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Director of Strategic Procurement

Company: Intercity Packers Ltd.
Location: Wyoming
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Job Description:

Director of Strategic Procurement page is loaded Director of Strategic Procurement Apply locations Wyoming, Michigan time type Full time posted on Posted 2 Days Ago job requisition id R-21980 Welcome to Gordon Food Service! We are excited that you are thinking about opportunities with us, and we have an amazing story to share. See below for a quick glance of who we are and the impact you could have on the food service industry. There's a seat at our table for you... Gordon Food Service is hiring a Director of Strategic Procurement. This person will develop a winning vision that is supported by clearly defined strategies to achieve strategic procurement goals and provide best in class, fully landed cost of goods solutions for all North American divisions. Regularly reviews, develops and implements strategies for non-product business costs such as maintenance and replacement parts (MRO), capital expenditures and services. Coaches and mentors a team of category professionals driving continuous process improvement opportunities, implementing best practices and repeatable processes. Leads the development of new procurement strategies to improve efficiencies, negotiations, sourcing opportunities, and the integrity of processes. Promotes connectivity within the organization by maximizing the supplier community networks; engaging Logistics, Transportation, and other functional areas to leverage efficiencies, common practices, and cost parameters through the supplier negotiation process.Responsibilities:Leadership

  • Interviews, hires, trains and retains staff. Conduct bi-annual performance reviews for direct reports, initiating follow through with disciplinary action and termination in consultation with Human Resources.
  • Ensures that personal development plans are created and actively managed for each individual -- direct reports through front-line employees -- on your team. Vision & Planning
    • Creates and advocates for a compelling vision for the Strategic Procurement Team that provides best in class, fully landed cost of goods solutions for all North American divisions.
    • Leverages the Strategic Procurement Team vision to support the North American Strategic Long Range Plan.
    • Develops, monitors and manages an Annual Plan that supports corporate goals for growth and earnings. Analyze for variances and take appropriate action -
    • Develops and manages an annual expense plan for the Strategic Procurement Team. Monitor, manage, and control the budget; analyze variances and take appropriate action to ensure budget is at/under plan. Strategy Development
      • Develops programs and strategies for increasing margin and efficiencies for both Annual Operating Plans and Long Range Planning. -
      • Owns and manages the creation of strategic procurement goals and initiatives. -
      • Develops and deploys strategic processes applicable to divisional, segment and regional needs. -
      • Regularly reviews, develops and implements strategies for non-product business costs such as maintenance and replacement parts (MRO), capital expenditures and services. -
      • Identifies and advocates for opportunities to leverage technology solutions to support more efficient immediate and long-term procurement processes. Communication & Relationship-Building
        • Builds and leverages strong, collaborative relationships with Business Units to identify and drive continuous process improvement opportunities, implementing best practices and repeatable processes.
        • Builds strong, collaborative relationships with Divisional teams across North America by conducting quarterly ride-along with front-line Sales, Marketing and Quality Assurance employees.
        • Actively supports acquisition efforts via participation in the Integration Management Group (IMG) Quality Assurance
          • Ensures product compliance with GFS specifications, standards and quality expectations.
          • Ensures the administration of the customer complaint system and the product recall system. -
          • Ensures the execution of supplier quality management activities (ex: supplier quality audit programs). -
          • Ensures the food quality and safety audits of GFS distribution centers, as well as contract review, training and liaison support on Multi-Unit customer quality system requirements. -
          • Ensures training and orientation of GFS associates and groups on GFS quality assurance programs. -
          • Assures product quality related regulatory compliance. Provides ongoing review and consultative support to GFS business functions. Serve as primary liaison with agency representatives. General
            • Lead development of changes to Procurement process and cycles based on changing business environment both inside and outside of GFS. -
            • Leads the realized savings process month to month, assisting LCBs with investigating savings gaps and planning strategies to reach realized savings goals. -
            • Supervises and manages all purchasing activities of the Indirect Spend Buyer.
            • Leads and coaches LCBs in both professional and organizational skill development activities. -
            • Determines and implements Procurement best practices across North American Category teams.
            • Work closely with the Logistics leader to enable efficient connectivity between the Procurement and Logistics organizations through development and execution of plans for continuous performance improvement.
            • Support the leveraging of existing Vendor agreements when acquisitions are made so that the maximum benefit is realized by Gordon Food Service. Ideal candidate will have:
              • Excellent leadership abilities and a positive attitude with a commitment to personal and professional success. -
              • Math aptitude and detail oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills. -
              • Excellent organizational and time management skills. -
              • Must be able to accept and accomplish multiple and diverse assignments. -
              • Must be able to work independently and in a team environment. -
              • This position also requires a professional demeanor, honesty, integrity, drive, tenacity, determination, and a willingness to learn. -
              • Develops solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity. Refers to policies and practices for guidance BE PART OF AN AMAZING CULTURE WHERE WHAT MATTERS TO YOU, MATTERS TO US! Gordon Food Service values our customers and understands that their success is largely dependent upon their workforce. To demonstrate our commitment to our partnership, we will require any candidate who works for a Gordon Food Service customer to provide a letter of support from their management if they are selected for the interview process.Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer.All qualified applicants and employees will receive consideration for employment, or in terms or conditions of employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf . If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please submit your request to talent@gfs.com and use the words "Accommodation Request" in your subject line. Please keep in mind this method is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability.All Gordon Food Service locations are tobacco-free.Gordon Food Service is a drug-free workplace and drug tests all employees. 0:00 -/ - 1:34 About Us Job Alerts are unavailable at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. Since our 1897 founding, Gordon Food Service has grown to become the largest family-managed broadline foodservice distribution company in North America. While we've been growing pretty much continuously over these 120+ years, we've remained consistent at the core of what and who we are: passionately committed to customers and employees. Being part of Gordon Food Service means being part of something important, something bigger than oneself. Join us.

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