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Strategic Procurement Category Leader, Business Services

Company: Rich Products Corporation
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Rich's, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $4 billion, Rich's is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich's-Infinite Possibilities. One Family. PURPOSE STATEMENT This Strategic Procurement professional will be responsible for enterprise-wide indirect categories who partners with internal business stakeholders to drive procurement value, including development and execution of strategies that focus on optimizing costs, creating value, improving vendor performance, reducing risk and extracting innovation from supply base. They will support Business Services with a focus on Sales and Marketing. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES In combination with business stakeholders, development and execution of category sourcing strategy for assigned indirect categories leveraging industry knowledge, while achieving business requirements Builds a short term and long-term category vision that is aligned with business stakeholders, and supported by strategic category management and sourcing Directs and sometimes leads category specific analyses and reporting, supply market research and spend analytics Directly manages the development of the sourcing strategies, RFX materials, negotiations, savings model, supplier selection recommendation and contracting Lead the implementation of strategic supplier development plans including maximizing procurement leverage and improving supplier performance Negotiation and implementation of supplier agreements/contracts by working with cross-functional stakeholders and suppliers to reach agreement on contract terms and conditions Lead negotiations driven by category strategy to achieve optimal value for business Drive metrics, data reporting and dashboards to support the achievement of value optimization goals. Apply Supplier Relationship Management strategy and Segmentation (Common, Strategic, Niche, etc.) to category with goal of streamlining supplier base through strategic partnerships Benchmark payment terms against industry and look to enhance current payment terms especially with core suppliers Responsible for ensuring that maximum amount of spend in assigned category is under procurement management Leverages existing digital technology (including 3rd party digital) as well as new digital Procure-to-Pay investments to maximize category management value creation Works with Indirect Category director and business stakeholders on identifying, recommending and implementing process improvements that can facilitate a more robust category management strategy Create category dashboard to measure and manage category KPI's as component of overall indirect dashboard Ability to track value creation delivered through category strategy execution as part of overall indirect value tracker Provide Strategic category expertise and support to procurement teams located in regions outside the US for assigned category Leverage spend in regions outside the US to drive additional value with strategic suppliers, while delivering additional value to regional businesses

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in Business, Supply Chain Management or related field Master's degree preferred 5 - 7 years strategic procurement experience, with preference for category management and large project negotiations SAP Ariba experience preferred Experience providing project leadership and effectively managing projects Excellent analytical skills High level of contract knowledge Experience partnering with and influencing internal stakeholders (HR, Marketing, IT, Legal, etc.) including ability to sell an idea and build consensus Strong communication skills including written, verbal and formal presentations PC skills (Excel, Word, database, statistical software) and the ability to efficiently create spreadsheets, pivot tables, other computer analysis, report writing Ability to multi-task and prioritize in complex, sometimes ambiguous and always fast faced environment Well-developed people skills Self-reliant and possess the ability to work independently and measure progress against goals 10% to 15% Travel

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Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Rich's"), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich's. Please contact Rich's Human Resources department at asc@rich.com if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

BRINGING YOUR BEST SELF TO WORK.As a family-owned company, caring for our associates-their whole selves-is a top priority. That's why we provide benefits and tools to help our people balance the integration of work and life:

Competitive compensation Health & financial benefits Paid time off Parental leave Family planning support Flexible work policy Associate affinity groups Volunteering & community impact opportunities Holiday gatherings In-house taste tests (we are a food company after all)!

It's all part of how we support our family of associates. Because in the company of family, all things are possible.

MEET RICH'S.Rich's, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $3.8 billion, Rich's is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich's-Infinite Possibilities. One Family.

Keywords: Rich Products Corporation, Buffalo , Strategic Procurement Category Leader, Business Services, Other , Buffalo, New York

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