Category Manager (Technology & Professional Services)

at Colonial Pipeline Company
Location Alpharetta, Georgia
Date Posted September 19, 2022
Category Mining / Oil / Gas
Job Type Permanent


Colonial has provided a wide range of opportunities for job candidates who are highly qualified, skilled, motivated and team players. Employees find exciting opportunities to grow and develop their careers at a stable company which offers a generous compensation and benefits package that includes annual incentive bonuses, retirement plans, insurance coverage and a host of other features that support a happy, active, productive and rewarding life. Come to Colonial, a great place to work, where people matter most, and where safety 24/7 is paramount. Ready to work for Colonial Pipeline Company? Are you intrigued by the thought of being part of revolutionizing the energy industry and a new era in the pipeline industry? Do you want to be a part of a company that is obsessed with excellence in everything we do? A company growing and expanding our business that is full of opportunity? If so, we are seeking smart, safety focused, and energetic professionals to join our team to help us to the next level of excellence! What is it that we do at Colonial Pipeline Company? Colonial Pipeline is the largest refined products pipeline in the United States, transporting more than 100 million gallons or 2.5 million barrels per day. Colonial transports various grades of gasoline, diesel fuel, home heating oil, jet fuel, and fuels for the U.S. military through a pipeline system. Colonial transports approximately 45 percent of all fuel consumed on the East Coast, providing refined products to more than 50 million Americans. About the Category Manager Position As a Category Manager, you are accountable for developing and executing in depth contracting, procurement and materials management strategies for complex projects, goods and services in the assigned oil & gas categories. You are someone who is reliable, able to work independently; detail oriented, well organized and has the ability to negotiate with internal stakeholders as well as suppliers. As Category Manager, you are accountable for approximately $75M in annual spend and requires regular interaction with district operations, project managers, business partners and subject matter experts. What You Get to Do: + Lead teams of cross-functional stakeholders through a structured sourcing process that enables an innovative, cost-effective approach to a focused area of spend. + Develop procurement plans, contracting plans and materials management plans for assigned categories and projects in collaboration with business partners, project teams, district business units and subject matter experts. + Aligns company strategy with procurement actions to achieve company goals and to increase shareholder value. + Develops comprehensive reviews of assigned supply categories including existing and potential supplier profiles, cost and market trends, risk assessments and mitigation strategies. + Negotiate rates, fees, prices to achieve the best overall value for long-term contracts with suppliers for standard and specialty products and services. What You Bring to the Table: + Bachelor's degree in business, management, engineering, technical or other closely related field of study from an accredited college or university; will consider a combination of experience and/or education. + Ideally, 5+ years of contracts or procurement experience. + Experience with providing training, mentoring and guidance to other procurement employees. + Experience with creating requests for information (RFI), requests for proposals (RFP), and lead the development of the source selection criteria for competitively bid projects. + Firm knowledge of contract administration. + Gift for understanding and application of total cost of ownership concepts to all projects. + Strong negotiation skills. + Obsession with safety and continually elevating standards through personal integrity, respect, innovation, and teamwork. + Self-motivated, have phenomenal work ethic and looking for the right company to support your growth. Got Extra to Bring? + Oil & Gas industry experience. + Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM). Advantages of Working at Colonial Pipeline Company: Prosperity, Health, Wellness, and Happiness - Check out Colonial's Total Rewards () Are you up to the challenge? What are you waiting for? Apply today! Colonial Pipeline is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other reason prohibited by federal, state or local law. Statement to all Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Colonial Pipeline accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Colonial Pipeline employees, hiring managers, or send to any Colonial Pipeline facility. Colonial Pipeline is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

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