Category Director - MRO Sourcing at Koch Industries (Atlanta, GA)

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We are looking for a Category Director in our Strategic Sourcing and Procurement (SS&P) group to be responsible for approximately $600MM in maintenance, repair, and operating supplies (MRO) category spend. Primary categories in-scope include: general mill supplies, electrical supplies, bearings & power transmission, fluid power, pipes valves & fittings, pumps, etc. This individual will lead the MRO category leader team, with direct supervisory responsibility of four team members, while also being responsible for building and managing key supplier and customer relationships. The Category Director should be capable of influencing without decision rights and must be comfortable working in a cross-functional environment. This role is based in Atlanta GP Center, an approved Koch office, or from a remote approved home office.
What You Will Do In Your Role

Lead, attract, retain, and develop talent - coach, train, and develop team members in their sourcing initiatives and application of Market Based Management (MBM®)

Create category strategies - build, maintain, and communicate vision and strategy to maximize value; own and track category spend, suppliers, savings, and category strategy adherence; look to leverage synergies with other category teams (e.g., process equipment) and capabilities (e.g., inventory mgmt.)

Apply category management knowledge processes - leveraging GP's source-to-contract process, including should-cost analysis and fact-based negotiations

Frame opportunities using economic thinking - identify and size new Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) opportunities, rate and non-rate initiatives, focused on improving long-term plant reliability and reduction of maintenance cost by leveraging supplier capabilities; prioritize and execute initiatives, aligned with cross-functional teams

Develop strong relationships with key stakeholders - foster partnerships with internal (e.g. manufacturing leaders, business leaders) and external parties (strategic supplier relationship management); look to build and/or leverage synergies at Koch level where possible

Maintain expert market knowledge - assemble expert understanding of respective supply markets, competitors, and product innovations; monitor competitive landscape to identify threats/opportunities; leverage insights to drive strategy

Drive transformation & change management - Facilitate implementation of change initiatives within category to improve business performance

The Experience You Will Bring

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 8+ years of professional experience
  • Willing and able to travel as required (up to 10%)

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, Supply Chain or Engineering
  • MBA or master's degree in engineering or supply chain
  • Experience in strategic sourcing, P&L ownership, consulting, finance, supply chain/logistics management, or engineering
  • Experience leading cross functional teams in a matrixed environment
  • Experience in Consumer Products and/or Manufacturing industries

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate's knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

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More Information on Koch Industries
Koch Industries operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Wichita, KS. Koch Industries was founded in 1953. It has 31000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 450 open jobs at Koch Industries, click here.
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