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Senior Sourcing Manager, Professional Services

Company: Danone
Location: Broomfield
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

About the Job:

Our Procurement team finds strategic approaches to procuring key resources for Danone like milk, water and plastic. As a part of this team, you will work with colleagues to find suppliers and resources that fit with our business goals, promote a circular economy and support Danone's One Planet, One Health vision. As part of the North American Indirect Procurement Professional Services team, you will manage purchasing activities related to Professional Services, for Danone North America (including territories in the USA and Canada).

You must have proven direct or indirect services sourcing skills and effective cross functional project leadership, negotiation, collaboration, analytical and communication skills. You will also ideally have experience in HR Benefits & Compensation sourcing. In this role, you will act as a steward in developing and implementing sourcing strategies for Professional Services categories and lead key communications & objective setting with business stakeholders.

Additionally, you will:

Drive sourcing activities, including but not limited to:

  • Human Resource (HR) Services: Benefits, Temp Labor, Recruitment, Relocation; Financial, Legal and Consulting Services; Real Estate: Office and Warehouse Leases; Courier & Office Services
  • Analyze current needs, practices in place, and market conditions, working in collaboration with departments
  • Conduct market studies to identify new suppliers / opportunities and develop a robust supplier base
  • Collaborate and partner with internal stakeholders to evolve managed categories
  • Define, align & execute category sourcing strategies for 2021 and beyond, using the Danone procurement methodology
  • Identify innovative opportunities that support the procurement team's People, Purpose & Profit agenda
  • Support growth and change through identification and implementation of adapted partnerships with identified suppliers, to improve both service level and cost control through supplier relationship management (SRM) tools
  • Manage spend portfolio & productivity by identifying and realizing cost savings opportunities, creative insourcing models, and tail spend management
  • Drive the Source to Contract Lifecycle for applicable strategic categories and adhering to compliance policies within those processes
  • Negotiate pricing and commercial terms with suppliers and leading business reviews
  • Facilitate the agreement process by effectively collaborating and influencing various stakeholders such as HR and Compliance
  • Leverage procurement methods to improve upon categories and business conditions to drive innovation and continuous improvement
  • Provide occasional training for procurement policies and processes for shadow buyers involved in purchasing activities
  • Collaborate with global procurement team to promote synergies for all Danone regions

Supplier selection and contract management:

  • Develop and launch RFP's or RFQ's to select suppliers in targeted categories
  • Analyze proposals and develop business cases with recommendations to key internal stake holders
  • Support negotiations with suppliers on quality, time & cost of service and contract terms and conditions
  • Draft contracts and lead contract ratification activities, assuring interaction with suppliers and Legal teams
  • Manage suppliers to ensure business needs are met and maintain Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) to improve suppliers' performance
  • Develop and implement performance indicators to monitor suppliers and support continuous improvement

Animate & evaluate suppliers - drive quarterly and annual business reviews with team:

  • Evaluate and manage supplier performance, including the creation of action plans to address areas of opportunity
  • Lead supplier relationship management (SRM) activities with internal stakeholders
  • Ensure superior supplier relationships

Control budget & cost savings:

  • Oversee spend visibility activities and reporting, spend compliance and tail spend management
  • Identify benchmarks for new sourcing models - bringing the outside in
  • Initiation of new projects to create COVI (cost out, value in) opportunities, including business case development, Finance validation, stakeholder buy-in, budget preparation, and project activity and impact reporting
  • Act as a steward in foreseeing price and service evolution

Cross-functional reporting:

  • Create presentations and spend dashboards to support all Indirect Procurement functions (Warehousing & Logistics, Manufacturing & MRO, and Marketing & Media, in addition to Professional Services)
  • Responsible for compliance tracking and reporting related to supplier spends, Sedex compliance, and contracts

The base compensation range for this position is $105,000-125,000. 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 You:

You will have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or a related field of study
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in strategic purchasing or related field with strong skills of negotiation
  • Experience in Professional Services & HR Benefits sourcing preferred, Real Estate a plus
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship development skills; People management skills a plus
  • Presentation savvy - preparation and delivery of professional presentations
  • Advanced Excel & PowerPoint reporting capability
  • Contract management expertise - deep understanding of legal terminology and application of legal concepts
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a cross-functional, multi-cultural, matrix environment
  • Agile with a sense of urgency
  • Demonstrates cross-functional / peer to peer leadership through coaching and stewardship
  • Proactive: anticipates issues/opportunities & can work through multiple simultaneous projects
  • Fantastic project management, follow up and organizational skills
  • Rigorous data analysis capability and financial acumen
  • Ability to develop and implement strategic sustainable initiatives, and lead change by engaging people
  • Comfortable in facing paradoxes or contradictions with resilience, tenacity and a smile
  • Strong political savvy and the ability to drive initiatives when faced with adversity
  • Ability to evolve, in time, via different sourcing categories and / or increased accountability

Keywords: Danone, Broomfield , Senior Sourcing Manager, Professional Services, Other , Broomfield, Colorado

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