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Director of Procurement

Company: Hearthside Food Solutions
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Lead Indirect Procurement strategy development and functional team support with Operations, Sales, Logistics, QA, and R&D. Lead and facilitate cost savings projects in partnership with platform and cross-functional stakeholders.

Lead corporate & regional projects through strategic procurement planning and implementation. Represent the company in dealings with suppliers, trading partners and customers.

Partner with Finance and CI functions to develop annual operating plan and cost savings pipeline; actively track performance and develop action plans to achieve financial targets.

Lead Indirect procurement team to effectively manage $300+ millions of overall category spend. Articulate and execute Hearthside Indirect Procurement roadmap that builds the capabilities needed for long-term growth and sustainability including spend analytics, category management, standardized sourcing process, tools and templates, policies and procedures and supplier relationship management.

Develop a high-performing and motivated strategic indirect procurement team responsible for interacting with business and supplier partners

Key Responsibilities

Coordinate procurement strategy and business objective alignment with other internal departments, including multiple manufacturing sites, warehousing, logistics, sales, R&D, finance, and QA

Follow market trends for various categories of spend. Use this knowledge to support internal customers. Evaluate financial aspects of key cost drivers of global markets using published industry data and reports. Collect historical data to support cost trend requests.

Develop business case to proactively drive stakeholder alignment and ensure effective communications with all internal partners.

Implement strategic sourcing activities such as electronic Request for Information, Request for Quotation, Request for Proposal, select supplier based on predetermined criteria

Be committed to cost control and cost reductions for the company while at the same time maintaining continuous supply of goods and services. Introduce new and innovative ideas for procurement of goods and services.

Develop and implement solutions to develop talent and expertise and build procurement capabilities within the entire category.

Participate in annual budget and standard cost development

Identify additional sources of supply and develop relationships with supplier partners

Actively develop and manage vendor performance using KPI's and scorecard development, business reviews, and effective contract/dispute management process.

Education/Experience Requirements

Bachelor's Degree (Master's degree or MBA preferred) in Business, Procurement, Supply Chain, or Accounting preferred or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

10+ years in procurement/strategic sourcing role with increasing responsibilities and leadership experience

Proven organizational communication, problem solving, and research abilities

Manage change through influence and proactive stakeholder management process; capable of driving major commercial decisions across a diverse set of internal stakeholders; demonstrated excellence in managing internal customers and regularly communicates with stakeholders for alignment

Ability to quickly gather and analyze data, and business requirements under time constraints in a changing environment

Knowledge of contract fundamentals, ability to effectively understand and negotiate contract terms that benefit Hearthside in outcome

Broad knowledge and execution of negotiation strategy, macroeconomics, inventory control and manufacturing processes.

Proven negotiating skills for quality improvement and cost savings initiatives with suppliers

Proficient in English (written and verbal)

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and prior experience with SAP, BW and Spend Analytics Solutions preferred

Ability to identify processes needing improvement, and to recommend improvements

Ability to work effectively at the executive level internally and with supplier partners

Keywords: Hearthside Food Solutions, Downers Grove , Director of Procurement, Other , Downers Grove, Illinois

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