multiple project tasks and quickly initiate changes in plan when appropriate

+ Ability to translate implications from analysis into preliminary recommendations

+ Strong influence & communication skills

+ Demonstrated ability to drive/deliver results

+ Strong sourcing expertise and experienced in buy category

+ High ethical standards

Hybrid working is required for candidates within a commutable distance to the Wilmington, Delaware corporate site.

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Job Posting: JC228341316

Posted On: Nov 11, 2022

Updated On: Dec 17, 2022

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