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Procurement Manager Direct Buyer

Company: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc.
Location: Franklin
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Job Description:

Job Location:: Franklin, TN - Franklin, TNRed Collar Pet Foods is looking for a Procurement Manager Direct to join our exciting new pet food business at our headquarters in Franklin, TN. Who is Red Collar? We are pet people, and to us pets are family. We believe that they deserve good food made with wholesome and balanced nutrition in every bag and bowl. It is our commitment to quality ingredients and manufacturing exclusively in the U.S. which makes us all proud of our company and the pets we ultimately feed.Purpose of Role The Sourcing Manager will own all aspects of sourcing strategy for assigned categories, from working across the business to create strategies that meet the business's needs, to implementing the strategy through supplier negotiations and contracting. The role operates in a pet friendly, open office environment supporting natural pet nutrition.Principal Accountabilities Secure the strategic supplier base to guarantee a consistent and reliable supply of quality ingredients and packing at competitive costs in order to deliver the business plan year on year; Track, monitor and drive key supplier performance indicators across quality, service, cost and puts corrective actions in place when required Build sourcing category expertise to provide and exploit market and financial insights and to fully understand and mitigate the impact of food safety regulations and Good Manufacturing Practices Develop an agile and efficient supplier base to support growth and innovation and to be one step ahead of any material scarcity or harvest impacts Effectively negotiate commercial terms and conditions, applying business law to create appropriate legal contracts, managing business, legal and intellectual property risk Cost forecasting to maximize accuracy and delivery of the annual business planning process and P&L projections including setting annual cost standards Create & deliver sourcing strategies and initiatives that deliver Quality, Service, and Cost Savings of greater than 3% annual improvement. Lead the cash effectiveness program for suppliers Create and execute 'game changing' strategic sourcing plans for major spend categories and influence the Management team via new ideas and innovations Drive an effective relationship with key internal clients, especially with the R&D Marketing teams to ensure the delivery of business plans at or ahead of targets and plans Lead and develop a team of procurement associates to ensure that all business processes, procurement guidelines and GAAP are understood, which includes driving a robust procurement operating environment Deliver market trend, market development information and analysis to drive business understanding of these markets and how best to bring and exploit the capabilities of suppliers and industry developments to deliver a competitive advantage for Red Collar Pet Foods, which includes leading creation and implementation of strategic supplier relationship management to deliver sustained competitive advantage and capability of our supply base Lead the Red Collar hedging program across commodity markets and/or materials and recommending changes as required Demonstrate the openness to act as a team player and apply situational leadership within peer group to influence business strategy, and ability to develop their organization Display excellent interpersonal and communication skills; both verbal and written including the ability to communicate and influence effectively with all levels of the organization Key Functional Skills/Knowledge Leadership Capabilities & Competencies Drive for results Planning Managing & measuring Work Business acumen Dealing with ambiguity Learning on the fly Decision Quality Conflict Management Problem solving Negotiating Key Supporting Competencies & Functional Skills/Knowledge Commercial Awareness Customer Focus Quality and Food Safety / Regulatory Compliance Project Management Business Process Application Analytical Capability Financial Essentials Lean Principles Supply Chain Design and Implementation Supplier Quality Management Strong communication skills Qualifications Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business or related field Minimum of 5+ years of experience in large-scale strategic procurement and/or directly relevant supply chain discipline including experience of SRM programs, inbound supply chains & MRP, supplier continuous improvement programs, risk mitigation strategies; procure-to-pay processes and technologies, root cause of demand/price, inventory management, and ERP & BOM variances Experience in managing dynamic business environments, where price stability, supply availability and potential business outcomes were under continuous pressure and change Supply chain management skills Analytical & problem solving skills Planning, Prioritization & Project management skills Verbal and written skills -ability to communicate to all levels of management Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree preferred, but not required Red Collar Pet Foods is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.PI119983396

Keywords: Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc., Franklin , Procurement Manager Direct Buyer, Executive , Franklin, Tennessee

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