Supply Chain and Strategic Sourcing Lead

Lyons Magnus   •  

Fresno, CA

Industry: Food & Beverages


5 - 7 years

Posted 52 days ago

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Execution of RFPs from beginning to end (including supplier discovery, baseline collection and cleansing, supplier communication, configuration of RFP in eSourcing Platform, running RFP and analysis)

  • Conduct Return on Investment (ROI) Analysis, including potential savings vs. cost to implement and risk associated with transition

  • Timely communicate to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Review and negotiate applicable raw materials for selected RFP’s.

  • Support supplier negotiations in the RFP process.

  • Achieve an understanding of commodities and how to procure to meet our objectives.

  • Achieve an understanding of packaging and how to procure to meet our objectives.

  • Maintain a viable and competitive vendor base.

  • Understand customer sales forecasts in procuring raw ingredients and packaging to meet sales needs.

  • Interact with Research and Development (R&D) regarding raw material specifications and usage approval.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Management skills, including the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.

  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel (e.g. Pivot Tables, VLOOKUPs) and PowerPoint (i.e. proficient creation of content for negotiations and internal executive briefings)

  • Proven communication/presentation skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate to internal and external stake holders and get results. Business acumen skills.

  • Strong organizational, planning, problem-solving, and analytical skills.

  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.

Education and/or Experience

  • BS/BA degree in Supply chain and/ or Business Administration.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in supply chain/Procurement in a multi-plant, multi-segment manufacturing industry in the Food Industry.

  • Minimum of 5 years in managing RFPs from beginning to end.

  • Experience at a more entrepreneurial and fast-paced company preferred.

  • Experience with strategic sourcing, formula-based sourcing, total cost of ownership (TCO), life-cycle costs, scenario modeling and category and risk management.

  • Experience with using E-sourcing tools to manage projects, contracts, RFX, and reverse auction, and to perform linear decision analysis.