Sr Manager-Strategic Sourcing


$150K — $200K *


More than 4w ago


8 - 10 years of experience

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Job Description

Are you a self-driven person looking to advance your career as a high-impact player on a team? If so, we have an exciting challenge for you and your future!

At HP Hood, we celebrate our differences. Our diversity of people, backgrounds, experiences, thoughts and perspectives are fostered to create an inclusive work environment. We are at our best when we respect and value each other – One Team, One Company!

Our culture is built on value commitments to innovation, quality, results, integrity, community, people, and collaboration that fosters a strong employee engagement, teamwork, safety and wellness.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, wellness programs, employee discounts, 401k match, tuition reimbursement, ongoing development, advancement opportunities and more. This position is also eligible for our bonus program.

Founded in 1846, today HP Hood is one of the largest and most trusted food and beverage manufacturers in the United States. Our portfolio of national and super-regional brands and licensed products includes Hood, Heluva Good, Lactaid, Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, Planet Oat, Hershey’s Milk & Milkshakes and more.

Job Summary:

Lead the assigned packaging spend category(s) to meet and execute HP Hood's sourcing strategies that will be a minimum of $100M Annual. Ensure sourcing and supplier relationships are successfully managed for a world-class supplier relationship, high quality source, supply and competitive pricing of materials and services that meet the company’s quality and technical specifications under the direction of the Director of Strategic Sourcing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Manage assigned spend category by developing category plans and strategic roadmaps.

• Drive continuous improvements in cost reduction and service levels for Hood’s facilities.

• Prepare and review contracts, bids, proposals, and vendor agreements for legal correctness, price, and acceptability of items to specifications.

• Ensure contract compliance of purchased goods and services.

• Determine potential cost savings initiatives and opportunities. Drive year over year improvement in costs and create value.

• Recruit and manage suppliers that provide high quality products and services at the best price while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct.

• Monitor and analyze market conditions for raw materials and assigned categories.

• Oversee all activities related to procurement of a category, from intent to purchase through delivery of product and services.

• Follow procurement policies and procedures. Help improve existing work processes with the goal of improved collaboration, efficiency and ease of execution.

• Prepare and present written and oral reports for all levels of the organization.

• Assign procurement requests to the appropriate personnel.

• Up to 20% travel.

• Special projects as assigned.

Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering or Food Science, preferred.

• Ten plus years experience preferably in a dairy, food and beverage (F&B) or manufacturing environment, packaging experience preferred

• MBA and/or professional certifications highly desired.

• Professional Certification in a related field is a plus.

• Project management experience or PMP certification is desirable.

• Experience in category and supplier management is required.

• Demonstrated ability to work cross functionally in a team environment

Skills and Competencies:

• Excellent oral and written skills.

• Excellent analytical skills with attention to detail.

• Demonstrated ability to work independently.

• Proficient PC skills in Microsoft Office application like Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook.

• Familiarity with ERP systems and advanced procurement tools like Ariba, GEP, Determine, etc.

• Demonstrated skills in contract negotiations and execution.

• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with cross-functional teams.

• Ability to manage multiple tasks and problem solving skills.

• Take ownership and accountability for performance of categories, supplier relationships and delivery of value to the organization.

HP Hood is an Equal Opportunity Employer


"VERVRAA Federal Contractor"

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).

HP Hood LLC is a food and beverage company that produces and distributes dairy products, juices, and other beverages. The company was founded in 1846 and is based in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. HP Hood offers a wide range of products, including milk, cream, ice cream, cottage cheese, and more. The company's products are sold under various brand names, including Hood, Simply Smart, and Heluva Good. HP Hood is one of the largest dairy processors in the United States, with operations in 13 states. The company is committed to sustainability and has implemented various initiatives to reduce its environmental impact.
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