Stefanini Group is looking for a Purchasing / Procurement Manager who will establish trust and build effective business relationships with vendors and internal stakeholders for a globally recognized food manufacturing company based in Illinois!Do you have strong analytical skills, knowledge of e-Sourcing tools like ARIBA and very proficient with MS Excel? Do you have in-depth understanding legal agreements and have experience in commercial terms negotiation? Do you have what it takes to be successful on this role?Call me for an immediate interview! ANDREW HIPONIAThe successful candidate will:

* Manage Services spend related to North America Operations and enterprise-wide needs (e.g. consulting, real estate management, uniforms, catering/vending, outsource services, customer engagement call center services, grass & snow removal)

* Establish trust and build effective business relationships with vendors and internal stakeholders for short- and long-term partnership

* Own relationships with internal Operations and Corporate Business owners to develop and implement the Services strategies year over year

* Become the Services category expert, understand cost drivers in the Services space and be innovative/creative on how to reduce costs without jeopardizing quality

Strategic Sourcing:

* Develop & execute sourcing strategies for assigned commodities

* Manage scope of assigned categories to achieve business objectives and benefit targets

* Lead ongoing category management activities within assigned scope

* Ensure meeting or exceeding benefits targets for impact to bottom line

* Build and manage internal customer relationships and satisfaction for assigned categories, understanding business requirements as input into enterprise-wide sourcing efforts

* Maintain external / marketplace awareness, related to trends within responsibility scope, and supply chain best practices

* Lead implementation activities for commodities with impacts to the business and key stakeholders

* Proactively engage internal business partners to communicate new product solutions based on category, market and sourcing information

* Participate in appropriate business team meetings to ensure engagement and facilitate relationships with internal business partners

* Work with Kraft Heinz subject matter experts and internal customers to gather and assess challenging business requirements

* Provide strategic guidance to profiles and models used to support sourcing decisions

* Lead supplier selection and recommendation activities including qualitative and quantitative analysis, selection criteria, long and short lists, RFI and RFP development and analysis

* Contract development and management (Master Agreements, Business Schedules, NDAs, etc) in Ariba Contract system to ensuring the most optimal terms and conditions while never compromising service or quality

* Support team members in conducting risk management activities (gaining risk management expertise)

* Create and analyze indirect spend reports for commodities within team’s scope

* Support team in analysis/interpretation of our procure to pay system compliance, developing and implementing action plans as necessary

* Coordinate, asssist in research and drive category plan development for team’s objectives

* Work within Source to Contract system to assure team compliance for contract database, utilization of sourcing tools, etc.

* Contribute to cash flow performance by identifying opportunities for improvement

Supplier Management:

* Manage supplier relationships, conduct quarterly business reviews to measure and ensure supplier performance related to assigned scope area

* Establish supplier KPIs/SLAs, customizing as appropriate for categories

* Review performance management data with suppliers and associated business impacts

* Address and resolve issues escalated by key stakeholders

* Monitor Kraft Heinz and supplier compliance with supplier agreements related to area of scope

* Enable supplier catalogs within Kraft Heinz procure to pay system to facilitate internal customer’s purchasing of goods and services

Project Management:

* Lead Cross-Functional Category Teams across business units for assigned commodities

* Provide support on other complex sourcing initiatives as required

* Drive the creation and oversee the implementation of communication plans, implementation strategies, timelines etc.

* Support peer procurement professionals to expand knowledge and experience

* Ensure meeting or exceeding targets for significant impact to bottom line

* Provide frequent and timely communication on all projects

Zero Based Budget (ZBB) Package Management:

* Review and validate SRM shopping carts according to the Services and Sites” budget

* Own and manage the ZBB package, build relationships with entity owners and finance managers to clearly understand the budget and costs of the operation at each site and communicate efficiently on improvement actions

* You have a Bachelor’s degree in Operations, Business or Supply Chain

* You have spent 5+ years in procurement and/or operations

* Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with other driven stakeholders

* Ability to analyze, simplify and solve problems

* Ability to work with multiple projects at a time with various levels of complexity

* Understand the components of a Legal agreement and have experience in commercial terms negotiation

* You have strong written, verbal, and listening skills

* You understand financial principles and have worked with a budget

* You are a negotiator and an influencer

* You have strong analytical skills, knowledge of e-Sourcing tools and proficient with MS Excel

* You are results and service oriented, reliable, responsive and ethical

About Stefanini Group The Stefanini Group is a global provider of offshore, onshore and near shore outsourcing, IT digital consulting, systems integration, application and strategic staffing services to Fortune 1000 enterprises around the world. Our presence is in countries like Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia, and more than 400 clients across a broad spectrum of markets, including financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, chemical services, technology, public sector, and utilities. Stefanini is a CMM level 5, IT consulting, company with global presence. We are CMM Level 5 company.
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