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Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation Sr Category Mgr in Burlington, Kansas

JOB TITLE: Sr. Category Manager, Lead Category Manager
Supply Chain,Procurement
REPORTS TO: Sr. ManagerProcurement - Generation Procurement
Sr Category Manager - $72,000 - $96,000
Lead Category Manager - $84,800 - $113,000

Scheduled Work Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Job may require additional hours as required.

Summary of Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Category Manager is responsible for long term planning, strategy development, and leading continuous improvement of assigned categories of spend. The Category Manager will leverage high value opportunities to deliver innovative and sustainable value, operational efficiencies, and risk mitigation to the business. The Category Manager works to continuously improve processes and ensure best total cost of operation for business partner(s) as they position Supply Chain as a trusted business partner and a high performing organization.

Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Leads cross-functional teams that use analysis of historical spend data, market research and cost modeling to identify and leverage high value opportunities that deliver innovative and sustainable value, operational efficiencies, and risk mitigation to the business.
• Provide leadership to key stakeholders throughout the company and build relationships that facilitate the realization of the Supply Chain vision to deliver strategic and financial value.
• Build and develop collaborative relationships with key suppliers to ensure accountability of high-level service and quality, as well as joint innovation opportunities.
• Lead strategic sourcing events, employ supplier relationship and change management techniques as well as other best practices advocating the processes within Supply Chain and throughout the Company.

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Engineering or another business-related field is preferred. Advanced Supply Chain or Project Mgmt. certification (e.g., CPM, CPSM, CPSC, PMP) is preferred.
• A minimum of three (5) years of progressively increasing responsibility in Supply Chain Management, Finance, Engineering, or business-related operations is required. Relevant experience in utilities, energy, manufacturing, or construction industry is preferred.
• Working knowledge of category management, strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management principles and application within a center-led Supply Chain; demonstrated experience implementing, executing, and maintaining these initiatives is preferred
• Strong financial analytical skills, oral and written communication, interpersonal and influence skills, and experience in enhancing value through negotiations.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is preferred.
• Working knowledge of PeopleSoft Financials is a plus.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
• Strategic orientation, inquisitive, comfortable with ambiguity, and self-motivated to identify trends and improvement opportunities aligned with business objectives and strategic plans.
• Strong leadership and collaboration skills with ability to build effective relationships and influence peers and key stakeholders.
• Demonstrated ability to organize and lead multiple dynamic and cohesive teams concurrently in a matrix organization.
• Strong project management skills with ability to plan tasks, assign resources, manage progress, remove barriers, manage change, resolve conflict, build consensus, and motivate team members across multiple projects concurrently.
• Strong problem solving and analytical skills with ability to extract key themes, determine root causes, develop creative solutions, and craft concise messages.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to tailor messages to the given audience, present information in a clear and concise manner, apply creative approaches to engage audiences, manage change, resolve conflict, and build consensus.
• Ability to prioritize, organize and multitask in a flexible, fast-paced and challenging environment.

Licenses, Certifications, and/or Testing:
Successful candidate must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Working Conditions:
Working conditions will typically be in an office environment. Position may require work beyond normal working hours depending on workload, project deadlines or storm emergencies.

Evergy has a clear mission – To empower a better future. Evergy chooses to live this mission by valuing People First. We know to accomplish becoming the most innovative and reliable energy company, we need a team with a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. So, our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. We are committed to celebrating diversity and building a team where everyone – regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status – has a voice and can bring their best every day. We know that the more diverse and inclusive we are, the better we will be. Evergy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Job: *Supply Chain

Title: Sr Category Mgr

Location: null

Requisition ID: CFO000G