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

We're not just about grapes. Our bold ambition is to be the leading company of convenient, good for you, fruit-based food and beverage globally. To make this happen, we need talented, agile and innovative people who want to help us grow something special together.

Our culture is authentic, and we are building an inclusive environment where you belong and can be the best version of yourself. If you're passionate about achieving goals, trying new things and making an impact every day, we want to hear from you!

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 ~$40-60MM+. 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.

• 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

- Understands the needs of the customer and consumer by using technology, data and insights.
- Makes decisions that positively impact the current and future state of the business.
- Works relentlessly to overachieve, anticipate obstacles, and creates plans to overcome them.
- Sets stretch goals and plans to achieve them.
- Develops meaningful relationships and collaborates across departments.
- Engages in healthy dialogue and makes decisions with Welch's best interest in mind.
- Continuously changes the status quo and seeks ways to improve and develop.
- 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

- 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

- Organization with a bold, clear purpose.
- Authentic culture that supports working together to deliver results.
- Workplace where teams care about each other and your voice is heard.
- Core and voluntary benefits so you can choose the right recipe for you.
- Generous 401(k) plan with annual company match.
- Flexible schedules so you can balance your work life priorities.
- Learning and development opportunities with coaching.
- Safe and clean working environment.

Welch's believes that our differences make the difference, and we take pride in being an Equal Opportunity Employer Disability/Vets.

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