To support the Sr. Procurement Manager of Fruits and Fruit Concentrates in the execution of direct buys, develop sourcing strategies, value optimization and supplier relationship programs for Keurig Dr Pepper. The goal of the job is to develop and optimize value in the supplier/business unit relationship.
Keurig Dr Pepper (NYSE: KDP) is a leading coffee and beverage company in North America, with annual revenue in excess of $11 billion. KDP holds leadership positions in soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, water, juice and juice drinks and mixers, and markets the #1 single serve coffee brewing system in the U.S. The Company maintains an unrivaled distribution system that enables its portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partner brands to be available nearly everywhere people shop and consume beverages. With a wide range of hot and cold beverages that meet virtually any consumer need, KDP key brands include Keurig, Dr Pepper, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Canada Dry, Snapple, Bai, Mott's and The Original Donut Shop. The Company employs more than 25,000 employees and operates more than 120 offices, manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers across North America.
Strategic Sourcing Management
Develop Sourcing Strategy in conjunction with key business partners to address and meet business needs.
In conjunction with the business key stakeholders, initiate, direct and conduct all activities relating to negotiating, evaluating, selecting, and implementing preferred supplier contracts. Negotiate legal contracts with suppliers.
Conduct industry deep dive analysis to provide proactive insight to sourcing strategy.
Provide Procurement expertise and assistance to the Purchasing Unit.
Develop & refine the procurement processes to minimize efforts & maximize benefits through compliance & specification controls.
Define best sourcing procurement process e.g. Traditional RFQ/RFP/RFI, on-line Auction, Collaborative sourcing, multi-event negotiations, etc.
Negotiate and develop long-term relationships with strategic suppliers.
Establish & maintain a master contract management system for all spends within scope
Identify preferred supplier pool
Supplier performance management
Negotiations skills & execution management
Legal Contracting & contract administration
Ensure governance to company and SAP rules to implement supplier NDA's, Contracts, etc. in both Cornerstone and Probe systems
Acquire and be able to communicate market knowledge for the industries in which the vendors participate.
Manage the resolution of all supplier driven quality issues, including but not limited to collection of reimbursement credit.
Be accountable for compliance on Corporate Environmental Sustainability and Regulatory efforts representing sourcing area:
Food Drug & Administration: Ensure suppliers comply with all required federal national, regional, and local food safety regulations. Responsible to report any potential deficiencies in conjunction with R&D regulatory and/or Quality
Ethical Sourcing: Ensure all suppliers have received and agreed to comply with KPD Ethical Sourcing Policy.
Risk Management: Ensure supplier risk is proactively understood and continuity business plans in place for any potential unpreventable interruption in supply
Project Management/Cost Savings Initiatives (change management)
Be accountable for achieving financial and value optimization targets.
Identify creative value optimization (VO) ideas which may drive cost savings initiatives.
Create and update project progress plans to reflect necessary activities, savings, cost and timing.
Work as a close liaison with cross functional support groups to determine best feasible ingredient replacement, alternate options and sources which are FDA approved.
Ensures projects are upheld to business standards prior to implementation. Areas addressed include, but not limited to, quality, technical, regulatory and legal compliance, finance reporting, marketing, sales and consumer acceptance, manufacturing and supply chain deployment.
Consistently challenges project team on ways to overcome hurdles, meet objectives and deliverables.
Lead regular meetings with cross functional project team for adherence to savings deliverables and timing.
New/Change Product support
Ensure Procurement meets deadlines for tasks associated with new/change product projects including, but not limited to, pricing, supply and capacity concerns, new supplier set up, supplier audits and new material set ups.
Supports SIR (new product) process.
Manage supply and overall supplier relationships for multiple categories as defined by Manager
Monthly Price Purchases Variance root cause analysis and resolution
Develop and update financial PPV forecast models (Position Reports)
Prepare the Annual Operating Plan (AOP) for the categories under his/her responsibility
Analytics and communication
Be an expert with analytical tools (e.g. Excel) in order to draw conclusions and make recommendations from large data sets.
Be extremely proficient at oral / written communication in order to effectively explain complex ideas and approaches to a wide audience (MS Word, MS Project and MS PowerPoint).
Provide support to the DPSG Procurement team in SAP Systems related data administration
Be able to interact with all levels of the organization, ranging from senior executives through middle management.
Be a strong team player with other critical cross functional groups
A collaborative management style with the ability to build partnerships both internally and externally
Have passion to drive continuous improvement
Ability to lead small cross functional teams to drive for shared goals
Benefits built for you
Our people are the heart of our business, which is why we offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. We also provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work.
At least 2 years of industry purchasing experience
1 year of experience with SAP or similar ERP system
Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. EOE Minorities/ Females/ Protected Veterans/ Disabled
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