Strategic Sourcing Manager

Skjodt-Barrett Foods Inc, 5 Precidio Court,, Brampton, Ontario, Canada Req #97
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Skjodt – Barrett Foods is a growing leader in the North American food industry, specializing in the supply of custom developed food solutions for the world’s leading retail food, foodservice and healthcare product manufacturers. Our products are enjoyed in peoples’ homes, when they dine out with their families, and when they need the important nutrition provided by the healthcare community. We support many of the brands that consumers reach for every day. We are a fast-paced business with international customers and continual challenge. We need smart, versatile people who can share their skills and energy with our team as we continue our success.
This critical management role will ensure Supply Security and oversee Supplier Relationships for the Custom Ingredients (CI) Business and be a key conduit between CI Business stakeholders to these Suppliers.  This role works externally with our diverse supplier base in North America and cross-functionally internally with Sales, Operations, Quality, Product Development and Finance.  The span of accountability includes ensuring supply security over the forward planning horizon via S&OP, developing and maintaining global supplier relationships, contract management and negotiation, pro-actively engagement in Product Costing and Management of Change (MOC) and being available to help expedite materials when supply security issues arise.  In addition, there will be a need to drive continuous optimization across the overall supply chain.  Coordinating within Supply Chain and the broader Commercialization teams, this role also supports new product development projects through all levels of product lifecycle (stage gate) from launch, MOC and through to de-commercialization.  A background in purchasing Packaging materials will be considered a definite asset (Flexible Film, Corrugated & folding boxes).
•    Ensure 100% supply security for the forward supply and demand planning horizon via S&OP
•    Develop a global supplier base that delivers materials of lowest Total Cost of Ownership without sacrificing service, or quality.
•    Research alternate supplier base to initiate internal savings.
•    Working with Finance, PD and Sales to meet KPI timelines for the Costing Process.
•    Forecast and reconcile supplier rebates.
•    Maintain procurement savings tracker and supplier terms action log.
•    Maintain master price list, and work to streamline process ongoing.
•    Management of supplier contracts, including contract utilization.
•    Ongoing rationalization of the S-B’s portfolio of raw materials and packaging via consolidation.
•    Resolve Supplier performance issues by Identify and tracking assignable cause via weekly and monthly routines.
•    Play a key role with Operations, Sales, Product Development, Data Governance and Customers on commercialization of new products and de-commercialization of phase-outs.

•    University or college degree in a relevant discipline
•    Preference to Certified Supply Chain Management Professionals (cSCMP) or Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) or completion of certification is in process
•    Minimum of 5 years of supply chain experience with purchasing and materials management preferably in the Food Industry (Ingredients / Packaging)
•    Purchasing packaging materials will be considered a definite asset. (Flexible Film, Corrugated & folding boxes)
•    Proven knowledge of purchasing processes including vendor management, strategic sourcing, contract negotiations and commodities.
•    A track record of driving out costs
•    Excellent communication skills (oral and written).
•    Excellent problem-solving and Analytical skills
•    Proven experience in streamlining business processes
•    Numeracy and an understanding of finance.
•    Proficient with ERP Systems (Microsoft DAX, SAP, Oracle) and advanced skills in MS Office – (Excel, Word)
•    Able to travel USA/Canada
We encourage all candidates who have the right mix of skills, abilities and a passion for learning and growing to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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