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Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager

Company: Smithfield Foods
Location: Smithfield
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

If you are currently employed at Smithfield, please log into Workday and submit your application through the Jobs Hub. A great job-and a great future-awaits you at Smithfield Foods. We're an $18 billion U.S. food company with nearly 60,000 employees worldwide. We're looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us. Join our family today. Apply Now!Your OpportunityOur team members receive industry-competitive salaries and are eligible for great benefits packages: Competitive PayAnnual Bonus Earning PotentialComprehensive Health Insurance, Retirement Benefits and MoreEducation benefit available to full and part time Smithfield team members on their first day of employment.Open to moving? We will help! Ask about our Relocation Assistance packages!In addition, we offer opportunities for career growth, professional development, and tuition assistance. The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.
The Senior Manager, Strategic Sourcing - Packaging is responsible for leading the development and implementation of progressive sourcing strategies that deliver cost efficiencies, supply assurance and quality in the procurement of packaging materials, including flexibles, rigid, corrugated, labels and folding cartons. This role is expected to help identify and screen suppliers, developing strategic relationships, negotiate terms and conditions, and continuously drive improved supplier service levels through leadership and direction on a cross functional basis. This role will also ensure procurement strategies, processes, and program executions are fully integrated to support internal business plans and company objectives and will actively collaborate with stakeholders to ensure that our knowledge, relationships and investments are effectively and efficiently leveraged. This position will lead improvement activities, optimizing product sourcing management, cost management, and problem resolution. This role is responsible for contracting approximately $700M in Packaging supply spend. This position works with 300+ vendors 2 direct reports, and 2 indirect reports. Core ResponsibilitiesDevelop program procurement, purchasing, contracts, negotiations & vendor selection, including frameworks for vendor evaluation, engagement and RFP ownership.Establish extensive professional knowledge and experience of principles and techniques of negotiation to advise the business, direct and secure the best outcome for the company, maximize leverage control and steer complex and critical negotiations.Develop, direct, and manage overall cost reduction targets and oversee execution of initiatives.Responsible for conducting spend analysis, analyzing supply markets, identifying sourcing value levers, executing competitive RFIs/RFPs and leading supplier negotiations.Drive continuous improvement in supplier performance, business adoption, technology enhancements.Develop and maintain relationships with key business leaders to understand and support their vendor needs; work with managers and key partners to identify opportunities to leverage purchasing power.Further reduce cost in the Smithfield supply chain by working with production schedulers, purchasing operation leads and plant personnel as needed.Assure Smithfield leverages its buying power on cost of goods and ensure sustainable supply of quality materials. Review all packaging material purchasing arrangements with vendors and team on an annual or semi-annual basis.Continue developing better relations with our vendor community and the expectation of improving cost and/or service and consolidation of material SKU's.Realize full potential of employees to maximize value to the organization through training, educating and motivating in a positive, proactive manner. 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 an accredited four-year college or university and 8+ years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.2+ years of demonstrated experience in team management/development or project leadership is required.Minimum of 5+ years' experience in a position of leadership to include team development and management, required.Progressive experience utilizing strategic sourcing methodology, required.Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.Excellent PC skills: MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).SAP experience is strongly preferred.Ability to demonstrate proven results with contract reading, writing and negotiation.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.High level of written and verbal communication skills, organizational planning, teamwork, analytical reasoning, and adaptability.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.Ability to work through complex, unstructured problems.May travel up to 25% of the time to manufacturing plants and vendor locations.Supervisory ResponsibilitiesCarries 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.Provides leadership and direction to sourcing team.EEO/AA InformationSmithfield 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.If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment selection process, please call us at 757-357-1595.Salary Range$117,000.00 - $175,125.00

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