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Johnson Matthey Global Procurement Category Manager - CAPEX & MRO in Wayne, Pennsylvania

Global Procurement Category Manager - CAPEX & MRO

Location US - Wayne, PA

Sector Corporate

Requisition Number 12990

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Johnson Matthey (‘JM’) is a global leader in science that enables a cleaner and healthier world. With over 200 years of sustained commitment to innovation and technological breakthroughs, we improve the function, performance and safety of our customers’ products. Our science has a global impact in areas such as low emission transport, pharmaceuticals, chemical processing and making the most efficient use of the planet’s natural resources. Today more than 14,000 Johnson Matthey professionals collaborate with our network of customers and partners to make a real difference to the world around us.

This role is focused on delivering world-class results and a competitive advantage to JM, acting in accordance with and brining to life the One Procurement Community (OPC) to enable JM’s journey to Procurement Excellence. It is responsible for driving and delivering cost and services projects for the business, managing multiple stakeholders in different sectors/regions/geographies and will be leading some diverse negotiations teams.

The incumbent will be translating global led category strategies to sourcing and actions plan, defining the team required to successfully deliver the project plan, undertaking category management activities and driving plans to successful execution.

The role balances total cost of ownership (TCO), strategic and tactical delivery. It contributes to the development of the global category strategy or leading it for global sub-categories, managing the sourcing cycle, bringing in breakthrough ideas and best-in-class approaches and co-developing, supporting and implementing all procurement strategic projects that are held globally.

Specifically, within the CAPEX and MRO role, this role partners with Engineering and Maintenance functions to drive cost savings, reduce inventory holdings and improve plant uptime.

Key Responsibilities

  • Developing & implementing category and strategic sourcing strategies within a global environment.

  • Develop, negotiate & performance manage contracts (including Framework Agreements) with strategic and/or material suppliers and for outsourcing of services

  • Tracking performance within each spend category and define budgetary impact

  • Leading and/or monitoring strategy implementation and contract compliance

  • Driving best practices

  • Championing and securing TCO reductions for the category across sectors and regions

  • Overseeing development/execution of strategies of site buyers. Supporting sector execution issue resolution.

  • Leading the process to select and manage suppliers

  • Measuring and tracking internal performance within sector and site

  • Driving annual productivity improvements

  • Providing assistance to acquisition strategies by completing due diligence and integration activities for spend

  • To carry out any other duties which are within the employee’s skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed

    Are you the ideal candidate?

  • Degree qualified and/ or proven experience in Automotive, FMCG or Chemical procurement

  • MCIPS qualified, or willingness to work towards this desirable

  • Strong functional procurement experience managing global led categories across multiple geographies, including negotiation of contracts across technical, commercial and legal

  • Ability to build effective relationships with 3rd parties external to the company, such as service providers and goods suppliers desirable

  • Experience working with Engineering and Maintenance teams to drive cost savings and improve Plant uptime

  • Excellent analytical and qualitative skills

  • Strong project and change management capabilities

  • Highly efficient in use of Microsoft Office Applications desirable

Johnson Matthey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Johnson Matthey does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by law.