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Advanced Drainage Systems Category Manager Indirect Procurement in Hilliard, Ohio

Advanced Drainage SystemsEEO Statement:Advanced Drainage Systems is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.Category Manager Indirect ProcurementUS-OH-HilliardJob ID: 2019-6702Type: Regular Full-Time# of Openings: 1Category: PurchasingAdvanced Drainage SystemsOverviewAdvanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (NYSE: WMS) is the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe, providing a comprehensive suite of water management products and superior drainage solutions for use in the construction and infrastructure marketplace. Its innovative products are used across a broad range of end markets and applications, including non-residential, residential, agriculture and infrastructure applications. The Company has established a leading position in many of its domestic and international end markets by leveraging its national sales and distribution platform, its overall product breadth and scale and its manufacturing excellence.Founded in 1966, the Company operates a global network of 61 manufacturing plants and 31 distribution centers. The Company has grown through a series of acquisitions and introducing innovative new products which have displaced traditional methods of water management. The Company reports annual sales of $1.3 billion and employs 4,300.ResponsibilitiesKey Responsibilities:The Category Manager for Indirect Procurement is ultimately responsible for developing and deploying an All-Inclusive Sourcing Strategy for the full scope of supply while ensuring Operational Procurement excellence and continuity of supply for approximately $ 500M in spend on Indirect goods and services in areas such as MRO, Freight/Distribution, Fleet Management, Temp Labor, Marketing, Travel, IT, HR, and Legal. This position relies on strong leadership and drive towards results, a high degree of internal and external cross-functional collaboration and relationship management, good organizational and communication skills, and the ability to lead the execution of strategic sourcing processes that enable the achievement of business objectives. Must be customer service oriented and a solid team player.Specifically, this role will be responsible for:Develop and deploy a 3-year Strategy for the Indirect Procurement Category aligned with the Business objectives.Generate Cost Savings YOY for the duration of the assignment, reporting monthly to executive team.Lead Sourcing Events, inclusive of but not limited to Online Reverse Auctions, collaborating with stakeholders to define scope, sources of supply and overall sourcing strategy.Leverage and consolidate Spend, rationalizing the Supplier Base.Maximize extending Supplier payment terms for FCF optimization.Implement effective and comprehensive Supplier Relationship Management programs.Develop a successor from within the Procurement organization.Lead strategic Procurement initiatives such as Industry and Market Analysis .and.amp; Benchmarking, Risk Mitigation Plans, Supplier Performance Improvement Plans, etc.Drive all key strategic Procurement initiat