• Global Category Director - MRO, Energy & Indirect Spend

    Job Division Guardian Glass
    REF. 2018-2294
    US-MI-Auburn Hills
    Position Type (Portal Searching)
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Guardian Industries, a global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, employs around 17,000 people and operates facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian’s diverse group of companies are involved in the manufacture of high-performance float, coated and fabricated glass products; the manufacture of high-quality chrome-plated and painted plastic components for the automotive and commercial truck industries; and the distribution of specialty building products. Guardian’s vision is to create value for customers and society through constant innovation using fewer resources. Guardian is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Visit for more information.


    Guardian Industries is adding a Global Category Director for MRO, Energy and Indirect Spending to its newly established Global Procurement team based in Auburn Hills/Troy, MI.  This role and team supports procurement efforts for two global business units: Guardian Glass and SRG Global.


    Key responsibilities include:

    • Achieve competitive position for MRO/ Energy/ Indirect spend categories in terms of both cost and speed.
    • Utilize technology for leveraging spend across Guardian Industries and Koch Industries.
    • On the energy space, seek the best knowledge for reliable forecasts for the business to build a proper strategic plan.
    • Partner with COE to develop key measures and metrics that enable speed of execution on capturing opportunities on all categories and speed of PoV development.
    • Proactively coach teams to drive results through the disciplined application of MBM (Market Based Management) business model as our way of doing business
    • Develop documented Category Playbooks with sourcing "bets" prioritized.
    • Ensure Transactional Excellence in all category management transactions.
    • Establish  Supplier Scorecards
    • Ensure Contract Excellence for all strategic suppliers with a focus on timeliness, documentation, challenge, and compliance
    • Continuously improve and innovate ways of doing business to achieve optimal scalability and effectiveness


    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Business or related discipline
    • 8-10 years experience working closely with  MRO/ Energy/ Indirect suppliers
    • Self-motivated to define and drive continuous improvement of processes
    • Track record of success coaching leaders/employees and driving business initiatives
    • Excellent communication skills, initiative and personal accountability
    • Compliance and Code of Conduct mindset

    What do we have to offer?

    If you have been looking for an environment where people are valued, entrepreneurial spirit is boundless and opportunities for success are based on merit, and if you want to add value to your company, then Guardian Industries may be the place for you.


    We offer competitive compensation and a wide variety of benefits including health/dental/life insurance, prescription coverage, STD and optional LTD, paid vacation and holidays, and a 401 (k) with a $1 for $1 match up to 7%. For more information visit us at   Guardian Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  






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