Full Job Description
Darigold is the fifth largest dairy cooperative in the United States based on milk volume, and one of the largest privately held organizations headquartered in the state of Washington (the place with the Space Needle). Since 1918, our producers have taken pride in producing dairy products with unsurpassed quality. Today we are one of the nation's largest agricultural cooperatives, producing over 8.5 billion pounds of milk every year. Now that’s a lot of milk mustaches!
The Category Sourcing Manager is part of Darigold’s dynamic Supply Chain team in Seattle and a key contributor to strategic Company purchasing goals. This role is responsible for delivering value, including year on year cost savings, within the CAPEX category. Provide operational support, including data analysis and reporting, market intelligence gathering, and project tracking. Work closely with key stakeholders to develop effective cost reduction strategies and implementation plans. Leverage market and supplier knowledge to drive lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Proactively implements strategies and areas of opportunity for new business opportunities, process improvement, and cost efficiencies. Considered an SME in Capital Category. Responsible for working with cross-functional partners throughout the Company to support and deliver the best value in product selection, performance, quality, service, and pricing.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties as assigned):
Support $25-50MM in CapEx procurement activities
Support Engineering and Operations by driving procurement activities for CapEx projects throughout initiation, study phase, pre-project, detailed engineering, and execution phases
Effectively achieve optimal total cost of ownership and manage supplier risk, while meeting the business stakeholders’ needs and objectives
Achieve cost savings through bidding, and negotiations
Participate in cross-functional teams to find, assess and select appropriate suppliers that will improve value to the organization and help attain targeted business results
Manage supplier relationships to ensure quality, delivery and cost improvements utilizing KPIs, scorecards, etc.
Work with supplier and project members to secure timely delivery of agreed goods or services
Drives value and savings for the category. Ensures optimal balance between value for money and cost savings is achieved, while ensuring quality and good customer service. Continually looks for opportunities for cost reductions and cost avoidance and to provide overall value.
Ensure compliance with Company, environmental, legal and other requirements
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Understand Enterprise business relationships and how role impacts others
Effectively support capital buying projects within a manufacturing environment; RFx, supplier selection, project execution, cost and timing management and project close activities
General understanding of the financial aspects of capital expenditures, ROI, NPV, cash flow, total cost of ownership, etc.
General understanding of process engineering, the design and build of equipment and facility construction
Experience in strategic sourcing analysis and implementation
Experience in creation, negotiation, and administration of contracts
Proven analytical and negotiation skills
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Support timely delivery plans and schedules
Effective time management, organization and task prioritization skills
Experience with MS Office application and other work-related software
Experience in establishing successful cross-functional relationships
Ability to travel 10-15% depending on project requirements
Education, Experience and Certifications:
5+ years of experience in Procurement, Supply Management or Supply Chain required
3+ years of experience with capital procurement
BS/BA degree in related field required or equivalent experience (e.g. Operations, Supply Chain, Finance, Engineering)
Darigold is known for delivering fresh, high quality, value-added dairy products to people, & customer-driven solutions to organizations, all around the globe. We are the 5th largest dairy Co-Op in the US & one of the largest privately held organizations headquartered in Seattle, Washington. We produce over 9 billion pounds of milk every year! Since 1918, our Farmer-owners have taken great pride in producing nutritious dairy products with unsurpassed quality. Our work environment provides a results-driven, collaborative space, with open & transparent communication, & a culture of celebrating everyone’s wins. Our mid-size private business model provides the ability to have dynamic involvement at all levels of our organization. We’re also proud to say we offer an excellent Total Compensation Package & a few other unique perks to our industry!
At Darigold we embrace diversity & welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, creed, religion, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We’re proud to say we are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
As a condition of employment applicants offered a role will be required to successfully pass our pre-employment background screen, receive a negative drug screen result, confirm eligibility to work in the U.S., & have the ability to work weekends, overtime, & holidays. We participate in E-Verify- please follow the links for details, English / Spanish & view our Right to Work Statement, English / Spanish.
Bachelors or better in Logistics /Supply Chain Management or related field
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)