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Sourcing Manager - 3PM Procurement

Company: Danone
Location: Broomfield
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

As part of the North American 3PM (3rd Party Manufacturing) Procurement team, the primary purpose of this position is to strategically manage our Contract Manufacturing supply base for the Happy Family Business Unit to help fuel business growth, cost improvement & supplier performance. The Sourcing Manager role also has the opportunity to take on responsibilities across other Danone NA BUs (Premium Dairy, Plant Based, Yogurt, Beverage, Innovation).
This mandate can be accomplished through new supplier scouting, leveraging current supplier base, implementing sourcing strategies, supplier and contract management, project management, supplier evaluation, and budget & productivity management.
Experience in Contract Manufacturing and/or Direct Material sourcing will be a strong asset.Sourcing Strategies & Market Analysis:

--- Sourcing strategies development through market studies to identify best practices, identify gaps, risks
and opportunities as well as to identify new suppliers and develop a supplier base;
--- Conduct supply market analysis and drivers for spend categories to track market, evaluate cost
proposals, and ensure 3PM business is aligned with market;
--- Support growth through identification and implementation of continuous improvement plans with
existing suppliers;
--- Participate in Make vs Buy process for new initiatives to support sourcing decisions
--- Execute strategic sourcing best practices that support the BUs Strategic Plan
--- Work collaboratively with colleagues in terms of pricing, quality and supply chain aspects

Supplier and Contract Management:

--- Implement Supplier Relationship Management to improve supplier's performance, quality,
collaboration, innovation and cost
--- Support initiatives to find available innovation/production capacity/capabilities
--- Develop and launch RFQs / RFPs to select suppliers in targeted categories
--- Analyze the proposals and make recommendations to key internal stake holders
--- Negotiate quality, time and cost of service as well as other commercial terms and conditions
--- Support contract ratification activities, assuring interaction with supplier and Legal teams

Project Management

--- Collaborate with R&I & Marketing innovation teams by providing key insight on current capabilities,
manufacturing site potential, and economic feasibility.
--- Assisted by the project management team, participate in projects implementation by respecting the
budgets / schedules / standards quality of Danone, using the appropriate tools
--- Continuously monitor, review and communicate the project status (with respect to contractual
commitments of the supplier)
--- Anticipate and alert key stake holders in case of non-compliance with the contractual commitments.
--- Assure that proper cross-functional project management process between business unit teams and
the co-manufacturer is in place and followed
--- Assisted by 3PM Operations team, implement industrial performance metrics with the co-manufacturer
plants and monitor/support continuous improvement
--- Support commercialization of new platforms and capabilities from concept to launch including
conducting operations feasibility, and project management follow ups

Supplier Evaluation:

--- Set up standard KPIs for Suppliers within assignment;
--- Evaluate and manage the global performance of Contract Manufacturing suppliers;
--- Define the objectives of improvement of performance and the necessary action plans;
--- Manage the implementation of action plans.

Budget & Productivity Management:

--- Manage overall spend for Contract Manufacturing sourcing
--- Establish the budget, track variances and manage risks for respective area through work with Finance
and Contract Manufacturing stakeholders
--- Identify new projects to create savings opportunities, validate with finance, seek and attain buy-in for
these projects, build budget with other functions, realize and track savingsThe base compensation range for this position is $70,000-105,000commensurate with experience. Danone North America additionally offers a performance-based bonus and has a strong benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug Coverage, 401k Plan, Wellness Program, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Flexible Time Off, and Paid Parental Bonding Leave, among other benefit plan options.About youRequirements:

--- Bachelor's degree in Business, Operations Management, Supply Chain, or a related field
--- Minimum of 2-5 years experience in Procurement, Contract Manufacturing, Operations
Management or similar role:
--- Experience in the food-processing industry, especially perishable products is an asset
--- Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional, multi-cultural, matrix environment
--- Displays cross-functional / peer to peer leadership through coaching and stewardship;
--- Proactive: anticipates issues/opportunities & can work through multiple simultaneous projects
--- Rigorous data analysis capability and financial acumen
--- Ability to develop and implement sustainable initiatives, and lead change by engaging people
--- Language: English mandatory; French an assetAbout usAt Danone North America, you'll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Horizon Organic, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and Happy Family. You'll be part of one of the largest Certified B Corps--- in the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.Danone North America doesn't just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We're proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect. http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

Keywords: Danone, Broomfield , Sourcing Manager - 3PM Procurement, Executive , Broomfield, Colorado

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