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Evergy, Inc. Category Mgr in Kansas City, Missouri

Description

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Description

JOBTITLE:

Sr. Category Manager, Lead Category

Manager

REQUISITION: SUP003B

DEPARTMENT: Supply Chain, Category Mgmt.

REPORTSTO: Sr. Manager. Category Management

LOCATION: Kansas City, Mo, or

Topeka, KS

PAYGRADE:

16B

PAYRANGE: $84,800 - $141,300

ScheduledWork Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00

a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Job may require

additional hours as required.

Summaryof Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The

Category Manager is responsible for long term planning, strategy development,

and leading continuous improvement of assigned categories of spend. The Category Manager will leverage high value

opportunities to deliver innovative and sustainable value, operational

efficiencies and risk mitigation to the business. The Category Manager works to continuously

improve processes and ensure best total cost of operation for business

partner(s) as they position Supply Chain as a trusted business partner and a high

performing organization.

Major responsibilitiesinclude, but are not limited to:

  • Leads

cross-functional teams that use analysis of historical spend data, market

research and cost modeling to identify and leverage high value opportunities

that deliver innovative and sustainable value, operational efficiencies and

risk mitigation to the business.

  • Provide

leadership to key stakeholders throughout the company and build relationships

that facilitate the realization of the Supply Chain vision to deliver strategic

and financial value.

  • Build

and develop collaborative relationships with key suppliers to ensure

accountability of high-level service and quality, as well as joint innovation

opportunities.

  • Lead

strategic sourcing events, employ supplier relationship and change management techniques

as well as other best practices advocating the processes within Supply Chain

and throughout the Company.

Qualifications

Educationand Experience:

  • Bachelor’s

degree in Supply Chain, Engineering or other business-related field is preferred. Advanced Supply Chain or Project Mgmt.

certification (e.g., CPM, CPSM, CPSC, PMP) is preferred.

  • A

minimum of three (5) years of progressively increasing responsibility in Supply

Chain Management, Finance, Engineering, or business-related operations is

required. Relevant experience in

utilities, energy, manufacturing, or construction industry is preferred.

  • Working

knowledge of category management, strategic sourcing and supplier relationship

management principles and application within a center-led Supply Chain;

demonstrated experience implementing, executing and maintaining these

initiatives is preferred

  • Strong

financial analytical skills, oral and written communication, interpersonal and

influence skills, and experience in enhancing value through negotiations.

  • Proficiency

with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is preferred.

  • Working

knowledge of PeopleSoft Financials is a plus.

Skills, Knowledge, andAbilities:

  • Strategic

orientation, inquisitive, comfortable with ambiguity, and self-motivated to

identify trends and improvement opportunities aligned with business objectives

and strategic plans.

  • Strong

leadership and collaboration skills with ability to build effective

relationships and influence peers and key stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated

ability to organize and lead multiple dynamic and cohesive teams concurrently

in a matrix organization.

  • Strong

project management skills with ability to plan tasks, assign resources, manage

progress, remove barriers, manage change, resolve conflict, build consensus,

and motivate team members across multiple projects concurrently.

  • Strong

problem solving and analytical skills with ability to extract key themes,

determine root causes, develop creative solutions, and craft concise messages.

  • Excellent

verbal and written communication skills with the ability to tailor messages to

the given audience, present information in a clear and concise manner, apply

creative approaches to engage audiences, manage change, resolve conflict, and

build consensus.

  • Ability

to prioritize, organize and multitask in a flexible, fast-paced and challenging

environment.

Licenses,Certifications, and/or Testing:

Successful candidate must possess and maintain

a valid driver’s license.

WorkingConditions:

Working conditions will typically be in an

office environment. Position may require work beyond normalworking hours depending on workload, project deadlines or storm emergencies.

Evergy has a clear mission – To empower a

better future. Evergy chooses to live this mission by valuing People First. We

know to accomplish becoming the most innovative and reliable energy company, we

need a team with a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. So, our

goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we

serve. We are committed to celebrating diversity and building a team where

everyone – regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or

expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or

veteran status – has a voice and can bring their best every day. We know that

the more diverse and inclusive we are, the better we will be. Evergy is proud

to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Disclaimer: The above

information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work

performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to

contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties,

responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this

job.

Disclaimer: The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Shift Standard

Job Field: Supply Chain

Req ID: SUP003B

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