Global Indirect Category Specialist in Cranberry Township, PA at Westinghouse Electric Company

Date Posted: 12/27/2019

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Job ID: 30560BR

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.

If this sounds like an environment you would thrive in, we have an exciting opportunity for a Global Indirect Category Mgmt Lead

The Professional Services (including HR, Financial consulting, strategic consulting, legal, and facilities) Global Category Lead (GCL) is the responsible and accountable for the sourcing strategies and implementation for defined Professional Services global categories supporting Westinghouse’s business. With support from the Global Indirect Sourcing Director, the GCLs will develop and execute strategies to manage spend within the HR, Financial consulting, strategic consulting, legal, and facilities categories. These strategies will require cross functional alignment and may include alternative sources, including low cost countries, and leveraging category spend globally, with a focus on cost efficiencies, quality, innovation and the most effective supply chain models to service this business model. A key success factor is being able to clearly articulate the category vision and influence the organization. GCLs will be a key contributor to the strategic goals of supply chain.

Your Day-to-Day:

•Optimize total cost of ownership and manage supplier risk, while meeting business stakeholders' requirements within assigned categories
•Deliver excellence in procurement activities through a structured category management process including: spend analytics, strategy development, negotiations, and stakeholder engagement
•Plan and align with business stakeholders to deliver desired business results (including savings for annual and multi-year savings goals) and spend strategies for assigned categories
•Manage spend through strong market and competitive analysis, creation of leverage and professional negotiations to secure the best cost, quality and service to meet business needs.
•Use tools and techniques to profile, benchmark, research, and assess supply chain risks and trends to ensure security of supply within assigned categories.
•Collaborate with a cross functional internal and external stakeholders to gain full alignment in category and business objectives.
•Work closely with the Operational Leads (Tactical Buyer) and Material Planning organization to ensure alignment and effective execution of the agreed category strategies.
•Initiate and lead RFP/RFQ bids and analysis, supplier evaluation, supplier qualification, supplier selection, supplier development, contract development/execution and negotiations.
•Perform supplier relationship management including the tracking of service level agreements and KPIs.
•Continuously seek out opportunities to further improve bottom-line company performance through strategic sourcing projects, supplier communications, quality, payment terms, value stream mapping, supply chain optimization and continuous improvement projects with suppliers
•Effectively support and execute change management initiatives
•Maintain awareness of applicable export control regulations to ensure compliance

Minimum Requirements:

Who You Are:As a successful candidate, you will bring the following to the team:
  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA preferred
  • Minimum of 7 years of supply chain experience; 3 years of category lead experience; global category management experience preferred


"Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety & Quality First

  • Valuing Ethics, Integrity & Diversity

  • Passion for Serving Our Customers Globally

  • Dedication to Each Other Through Servant Leadership

  • Creating Value for Shareholders, Customers and Employees

  • Consistently Delivering Our Commitments.

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being. In the U.S. the following are representative of what we offer:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting link

EOE of Minorities / Females / Vets / Disability.

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Employment opportunities for positions in the United States may require use of information which is subject to the export control regulations of the United States. Hiring decisions for such positions are required by law to be made in compliance with these regulations. Applicants for employment opportunities in other countries must be able to meet the comparable export control requirements of that country and of the United States.


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