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SOURCING MANAGER - GROCERY, RETAIL, BAKERY & DISTRIBUTION

Who is Foodbuy?

We are the industry leader in procurement and supply chain solutions. We are the subsidiary to the 6th largest company in the world (Compass Group PLC), yet Foodbuy has the feel of a small entrepreneurial Company. We pride ourselves on our ability to source and provide a variety of products and services that help our customers more easily, and cost effectively, run their businesses. We work with clients in the Hospitality, Restaurant, Healthcare, Education, Entertainment, and Gaming industries, and of course we support Compass Group-- which is the world’s largest contract food and support services provider.

 

Why Foodbuy?

We care about our associates, our clients, and our community. We think big, encourage innovation and debate, and seek out game changers. Our benefits and PTO offerings are strong. Our compensation packages are competitive. And we are constantly growing, and we want our associates’ careers to grow along with us. We have an open and modern work environment, believe in flexibility, and promote a collaborative open door environment.

Additionally, we follow a value system called FORT, which stands for Flexibility, Optimistic, Resourceful, and Transparent. FORT is the foundation for everything we do at Foodbuy. It is how we behave and interact with our clients, business partners and fellow associates.

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Job Description:

The Sourcing Manager position will engage with Foodbuy Members and Compass sectors to execute Sourcing solutions that reflect the diversity of our broad client base. You will be responsible for the sourcing, negotiation and selection of the supply base. The goal of the job is to uncover financial opportunities through extensive data analysis to deliver financial results across a broad range of channels and clients.  Exceptional customer service and client relationship management will be paramount to liaise with stakeholders to understand their needs and deliver a customized sourcing solution that is unparalleled in the industry.

 

The dynamic team you will be joining is responsible for sourcing and negotiating best in class solutions for the Grocery, Retail, Bakery, Distribution categories as required by our wide customer base.

What you will do:
  • Utilize a sourcing approach which challenges status quo yet works in tandem with our existing framework at an accelerated pace
  • Extract new value from suppliers through specialized contracts and supplier relationship management
  • Use market insights and data to ensure competitive market pricing within the sourcing function
  • Lead price benchmarking and analytical activities across customers and routes to market
  • Draw conclusions and insights from big and small data sets, quickly and accurately
  • Develop & refine the procurement processes to minimize efforts and maximize benefits through compliance & specification controls
  • RFX development and management
  • Work collaboratively towards achieving joint company growth and financial targets to bring value to our clients through efficient sourcing solutions.
  • Deliver best-in-class contracts across multiple categories
  • Ensure we are first to market with unique industry-shaping offers and related contracts by working expeditiously to complete projects
  • Build credible, long lasting relationships with multiple stakeholders, demonstrating that Foodbuy is the partner of choice in the industry
  • Maintain and utilize a robust understanding of supply market dynamics and present opportunities to derive new commercial advantage and mitigate risks
Qualifications:
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, highly motivated, creative and energetic
  • A challenger of the status quo, intently focused on improving our Customer Experience and providing best in class sourcing solution.
  • 3+ years Strategic Sourcing/Procurement Experience required; Category Management experience is a plus
  • Successful candidates will have exceptional communication skills with client centric focus and drive to delivery results in timely manner
  • Experience in management of CPG, bakery, or grocery products preferred
  • Strong Project Management skills
  • Proven ability to work with both large and small sets of data to identify opportunities quickly and formulate strategic negotiations plans
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Evidence of an ability to work cross-functionally with colleagues in operations, finance, customer service
  • Proven track record of ability to influence change in a cross functional organization
  • Strong networking skills, ability to influence and get things done through informal as well as formal channels
  • Outstanding presentation skills and selling skills to sell in key programs
  • Capacity to handle multiple changing agendas yet to stay in control of events
  • Experience of broader aspects of supply chain, as well as providing evidence of a broader business perspective such as balancing cost, value, risk & opportunity
  • Ability to operate at fast pace in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to travel 10% to 20% annually
  • Strong networking skills, ability to influence and get things done through informal as well as formal channels

Apply to Foodbuy today!

Foodbuy is a member of Compass Group USA

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Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer.  At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Req ID: 317947

Foodbuy 

MIRANDA CARTERET 

SALARIED EXEMPT 


Nearest Major Market: Charlotte

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