Senior Procurement Manager in Swedesboro NJ

Chelten House Products
Senior Procurement Manager
Job ID: 
Swedesboro NJ
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Job Types:
Buyer, Purchasing Supervisor/Manager

Chelten House - Senior Procurement Manager

Who We Are:

  • Chelten House Products, Inc. is a fourth-generation, family-owned, food industry manufacturer, with facilities in Swedesboro, New Jersey. We are an essential business, and an industry leader, who prioritizes putting food on the table for the communities we serve. While we are widely recognized for our commitment to creating the finest tasting pasta sauces, salad dressings, salsas, ketchups, and other sauces and blends, we are contributing to something more, providing security and comfort in putting food on your family&##39;s table.
  • While Chelten House offers competitive pay and benefits, the safety of you and your family takes precedence. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Chelten House has implemented and enforced stringent safety measures, numerous social distancing protocols, and thorough return-to-work guidelines.

What We Have:

  • Competitive pay
  • Benefits such as medical, vision and dental
  • Company-wide perks, including employee appreciation events and celebratory outings
  • Supplemental benefits including life insurance and 401k contributions
  • Safe work environments to reduce the transmission of COVID-19
  • Philanthropic endeavors and community involvement
  • Incentive-based Refer-a-Friend Program
  • Team training sessions and advancement opportunities
  • A diversified workforce committed to excellence and innovation
  • Transparent and accessible leadership team, including, monthly lunches with ownership
  • Convenient location for travel and commute

What We Need:

  • We need a Senior Procurement Manager who is accountable for the procurement of all packaging and ingredients in excess of $90mm. This role will support procurement strategy development and implementation amongst all business units. The individual will ensure quality of materials, competitive pricing, adherence to company policies, procurement processes and endeavors related to the operation of a proactive and strategic Procurement Business Unit. Strong strategic leadership on both developing and implementing the strategic direction of the portfolio in addition to influencing skills both cross functionally and regionally are essential. This position is accountable for developing and maintaining a seamless relationship with strategic vendors, managing raw material inventory strategy and oversight for vendor quality programs to meet our standards and specifications.

What You Will Do:

  • You will lead the buying team in managing day to day purchases to support manufacturing plans.
  • You will lead strategic supplier relationships to jointly drive value beyond cost, leveraging supplier capability to deliver both top and bottom-line business benefit.
  • You will develop and execute raw material inventory planning strategies, safety stock models, and metrics.
  • You will lead the raw material spend and inventory budgeting process.
  • You will develop commodity category management strategies for cost reduction and value enhancement to result in tangible benefits to the bottom line with sound knowledge on internal analysis and external market analysis.
  • You will evaluate strategies based on changing market conditions and provide inputs during strategic sourcing activities, including internal and external analysis and negotiations.
  • You will lead coaching and individual training/development for the team as required building capability to deliver overall category objectives.
  • You will drive development of cost savings/value add initiatives with direct reports and suppliers.
  • You will ensure consistent and accurate cost saving tracking to support the Supply chain targets.
  • You will contribute to and support the development and implementation of best practice Procurement work processes across the Procurement organization and across the interfaces with other business functions (e.g. Finance, R&D, Marketing, and supply chain).
  • You will ensure quality of materials, competitive pricing, adherence to company policies, Procurement processes and endeavors related to the operation of a proactive and strategic Procurement Business Unit.
  • You will ensure a deep understanding of supply markets and cost drivers.
  • You will coordinate Supply Chain initiatives including working capital management and minimizing obsolescence.
  • You will drive the development of innovation with supply partners and R&D.
  • You will be the Procurement lead for the new item commercialization process.
  • You must have a solid understanding of global market dynamics and risk management strategies available to protect supply and budgets.
  • You will develop category strategies that effectively balance business unit requirements and ensure consistent and quality availability of supply.
  • You will build a team culture of engagement and manage effectively to attract, retain, and continuously develop business talent.
  • You will lead the team to develop new sources of supply and initiate value opportunities to ensure leverage, business continuity and support profit goals.
  • You will administer solid control systems around purchasing and risk management activity.
  • You will ensure all contracts are issued timely and accurately.

What You Need:

  • Bachelor&##39;s degree required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of related procurement experience.
  • Builds strong supplier relationships and influences long-term supplier technology and resource allocation.
  • Master negotiator consistently achieves competitive advantage/beneficial outcome in complex negotiations.
  • Demonstrates the ability to create and manage extremely complex relationships.
  • Experience in managing day to day buying practices.
  • Knowledge of purchasing and new industry trends and approaches as well as an understanding of the commodities that impact cost and supply.
  • Coaching and developing direct reports.
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