Category Manager

Date: Sep 26, 2023

Location: Lynchburg, VA, US

Company: BWX Technologies


At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia, BWXT is a Fortune 1000 and Defense News Top 100 manufacturing and engineering innovator that provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for global security, clean energy, environmental remediation, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With approximately 7,000 employees, BWXT has 14 major operating sites in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. In addition, BWXT joint ventures provide management and operations at more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and NASA facilities.  Follow us on Twitter at @BWXT and learn more at


BWX Technologies, Inc. is looking for a Category Manager at its Lynchburg location.


Job Description/Duties:


  • Develops, plans, organizes and implements national/regional procurement strategies and programs to increase operational efficiency and profitability
  • Develop spend analytics and supply base rationalization
  • Outlines potential value and ROI for proposed initiatives and tracks results
  • Prepare RFQ/RFP documents, facilitate solicitations, administer the evaluation and selection process
  • Create and manage supplier agreements and monitor use of these agreements within the company
  • Select and manage required suppliers who have the capacity and capability to meet the material and subcontract needs of the business
  • Develops company-wide policies, procedures, and other organizational materials with respect to national/regional sourcing
  • Maintain continuous in-depth knowledge of market conditions, industry trends, and developing technologies within assigned categories


Job Qualifications/Requirements:


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required
  • Must have previous strategic sourcing experience
  • Must possess at least ten (10) years of supply chain experience
  • Must be able to demonstrate superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Must be highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a rapidly changing environment
  • Collaborative, team player with a “can-do” attitude and good listening skills
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with no dual citizenship
  • Ability to report to work at an assigned office location. This position does not include a remote work option.


Preferred Qualifications: 


  • Certification in Supply Management/Sourcing/Procurement
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification
  • Proven ability to establish processes and analytics to measure progress against initiatives
  • Experience with an ERP system and inventory management
  • Experience in the Transportation industry (Freight, Parcel, Rail, and Ocean)
  • Proven ability to translate data into insights that support management of assigned categories
  • Strong organizational skills including prioritizing, scheduling, and time management
  • A reputation for influencing others and earning trust across organizations
  • Ability to seamlessly work across functional and organizational boundaries
  • Proven track record of delivering initiatives from conception through completion



The Category Manager will work a 9/80 work week while receiving market leading pay, paid time off, paid winter holiday shutdown, educational refund plan, medical, dental, vision and service-based retirement contributions with additional 401k match.


As a federal government contractor, BWX Technologies, Inc. and any subsidiaries, affiliates and related entities (“BWXT” or the “Company”) complies with all federal, state, and local laws and customer requirements regarding COVID-19 and other health and safety protocols.  As such, all BWXT new hires will be required to adhere to applicable Company COVID-19 requirements within the workplace as a condition of employment.

Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Position requires U.S. citizenship with (no dual citizenship) ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance which involves an extensive criminal and financial background investigation, drug test and previous employment reference verifications.

BWXT supports diversity and is committed to the concept of Equal Employment Opportunity. We have established procedures to ensure that all personnel actions such as recruitment, compensation, career development, benefits, company-sponsored training and social recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Lynchburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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