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Global Category Manager, MRO


The Global Category Manager, MRO is responsible for managing the Maintenance, Repair & Operations (MRO) category within Guardian Industries’ Strategic Sourcing & Category Management capability. The successful individual will address over $100M in MRO spend and be responsible for supporting a global strategic sourcing strategy, partnering with all constituents to drive mutual benefit and generating long term value for Guardian Industries. 

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Support global transformation within the MRO category and drive innovations in global scalability and effectiveness
  • Translate global procurement strategies into detailed, executable plans 
  • Achieve competitive position for MRO in terms of cost and speed
  • Successfully build partnerships and collaborate with multiple internal/external constituents 
  • Partner with Analytics team to develop key metrics that enable speed of execution and capture opportunities for all categories within MRO
  • Leverage eProcurement strategies
  • Leverage supplier data, internal reporting capabilities, and market intelligence to drive insights and decisions for the category
  • Develop consignment and VMI POV to ensure optimal Working Capital Efficiency for Guardian Industries
  • Actively seek out best knowledge within the MRO category
  • Proactively solicit and share knowledge across team and with all Koch affiliate companies
  • Foster team development and advancement of MBM culture

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Experience with Strategic Sourcing 
  • Experience developing a category strategy 
  • Experience leading multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to drive insights from data 
  • Compliance and Code of Conduct mindset 

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Business or related discipline 
  • Experience working closely with MRO/ Indirect suppliers 
  • Global experience 

Salary and Benefits Commensurate with Experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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