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Company: HP Hood
Location: Lynnfield
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

Are you a self-driven person looking to advance your career as a high-impact player on a team? If so, we have an exciting challenge for you and your future!At HP Hood LLC, we celebrate our differences. Our diversity of people, backgrounds, experiences, thoughts and perspectives are fostered to create an inclusive work environment. We are at our best when we respect and value each other - One Team One Company!Our culture is built on value commitments to innovation, quality, results, integrity, community, people, and collaboration that fosters a strong employee engagement, teamwork, safety and wellness. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, wellness programs, employee discounts, 401k matches, tuition reimbursement, ongoing development, advancement opportunities and more. This position is also eligible for our bonus program.Founded in 1846, today HP Hood is one of the largest and most trusted food and beverage manufacturers in the United States. Our portfolio of national and super-regional brands and licensed products includes Hood, Heluva Good, Lactaid, Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, Planet Oat and more.Job Summary:Manage assigned categories and work with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure departmental sourcing strategies and objectives are met. Develop and execute supply strategies under the direction of the Director, Strategic Sourcing and Sr. Director, Strategic Sourcing. Research and evaluate potential new suppliers and their products.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage assigned spend category by developing category plans. Administer and manage RFx process including but not limited to RFx review and analysis, vendor evaluation and supplier management. Negotiate price and supply agreements. Ensure contract compliance with suppliers. Determine potential cost savings initiatives and opportunities. Drive year over year improvement in costs and create value. Represent Strategic Sourcing on various teams and projects. Monitor and analyze market conditions for raw materials and assigned categories. Manage performance of suppliers for assigned categories, create alternate sources and manage risk. Follow procurement policies and procedures. Help improve existing work processes with the goal of improved collaboration, efficiency and ease of execution. Serve as mentor to and train Strategic Sourcing Specialists as needed. Up to 15% travel. Additional responsibilities as needed. Manage actual costs and cost/budget projections with accuracy and timeliness.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering or Food Science preferred. Eight plus years experience preferably in a dairy, food and beverage (F&B) or manufacturing environment. MBA and/or professional certifications highly desired. Professional Certification in a related field is a plus. Project management experience or PMP certification is desirable. Experience in category and supplier management is preferred.
Skills and Competencies:
Excellent oral and written skills. Excellent analytical skills with attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to work independently. Proficient PC skills in Microsoft Office application like Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook. Familiarity with ERP systems and advanced procurement tools like Ariba, GEP, Determine, etc. Demonstrated skills in contract negotiations and execution. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with cross-functional teams. Ability to manage multiple tasks and problem solving skills. Take ownership and accountability for performance of categories, supplier relationships and delivery of value to the organization.
HP Hood is an Equal Opportunity EmployerFemale/Minority/Veteran/Disabled"VERVRAA Federal Contractor"

Keywords: HP Hood, Boston , MANAGER-STRATEGIC SOURCING - INGREDIENTS, Executive , Lynnfield, Massachusetts

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