• Strategic Sourcing
  • Concord, MA, USA
  • Full Time

When people think of Welch's, they think of our great tasting juice and jelly and a trusted, iconic brand. People also think we are a big company. We're not. We're a co-operative, owned by the family farmers who grow our delicious and nutritious grapes. Our work allows our farmers to maintain an agricultural way of life, send their children to college, and hand their farm down to the next generation as was done for almost 150 years.

At Welch's you'll find people who are genuine and talented, and a collaborative community. We think like farmers - we're agile, we're resilient, and we're passionate about our grapes and our brand. We're real and honest people with a shared purpose. And we're building a team that's playing to win and daring to try new things.

We're looking for a Strategic Sourcing Manager to join our team to join our team to drive Sourcing Strategies that deliver our growth and cost objectives.


The Strategic Sourcing Manager is responsible for all aspects of sourcing several strategic supply categories with a total spend accountability of ~$60-80MM+. The Strategic Sourcing Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of long term sourcing strategies to meet the company's business objectives through cross functional leadership, market analysis, cost analysis, risk mitigation/management and supplier relationship management.

What You'll Do:

  • Provide cross functional leadership across your strategic supply categories to drive value added projects
  • Develop and implement strategic sourcing strategies to drive total best value (cost, quality, cost of capital, etc.)
  • Responsible for cultivating and managing vendor and industry relationships.
  • Manage overall supplier relationships including supplier performance, capability development, cost and quality improvements.
  • Analyze commodity/raw material market trends and make strategic recommendations to manage Market Commodity Risk.
  • Drive continuous improvement and cost savings through innovative sourcing processes including strong collaboration with R&D and Manufacturing
  • Drives Total Cost of Ownership thinking, cost modelling, analytics for the group
  • Will be a strategic partner to our innovation groups, providing early involvement on sourcing of new items/categories to the company.
  • Collaborate with our supply base partners to develop innovative approaches and methodologies that address present and future supply chain requirements
  • Keeps abreast of changing technology and monitors global markets that influence cost, quality, and value
  • Develops new suppliers or alternate sources of supply to optimize cost, quality and service

Who You Are:

  • Action oriented, innovative deal maker and expert negotiator with a passion for driving value
  • Demonstrated cross-functional leadership success required.
  • Must possess influencing and collaboration skills
  • Commodity Risk Management / Financial hedging experience preferred.
  • Proven ability to achieve results
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of strategic sourcing
  • Skilled in total cost of ownership and should cost analytics
  • Excellent strategic, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Must possess excellent communication skills (verbal, written).
  • Must be able to perform detailed cost and financial analysis

What You'll Need:

  • BS Required; preferable in a related field such as Finance, Business, or Supply Chain (Purchasing or Operations related field).
  • 3-5+ years of direct sourcing experience required; packaging materials, indirect materials, or food ingredients preferred
  • CPG experience preferred

What You'll Enjoy:

  • Collaborative colleagues working together to deliver results.
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Robust health benefits, and paid time off programs
  • Generous 401k plan with annual company match

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