Category Manager, Services

Requisition Number:  16318
Company:  Westinghouse Electric Co

Cranberry Township, US

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.


The Category Manager, Services is the subject matter expert for the designated category, accountable for all sourcing strategies and implementation. Develops alternative sources, including low cost countries, and leverages category spend globally, with a focus on cost efficiencies, product quality, innovation and the most effective supply chain models. Develops and implements new products, processes, standards or operational plans that will have impact on the achievement of functional results.  The position takes direction from the Supply Chain Manager and/or Sr. Supply Chain Manager, and works to improve total cost, quality, delivery, and reliability to reach organizational goals.  Strong relationship skills are required to manage internal and external suppliers to provide timely and innovative solutions to meet business needs.


Your Day to Day:

  • Primary relationship owner for suppliers within assigned category
  • Responsible for managing the segmentation of assigned spend into subcommodity groups to create levers to achieve operational excellence
  • Develops and maintains an overall category strategy to meet organizational goals by improving Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) while securing supply continuity through identifying and mitigating current and potential risks and opportunities in the commodity playbook.
  • Leads the execution of the category strategy through preferred supplier list (PSL), “right-sizing” non-preferred suppliers, and rewarding preferred partners with business awards tied to Long Term Agreements (LTA) with year over year improvements in cost, delivery, quality, service, and profitability.
  • Reviews analysis from PowerBI and other tools to create insights into the drivers of assign commodity and implications to  spend and cost projections to use as levers with current and future supply base.
  • Conducts regular business reviews (SRM) with key and strategic suppliers with cross-functional teams and senior leadership.
  • Creates presentations for supplier relationship management reviews, commodity playbooks, risk mitigation proposals, 4-Blockers, and supplier/commodity gap analysis. 
  • Responsible for creating and executing a plan to deliver annual business results against metrics of payment terms, on-time delivery, productivity, inflation, and other metrics as determined by Procurement Leadership.
  • Research, track, and communicate industry trends, best practices, applicable indices, and competitive offerings to identify opportunities for innovation, competitive advantage, and increased overall productivity
  • Develop a productive working relationship with peers on other teams: Engineering, Operations, Quality, and Procurement


Who You Are:

  • BA/BS degree; (Preferably MBA)
  • 5 years of experience within category management and including negotiating contracts.  8+ years preferred
  • High Level of Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint.  Ideal Candidate will have proficiency in MS Access, Project, and Visio

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 and Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Customer Focus and Innovation
  • Speed and Passion to Win
  • Teamwork and Accountability

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

EOE of Minorities / Females / Vets / Disability.

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