PGP International, an ABF Ingredients company, is looking for STRATEGIC SOURCING MANAGER who exhibits extensive knowledge of sourcing strategies, strong ability to accomplish strategic initiatives, experience in a relative industry, authentic and engaging communication skills, and exceptional character.
If you want to make a significant impact across the business, and contribute positively to our on-going success, please express your interest.
Key duties include:
Develop annual strategic sourcing strategies
Collaborate with the PGP purchasing team and/or ABF resources to execute sourcing and negotiation for ingredients, packaging, services, and MRO items and ensure, identify and develop supply options where needed.
Lead master data reviews for materials and systems in support of MRP execution and implementation of the new ERP system.
Lead the response on material outages and issues, identifying root causes and implementing corrective actions to improve processes and communication.
Monitor inventory and working capital for commercial ingredients and packaging, and adjust purchasing strategies as needed.
Develop and manage supplier reviews, tracking and scorecard processes.
Partner with our New Product Development team to clearly identify requirements of current ingredients and secure material samples from alternate suppliers for evaluation and potential trials.
Use Strategic Sourcing processes and tools, and negotiate prices, payment, and all contract terms with suppliers, to ensure the best sources of supply and the best value for the business.
Coach, advise and mentor the Procurement team, with leadership, diligence, organization and expertise, and coordinate their activities as appropriate in support of sourcing initiatives.
5+ years’ experience in Procurement sourcing and supervising, preferably in the Food Industry.
Bachelor’s degree (required), preferably in a business, supply chain, technical or engineering field.
CPM or CPSM certification from the Institute for Supply Management is preferred
Exceptional communication skills with the ability to develop professional and positive relationships with suppliers, employees, and business leaders.
Strong analytical/mathematical skills for accurate and timely evaluation and use of data.
Intermediate or advanced software user skills, i.e. Excel and Microsoft Office Suite, and some exposure to ERP systems and e-sourcing software
Positive, can-do attitude, with strong initiative and follow through to identify and develop new supply chain opportunities.
A continuous improvement mentality, challenging the norm and seeking the best ways to increase total value to the business, both by improving bottom line and top line results
A strong team focus, providing proactive support, guidance and assistance to colleagues.
Ability to travel to professional events, training and supplier locations as needed (10-20%).
About PGP International, an ABF Ingredients company
PGP International is a leading manufacturer of protein crisps and grain crisps for the Cereal, Energy and Nutritional Bar industry, both domestically and internationally.
The products offered by PGP help to provide solutions to food scientists and manufacturers across a broad range of markets.
PGPI specializes in developing extruded particulates, high protein soy crisps, rice flours, and gluten-free products.