Procurement Manager

Niagara Bottling, Llc   •  

Ontario, CA

Industry: Food & Beverages


8 - 10 years

Posted 49 days ago

At Niagara, we're looking for Team Members who want to be part of achieving our mission to provide our customers the highest quality most affordable bottled water.

Consider applying here, if you want to:

  • Work in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment with a chance to make an impact.
  • Develop lasting relationships with great people.
  • Have the opportunity to build a satisfying career.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages for our Team Members.

Procurement ManagerThe Procurement Manager is responsible to ensure provision of goods and services, contract and procurement compliance, demand management, sourcing, supplier management, category management and planning, as well as assist in governance and organizational development, and procurement strategy development

Detailed Description

  • Assist in the development and execution of Procurement strategies for categories under control
  • Seek, support and implement raw material cost reduction opportunities
  • Develop Requests for Information (RFI) with potential vendors
  • Develop Requests for Proposals (RFP) and Requests for Quotes (RFQ), assess results, document recommendations and communicate results to vendors and internal stakeholders
  • Develop fact-based negotiation strategies and conduct negotiations with vendors to achieve the lowest Total Cost of Ownership
  • Collaborate closely with key stakeholders on supplier selection and service level benchmarks to gain proper alignment on category direction and ensure satisfaction
  • Develop and maintain vendor agreements in collaboration with Legal team
  • Oversee implementation activities, assess and mitigate potential risks, evaluate project successes and failures and drive process changes to improve future projects
  • Manage all aspects of category from source to payment and ensure compliance to policy on all sourcing activities
  • Manage vendor relationships, track performance and communicate vendor performance feedback
  • Assist in the development and management of departmental budgets and work with Finance team to analyze trends and monitor and address any variances on delivered pricing
  • Research, track and communicate industry trends, best practices, applicable indices, and competitive offerings to identify opportunities for innovation, competitive advantage and increased profitability
  • Assist in the hiring, training, supervising, evaluating and terminating of the department personnel
  • Assist in identification, evaluation, selection and implementation of relevant technologies
  • Seek, support and implement internal and external process improvement opportunities
  • This position requires up to 25% travel
  • Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.

Work Experience/KSA's

  • Required:
  • 7+ years – Experience in Procurement or other related field
  • 5+ years – Experience in Position
  • 3+ years – Experience Supervising Employees

*experience may include a combination of work experience and education

  • Preferred:
  • 10+ years – Experience in Procurement or other related field
  • 10+ years – Experience in Position
  • 5+ years – Experience Supervising Employees

*experience may include a combination of work experience and education


  • Strategic Thinking: able to grasp the big picture and think long-term.
  • Recognition of Opportunity: recognizes new opportunities and acts to take advantage of them.
  • Quantitative Analysis: skillful in using quantitative analysis to understand business issues.
  • Assertiveness: able to defend a point of view and to confront others appropriately when necessary; unafraid to take controversial positions and challenge the conventional wisdom or status quo.
  • Comfort with Risk: takes risks when appropriate, isn't afraid to innovate and experiment.
  • Creative Thinking: able to think creatively, generating new ideas and approaches to situations.
  • Organizational Priority: able to make decisions that are in the best interest of the organization, even though they cause individual people distress.
  • Negotiation Skill: skilled in negotiating tactics, effective in utilizing analysis and creative solutions to extract the greatest value for the company.
  • Merit-orientation: judges ideas and people on merit alone, without bias or favoritism.
  • Influence: can influence and persuade other people, even without direct authority.
  • Political Skill: knows how to get things done within the political framework of an organization.
  • Oral Communication: a skillful public speaker, good at presenting ideas and plans in a persuasive manner.
  • Written Communication: a good writer; expresses ideas and positions clearly.
  • Cross Cultural: Able to interact effectively with people of different cultures and backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Excel and Power Point


  • Minimum Required:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or other Mechanical, Industrial, or Chemical related field or equivalent experience
  • Preferred:
  • Master's Degree in Business Administration or other Mechanical, Industrial, or Chemical related field or equivalent experience