Role details

Meat Procurement Category Manager

Phoenix   •   USD70,000 - USD80,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • National manufacturer of packaged meat products
  • Newly created position as a result of rapid growth

About Our Client

Our client is a National manufacturer of packaged meat products that is seeking a Meat Procurement Category Manager

Job Description

The Meat Procurement Category Manager will be responsible for purchasing and managing $105MM spend within the Meat Procurement division. The Meat Procurement Category Manager is responsible for the global, strategic sourcing process for the meat category to include market and industry analysis, supplier research and review, category and supplier segmentation, sourcing events, bid analysis, negotiations, contracting, and implementation.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Develops category sourcing strategies to include overall market, industry and supply base analysis, category and supplier segmentation, sourcing activity facilitation, bid analysis, negotiations, contracting and implementation
  • Sourcing may also include joint process improvements, volume concentration, price/cost optimization, and global sourcing where applicable
  • Actively participates in sourcing and category management discussions, provides category/industry expertise, and ensures ongoing linkages with the business and the Global Sourcing Organization
  • Executes appropriate supply base design with total cost of ownership (TCO) emphasis reflecting the goals/objectives of the respective category and overall company
  • Responsible for individual goal setting and achievement
  • Supports and executes procurement and business unit strategies
  • Develops and communicates on an ongoing basis category planning to reflect changes in the supply, industry landscape and the needs of the company
  • Ensures appropriate risk management, capacity and contingency plans incorporating best in class techniques and industry benchmarks
  • Engages in productivity, cash flow and innovation projects driven by Procurement, R&D, Operations, or Marketing which may include "end to end" opportunity assessment work for targeted integrated suppliers
  • Responsible for supplier benchmarking/implementing of new technology and innovation as well as management and oversight of supplier compliance programs including: Quality & Service, Food Safety, and Food Defense
  • Manage the process to source and qualify potential suppliers and their products
  • Responsible for supplier relationship management activities, including contract and purchase order management, key performance indicators (KPI's), scorecards, issue resolution, and business reviews
  • Conduct meetings with new and existing suppliers to gain knowledge of their respective industry and provide recommendations for the company's short and long term sourcing strategy
  • Prepares budgets, market forecasts and financial plans by conducting market analysis using relevant market and industry data
  • Creates and manages cost models for key suppliers, as needed
  • Communicates market information, pricing and strategy impacts to business units, functions, and additional stakeholders
  • Adhere to all Procurement policies and procedures
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, or related field required
  • 3+ years of related Meat Procurement Category experience required
  • Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills
  • Ability to self-motivate and possess independent problem solving
  • Project management skills

What's on Offer

  • $70,000 - $80,000
  • Target Bonus
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401K
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays
  • Relocation Assistance

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