Sourcing Manager – Procurement and Strategic Sourcing Lead

POSITION:           Sourcing Manager


Function as Procurement Subject Matter Expert for assigned categories
Collaborate with Supply Chain/Demand Planning in driving the SIOP process
Generate and Track TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) savings and mitigate PPV headwinds
Develop Industry insights, understand market trends and conditions utilizing market intelligence data
Lead the RFP/RFQ development and execution process
Understand pertinent Supply Agreement/Contract terms and clauses.  Support contract development for respective category
Manage Supplier Performance (Quality, Punctuality, Lead time compliance & service) and facilitate Major Non- Conformance closure (delivery and quality)
Identify potential alternate suppliers and drive SRM (Supplier Relationship Management) process
Collaborate with internal stakeholders in supporting their needs and provide procurement guidelines
Project Management experience, to meet deadlines, established goals and objectives in a fast-paced environment
Facilitate regular QBR (Quality and Business Review) process and work with vendors to resolve claims
Support new product introductions by working with R&D; communicating new product volumes with vendors
Develop close working relationship and active dialogue with internal customers and departments such as quality, supply chain, and finance
Strong negotiating skills
Impeccable attention to detail
Ability to work well with a team
·         Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment

·         Strong verbal and written communication skills

Must have good planning, organizational and execution skills.
·         Working knowledge of operational purchasing, strategic sourcing, raw materials & indirect goods and services is required

Communicate with vendors on PO’s, delivery confirmations, and materials shortages.
Review production demand, historical usage, MOQ, shelf life and lead times to determine what to order when
Monitor deliveries and work with vendors to resolve issues
Maintains accurate purchasing files including accurate pricing, supplier lead times, minimum order quantities, freight rates, supplier contact information, fees and standard costs
Strong Analytical Skills
Strong Finance Aptitude


·         Bachelor’s Degree and Meaningful Experience , at least 4 years of experience, in Procurement, Sourcing, Materials Management in the food industry or equivalent combination of education and experience.

·         Purchasing know-how and mastering the Strategic Sourcing Process (supplier industry analysis, supplier selection, fact-based negotiations, etc.)

·         Demonstrated expertise in negotiation strategies and tactics

·         Knowledge of SAP, SAP SRM or similar ERP system required

·         Technical skills in computing and using standard software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Internet)


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