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Sr. Manager of Procurement - Ingredients

Company: Niagara Bottling
Location: Diamond Bar
Posted on: June 2, 2024

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.Sr. Manager of Procurement - IngredientsThe Sr. Manager of Procurement, Ingredients is responsible to lead business and procurement strategy of Niagara s Ingredients spend categories to reduce
Total Cost of Ownership , provide supply continuity, and deliver on quality and service expectations. This role is a key leadership position within Niagara's procurement function, reporting directly to the Vice President (VP) of Procurement. The primary responsibility is to lead a dedicated team of procurement professionals, focusing on enhancing and executing effective business processes related to the supply of ingredients. This includes fostering strong relationships between Niagara and its various suppliers, ensuring a seamless and efficient supply chain. The candidate will be instrumental in understanding and adapting to changing business needs and aligning procurement strategies with these evolving requirements. Moreover, this position plays a crucial role in supporting and advancing Niagara's strategic objectives, particularly in the beverage and contract manufacturing sector. The successful candidate will be expected to bring expertise in procurement, team leadership, and strategic planning, contributing significantly to the overall success and growth of Niagara's beverage operations. This role demands a proactive approach to supplier management, process improvement, and strategic alignment, all aimed at optimizing the procurement function and supporting Niagara's business goals.Essential Functions:Assist in the development and execution of Procurement strategies for all categories under control category together with stakeholders that deliver on multi-year category needs and reduce our Total Cost of Ownership and improve availability, quality, service and innovationCollaborate closely with key stakeholders on supplier selection and service level benchmarks to gain proper alignment on category direction and ensure satisfactionConsolidation of suppliers, specifications and material supply chains, ensuring that Niagara's supply chains evolve to meet the dynamic needs of the business and its clients.Lead team to identify and address potential risks and gaps in material supply, assess the outcomes of projects to distinguish successes and failures, and initiate changes in processes to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of future projects.Ensure compliance to policy on all sourcing activitiesOversee relationships with key and critical suppliers, manage together with team on SRM, SLA, KPIs and supplier performance management protocols.Development and management of departmental budgets and work with Business and Finance team to analyze trends and monitor and address any variances on delivered pricingResearch, track and communicate industry trends, best practices, applicable indices, and competitive offerings to identify opportunities for innovation, competitive advantage and increased profitabilityThis position requires up to 25% travelPlease 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.QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:6 Years
Experience in ingredients, dairy, food, beverages, CPG or other related industries in procurement or commercial capacity6 Years
Experience in Position6 Years
Experience managing people/projects *experience may include a combination of work experience and educationPreferred Qualifications:10+ Years
Experience in ingredients, dairy, food, beverages, CPG or other related industries in procurement or commercial capacity10+ Years
Experience working in Position10+ Years
Experience managing people/projects*experience may include a combination of work experience and educationCompetenciesStrategic 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 PointEducationMinimum Required:Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or other Chemical or Food & Beverages related field or equivalent experiencePreferred:Master's Degree in Business Administration or other Chemical or Food & Beverages related field or equivalent experienceTypical Compensation RangePay Rate Type: Salary$156,991.00 - $219,786.00 / YearlyBonus Target:
15% AnnualBenefitshttps://careers.niagarawater.com/us/en/benefitsAny employment agency, person or entity that submits a rsum into this career site or to a hiring manager does so with the understanding that the applicant's rsum 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 rsum to the designated Niagara Bottling, LLC recruiter or, upon authorization, submit rsum into this career site to be eligible for placement fees.Niagara Plant NameCORP-MAIN

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