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Lead Category Manager, CapEx

Company: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
Location: New Britain
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description

Remote/Eastern Time Zone

Make Your Mark. Shape Your Future.

It takes great people to achieve greatness. People with a sense of purpose and integrity. People with a relentless pursuit of excellence. People who care about making things better For Those Who Make The World---. Sound like you? Join our top-notch team of nearly 60,000 professionals globally who are making their mark on some of the world's most beloved brands, including DEWALT -, CRAFTSMAN -, CUB CADET -, STANLEY - and BLACK+DECKER -

What You'll Do

Reporting to Director - MRO, Facilities, Capex Procurement, the Lead Category Manager - CAPEX is an important role in the Global Indirect Supply Management team. To be successful, this procurement expert will continue consolidation of our supply base and drive our strategies. This role will interface with plant managers, asset engineering, property services, site champions and finance controllers to drive SBD's North America category strategy for the category in alignment with the Global Category strategy of 5S (Simplify, Standardize, SRM and Source Internally and Spend data cleanse). SBD's current North America manufacturing footprint involves 50+ locations across three business units.

This role will also be responsible for overseeing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) value creation for these categories through a combination of productivity, quality, innovation, service excellence, risk management and margin resiliency. You'll get to:

* Develop, evaluate or manage relationships with suppliers and other cross-functional areas
* Propose and implement improvements & innovations within the assigned spend area
* Develop and implement the global category strategies in the area
* Navigate multiple ERP and procurement systems to establish a spend baseline
* Consolidate a supply base with 100+ suppliers to a select pool of a few preferred vendors by collecting data, bundling purchases and driving consolidation through effective contract management
* Select suppliers and driving negotiations
* Build sustainable business partnerships with internal stakeholders and strategic suppliers
* Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers.
* Negotiate supply agreements, improve prices and terms of business with suppliers and examine and test existing contracts.
* Work closely with others functions and review opportunities for continuous improvement and business improvements.

Who You Are

You always strive to do a good job---but wouldn't it be great if you could do your job and do a world of good? You care about quality - at every level. You love to learn and grow and be acknowledged for your valuable contributions. You're not intimidated by innovation. In fact, you embrace it. You also have:

* A Bachelor's degree in business or engineering
* 5 to 10 years of strategic sourcing with experience driving change within a manufacturing environment and within matrixed organizations
* 3 to 5 years of experience in CAPEX category or similar environment at a management level
* Procurement experience in managing global or regional categories of spend and category strategy creation and implementation on many market
* Demonstrated ability to manage complex commercial and contractual negotiations
* Experience in advanced sourcing techniques and tools, and supplier management
* Proficiency in driving Value engineering techniques
* Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels, particularly at the C-level, VP and Director levels
* Strong analytical and financial skills
* Influencing without direct authority while being comfortable with conflict of opinions with a demonstrated track record of positive and constructive outcomes
* Ability to undertake projects or initiatives to improve performance, seize opportunities or address key challenges on Change management
* Comfort with risk and ambiguous situation
* Leverage opportunities to lower total cost of ownership or increase value to the business while ensuring supply worldwide
* Apply project management principles to drive cross-functional teams in effective and efficient delivery of business objectives
* Travel approximately 40% in the US

What You'll Receive

You'll receive a competitive salary and a great benefits plan:

* Medical, dental, life, vision, wellness program, disability, 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plan, paid time off and tuition reimbursement.
* Discounts on Stanley Black & Decker tools and other partner programs.

How You'll Feel

We want our company to be a place you'll want to be - and stay. Being part of our team means you'll get to:

* Grow: Be part of our global company with 20+ brands to grow and develop your skills along multiple career paths.
* Learn: Have access to a wealth of learning resources, including our Lean Academy, Coursera - and online university.
* Belong: Experience an awesome place to work, where we have mutual respect and a great appreciation for diversity, equity and inclusion.
* Give Back: Help us continue to make positive changes locally and globally through volunteerism, giving back and sustainable business practices.

What's more, you'll get that pride that comes from empowering makers, doers, protectors and everyday heroes all over the world. We're more than the #1 tools company. More than a driving force in outdoor power equipment. More than a global leader in industrial. We're visionaries and innovators. As successful as we've been in the past, we have so much further to go. That's where you come in. Join us!



All qualified applicants to Stanley Black & Decker are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran's status or any other protected characteristic.

Keywords: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., New Britain , Lead Category Manager, CapEx, Executive , New Britain, Connecticut

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