Procurement Manager - Dairy

The Opportunity

Position Title:
Procurement Manager - Dairy
Reports To:
Director of Purchasing
Position Location:
Minneapolis, MN

The Position

Basic Function

The Dairy Procurement Manager will lead all procurement activities related to the strategic sourcing of dairy materials, including liquid, cheese, cheese/dairy powders, butter, etc., for three production facilities.  Evaluates raw material requirements, performs RFP processes, evaluates/analyzes proposals, negotiates agreements, and addresses supply and quality issues.

RESPONSIBILTIES DAIRY PROCUREMENT MANAGER:

  • The Dairy Procurement Manager will develop and present raw material sourcing strategies and cost reduction objectives which satisfy the requirements of Bellisio Foods. 
  • Create an environment of strategic partnerships with vendors to seek mutual cost reduction and optimization opportunities. 
  • Recognize and appropriately act upon supplier development opportunities.
  • The Dairy Procurement Manager will manage Supplier Performance (Quality, Punctuality, Lead time compliance & service) and facilitate Major Non Conformance closure (delivery and quality).
  • Support new product introductions by working with R&D; source new items, communicating new product volumes with vendors.
  • The Diary Procurement Manager will develop close working relationships and active dialogue with internal customers and departments such as quality, supply chain, and finance.


 
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The Dairy Procurement Manager must have a minimum of ten years Procurement Management or Diverse Supply Chain Management; five in a Dairy position
  • Must be familiar with market pricing models
  • Involvement in dairy industry trade association preferred
  • Experience in Dairy Commodity Hedging preferred
  • Certified Purchasing Manager designation is preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Finance, or other related degree
  • Working knowledge of operational purchasing, strategic sourcing, raw materials & indirect goods and services is required
  • Purchasing know-how and mastering the Strategic Sourcing Process (supplier industry analysis, supplier selection, fact-based negotiations, etc.)
  • Demonstrated expertise in negotiation strategies and tactics
  • Knowledge of SAP, SAP SRM or similar ERP system required
  • Technical skills in computing and using standard software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Internet)

 

 

The Candidate

Professional Experience

  • Knowledge of SAP, SAP SRM or similar ERP system required
  • Technical skills in computing and using standard software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Internet)
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