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Republic Services Mgr Category - Trucks in Phoenix, Arizona

Republic Services is a leader in Environmental Services, partnering with customers to create a more sustainable world.

We are Sustainability in Action — our promise to be environmentally responsible and to help our customers be environmentally responsible too.

Why choose Republic?

Joining Republic isn’t just about taking on a new job, it’s about making a commitment to create a more sustainable world together. Our people provide an essential service, serving and impacting customers, neighborhoods, and communities everywhere.

As a company, we are proud of our values and encourage those who share in our aspirations to join our team:

  • We protect our colleagues and communities through safe practices everywhere, every day.

  • We are committed to serving our customers and communities by going above and beyond to exceed expectations.

  • We take action to improve neighborhoods and communities by being environmentally responsible and creating a more sustainable world.

  • We are driven to deliver results in the right way.

  • We encourage a human centered culture that honors the unique potential and dignity of every person.

POSITION SUMMARY: With general direction from senior procurement leadership and with a focus on one or more small to moderate-sized categories, the Manager, Category leads and oversees the development of category strategies and related implementation processes and procedures to maximize business opportunities. This includes but is not limited to, working with business partners and stakeholders to ensure alignment around goals, strategies, and execution, develop and optimize sources of supply.


  • Owns category, including stakeholder management, negotiation development and execution, in depth market knowledge research, supplier relationships/management, and drive continuous improvement of the given category.

  • Utilizes category expertise to jointly develop category strategies in partnership with business stakeholders - ensuring alignment with all levels of business partners, including Corporate, Area, and Business Units.

  • Leads process standardization and process improvement initiatives to ensure business requirements are achieved

  • Develops and implements effective supplier performance management initiatives to ensure continuous improvement.

  • Develops and achieves YOY goals and objectives to the assigned project(s) and categories. Coaches, mentors, and supports the professional development of department team members.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or apparent.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of supply chain, procurement experience or related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Direct experience negotiating contracts involving multiple spend categories.

  • Professional supply chain certification (e.g. CPM, CPSM, Six Sigma) and experience with Continuous Improvement methodologies, Six Sigma, or Lean.

  • 2 years or more of experience leading or providing direction to others.

  • Proficiency with eProcurement systems and MS Office, including advanced MS Excel skills such as VBA programming, macros, and advanced formulas.

  • Strong analytical skills with a focus on details, cost drivers, and total cost of ownership and the ability to develop sourcing strategies and influence executive management.

  • Ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbally, with customers and stakeholders to build strong internal and external relationships while maintaining a high sense of urgency and customer focus.

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects or tasks with varying and competing timelines.

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits

Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

• Short- and long-term disability.

• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

• Employee discount programs.

• Retirement plan with a generous company match.

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

EEO STATEMENT:Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, relationship or association with a protected veteran (spouses or other family members), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.