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Senior Manager, Category Management (Remote)

Company: GXO Logistics
Location: Chicago
Posted on: July 7, 2024

Job Description:

-Logistics at full potential. - -At GXO, we're constantly looking for talented individuals at all levels -who can deliver the caliber of service our company requires. You know that a positive work environment creates happy employees, which boosts productivity and dedication. On our team, you'll have the support to excel at work -and the resources to build a career you can be proud of. -Are you ready to take your career to the next level? As the Senior Manager of Category Management, you will be responsible for leading, developing, planning, implementing, analyzing and executing global category sourcing and purchasing initiatives. Become a part of our growing, dynamic team and we'll help you develop to a level that will exceed your expectations. -Pay, benefits and more.We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and more. -What you'll do on a typical day:

  • Lead category and commercial strategy; ensure strategy incorporates GXO's long-range plans and aligns with Procurement Governance Committee approvals
  • Develop and execute analysis supporting strategic and tactical category plans
  • Lead the development of thorough master services contracts in accordance with regulatory and legal requirements
  • Develop RFQs and analyses for supplier selection; lead supplier negotiations for the enterprise on requirements, commercial terms and conditions
  • Build performance-based supplier relationships that lead to optimal pricing, quality improvements, process improvements and solutions delivery
  • Identify and resolve weaknesses in development plan in primary and secondary suppliers; conduct strategic supplier quarterly performance reviews using supplier scorecards to develop continuous improvement initiatives and actions
  • Develop reporting metrics and alignment with functional areas to ensure the cost savings and cost mitigation related to sourcing and supplier management activities; oversee the management of staff by reviewing, approving, and allocating work and work assignments; mentor team members on developing performance metrics, accountability and career plansWhat you need to succeed at GXO:At a minimum, you'll need:
    • Bachelor's degree in business, Supply Chain or related field or equivalent related work or military experience
    • 5 years of experience in global category management including negotiating multimillion-dollar contracts
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office; ability to create complex formulas in Excel
    • Availability to work a flexible schedule including planned and unplanned overtime, which may include weekends; ability to travel 25% domestically and internationallyIt'd be great if you also have:
      • Master's degree
      • Ability to identify opportunities to increase accuracy, optimize resources and develop, recommend and implement solutions
      • Experience with e-sourcing platforms and auctions
      • Ability to develop insightful, value-added and actionable research with detailed explanations regarding drivers of those results; produce unambiguous, comprehensive and accurate interpretations
      • Solid aptitude for understanding and researching large amounts of data from multiple sources; perform complex research of data, processes, policies, procedures and/or systems
      • Ability to utilize a variety of interpersonal styles and communication methods to effectively adapt to new work structures, processes, or culturesWe engineer faster, smarter, leaner supply chains. - -GXO is a leading provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team - energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make GXO a great place to work. -We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran or other protected status.
        GXO adheres to CDC, OSHA and state and local requirements regarding COVID safety. All employees and visitors are expected to comply with GXO policies which are in place to safeguard our employees and customers. -All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment may be required to take and pass a pre-employment drug test. -The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Review GXO's candidate privacy statement -#LI-TJ1#appcastrequest - -

Keywords: GXO Logistics, Chicago , Senior Manager, Category Management (Remote), Professions , Chicago, Illinois

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