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Procurement Strategist

New Bedford, MA

Posted: 09/06/2022 Industry: Supply Chain and Logistics Job Number: 14806

Job Description

Connexion’s mission is to provide "best in class" services to job seekers. We strive to achieve excellence in job placement, staffing, and recruiting services while treating candidates with the professionalism and respect they deserve.

 

Title: Procurement Strategist

Hiring Organization: Connexion Systems & Engineering

  • Duration: Perm
  • Pay rate: $60k
  • Job Location: New Bedford, MA
  • Job# 14806

 

Summary:

This position is responsible for category sourcing, vendor accountability, strategic partnership, and process and quality improvements in relation to ingredients and packaging to produce high-quality soups, sauces, sides, and entrees at multiple processing facilities

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support strategic sourcing goals by assisting with implementing creative sourcing strategies, plans and timelines with a focus on improving total cost of ownership that drive long-term business objectives.
  • Own assigned categories and coordinate with Procurement Director in all aspects including supplier management & performance, process improvement, risk management, innovation, test batches, RFP’s, Supplier Scorecards and NCRs.
  • Raw Material sourcing within the existing supplier base and updates as it relates to document management, sampling, submissions and supporting FSQA needs. Additional sourcing needs as required.
  • Maintain regular cross functional communication with production and logistics and participate in floor visits to uncover potential savings and improvement projects.
  • In collaboration with cross functional departments assist in the development of and participate in the RFP/RFQ process. Review needs based on forecast analysis, trends and on hand inventory to determine contract quantities of assigned categories.
  • Review market analysis and competitive intelligence for assigned categories and share information internally for better decision making.
  • Participate in vendor communication and relationship management.
  • Participate in Purchasing/Procurement meetings as needed.
  • Participates in corporate Goals & Objectives (GO’s) program.

 

Education and/or Experience:

  • 3 years of procurement/purchasing/manufacturing related experience.
  • Food industry experience preferred but not necessary.
  • Bachelors preferred or equivalent combination of both education and experience.

 

Our Total Compensation Package Includes:

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits
  • 401k with Company match
  • Paid time off including vacation, sick time and holidays
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance and Short-Term Disability

 

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