Category Manager at Exelon

| Baltimore, MD
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This job is responsible for providing oversight and implementation of the Supply Chain Process, Seven Step Sourcing Process; serving as primary liaison with Suppliers and business unit stakeholders; and managing multiple categories within and across business units.

  • Establish master' material and service agreements (blanket contracts) and support special projects as well as complex sourcing initiatives. Participate in periodic special project' initiatives. Accountable for category purchases (including tactical); become involved on an as-needed bases to resolve emergent issues. (25%)
  • Maintain and own the position of primary contact for the resolution of systemic/recurring supplier/customer issues. Develop close working relationships with supplier and end customers. Monitor supplier performance to ensure that contract terms and conditions are being met or exceeded; and performance meets customer expectations. Manage and/or support supplier alliance process and own/manage all supplier relationships. Lead and/or support all supplier relationship development programs and suppler alliance periodic meetings. (25%)
  • Manage categories and provide oversight and governance of associated purchases; perform category spend and risk analysis; and design and implement category and supplier risk mitigation strategies. (10%)
  • Provide direction to contract administrators, procurement and sourcing specialists and other supply personnel, as appropriate, within assigned business and spend categories. (5%)
  • Identify and implement sourcing and category management best practices. (5%)
  • Lead personnel (both within and external to Supply) to achieve objectives across related categories and/or across multiple sourcing initiatives. Prioritize competing needs and assign tasks to support strategic sourcing initiatives and other Supply projects, as appropriate. (20%)
  • Identify and manage category risks; and align category profiles with business unit needs, company direction, and Exelon's goals. (10%)
  • Support the Business Units' Emergency Response activities as assigned


This job involves sourcing activities of one or more categories of technical or complex materials or services. Independent decision making is required while performing typical job duties. The incumbent manages material or service categories within and across business units with consideration of total process life cycle costs, business unit needs, Exelon goals, and risk profiles. In addition, one impacts and drives continuous improvement of the Supply organization.

  • Bachelor's Degree in business, engineering, science or related field with a minimum of five (5) years experience or High School diploma or equivalent, with nine (9) years of experience.
  • Demonstrated project and change management skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of category and supply management concepts.
  • Adept and persuasive communicator (verbal, written).
  • Cross functional/organizational team management and facilitation skills (internal and external).
  • Demonstrated data analysis capability.
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills. Ability to hold Suppliers accountable for performance.
  • Conflict management experience.
  • Technical aptitude (category-specific requirement)
  • Availability for travel across Exelon sites, Supplier locations and business units; as business needs dictate.
  • Demonstrated understanding of entire' Exelon supply chain and cost drivers.
  • Detailed specific category expertise.
Exelon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and employees or applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Exelon operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Chicago, IL, Baltimore, MD, Kennett Square, PA, Chicago, IL, Baltimore, MD and Philadelphia, PA. Exelon was founded in 2000. It has 10001 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 163 open jobs at Exelon, click here.
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