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Senior Manager of Procurement

Location: Corona, CA, United States
Date Posted: 05-15-2019
Position Summary:

The primary responsibility for this position is to ensure the company is receiving the best value options for all raw materials along with securing and capacity to fit with the company’s strategies for designated geographies. Metal and Can procurement (beverage) is the primary focus for this position.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Negotiate best price and terms of agreements with vendors
  • Understand industry trends in beverage and commodities
  • Cost Analysis and Modeling
  • Cost Rationalization
  • Cost Reduction Projects
  • Project Management/Special Projects
  • Establish new vendor programs and partnerships
  • Assist accounting in resolving price discrepancies
  • Visit vendors’ offices and plants (domestic and overseas) to assess their capabilities and capacities
  • Work with the appropriate departments to ensure that selected vendors have the ability to meet quality and delivery requirements
  • Analyze Supply Chain Sourcing such as Raw Material Packaging and Co-Packing pack fees
  • Monitor shipments and shipping logistics to make sure we ship in the most efficient and cost-effective manner
  • Provide data for, and work directly with Cost Accounting to determine product cost of goods
  • Develop and implement purchasing procedures and policies consistent with company objectives
  • Analyze and report accounting purchase price variances
  • Be an active member in the product development process to ensure new ingredients are sourced as appropriate
  • Supports regional and global supply and quality issues; actively participates in the resolution of crisis level issues
  • Directs the efforts of subordinates to establish strategies and maintain reliable sources of supply and supervise the negotiation of procured materials and services
  • Participates on high level business teams to understand regional business strategies and align those strategies with both regional and global procurement category strategies
  • Leads change management efforts while creating alignment & integration internally and externally
  • Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or modified either formally or informally, wither in wiring or verbally at the discretion of management

Position Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Supply Chain, Engineering, Finance or related filed
  • SAP Experience Preferred
  • Lean manufacturing experience preferred
  • 3-5 years’ experience in Purchasing with CPG company (Beverage industry preferred)
  • Possess analytical and technical skills required to understand business practices and recommend proper
    automation opportunities
  • Must have intermediate to advanced computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Able to analyze large amounts of data and creatively problem solve
  • Strong communication skills across different countries and functions within an organization
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Working knowledge of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement
  • Management process improvements projects related to the purchasing function
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction in a dynamic and fast paced, changing environment and
    take initiative
Beth Yarbrough
Search Director | Frank CPG Partners

o: 615.678.0287
m: 615.605.5557


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