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Procurement Manager

Company: Niagara Bottling
Location: Diamond Bar
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

At Niagara, we're looking for Team Members who want to be part of achieving our mission to provide our customers the highest quality most affordable bottled water.Consider applying here, if you want to:

  • Work in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment with a chance to make an impact.
  • Develop lasting relationships with great people.
  • Have the opportunity to build a satisfying career.We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages for our Team Members.Procurement ManagerThe Procurement Manager is responsible to lead procurement strategy as well as category and operational management of their designated spend categories to reduce 'Total Cost of Ownership', provide supply continuity, and deliver on quality and service expectations. This role will also assist in governance and operational development across the designated procurement area.Essential Functions:
    • Develop a comprehensive understanding of all category influencers and become the business- wide category subject matter expert from both a technical and commercial perspective, across multiple categories and multiple regions
    • Develop and execute procurement strategies and plans for the category together with stakeholders that deliver on multi-year category needs and reduce our Total Cost of Ownership and improve availability, quality, service and innovation
    • Seek, support and implement raw material cost reduction opportunities
    • Develop Requests for Information (RFI) with potential vendors
    • Develop Requests for Proposals (RFP) and Requests for Quotes (RFQ), assess results, document recommendations and communicate results to vendors and internal stakeholders
    • Develop fact-based negotiation strategies and conduct negotiations with vendors to achieve the lowest Total Cost of Ownership
    • Collaborate closely with key stakeholders on supplier selection and service level benchmarks to gain proper alignment on category direction and ensure satisfaction
    • Negotiate commercial agreements with suppliers. Develop and maintain vendor agreements in collaboration with Legal team
    • Oversee implementation activities, assess and mitigate potential risks, evaluate project successes and failures and drive process changes to improve future projects
    • Manage all aspects of category from source to payment and ensure compliance to policy on all sourcing activities
    • Manage vendor relationships, track performance and communicate vendor performance feedback
    • Assist in the development and management of departmental budgets and work with Finance team to analyze trends and monitor and address any variances on delivered pricing
    • Research, track and communicate industry trends, best practices, applicable indices, and competitive offerings to identify opportunities for innovation, competitive advantage and increased profitability
    • Assist in the hiring, training, supervising and evaluating of the department personnel
    • Assist in projects that help build the function, department as well as the overall Niagara business
    • Assist in identification, evaluation, selection and implementation of relevant technologies
    • Seek, support and implement internal and external process improvement opportunities
    • This position requires up to 25% travel
    • Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.Qualifications
      • Minimum Qualifications:
        • 6 Years - Experience in Field or similar manufacturing environment
        • 6 Years - Experience in Position
        • 4 Years - Experience managing people/projects *experience may include a combination of work experience and education
          • Preferred Qualifications:
            • 10+ Years- Experience in Field or similar manufacturing environment
            • 10+ Years - Experience working in Position
            • 6 Years - Experience managing people/projects
              • experience may include a combination of work experience and educationCompetencies
                • Strategic Thinking: able to grasp the big picture and think long-term.
                • Recognition of Opportunity: recognizes new opportunities and acts to take advantage of them.
                • Quantitative Analysis: skillful in using quantitative analysis to understand business issues.
                • Assertiveness: able to defend a point of view and to confront others appropriately when necessary; unafraid to take controversial positions and challenge the conventional wisdom or status quo.
                • Comfort with Risk: takes risks when appropriate, isn't afraid to innovate and experiment.
                • Creative Thinking: able to think creatively, generating new ideas and approaches to situations.
                • Organizational Priority: able to make decisions that are in the best interest of the organization, even though they cause individual people distress.
                • Negotiation Skill: skilled in negotiating tactics, effective in utilizing analysis and creative solutions to extract the greatest value for the company.
                • Merit-orientation: judges ideas and people on merit alone, without bias or favoritism.
                • Influence: can influence and persuade other people, even without direct authority.
                • Political Skill: knows how to get things done within the political framework of an organization.
                • Oral Communication: a skillful public speaker, good at presenting ideas and plans in a persuasive manner.
                • Written Communication: a good writer; expresses ideas and positions clearly.
                • Cross Cultural: Able to interact effectively with people of different cultures and backgrounds.
                • Knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Excel and Power PointThis position embodies the values of Niagara's LIFE competency model, focusing on the following key drivers of success:
                  • Lead Like an Owner
                    • Manages a safe working environment, accurately documents safety related training, and effectively communicates safety incidents
                    • Provides strategic input and oversight to departmental projects
                    • Makes data driven decisions and develops sustainable solutions
                    • Skilled in reducing costs and managing timelines while prioritizing long run impact over short term wins
                    • Makes decisions by putting overall company success first before department/individual success
                    • Leads/facilitates discussions to get positive outcomes for the customer
                    • Makes strategic decisions which prioritize the needs of the customer over departmental/individual goals
                    • InnovACT
                      • Continuously evaluates existing programs and processes, and develops new initiatives to increase efficiency and reduce waste
                      • Creates, monitors, and responds to departmental performance metrics to drive continuous improvement
                      • Communicates a clear vision, organizes resources effectively, and adjusts the strategy as needed when managing change
                      • Find a Way
                        • Demonstrates ability to think analytically and synthesize complex information
                        • Effectively delegates technical tasks to subordinates
                        • Works effectively with departments, vendors, and customers to achieve organizational success
                        • Identifies opportunities for collaboration in strategic ways
                        • Empowered to be Great
                          • Makes hiring decisions primarily based on culture fit and attitude, and secondarily based on technical expertise
                          • Engages in long term talent planning
                          • Provides opportunities for the development of all direct reports
                          • Understands, identifies, and addresses conflict within own team and between teamsEducation
                            • Minimum Required:
                              • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or other Mechanical, Industrial, or Chemical related field or equivalent experience
                                • Preferred:
                                  • Master's Degree in Business Administration or other Mechanical, Industrial, or Chemical related field or equivalent experienceCertification/License:
                                    • Required: N/A
                                    • Preferred: N/AForeign Language
                                      • Required: None Required,
                                      • Preferred: None Required,Benefitshttps://careers.niagarawater.com/us/en/benefitsThis job is intended to be performed entirely outside of ColoradoAny employment agency, person or entity that submits a r--sum-- into this career site or to a hiring manager does so with the understanding that the applicant's r--sum-- will become the property of Niagara Bottling, LLC. Niagara Bottling, LLC will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.Employment agencies that have fee agreements with Niagara Bottling, LLC and have been engaged on a search shall submit r--sum-- to the designated Niagara Bottling, LLC recruiter or, upon authorization, submit r--sum-- into this career site to be eligible for placement fees.

Keywords: Niagara Bottling, Diamond Bar , Procurement Manager, Executive , Diamond Bar, California

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