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Category Manager (MRO)

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Supply Chain & Procurement
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WD30117001141 Requisition #

RESPONSIBILITY LEVEL

  • This individual requires a high degree of initiatives, business judgement, persuasiveness, assertiveness, be able to work with all levels of the company and with executive levels with suppliers and the ability to perform the position requirements. Able to work with minimal amount of direct supervision while building strong relationships with internal colleagues and suppliers.
  • Responsible for effectively performing MRO Procurement in global for all JCH Business Units.
  • Responsible for leading cross-divisional business teams in strategic planning, analysis and execution of consolidated purchase agreements that require evaluation of leading edge technology, extensive business opportunity and/or global application and coordination.  Integrate supplier base with business processes and negotiate agreements to leverage their capabilities and volume.
  • Interact with all colleagues of the HQ Procurement organization and other JCH procurement organizations to effectively leverage JCH’s procurement practices and global purchase volume.
  • Participates in JCI Global MRO Procurement Categories strategy definition and interact with JCH plant MRO category leaders to optimize usage of global agreements ensuring leverage from the Global agreements to all regions.
  • Keep management chain informed of developing situations and project status on a regular, professional basis.
  • Calculate and track saving results as measured by the corporation and identify situations where costs have been avoided due to direct intervention.
  • Responsible to execute Purchasing functions in compliance with global and regional policies, including preparation and reviewing of legal agreements.
  • Build working practices with local procurement organizations to establish proper methods and control over the issuing of MRO Procurement Purchase Orders for each Business Unit.
  • PRINCIPAL DUTIES:

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  • Works directly with key internal members of the MRO Community in the global and beyond as situationally required. Will interact at all levels with the MRO organization to understand requirements, align with Global MRO Strategies and perform effectively all purchasing activities.
  • Manages contract and Basic Service Agreement information to ensure that renewals or termination due date are under control.
  • Becomes familiar with MRO categories for each major item so that direct strategical issue resolution activities can be enabled.
  • Conducts benchmarking and overall market assessment to support the development of the procurement strategies, aligned with regional MRO category requirements and in compliance with global and regional MRO strategies.
  • Administers the RFI, RFQ and RFP processes in conjunction with plant purchasing department to convey the appropriate commercial and technical requirements to the participating suppliers. Provide a commercial comparison of the suppliers’ responses using analytical skills to understand and normalize differences in responses.
  • Ensures that agreements are prepared with the proper technical, legal and commercial languages.
  • Execute the awarding procedures and work with regional Business Unit procurement departments to have Purchase Orders issued once the plant purchasing department has obtained all required authorizations and approvals.
  • Follow strict segregation of duty requirements never entering into situations of compromise or where you are both the issuer and authorizer of an order.
  • Works closely with the JCI Global MRO Procurement Category leaders to ensure alignment with the Global MRO Procurement strategy and adoption of best practices.
  • Continually looks for ways to improve and exceed expectations, increase efficiency implement better process and achieve cost savings for JCH Globally as the situation requires.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the director of indirect procurement.
  • Bachelor’s level degree. MBA desired
  • A minimum of 5 years of related MRO Procurement work experience, with strong demonstrated experience in purchasing Tooling, Mold, Maintenance Service, Spare Parts and Energy.
  • Demonstrated ability to work without direct day to day supervision and a conscientious and strong work ethic.
  • Ability to influence and direct MRO Procurement strategy so that corporate goals are met while meeting regional goals.
  • Ability to anticipate how the evolving business environment will impact the regional and global MRO Procurement strategies.
  • Ability to implement and/or enforce agreed strategies in the case of situations where diverging approaches are suggested.
  • Contract Administration (drafting, analyzing contracts; key contract law provisions)
  • Must have experience working in major Corporations with international/global operations.
  • Broad experience in developing supplier relationships to better serve the company.
  • Must have extensive exposure to Global MRO sourcing activities, with deep knowledge of the global market.
  • Agile and capable negotiator.
  • Proven quality focus in providing internal customer solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment and to evolve efficiently to complete.

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