Director of Supply Chain & Procurement

Location: Corporate

Summary

The Director of Supply Chain and Procurement will be responsible for improving our multi-site supply network. This role manages all phases of sourcing including identifying cost saving opportunities, assuring continuity of supply, creating competitive environments, negotiating and generating contracts. This role will drive strategic initiatives to optimize our supplier relationships and procurement strategies, oversee logistics, planning and purchasing to ensure supply chain continuity, cost-effectiveness, efficiency and adequacy of our sourcing and procurement processes.

Salary Range: $120,000 – $140,000

Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life, and Supplemental Insurance; 401k with Company Match; Shift Differential; Tuition Reimbursement; Paid Time Off; Annual Bonus Potential


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain purchase contracts and vendor data
  • Establish and maintain reliable sources of supply to ensure timely procurement of goods, services and materials
  • Deploy mitigation strategies to avoid supply chain shortfalls and continuously evaluate alternative supply sources
  • Use analytic techniques to support procurement projects
  • Manage supply chain data by designing, producing, analyzing, continuously improving, and presenting monthly logistics and supply chain metrics, measuring operational and financial performance against company specific objectives
  • Manage the company’s supply portfolio ensuring spending transparency
  • Request and analyze quotes/bids to aid in negotiations and identify best overall solution
  • Utilize benchmarking to identify best practices, trends, and improvement areas
  • Plan and implement supply chain optimization projects such as warehousing, inventory management, cost optimization, and route planning, to meet customers’ requirement
  • Gather data to populate and report progress via supplier scorecards and internal dashboards
  • Track, manage and report cost savings as well as working capital improvements
  • Identify gaps in policies, processes and procedures
  • Communicate effectively with senior leadership to provide regular updates on procurement performance and initiatives
  • Discover and implement the most cost-effective shipping modes and schedules
  • Develop trust amongst cross functional teams so when conflicting priorities or other issues arise you can ensure that all involved understand the issues and agree with the solutions
  • Develop supplier relationships in a way that results in both parties benefitting from the relationship
  • Maintain best practices in procurement to ensure product safety and food safety compliance including but not limited to: supplier screening and approval process, vetting for compliance to good manufacturing standards, defining clear specifications for all major and minor ingredients, help implement quality assurance measurement at every stage of procurement
  • Provide leadership and mentorship for direct reports

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in related field required
  • 10+ years of experience required
  • Plastics/resin/chemical experience highly desired
  • Strong written and oral communication, analytical, decision-making, problem solving, and computer skills required