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Manager, Procurement in Oak Brook, IL at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 12/3/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time

Location:

IL Oak Brook

Job Type:

General Management Group

Job Posting Title:

Manager, Procurement

Job Description:

Responsibility for purchasing ingredients and commodities for manufacture in our network of TreeHouse Foods plants.  Maintain an uninterrupted supply of ingredients and commodities to plants while optimizing price, quality and service.



Roles & Responsibilities:

Be superior at understanding market dynamics on particular commodity portfolios and have quick decision making experience to enable strategic positions for large dollar scale categories along with understanding freight and inventory logistics to attain a “lowest landed” ingredient cost for plants. Also, Strategic Sourcing steps for key vendor negotiations in addition to leading and participating in cross functional groups to optimize ingredient supplier selection.

  • Negotiating with suppliers to TreeHouse Foods on a global scale to attain best optimal solution of price, quality, and service to every plant.
  • Working with plant personnel to maintain plant production schedules as well as administer vendor relationships arising from logistic challenges.
  • Keep attuned to any and all world events that affect the ingredient and commodity market prices, and report out to senior management on a timely basis.
  • Produce ingredient and commodity price forecasts for all the business, and monitor that price risk against budgeted line item prices and usage. Initiate Right Side objectives, drive them through the business, and seek to complete high percentage of approvals.


Daily/Periodic Tasks

  • Identify suppliers on a global basis for strategic sourcing of food ingredients (15%)
  • Monitoring ingredient and commodity markets globally (25%)
  • Forecasting ingredient prices and communicating supply positions, as well as supporting related activities to acquisitions (15%)
  • Managing and correcting supply and quality problems/issues at plants (10%)
  • Ensuring vendor compliance with company purchasing policy, and company quality policy (10%)
  • Communicating ingredient strategy as requested (5%)
  • Negotiating with suppliers to achieve optimal supply agreements (10%)
  • Providing market & pricing support documentation to support PPV detail (10%)

Skills, Experience and Education:

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities (List all Required):

  • Strong technical and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Must enjoy working in a collaborative and team oriented environment
  • Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Excel


Education:

High School or equivalent

High School plus specialized training Associate Degree

Bachelor’s Degree Required – Type: Master’s Degree Required -- Type: Certification/Licensure Required for Job:

Minimum Experience Preferred:

  • 7-10 years of procurement experience in the food manufacturing industry.
  • Commodity experience
  • SAP and e-RFQ experience preferred

Travel Requirements: 10%

Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veterans/Disability

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to disability-accommodations@treehousefoods.com. In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.