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Director of Indirect Strategic Sourcing - Chicago - CPG

Chicago, Illinois
Job Type
12 Sep 2022
* Understand and apply best practices in strategic sourcing to leverage consolidated purchasing power to deliver the best possible values in the marketplace.

* Analyze trends to proactively identify supply issues to minimize risk, protect continuity of supply, and create plans to minimize enterprise supply risk.

* Provide deep functional and technical procurement expertise across various categories and regions of the world

* Manage purchase requisitions/orders and ensure company compliance in order to accurately track spend commitments.

* Review invoices, work orders, consumption reports and demand forecasts and adjust sourcing strategy as required to support the needs of the company.

* Plans, develops and implements business plans and budgets, including long-range objectives, performance goals and metrics for each category. Collaborates with Operations, Legal, Supply Chain and other customers as needed to champion cross-functional sourcing initiatives. Understands category specific (store and pharmacy operations) principles and value of analytics.

* Provides continuous leadership, oversight of work quality and constructive feedback to direct reports.

* Communicates Company, department and individual performance goals and levels of goal achievement.

* Recruits, hires and trains a qualified and talented team of employees.

* Creates collaborative business plans with strategic vendors and negotiates strategies and programs. Oversees that Category Managers develop and maintain positive vendor relationships. Approves Category Manager vendor contract negotiations, guaranteeing the attainment of the most advantageous pricing, terms, discounts, allowances, quality, delivery, service and dating (where applicable). Ensures all goods and services meet established standards. Addresses business unit complaints, requests, and questions and resolves within guidelines.

* Assures proper analysis and application of internal and external industry specific research information, to determine Company direction in designated categories, reasons for pricing increases/decreases, and develops risk mitigation strategies.

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

* Bachelor's Degree required; Supply Chain Management, Business, Engineering, or related field

* Masters is a plus. Professional Certification (CPM, CSPM)

* Strong leadership skills including the ability to influence senior management through effective communication and presentation skills and persuasive positioning

* Strong interpersonal and team building skills to manage relationships throughout the organization

* 3+ years experience

Our client is a leader within the CPG/Food Industry with revenues of over 500 million dollars and over 10,000 employees worldwide. They have 10+ locations across the US and there is a lot of space for growth. Offering great benefits and culture, this organization is looking to expand even more.

* Flexible work environment

* Competitive compensation $130k - $195k

* Medical, dental, and vision insurance

* 401k

* Ample room to progress your career
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  • Job Reference: 710312332-2
  • Date Posted: 12 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Michael Page
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent