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Strategic Sourcing Manager - Hybrid

Company: Smithfield Foods
Location: Smithfield
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Locations: US-VA-Smithfield US-IL-Lisle Your Opportunity:The Strategic Sourcing Manager is responsible for the strategic sourcing of indirect spend categories for Smithfield Foods. This role will partner with cross functional stakeholders and suppliers to develop category strategies that deliver value for money, ensure supply chain continuity, measurable cost efficiencies, innovation and world class sourcing support to the organization. This role will leverage procurement expertise, risk management and relationship management skills.
This is a hybrid position based in Smithfield, Virginia or Lisle, Illinois.Core Responsibilities:

  • Utilizes strategic sourcing methodology to develop category strategies, source, negotiate contracts and manage suppliers to deliver total cost of ownership (TCO) models, ensure speed to market, value creation and risk mitigation. Intimately understands the category markets and cost drivers.
  • Collaborate with other Smithfield stakeholders and departments to create synergies to drive optimal value to the organization.
  • Proactively works with suppliers to ensure the delivery of continuous improvement and technology which ultimately leads to a competitive advantage for Smithfield.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for cross-functional partners across the various types of Corporate Services and Professional Services (Human Resources, Marketing, Travel, Sustainability, Facilities, Temporary Labor, etc.)
  • Work closely with operations and tactical purchasing teams to identify cost reduction programs.
  • Manage cost model strategies currently in place with key suppliers.
  • Lead cross functional teams through a sourcing and project management process to support supply management and operations objectives.
  • Establish and nurture relationships with key business stakeholders to identify new opportunities for cost savings and execution of long-term sourcing strategies focused measurable goals focused and continuous improvement.
    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.Qualifications:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
    • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and 5+ years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
    • Minimum of 2+ years' experience in a position of leadership to include team development and management, required.
    • Experienced in contract negotiation, including development of negotiating plans and strategies across a broad range of Corporate Services, required.
    • Progressive experience utilizing strategic sourcing methodology, required.
    • Strong influencer, experience in acting as a lead by providing training, guidance or mentoring to less experienced staff or managing processes and projects, required.
    • Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) or equivalent experience preferred.
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent experience preferred.
    • Experience with eSourcing tools.
    • Excellent PC skills: MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), SAP.
    • Ability to demonstrate proven results.
    • Experience with "Strategic Sourcing Techniques" such as managing value stream, lean concepts, contractual alternatives, and buying theories.
    • Strong project management skills in support of cross functional team activities.
    • Strong communication skills, verbal and written.
    • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
    • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
    • Must be willing to travel a minimum of 10%Supervisory Responsibilities:
      • Responsible for supervision of Strategic Sourcing Analysts.
      • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
      • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.Careers and Benefits:To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit
        More than 63,000 employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment.
        Working at Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally.
        Our people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees.
        Sustainability is ingrained in our culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the future.
        About Smithfield Foods:Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 43,000 U.S. team members and 16,000 European employees are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly. -" and have made us one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our neighbors in need. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield -, Eckrich - and Nathan's Famous -, among many others. For more information, visit, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.EEO/AA Information:Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

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