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Global Category Manager

Company: Covanta Holding
Location: Morristown
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Who we areFor more than 40 years, Reworld has been a leader in sustainable waste solutions, providing our customers with innovative solutions that help them achieve carbon-negative outcomes. Our VisionReworld is leading the charge to a carbon-negative future through revolutionary sustainable materials management solutions that reduce, reuse, recycle and reimagine waste for the benefit of society and the environment.Our BusinessReworld partners with businesses by offering cutting-edge engineering and innovative solutions, to help customers reduce, reuse, recycle and recover value from waste streams and meet or exceed their sustainability goals.Our ValueReworld differentiator comes from our ecosystem of technology, facilities and partnerships, trusted by the world's largest organizations to reimagine waste management for a smarter, more sustainable world.All that we're missing is you. - Apply today!About the roleCategory Manager - Contract Service25% Travel requiredScope:Reporting to the Sr. Director of Strategic Sourcing, Global Category Management, this position will lead the strategic sourcing activities for Contractor Services across all Covanta facilities in North America. - The Category Manager's primary responsibility is to develop sourcing strategies for maintenance, outage, and other professional services, as part of the Contractor Services Category, to maximize value and deliver Reworld a long-term competitive advantage.The successful candidate will work closely with key stakeholders within corporate and regionally to develop and implement effective cost reduction strategies, risk mitigation, and change management plans. The Category Manager will utilize strategic sourcing best practices to capture real savings while making effective supply base decisions. This includes direct savings captured through consolidating company-wide purchasing volume and applying operational and commercial total cost of ownership levers to reduce cost and managing contracts with suppliers.This position will be located in Morristown, NJ, and will report directly to the Sr. Director of Strategic Sourcing.Key Responsibilities:Ability to work in a cross-functional team environment and collaborate effectively across different organizational levels, functions, businesses, and geographies to realize strategic procurement goals and objectives.Responsible and accountable to business stakeholders to deliver and implement strategic sourcing strategies across the assigned Contractor Services category with an annual spend of approximately $75M.Develop and implement strategies that optimize total cost of ownership year-over-year for assigned spend categories that achieve stated savings goals and targets.Develop and implement regional Category sourcing strategies and interact with regional Procurement and Operations teams to ensure alignment on key processes and strategy.Develop negotiation strategies that drive stated savings goals and objectives.Work with regional and business unit leadership to monitor and ensure contract compliance as well as procurement policies and processes.Manage supplier development and relationships to ensure continuity of goods and services that meet the quality, service and price performance standards of the company.Participate in cross-functional teams and collaborate effectively across different organizational levels, functions, businesses, and geographies to drive procurement efficiency and effectiveness.This Category Manager will also be expected to contribute to the broader Strategic Sourcing and supply management agenda leading process improvement and best practice conceptualization and deployment. - The Category Manager should demonstrate the right values and behaviors with high emotional intelligence in working with a large and disbursed stakeholder base - often on critical schedule projects. You will interface with project "owners" across the company to budget, plan, prioritize and execute the work from a strategic sourcing perspective. This role will be based within or near one of Covanta's facilities with travel expected up to 25%.Responsibilities:In this critical role, you will take an active leadership role in delivering procurement's contribution to engineering and construction of new plants, and capital projects at existing facilities; communicate delivery of plans to leaders at all levels of the Company.Selected Accountabilities include:Interface with project managers, project engineers, maintenance, and other stakeholders .Maintain and update and Acceptable Contractor List (ACL).Work with Corporate and Site Maintenance and Operations to assess current Contractors and potential new Contractors, qualifying on a technical and commercial basis.Develop and maintain a category strategy and execution plan and compliance program to include Request for Information, RFPs, bid clarification and normalization, coordination of bid evaluations and recommendation for award.. Effectively manage supplier relationships to optimize service, quality, cost, and contract compliances.Track and manage strategic sourcing KPIs that drives Covanta sourcing to achieve "world class" excellence.Drive process improvement initiatives - instituting best practices guided by an effective change management process (MoC) that delivers benchmark return on investment (ROI).Ensure savings initiatives spanning cost reduction, cost avoidance, revenue enhancement, rebates, working capital, etc. are accurately documented, reviewed, reported and transferred to the appropriate budgets.Position Requirements:Education:Bachelor's degree in business, Finance or Engineering is required. - MBA is preferred.CPSM is advantageous.Experience:10+ years of progressive contracts experience with focus on mechanical and fabricated parts and/or capital construction contracts experience. Ideally supply chain experience is preferred.Critical Skills and Abilities:Self-directed, action-oriented, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards.Dynamic leader with a record of achieving results individually and through others.Strong negotiation skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus.Highly developed intellectual capacity, strategy skills and sales ability.Ability to work cross functionally with peers and other business leaders.Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and build consensus across stakeholders.Organized, team player who is an effective influencer.Demonstrated ability to lead change in the face of adversity; to challenge the status quo constructively.Articulate, superb communicator, verbal and written.Global procurement experience highly desired.Proficiency in using PeopleSoft ERP (or SAP) and Microsoft (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio).Solid understanding of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) modeling, contracts, and change management.Our DEI CommitmentReworld is an Equal Opportunity Employer, has developed an Affirmative Action Program (AAP), and will not discriminate against any qualified applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability (including perceived disability, physical, mental, and/or intellectual disabilities), veteran status, liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States, or any other characteristic protected by law. -Know Your Rights (Click to view poster)Please note that Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to access job openings or apply for a job on this site because of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by going to and clicking on the 'Contact Us' button. Under Inquires, select 'Careers' in the Interest field, fill out all required fields including your message. - In the message section, please note this is a 'Job Application Accommodation Request'.SummaryLocation: USA, NJ, MorristownType: Full time

Keywords: Covanta Holding, Parsippany-Troy Hills Township , Global Category Manager, Executive , Morristown, New Jersey

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