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Sr. Group Category Manager - CapEx

Company: Johns Manville
Location: Littleton
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Job Description:

The CapEx Senior Group Category Manager leads all sourcing activities related to capital equipment acquisition, external engineering, and construction services for capital projects. In this role, the manager works closely with Supply Chain, technical and business leaders to develop sourcing strategies and procurement processes. This includes supplier management, contract negotiations, problem resolution, quality, delivery, and cost reduction.

Your Day-to-Day:

* Responsible for ~900 active capital equipment suppliers with annual spend of $125-200M * Manages a staff of 3 salary employees, sets direction and deploys resources. Responsible for performance evaluations, pay reviews, hiring and terminating. * Provide input for strategic influence and management of capital equipment spend while directly supporting and building relationships with Business Units, Operations, Suppliers, and the Business Leaders * Develop projects and programs to meet cost savings targets and strategies to achieve $8 - $10 Million in annual savings. * Manage monthly scorecard and metrics for projects under their direct responsibility. Identify improvement areas and implement programs to achieve goals. * Conduct supplier evaluations and develop alternate sourcing strategies to ensure the highest quality at the lowest cost. Working with cross functional team, establishes vendor qualification strategy and supplier development relationship programs. * Develop capital equipment contracts that support the Business Units strategic objectives and projects JM's risk exposure. * Ensure working capital levels meet or exceed corporate objectives * Approve all requisitions over $50K prior to purchase order creation

What You Bring to the Table:

* Bachelor's degree in a technical field (preferred), business, or supply chain with a minimum of 8 years work experience in supply chain management or capital engineering * Working knowledge of supplier management * Working knowledge of contract law * Working knowledge of contract development * Strong negotiation skills * Strong problem resolution skills * Working knowledge of strategy development * Ability to perform financial analysis * Working knowledge of SAP systems * Strong leadership skills * Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills * Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook * Master's degree preferred * CPM certification preferred * Fundamental knowledge of ERISA, OSHA, and environmental regulations * Minimal travel required (10 -- 15 days per year) * Work environment is typical of an office setting. * Incumbent must be physically able to perform essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Applicants can expect to make between $108,000 to $147,000 upon hire. Pay within this range will vary based upon relevant experience, skills, and education among other factors. In addition, this position is eligible for a target incentive bonus under our variable incentive plan.

This position is eligible for a flexible work arrangement in which, by way of example, an employee's work week may include both some days at the employee's assigned company work location and some work days performed remotely from the employee's home. The schedule of remote work will be based on business and work needs as determined by management.


Johns Manville (JM) offers a wide range of benefits to employees. Some are subsidized by the company and others are fully employee-paid. Health benefits include a choice of comprehensive medical plans, a dental plan, vision plan, wellness program and critical illness insurance. JM sponsors a 401(k) plan which includes a sizeable company match. JM offers paid vacation and also provides paid sick and parental leave for eligible employees.

Additionally, Johns Manville provides basic life Insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an employee assistance program, and business travel accident coverage. Supplemental life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance are available as well. The company also offers a variety of tax saving accounts, health spending account, traditional flexible spending account, and a dependent care spending account. JM also offers a tuition reimbursement program for undergraduate and certain graduate programs.

Why Johns Manville

Johns Manville is a proud member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, serving customers in more than 80 countries, supplying innovative products to the construction, aerospace, automotive, filtration and energy industries. With a more than 160-year legacy, we understand that our story continues to grow only with the right people saying, thinking and doing the right things. Make your story our story.

Johns Manville believes diversity and inclusion in our workplace is critical for the long-term success of our company. We are committed to retaining, developing and attracting a diverse workforce that fosters an inclusive work environment in which all employees are treated with dignity and respect. This is the right thing to do for our employees, our company and our communities.

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Johns Manville is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

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