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Category Manager - CAPEX

Date:  May 18, 2024

Milwaukee, WI, US

Requisition ID: 29640 

A Career in Beer and Beyond: 

Our purpose at Molson Coors Beverage Company is to brew beverages that unite people to celebrate all life’s moments.  We’ve been brewing iconic brands for over 350 years and are now proud to be offering a modern portfolio that expands beyond the beer aisle.   

We are Talent Brewers with our culture rooted in our core Values. 

We believe in our brands and our people, and that diversity, equity and inclusion are the key ingredients to a winning team culture.  We want you to join our team of brand ambassadors who believe the world is full of untapped opportunities.  So, if you get excited about making a real difference as part of a winning team like we do, we want to hear from you.  


The Headlines: 

In the role of Category Manager- CAPEX (capital expenditures), you will be a lead in the North America CAPEX Procurement team, which supports Supply Chain.  The CAPEX Procurement team supports an annual spend of $500 - $700M per year.  This role will lead the procurement efforts for $100M - $150M annually.  You will be responsible for supporting the team of Corporate Engineers as they develop and execute strategic projects (+$50M) across our North American breweries and support factilities.  You will play a key role in supplier relationship management, to help find, select, and monitor the performance of our key suppliers. Categories in scope for you include warehouse automation,  plant recapitalization projects, greenfield site development, and site transformations.  Travel (~20%-25%) to project sites is expected, with occassional international trips to support project needs.


The ideal candidate for this role is self motivated, passionate about teamwork, a relationship builder, and a creative problem solver. This role requires a high level of expertise in negotiating contract terms with external vendors, strategic sourcing principles, the procure-to-pay process, and has the ability to partner closely with internal stakeholders including Legal, Risk, Engineering, and Finance to meet the complex needs of the business.  You should expect to interact with both internal and external Executives during the supplier relationship process. Ideally this candidate will have 7+ years of procurement and contracting experience.


This position in based in Milwaukee, WI.  You will report to the Sr Category Manager, North America CAPEX Procurement, and work closely with cross functional teams in Milwaukee, Canada, and the Brewery teams.



The Responsibilities: 

  • Lead transformative projects, drive simplification, and best in class ways of working within your categories.
  • Maintain supplier relationships, lead negotiations, conduct sourcing events, and conduct Top to Top leadership meetings.
  • Identify and deliver cost savings, cost avoidance and other measures of financial value (target $10M-$15M annually)
  • Deliver annual and long-range business planning, development, and delivery of category strategies.


The Other Qualifications:

  • 7 or more years of relevant experience in procurement
  • Expert in category strategy, strategic sourcing, supplier management, and spend analysis.
  • Demonstrated construction and capital equipment contract knowledge and negotiation skills.
  • Experience in beverage or high-speed consumer goods in a multi-national environment preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field


Work Perks that You Need to Know About:  

  • Flexible work programs that support work life balance including a hybrid work model of 3 days in the office
  • We care about our People & Planet and have challenged ourselves with stretch goals around key priorities.
  • We care about our communities and play our part to make a difference – from charitable donations to hitting the streets together to build parks, giving back to the community is part of our culture & who we are. 
  • Participation in a variety of Employee Resource Groups, which provide volunteer opportunities, leadership experience, and networking through the organization.
  • Ability to grow and develop your career centered around our First Choice Learning opportunities.
  • Participation in our Total Rewards program with a competitive base salary, incentive plans, parental leave, health, dental, vision, 401k program with incredible employer match, generous paid time off plans, an engaging Wellness Program, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with amazing resources.
  • On site Pub, access to cool brand clothing and swag, top events and, of course... free beer and beverages! 
  • Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences.


At Molson Coors we seek diversity. Differing perspectives lead to challenging the expected, which keeps new ideas bubbling up. We’re an equal opportunity employer and invite applications from candidates from all backgrounds, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic. We take pride in celebrating our unique brew.

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Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee