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Regional Category Manager, MRO

PPG Industries
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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The Regional Category Manager, MRO is a highly visible leadership role that requires frequent interaction with senior leaders throughout the organization. The Regional Category Manager, MRO is the market specialist who is responsible for the competitive purchasing performance of his/her categories for the region depending on his/her scope. The key value of this role is to create leverage beyond those that business units or geographies could achieve as standalone entities. To deliver this, the role requires the ability to use the Strategic Sourcing Process to develop and execute step-change, cross-SBU, sourcing strategies to deliver cost savings.

The Regional Category Manager, MRO should be curious and comfortable with challenging existing practices. He / She should be able to analyze internal needs and market dynamics. This with the aim of creating competitive benchmarking and compelling arguments for change. A key success factor for this role will be the ability of the Regional Category Manager, MRO to engage and influence teams of individuals who do not report to them. In such, they should demonstrate strong networking skills and the ability to forge effective working relationships with both internal stakeholders and strategic suppliers.

Process orientated with strong organizational and analytical skills and with an attention to detail, the Regional Category Manager, MRO should ensure the operational effectiveness of the suppliers within their portfolio. They should anticipate supply issues and proactively take contracting actions to protect PPG. The Regional Category Manager, MRO should also institute appropriate service level agreements and drive continuous improvement of suppliers through structured performance management.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Ensure the development of the Category Strategy following the Strategic Sourcing Process for at least 2 spend groups every year.
  • Deliver annual cost savings across managed categories in the region. This should be done through individual contribution, managing a visible pipeline and through ensuring the implementation of projects.
  • Drive annual working capital improvement across the managed categories in the region. This should be done through payment term increase and/or consignment.
  • Ensure a process that all contracts are tendered typically on a 3-year cycle. The process should secure all bid documentation and approvals are compliant.
  • Evaluate the number of suppliers in the managed categories to determine the need to consolidate or develop additional options for an optimal supplier base. This should involve management of change and collaboration with local stakeholders.
  • Implement service level agreements for key vendors every year. These should be reviewed monthly and actions taken to ensure continuous improvement
  • Drive participation of suppliers within the PPG supplier $ave portal.
  • Develop quarterly communication reviews with key region stakeholders. This should involve the review of upcoming change projects and an understanding of the forward business needs.

  • Minimum Qualifications:

    • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree or applicable experience is required; a Master degree is desired
    • At least 10 years' experience in procurement or in a commercial role
    • Knowledge of IT tools such as Ariba, Jaegger, Oracle, SAP, MS Office (Excel, Access), Share Points and Intranets is a plus

    PPG: We protect and beautify the world.

    At PPG, we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers' biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com and follow @ PPG on Twitter.

    Why join us:

    With PPG, you will find meaning in your work every day, and engage in opportunities that will shape you, personally and professionally.

    • Your personal strengths will empower you to succeed and make an impact from day one.
    • You will be inspired to learn and grow, and to get the support you need to identify and achieve your boldest career aspirations.
    • Your passion to excel will be fueled by your connection to world-class partners, industry experts, the best and brightest colleagues, and future forward technologies.
    • Your contributions will not only meet the challenges of our global customers, but help them propel their industries forward.
    • You will be welcomed into a culture where everyone's ideas and contributions are valued and encouraged.
    Just like you, we are driven to make a difference in our world.

    PPG prides itself on the quality of its employees and as such, candidates who receive a job offer will be required to successfully pass a hair drug/toxins test and a background check.

    PPG offers an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. PPG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. You may request a copy of PPG's affirmative action plan by emailing ppgaap@ppg.com .

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    Posted: 2020-01-08 Expires: 2020-02-06
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