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Sr. Manager of Procurement, Packaging

Company: Niagara Bottling
Location: Diamond Bar
Posted on: July 6, 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, Packaging----The Sr. Manager of Procurement responsible for leading procurement strategy, as well as category and operational management of Niagara s complex packaging materials spend categories including but not limited to corrugate and carton packaging, to reduce Total Cost of Ownership , provide supply continuity, achieve strategic growth goals, and deliver on quality and service expectations.This role will assist in Procurement category governance, as well as organizational and functional development, reporting directly to the Director of Procurement.Essential Functions:--Develop and execute , in concert with relevant stakeholders, procurement strategies for all categories under control category that deliver on multi-year category needs, reduce our Total Cost of Ownership, and improve availability, quality, service and innovationSeek, support and implement raw material cost reduction opportunitiesDevelop Requests for Information (RFI) with potential vendorsDevelop Requests for Proposals (RFP) and Requests for Quotes (RFQ), assess results, document recommendations and communicate results to vendors and internal stakeholdersDevelop fact-based negotiation strategies, lead and bring to completion negotiations with suppliers to achieve the company s tactical and strategic business goals and targets able to change and shape negotiation outcomes counter to any current or upcoming disadvantageous market dynamics; able to create leverage in negotiation process by using novel strategies and outside-the-box thinkingCollaborate closely with key stakeholders on supplier selection and service level benchmarks to gain proper alignment on category direction and ensure success; able to influence senior leadership both within and outside organization to align and achieve strategic objectivesDevelop and maintain vendor agreements in collaboration with Legal team; able to create innovative commercial agreement structuresOversee implementation activities, assess and mitigate potential risks, evaluate project successes and failures and drive process changes to improve future projectsManage all aspects of category from source to payment and ensure compliance to policy on all sourcing activitiesManage vendor relationships, track performance and communicate and implement vendor performance feedbackDevelopt and manage departmental budgets and work with 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 profitability; anticipate future market and industry movements and proactively adapt category strategiesAssist in the hiring, training, supervising and evaluating of the department personnelLead or assist in projects that help build the function, department as well as the overall Niagara businessAssist in identification, evaluation, selection and implementation of relevant technologiesSeek, support and implement internal and external process improvement opportunitiesThis 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 Field or similar manufacturing environment6 Years Experience in Position6 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 environment10+ Years Experience working in Position10+ Years Experience managing people/projects*experience may include a combination of work experience and education--Competencies--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 Point--This position embodies the values of Niagara s LIFE competency model, focusing on the following key drivers of success:Lead Like an OwnerManages a safe working environment, accurately documents safety related training, and effectively communicates safety incidentsProvides strategic input and oversight to departmental projectsMakes data driven decisions and develops sustainable solutionsSkilled in reducing costs and managing timelines while prioritizing long run impact over short term winsMakes decisions by putting overall company success first before department/individual successLeads/facilitates discussions to get positive outcomes for the customerMakes strategic decisions which prioritize the needs of the customer over departmental/individual goalsInnovACTContinuously evaluates existing programs and processes, and develops new initiatives to increase efficiency and reduce wasteCreates, monitors, and responds to departmental performance metrics to drive continuous improvementCommunicates a clear vision, organizes resources effectively, and adjusts the strategy as needed when managing changeFind a WayDemonstrates ability to think analytically and synthesize complex informationEffectively delegates technical tasks to subordinatesWorks effectively with departments, vendors, and customers to achieve organizational successIdentifies opportunities for collaboration in strategic waysEmpowered to be GreatMakes hiring decisions primarily based on culture fit and attitude, and secondarily based on technical expertiseEngages in long term talent planningProvides opportunities for the development of all direct reportsUnderstands, identifies, and addresses conflict within own team and between teamsEducationMinimum Required:Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or other Mechanical, Industrial, or Chemical related field or equivalent experiencePreferred:Master's Degree in Business Administration or other Mechanical, Industrial, or Chemical related field or equivalent experience------Certification/License: Required: N/APreferred: N/A----Foreign Language Required: None Required,Preferred: None Required,----Typical Compensation RangePay Rate Type: Salary----$156,991.00 - $219,786.00 / Yearly----Bonus Target: 15% Annual----Benefitshttps://careers.niagarawater.com/us/en/benefits----Any 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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