Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas. At Consumers Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Our employees work around the clock to provide service to our customers in honor of our history and to fulfill our promise to Michigan - Count on Us! Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.8 million of Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.
A Category Manager is responsible for defining, developing, and executing the sourcing program for key spend categories to achieve costs savings and support objectives of strategic importance to business unit customers, supply chain, and the enterprise. The role collaborates with internal customers, suppliers, and supply chain teams to deliver value-added outcomes; procuring the best evaluated total cost of ownership while assuring quality and schedule compliance. A Category Manager should have skills and expertise in the following areas:
•Category plan development and management
•Large dollar risk purchases
•Supplier development and performance
•Negotiations and competitive process
•Contract development and management
•Spend and market analysis
•Planning and forecasting
•Continuous improvement and productivity
•Category management: Manages between $100M-$200M in annual managed-spend across respective categories.
••Sourcing strategies: Synthesizes spend and market analyses to develop thorough and effective sourcing strategies
•Competitive process: Fosters competition to deliver improved performance at a reduced cost. Follows the prescribed methodology and teaches the organization, describing the underlying reasons for each step during competitive bidding event execution
•Negotiations: Collaborates to develop negotiation strategies and company positions on complex contracts, works with Legal to identify and incorporate appropriate levels of commercial protection, and conducts negotiations to ensure successful execution of strategies for optimal business outcomes. Distinguishes between positions and interests to facilitate win-win results
••Supplier development and performance: Establishes and maintains professional relationships with suppliers/partners, based on the highest ethical business practices set forth in company policy. Acts as the primary liaison to suppliers within assigned categories. Develops and manages tools and key performance measures for chosen suppliers and negotiates on multiple variables to award longer-term strategic contracts that result in significant cost reduction and improved service levels
•Continuous improvement: Initiates "leading practices" within strategic procurement to achieve process excellence; stays abreast of industry innovations, and continuously improves the function and processes
•BA in business, procurement, engineering, or other related field. This vacancy will be filled commensurate with experience.
•Experience in utility supply chain (distribution, transmission, and/or generation)
•Knowledge of business law, commercial terms and conditions, and related legal issues
•Market knowledge of products, equipment, and services
•8+ years of materials or services buying experience
These skills may set you apart:
•MBA or similar preferred
•Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) or Certified Professional in Supply Management (C.P.S.M) preferred
•Background in Lean, Six Sigma, or similar process improvement models preferred
The General Management Job Family is utilized throughout the Company. This job family includes all levels of supervision from first level supervisor of nonexempt employees to Company Officers. Under general supervision, performs full-performance
professional work planning, organizing, and directing the operation of a business function. Responsible for management, budget, services, staffing, and all other business activities required to fulfill the goals and objectives of the organizational unit. Has latitude to vary methods and procedures within parameters to achieve desired results. Performs related duties as required.
Nature of Work
At the lowest level in this job family, the work performed may tend to be moderately complex in nature where the work responsibilities can be proficiently performed after a moderate period of time. At the highest levels in this job family the work performed will tend to be of a very complex nature involving knowledge of various functional/specialized disciplines where the work responsibilities can only be proficiently performed after a relatively long experience-related time and often requires a specialized or advanced degree. The work environment often includes dealing with risk and limiting exposure.
Leadership, management, facilitation and interaction with senior management will be markedly increased at the mid - highest levels of this job family while the need for direction and supervision will be markedly decreased. While problem solving and analysis will likely be required at all levels, recommendation and implementation becomes the norm at the highest levels and will often have a major bearing on the Company's business. In addition, skills such as the ability to think on your feet, composure under fire and effective communication across all levels of the organization and with outside stakeholders become more finely honed at the higher levels.
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All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.