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Sr. Buyer, Strategic Sourcing

US-MA-Concord
Req No.
2017-1658
Category
Supply Chain
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Sr. Buyer, Strategic Sourcing

 

We’re looking for a Sr. Buyer, Strategic Sourcing to join our team to manage and develop all aspects of the strategic sourcing process for several raw material and packaging categories. The Sr. Buyer, Strategic Sourcing will be responsible for developing strategies that manage commodity risk, deliver cost savings, while also ensuring quality and service standards are appropriately met. This is a key role within our supply chain, and requires expert communication, analytical, risk management, and vendor development skills.

 

What You’ll Do:

  • Strategically manage a portfolio that includes both raw materials and packaging components
  • Closely monitor market conditions, assess potential short and long term financial implications, and identify opportunities & risks against budget
  • Manage supplier relationships and drive supplier performance, capability development, cost and quality improvements
  • Engage internal partners and lead cross-functional efforts to implement sourcing strategies
  • Negotiate supply agreements

 

Who You Are:

  • Strong understanding of strategic sourcing and proven success in applying these concepts
  • Expert analytical skills – robust knowledge of should-cost modelling that drives total cost of ownership method of analysis
  • Proactively identify and resolve opportunities/issues, acting with urgency, taking smart risks, and owning the outcome
  • Able to effectively collaborate with multiple functions and as part of cross functional teams
  • Continuously looks for ways to drive improvement
  • Ability to manage a dynamic environment with a high degree of complexity

 

What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree, related field preferred (Supply Chain Management/Operations/Logistics, Business, Math/Statistics, Marketing)
  • 7 plus years’ experience in a strategic sourcing role, consumer goods environment preferred
  • 2 plus years’ experience in strategic commodity management preferred
  • Exceptional computer skills; ERP, Value Chain Planning and Business Intelligence systems or equivalent, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access.
  • Certification from APICS or similar credential preferred

 

What You’ll Enjoy:

  • Collaborative colleagues working together to deliver results
  • Flexible work schedules including Summer and Winter Hours
  • Robust health benefits, and paid time off programs
  • Generous 401k plan with annual company match
  • Discounts on Welch’s products

 

Welch’s is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:  Minority/Female/Disability/Protected Vetera

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