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Strategic Sourcing Manager - MRO

Company: Lactalis American Group
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

DescriptionLactalis American Group is currently seeking candidates to join our Procurement Team. --Lactalis Group, the world leader in dairy, is a family-owned business with more than 85,000 pragmatic and ambitious professionals worldwide, committed to providing healthy and delicious dairy products that bring people together every day. At Lactalis, our core values of AMBITION, ENGAGEMENT, and SIMPLICITY are at the heart of everything we do.If you re looking for a unique experience with a company that offers strong brands, professional expertise, and a dynamic work environment that champions entrepreneurial spirit, hands-on responsibility, and real opportunity for career development, we want to hear from you!At Lactalis American Group, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace and we know that our candidates come from many different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. If you re excited about this role but your past experience doesn t align perfectly with every qualification in the job posting, we still encourage you to apply and share with us your STORY, your PASSION, and your EXPERTISE! --You may be just the perfect candidate for this or other roles within our company.----From your PASSION to oursThe strategic sourcing manager is a key member of the North American Strategic Procurement team. You are responsible for developing, leading, and implementing short- and medium-term purchasing strategies that deliver best-in-class results in the areas of people, processes and costs for industrial categories. You work in strong collaboration with internal stakeholders, and you ensure that overall focus in accordance with established budget objectives, policies and guidelines under the direction of the Senior Procurement Manager, Indirect, North America.We are looking for an adaptive, dynamic leader with a proven track record of service excellence, continuous improvement, and cost efficiency in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate is known for his/her strong experience of the supply chain market in the North American market with key successes. This role will be managing complex procurement projects in a multisite, multi division and multi countries (USA and Canada) environment, rapidly growing network across cost, service, efficiency, agility, and quality pillars to achieve long-term cross-functional business plan objectives. This role will need to be based at one of the corporate hubs (Buffalo, NY OR Chicago, IL OR Londonderry, NH)--From your EXPERTISE to oursKey responsibilities for this position include: Achieve budget objectives by identifying, developing, and supporting North American sourcing strategy initiatives for MRO category in North America. Prepare, organize, and lead industrial projects and bids with current and potential suppliers to maintain best-in-class service, cost, and contract compliance in collaboration with our Industrial stakeholders to ensure a data-driven approach to category management. Identify cost savings opportunities across industrial spending based on network analysis, industry trends, and market pricing. Continually assess Suppliers to ensure that our company receives competitive cost, quality, and service Structure the procurement industrial collaboration with methodology, process, and expertise.-- Participate as an active cross-functional team member, along with Industrial, Logistic/Supply Chain, Operations, Finance, Quality, Safety, and other key functional departments. Support global negotiation initiatives led by corporate office global procurement by providing pricing specifications and vendor listings and negotiating at the local level. Perform administrative duties as identified by procurement leadership supporting overall North American strategy: SRM, reporting, savings tracker, budget, projects presentation, etc. Assist the Senior Manager with the development of Annual Saving targets Perform administrative duties such as tracking cost savings initiatives and providing monthly status reports, reviewing and approving pricelist for upload to SAP, validating PPV and LPS data Demonstrate commitment to a safe working environment that promotes the health and well-being of all employees and that will further contribute to the Company s overall performance and success.-- Travel and/or extended or off-work hours may be required. This description reflects management s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. To fulfill these responsibilities, tools such as a computer, phone, and/or allowance(s) may be provided. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these Essential Duties and Responsibilities.Requirements----From your STORY to oursQualified applicants will contribute the following:Education & Experience-- University degree or equivalent work experience Minimum 5 to 7 years experience in a procurement function in a related field category, preferably at a food company Prior CPG industry experience preferred. Experience in Manufacturing and/or MRO PurchasingSkills / Abilities / Knowledge High level of initiative and strong interpersonal skills. Strong leadership and ability to interact with a wide variety of management levels and business situations Strong level organizational skills (handling workload and complexity) Strong planning, project management, and execution skills In-depth knowledge and analysis of key cost drivers High level of contract management Skilled negotiator with a strong understanding of contract lifecycle management and sourcing procedures. Ability to travel within the United States and Canada and internationally, approximately 20% of the time Bilingual English/French is an asset

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