Cox Communications Appoints Bill Mangen as Executive Director, Strategic Sourcing

Atlanta, GA  Cox Communications announced today that it appointed Bill Mangen as the new Executive Director of Strategic Sourcing.  In this role, Mangen will be charged with developing and executing comprehensive sourcing strategies for all direct and indirect spend categories for Cox Communications.

Mangen will drive a strategic sourcing process that continuously improves and re-evaluates 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.”                     

Mangen is an accomplished executive with a history of delivering year-over-year supply chain savings through disciplined sourcing processes and strategic category management.  Prior to joining Cox, Mangen worked for HP in Plano, TX as the Senior Director, Global Supply Chain Category Management and Strategic Sourcing.  Prior to his roles at HP, Mangen spent 5 years in a global leadership role with Citigroup and 13 years with Verizon as the Director of Procurement Operations and Supplier Management. 

Bill holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University de Tampa and he is a licensed CPA.

About Cox Communications:

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves more than 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.

Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for five years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at and

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