Category Manager (Remote)

 

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.

 

As the Category Manager, you will be responsible for developing and executing the sourcing strategy and driving relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders. We want to leverage your skills and years of experience to continue to drive positive results, ensuring a bright future for yourself and GXO.

 

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:

  • Partner with stakeholders to draft category plans in alignment with the strategic goals
  • Complete highly complex analyses for assigned projects and identify category area business and product trends
  • Define sourcing specifications and cost reduction objectives, implement negotiation strategies and identify high impact sourcing-related solutions to meet/exceed business objectives 
  • Evaluate third-party providers of goods and services
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third-part providers; act as a corporate liaison to current and potential suppliers and business owners in support of company strategic sourcing initiatives
  • Conduct vendor performance reviews; prepare and present QBRs (Quarterly Business Reviews) to the immediate team and to executive leadership
  • Manage RFPs by conducting requests for proposals, information, quotes and reverse auctions as required via RFx through use of strategic sourcing platform tools
  • Lead/facilitate sourcing projects through the full project lifecycle while managing and mitigating risk
  • Utilize lean concepts to drive process improvement and cost reductions without compromising business strategies and/or quality
  • Assist in the development of company and department standards; manage within those as well as applicable laws to ensure ethical negotiation and to preserve procurement reputation of GXO Logistics

 

What you need to succeed at GXO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent related work or military experience
  • 5 years of purchasing, procurement or sourcing experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

 

It’d be great if you also have:

  • 3 years of experience negotiating agreements
  • Previous facilities sourcing/procurement experience 
  • CPSM and/or Lean Six Sigma credential
  • Ability to perform complex analysis in spreadsheet programs such as Excel
  • Ability to collect and analyze financial market, business or technical information to draw conclusions and make educated recommendations impacting the sourcing plan or event
  • Ability to facilitate/conduct large group meetings and deliver presentations for internal and external clients at all levels

We 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 here. 

 

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