Sourcing Category Manager/MRO-Johns Manville

Posted by admin on 05/30/2018 5:25 pm  /   NEW POSTED JOBS

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Job Description

The Sourcing/Category Manager- MRO is responsible for sourcing and managing MRO materials used in manufacturing finished products, indirect products and services, and trading goods for resale. The manager develops supply agreements and manages supplier relationships to ensure JM maintains a competitive manufacturing cost position.

This position is located at our facility in Littleton, Colorado and reports directly to a Sr. Sourcing Manager.


  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies within 15 key MRO product and service subcategories with annual spend of $65-125M that may include: Building and Industrial Supplies, Chemicals and Lubricants, Electrical and Instrumentation, Fasteners and Hardware, Filtration, HVAC, Mechanical -- Hydraulics, Mechanical -- Power, Mobile Equipment, MRO Services, OEM Parts and Kits, Pipe Valve and Fitting, Pump and Motor, Safety Supplies, Tooling and Supplies.
  • Act as liaison with Supply Chain Sourcing managers and JM business units by executing the following tasks:Conduct supplier workshops to identify annual cost savings opportunities, to achieve established cost reduction goals, manage supplier relationships and to ensure JM maintains a competitive position
    • Lead and support projects with multi-functional teams to optimize current supply base and qualify new suppliers
    • Identify alternate materials, cost-efficient processes Eliminate obsolete equipment from plant and support initiatives for new product development
  • Negotiate Supply Agreements and develop executive summaries for review and approval by executive leadership team members
  • Develop and implement cost reduction projects and establish monthly scorecard metrics and updates
  • Manage MRO supply contracts and ensure contract compliance
  • Ensure uninterrupted and sustainable supply of MRO materials to JM facilities


  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain, engineering, business, or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in a sourcing role with a major company
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of commodity management
  • Strong contract negotiation skills
  • Proven ability managing supplier relationships
  • Working knowledge of contract development and contract law

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

JM has a long history of sustainable efforts and strives to continually improve our sustainability practices through a focus on innovation, productivity and leadership that ensures we meet the needs of current stakeholders without sacrificing the needs of future generations. For additional information please read our Sustainability Report.

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