Company: Danone North America
Posted on: September 13, 2023
About the jobAs part of the North American 3PM (3 rd Party
Manufacturing) Procurement team, the primary purpose of this
position is to manage our Contract Manufacturing supply base for
the Plant Based Premium Dairy Business Unit within the Essential
Dairy and Plant Based North America Division.
This mandate will be accomplished through new suppliers scouting,
leveraging current supplier base, implementing sourcing strategies,
supplier and contract management, project management, supplier
evaluation, and budget & productivity management.
This position requires proven sourcing experience & related skills
as well as effective cross functional project leadership,
negotiation, collaborative, analytical and communication skills.
Experience in Contract Manufacturing or Contract Manufacturing
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 adapted
partnership with retained suppliers;
Participate in Make Or Buy process for new initiatives to support
Execute best practice strategic sourcing practices, leveraging
Danone North America's purchasing power
Work collaboratively with colleagues in terms of pricing, quality
and supply chain aspects.
Supplier and Contract Management
Implement Supplier Relationship Management to improve suppliers
performance, establish best quality, collaboration, innovation and
Support initiatives to find available innovation/production
Develop and launch RFQs / RFPs (request for quotation/proposal) to
select suppliers in targeted categories
Analyze the proposals and make recommendations to key internal
Negotiate quality, time and cost of service as well as other
commercial terms and conditions
Lead contract ratification activities, assuring interaction with
supplier and Legal teams
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
Assisted by 3PM Operations team, implement industrial performance
metrics with the co-manufacturer plants and monitor/support
Support commercialization of new platforms and capabilities from
concept to launch including conducting operations feasibility, and
project management follow ups.
Set up standard KPIs for Suppliers within assignment;
Evaluate and manage the global performance of Contract
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
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 savings
The base compensation range for this position is
commensurate 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. To give our employees flexibility, Danone is
a hybrid work environment. About you Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Business, Operations Management, Science,
Engineering, or a related field
Minimum of 2-5 years' experience in Strategic 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
People management: the individual must demonstrate future
capability as well as demonstrated 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 asset
About 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.
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