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Category Manager - Kiewit Supply Network


Lenexa, KS, US Omaha, NE, US Houston, TX, US

Requisition ID: 101564 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Procurement 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The position is responsible for development and implementation of procurement strategies for Pipe, Valves and Fittings (PVF) categories, which are in alignment with Project objectives for cost, quality, schedule, etc.  The position will focus on achieving “best cost” while improving efficiencies throughout the procurement process to drive savings across the company.

District Overview

Kiewit Supply Network group specializes in providing comprehensive procurement services to clients across the construction and engineering industries in multiple markets, including transportation; water/wastewater; power; oil, gas and chemical; building; and mining.  Our key objectives are to offer clients a world-class service focused on ensuring equipment, materials and services are consistently estimated and procured at the right price. We strive to offer an appropriate level of quality and ensure materials and services are delivered on schedule and in compliance with the client’s specifications and expectations.  


This position will be based out of Omaha, NE, Lenexa, KS and/or Houston, TX.

  • Develop category strategy to achieve financial savings targets through detailed analysis of the category portfolio including consolidation of supplier base and spend across all geographical areas
  • Closely monitor the global supply market with regards to pricing & commodity trends, supplier capacity, supplier news, industry news and new product developments
  • Aggressively pursue defined Category Management (CM) strategy in order to ensure competitive advantage for Kiewit and to position Kiewit as a market leader and preferred client of our key suppliers
  • Proactively challenge current procurement practices to drive improved results
  • Build wide and effective networks of contacts inside and outside the organization
  • Ensure that the PVF category strategy evolves to adequately address changing market conditions
  • Negotiate Master Agreements with key suppliers
  • Execute supplier management programs with key suppliers including the development of performance metrics (Spend/Saving Tracker, KPI's, SLA's, etc.), performance goals and improvement initiatives. Monitor and report on supplier performance and compliance.
  • Understand every aspect of the supply chain and notify the senior management team of any possible obstacles to ideal efficiency
  • Perform cost analysis and set appropriate benchmarks for suppliers and commodities against Kiewit projects and districts
  • 10+ years’ experience in an engineering and/or construction related role
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, supply chain management, construction management or equivalent degree from an accredited university
  • Extensive expertise in procurement, estimating, business, and leadership
  • Strong functional knowledge of ERP systems, including ability to collect, organize, analyze and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.