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Procurement Manager

Company: Westrock Coffee
Location: Conway
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description Westrock's Procurement Manager position is a dynamic, self-motivated and results oriented leader with a proven record of generating and building relationships, managing projects from concept to completion, and demonstrating exceptional communication skills. Primary responsibilities include the negotiation, purchase and risk management of various commodities; the development and management of supplier relationships in conjunction with internal stakeholders (Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Research & Development, and Finance; and the management of strategic contracts that include an emphasis on quality, continuous improvement and service. In addition, develop and manage the budgetary process for assigned categories. Adaptable and transformational manager with an ability to develop opportunities that further establish organizational goals.Responsibilities:Develop sourcing Category Management plans that analyze and calculate costs of procurement and use those category management plans to drive multi-year procurement plans and events to maintain flat to down raw material costs in inflationary environmentsSource and assess potential trustworthy partnersDevelop a system to evaluate partners to ensure quality, price, delivery, and service. Review periodically to ensure compliance to agreed upon terms and conditions.Create and utilize multi-step sourcing processes that drive Best Value relationships with vendors, teaching those sourcing processes to direct reports and the Global Sourcing team to ensure Continuous Improvement in the supply chainWork with packaging vendors to minimize waste and introduce higher quality/lower cost packaging optionsWork with product development on the future of Ridged packaging and is partner on innovation and the introduction of new technologies.Experience in Capital Procurement.Execute contracts, RFI/RFP, proposals and vendor agreements for legal correctness, price and acceptability of items to specifications.Interface and align with Global Sourcing Quality Assurance team to ensure specifications and standards are consistently met.Support commercialization of NPD (New Product Development) projects with sales teamLiaise between Procurement and Manufacturing to ensure effective communicationPerforms other duties as assigned
Qualification Qualifications include:Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain or other related field.Professional certification a plus (CPSM/CPIM).5+ years' experience in packaging, preferably in a food and/or beverage manufacturing environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.Experience managing a diverse set of external vendors, including sourcing, managing contracts, risk management, forecasting, developing category strategies, and manufacturing relationships.Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, NetSuite, or other similar ERP systems)Ability to work in fast paced high-pressure environment where change is constant and needs to be managed with internal and external customers.Financial understanding of P&L and ability to drive results for bottom line profitDemonstrates superior interpersonal, coaching, and communication skills to multiple levels of the organizationMotivated, self-directed, and detail orientedAptitude in decision-making and working with financial KPI'sAbility to develop and contribute to strategic vision for a Global Procurement organizationEffectively manage multiple projects simultaneously & to develop priorities for self and members of staffCollaborates cross-functionallyEqual Opportunity Employer / Vets / Disabled

Keywords: Westrock Coffee, Conway , Procurement Manager, Executive , Conway, Arkansas

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