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Senior Category Manager - Construction and Maintenance -

Company: AutoNation Headquarters
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

**Must be at least 18 years old to be considered.**Overview: Position Summary:The Senior Category Manager will manage a portfolio of Real Estate and Facilities Management (e.g. architectural services, construction management, building maintenance, building critical systems, engineering, landscaping, janitorial) spend categories and business relationships. The position is charged with understanding the capabilities, dynamics and competitive factors in the associated supply and labor markets. - Leveraging an established Category Management approach, he or she will lead the development and execution of coherent, consistent strategies for spending, pricing and vendor selection that drive toward enhanced value and breakthrough savings. -Responsibilities:

  • Develops, implements and maintains a 3 to 5-year strategic category plan in support of the business.
  • Formulates the annual procurement plan in concert with Construction and Facilities Management stakeholders and business unit finance during the annual budgeting process.
  • Executes against the annual procurement plan with baselines approved and deliverables ratified by Construction and Maintenance leadership and business unit finance.
  • Provides subject matter expertise and detailed analysis from the procurement perspective, specifically in the Construction and Facilities Maintenance category, and establishes best in class procurement processes.
  • Develops and proposes business cases for stakeholders, inclusive of risk.
  • Interfaces with Construction and Facilities Management and Financial Management on Lease/Buy and BPO (business process outsourcing) considerations.
  • Partners with Construction and Facilities Management and Operations to determine cost drivers, key suppliers in the market, addressable cost components, market pricing and best practices etc. -Leverages "should cost" modeling and total cost of ownership to inform business decisions.
  • Understands and challenges technical specifications, commercial & operational practices and business processes with a focus on driving cost reduction initiatives.
  • Conducts negotiations (inclusive of RFx, auctions, etc.), manages supplier analysis, risk mitigation, and selection activities.
  • Responsible for commercial terms of contract lifecycle process. Partners with Legal team for contract review and execution.
  • Collaborates with the business on the development and the reporting of KPIs.
  • Interfaces with Construction and Maintenance operational buyers to ensure requisition, purchase order and inventory activity conforms to contractual terms.
  • Performs additional ad hoc projects and supports other categories as required.Nature and Scope:
    • Reports to the Director of Procurement.
    • The role is a key member of the Procurement team and will be expected to contribute widely to the development of process and capability of the entire Procurement function.
    • High degree of judgment and independent decision making; moderate strategy formulation within specific categories
    • Management responsibility includes organizing, delegating, measuring, monitoring, guiding, coaching, and evaluating.
    • Internally, interacts with senior and functional management and a broad array of stakeholders across the organization.
    • Externally, interacts with incumbent and potential vendors via negotiation, collaboration, and being the organization's face to the vendor community within specific categories.Qualifications:
      • BS/BA from accredited university in Business, Supply Chain, Finance or a related field with 10 years progressively responsible experience. MS/MBA preferred.
      • Excellent leadership, communications, presentation, analytical, and problem-solving skills
      • Influential and persuasive thought leader
      • Analytical and strategic thinker who is financially savvy with strong business acumen
      • Demonstrated ability to gather, analyze, and draw conclusions from quantitative data
      • Strong ability to implement selected solutions effectively and multi-task in tight timelines
      • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
      • Proficient in project management skills and spend analytics tools
      • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or CPSM certification preferred.
      • Expertise in advanced functionality of the MS Office Suite
      • Experience with Procurement tools and software in addition to familiarity with a formal Category Management approach is desirable.
      • Construction procurement experience strongly preferred
      • Automotive experience a plus

Keywords: AutoNation Headquarters, Fort Lauderdale , Senior Category Manager - Construction and Maintenance -, Professions , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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