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Enterprise Sourcing Category Leader, Fresh Network

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Kroger Cincinnati , OH 45201

Posted 2 months ago

Company Name: Kroger Manufacturing

Position Type: Employee

FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Summary:

Lead and direct team of procurement professionals to deliver enterprise global sourcing strategies for best total value. Develop Sourcing strategies and processes for Fresh Network, understanding all synergies that are existent today within the Kroger Enterprise, including Kroger Manufactured Products (KMP), Kroger Labeled Product (KLP), Produce, Meat, Seafood, Deli, Bakery and National Brands. Champion corporate social responsibility and supplier diversity leadership programs. Collaborate internally at all levels, across all business units and the supply base to support business sourcing objectives. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Establish multi-year strategic plans/goals to enable bottom-line and top-line company growth

  • Develop and implement a sourcing strategy inclusive of fresh departments like Produce, Meat and Seafood

  • Drive directed buy opportunities for ingredients and finished goods, considering Kroger's contract manufacturers and owned plants with identified and approved preferred vendors network

  • Collaborate with Culinary Development team, Merchandising, and Fresh Kitchen Commissaries for cost effective implementation of newly developed programs

  • Analyze/benchmark costs across kitchens and lead negotiations to finalize standardized conversion cost agreements

  • Identify and implement sourcing opportunities to deliver reduced cost of goods and identify/implement a pantry management tool targeting a clear fresh network master pantry list

  • Leverage the Cost Management (CCO) Special Projects team to conduct Request for Proposal (RFP) on fresh network and establish negotiated service rates

  • Collaborate with category management and Fresh Network Optimization Leader to improve third party venue programs (e.g. Sushi)

  • Leverage market data/cost modeling and "should cost" to support the development of negotiation strategies

  • Utilize the total cost of ownership model to monitor/manage supply chain strategies

  • Champion supplier development/risk management strategies

  • Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties: complete performance reviews and provide feedback to direct reports

  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position Qualifications/Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain, business management or a related field with 10 years of team leadership/people management experience in a high SKU environment

  • 5 years of experience sourcing international/domestic vendors and products

  • Ability to apply knowledge of multidisciplinary business principles/practices

  • Advanced analytical skills, adept in business planning, financial management/budget management

  • Market leading knowledge of global market analysis, macro-economic drivers, sourcing category strategy, supplier relationship management, strategic vendor alliance programs, 'should-cost' models and multi-year negotiation strategies, supplier continuous improvement programs/Lean Initiatives

  • Knowledge of critical procurement legal requirements and contracting best practices

  • Excellent oral/written communication and project management skills

Desired Previous Job Experience/Education:

  • Master's degree

  • Seasonal business experience

  • Global strategic sourcing/procurement experience, in a high growth, retail/manufacturing/CPC environment

  • CPSM certified

Education Level: Bachelor's Required

Required Travel: Up to 25%

Required Certifications/Licenses: None

Position Type: Full-Time

Regions: General Office- Cincinnati

States: Indiana; Kentucky; Ohio

Keywords:

Jobs at Kroger Manufacturing: Through quality products, strong individual commitments and team spirit, Kroger has been established as a leader in the manufacturing industry. Kroger Manufacturing provides career development programs aligned with aspirations in Engineering, Process Management, Information Systems, Quality Assurance, Operations Management, Human Resources, Finance and Procurement. Our work force programs provide technically challenging rotations with cross-functional teams, plants and locations to allow our Associates to learn from some of the brightest minds in the business. Experience and training combined with mentoring and guidance from plant sponsors prepare our Associates with the skills and leadership behaviors needed to achieve a successful career at Kroger.

Company Overview

Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve customers in 2,782 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states. Our Family of Companies also operates 2,268 pharmacies, 274 fine jewelry stores, 1,489 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Kroger is dedicated to our Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit by serving America through food inspiration and uplift and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025. Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

Posting Notes: OH || Cincinnati || 1014 Vine Street || 45202 || Kroger Manufacturing || None || Procurement; Purchasing & Procurement || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None


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