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Senior Manager, Category Manager Capex (Remote) - Full Time

GXO Logistics - Chicago, IL

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Posted on 07/13/24 (Ref: ILyFKZShS8-352393-en_US)

Senior Manager, Category Manager Capex  (Remote) - Chicago, IL - GXO Logistics

Logistics at full potential.

At GXO, we're constantly looking for talented individuals at all levels who can deliver the caliber of service our company requires. You know that a positive work environment creates happy employees, which boosts productivity and dedication. On our team, you'll have the support to excel at work and the resources to build a career you can be proud of.

Are you ready to take your career to the next level? As the Senior Category Manager for Capex, you will be responsible for leading, developing, planning, implementing, analyzing, and executing category sourcing strategies and purchasing initiatives around construction, warehouse integration, and automation. Become a part of our growing, dynamic team and we'll help you develop to a level that will exceed your expectations.

Pay, benefits and more.

We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and more.

What you'll do on a typical day:

  • Strategic Sourcing: Developing and implementing sourcing strategies for construction / integration related categories.
  • Supplier Management: Identifying and evaluating suppliers, negotiating contracts, and managing relationships to ensure quality, cost-effectiveness, and reliability.
  • Cost Management: Analyzing costs, monitoring budget compliance, and identifying opportunities for cost savings and efficiency improvements.
  • Risk Management: Assessing and mitigating risks related to procurement activities, such as supply chain disruptions, price fluctuations, and regulatory changes.
  • Project Coordination: Collaborating with project managers, engineers, and other stakeholders to support construction projects by providing timely procurement of required goods and services.
  • Contract Management: Overseeing the entire contract lifecycle, including drafting, reviewing, and executing contracts, as well as managing contract amendments and terminations.
  • Compliance: Ensuring compliance with company policies, industry regulations, and ethical standards in procurement activities.
  • Data Analysis: Utilizing data analytics tools to gather and analyze procurement data, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions to optimize procurement processes.
  • Continuous Improvement: Identifying opportunities for process improvements, implementing best practices, and driving continuous improvement initiatives within the procurement function.
  • Communication: Communicating effectively with internal stakeholders, suppliers, and other external parties to facilitate smooth procurement operations and achieve project objectives.

What you need to succeed at GXO:

At a minimum, you'll need:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, Supply Chain, Construction Management or related field or equivalent related work or military experience
  • 5 years of experience in category management including negotiating multimillion-dollar contracts, preferably related to Capital Expenditure, Engineering, Integration, Equipment, and/or Construction
  • Experience in reviewing contract language and redlining SOWs
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office; ability to create complex formulas in Excel
  • Availability to work a flexible schedule including planned and unplanned overtime, which may include weekends; ability to travel 10% domestically

It'd be great if you also have:

  • Master's degree
  • Ability to identify opportunities to increase accuracy, optimize resources and develop, recommend and implement solutions
  • Experience with e-sourcing platforms and auctions
  • Ability to develop insightful, value-added and actionable research with detailed explanations regarding drivers of those results; produce unambiguous, comprehensive and accurate interpretations
  • Solid aptitude for understanding and researching large amounts of data from multiple sources; perform complex research of data, processes, policies, procedures and/or systems
  • Ability to utilize a variety of interpersonal styles and communication methods to effectively adapt to new work structures, processes, or cultures

We engineer faster, smarter, leaner supply chains.

GXO is a leading provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team - energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make GXO a great place to work.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran or other protected status.


GXO adheres to CDC, OSHA and state and local requirements regarding COVID safety. All employees and visitors are expected to comply with GXO policies which are in place to safeguard our employees and customers.

All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment may be required to take and pass a pre-employment drug test.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Review GXO's candidate privacy statement here.

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