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Head of Procurement

Company: Ocean Spray
Location: Lakeville
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

Ocean Spray is looking for a dynamic Head of Procurement capable of leading our sourcing efforts for -[$600mm] in spend while further developing Ocean Spray's capabilities. The ideal candidate will be able to quickly leverage the vast experience the team has and lead the team in further developing processes, improve reliability of supporting data and drive analytics to further improve our decision-making capabilities. In addition to supporting the day-to-day activities (e.g. supply analysis/strategy, supplier identification, tendering, contract negotiation, delivery planning and monitoring, purchase, ongoing performance management, etc), the Head of Procurement is expected to identify opportunities, structure projects and lead cross-functional efforts to capture savings/efficiency opportunities.Position location: We're all about flexibility! This will be a hybrid role based out of our corporate headquarters in Lakeville, MA or our Seaport Boston, MA location with Mondays & Fridays remote. Relocation assistance is available.What You'll Be Responsible For:

  • Direct Procurement: -$600mm across a variety of categories (e.g. resin, closures, cans, ingredients/concentrates, sweeteners, etc)
  • Complex negotiations: whether in the context of engineering mutually beneficial agreements with partners, collaborating with GPO members, resolving disputes, etc the role will frequently entail negotiating consequential deals for Ocean Spray.
  • Process: oversee how Ocean Spray procures, ensuring the proper levels of discipline, analytical rigor and automation (leverage systems)
  • Value Creation agenda: constantly identify new savings opportunities and implement initiatives
  • Analytics: - ensure decision making is based on strong analytical foundations, balancing analysis with experience and proper judgement.
  • Risk management: actively manage risks (e.g. availability, timeliness of delivery, cost fluctuations), creating sourcing strategies that balance efficiency and reliability
  • Team building: attract, and retain talent, with a focus towards continuously developing the procurement team's capabilitiesWhat We're Looking For:
    • Proven and compelling track record of success in prior roles
    • Demonstrated experience leading a Procurement organization
    • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
    • Independent thought-leader; self-motivated and self-directed work style
    • Strong leadership and team development skills.
    • Analytical skills, and attention to details
    • Knowledge of procurement systems (process flows, reporting capabilities, controls, etc)
    • Food & Beverage industry experience preferred
    • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team (incl. other functions)
    • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
    • Understanding of commodity markets (e.g. resin, sweeteners, concentrates)
    • Problem solving: ability to analyze and solve problems
    • Knowledge of contract lawCompensation/Benefits
      • Competitive Base Salary
      • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance on day one
      • Performance Bonus
      • 401K with up to 10% in matching contributions
      • Bright Horizons Family Solutions - Back up care, tutoring, etc.
      • Transgender benefits
      • Fertility benefits
      • Tuition Reimbursement Program
      • Paid holidays and vacation days
      • Up to $300 Fitness Reimbursement
      • Up to $300 Massage Reimbursement
      • Health Resources including Free Headspace membership, 1:1 Health Coaching and more.Who We Are: You might have our iconic cranberry juice in your fridge or have gotten into heated holiday debate about what's better - canned or fresh cranberry sauce. But did you know that the hardworking people growing the superfruit in our products are 700 family farmers that own our cooperative? They entrust us with what is most precious to them to create new and innovative products that will delight consumers and grow this beloved brand today and into the future.Team members, farmers, consumers and communities alike--we value what makes us unique and strive to connect our farms to families for a better life by living our values:
        • Grower Mindset - We embrace our grower-owners innovative spirit and heritage through confidence, learning and focus on the future.
        • Sustainable Results - Guided by purpose, we are focused on delivering results for our grower-owners.
        • Integrity Above All - We are ethical, doing the right thing for our grower-owners, customers, consumers and each other
        • Inclusive Teamwork - We build diverse and inclusive teams that strengthen our cooperative. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Keywords: Ocean Spray, Lakeville , Head of Procurement, Other , Lakeville, Minnesota

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