Cox Communications has hired Bill Mangen as its new executive director of strategic sourcing.
Mangen’s job responsibilities include developing and executing sourcing strategies for all direct and indirect spend categories for Cox.
Cox said Mangen will drive a strategic sourcing process that continuously improves and reevaluates Cox’s spend, with a focus on getting products and services at the best possible value and lowest total cost. He will lead the sourcing group, including category managers, category specialists and analysts.
“Bill has an outstanding track record of increasing value for both his employer and customers,” said George Richter, vice president of supply chain management at Cox Communications. “Bill is an excellent addition to our team as Cox continues to provide best-in-class service at an affordable price.”
Prior to joining Cox, Mangen worked for HP in Plano, Texas, as the senior director of global supply chain category management and strategic sourcing. Mangen spent five years in a global leadership role with Citigroup and 13 years with Verizon as the director of procurement operations and supplier management.