Full Job Description
Position Title: Director, Packaging Procurement and Contract Manufacturing
Position Type: Regular - Full-Time
Position Location: Oakbrook Terrace
Requisition ID: 3135
Director, Packaging Procurement, Contract Manufacturing and Supplier Diversity
We know the importance that food plays in people's lives – the power it has to bring people, families and communities together. Our purpose is to bring enjoyment to people’s lives through great tasting food, in a way which reflects our values.
This role is responsible for leading the processes for the purchase of $200 million USD in Packaging and Contract Manufacturing spend for the McCain Foods company in North America. The person leads a team of 3-4 managers and a team of 6 buyers to develop long term purchasing strategies and gain commitment from key stakeholders particularly in Finance, the Supply Chain and NA business leadership. Conducts key sourcing activities including contract negotiations. Leads supplier relationship development including monitoring performance versus expectations. Will also be required to recommend, approve and implement business allocations.
Bring leadership on market knowledge, influencing business needs and commercial results to the company. It is helpful to have in-depth knowledge of:
Relevant commercial markets and procurement analytics
Supplier Diversity processes and organizations
Communications and Interactions:
The person will manage multiple internal and external organizational relationships.
They will lead the overall supplier relationship strategy for spend area, ensuring proper commercial treatment of suppliers by reinforcing policy, ethics and our strategic approach with suppliers and with other company departments.
Develop the Organization:
Build procurement capability in their spend pool and ensure compliance with all internal control guidelines.
Drive the management reward system, performance appraisals and career discussions for their team.
Drive cost focused strategy for Packaging and Contract Manufacturing spend area
Lead the sourcing strategy to deliver going cost savings targets
Delivery Sustainable Cost Advantage (SCA) results and on-going savings programs
Build supplier relationship program for the relative markets to deliver significant value for McCain Foods
Ensure company purchases in the spend pool comply with company internal controls requirements
Build organization capability through procurement core skills coaching and training
Drive individual accountability for performance deliverables in the procurement team
Drive delivery of supplier diversity spending goals and visible engagement in the industry
Must have Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Business or Engineering, Master’s Degree is a nice to have.
Minimum of 8 years procurement experience, preferably in packaging and contract manufacturing spend areas.
Experience in sourcing strategy development.
Strong supplier management skills.
Client relationship management.
Financial analysis skills.
Industry analysis skills.
Proven ability to plan, organize and manage multiple priorities.
Business thinking: Able to connect business needs with external capabilities.
Organizational Leadership: Able to lead the organization and supply base to maximize results.
Collaboration: Regarded as a constructive team player and have a strong sense of partnership behavior.
Analytical thinking: Disciplined and data oriented to gain competitive advantage.
Strategic thinking: Able to think strategically and plan for the long term.
Communication: Ability to communicate objectives clearly both in writing and orally.
Creative & Flexible: Able to evaluate opportunities and respond to changing requirements.
Ability to work independently when needed, to make sound business decisions, and can accurately balance risks with business needs.
Diversity mindset: Ability to manage in a matrix organization and across regions and cultures.
McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected status or characteristic (Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran).
Job Family: Procurement
Division: Global Procurement
Department: NA Procurement and Contract Mfg
Location(s): US - United States of America : Illinois : Oakbrook Terrace
Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc.