Corporate Director of Procurement

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Procurement Executive

Food manufacturing experience required. Bachelor’s degree required

SUMMARY

The Procurement Executive is responsible for developing and implementing strategies for acquiring all necessary ingredients, packaging, and indirect goods and services to support the business. This role ensures competitive supplier pricing, while maintaining high quality and service standards.

Responsibilities

  • Implement forward-looking procurement and buying/coverage strategies to ensure long-term supply and cost certainty
  • Advise senior leadership on procurement, quality, and R&D risks and propose alternative solutions
  • Create a balanced scorecard for cost, quality, service, and people-related metrics
  • Set year-over-year productivity cost reduction plans to meet business objectives
  • Support new product launches and innovation
  • Develop professional relationships with senior leadership to drive the procurement vision
  • Analyze monthly purchase price variance (PPV) and review indirect procurement costs
  • Take a hands-on approach to address business needs
  • Mentor and train the procurement team for development and career growth
  • Create and maintain a culture of safety

QUALIFICATIONS

To be successful in this role, the individual must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word, and have experience in contract negotiation.

Ideal Candidate

  • Self-motivated and team-oriented
  • Organized and a strong leader
  • Exhibits integrity and professionalism
  • Builds relationships and works well with cross-functional teams
  • Strategic thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Effective communication skills with all levels of staff
  • Excellent planning and prioritization skills, adaptable and able to multitask
  • Thrives in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Efficiently manages tasks and plans ahead
  • Collaborative and resolves conflicts effectively

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree required; MBA preferred

A minimum of 10 years of experience

  • Experience in the food or beverage industry
  • Procurement experience in agricultural commodities and packaging, including indirect procurement
  • Experience in driving process improvements and system initiatives for operating efficiencies
  • Utilization of strategic sourcing methodologies to develop category strategies, negotiate and manage suppliers, and mitigate supply risks
  • Preferred experience in global sourcing
  • Ability to work independently and lead the procurement team
  • Strong negotiation and analytical skills with attention to detail

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