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Director of Strategic Sourcing & Procurement (Food)

Lucas Group - Search Chicago Full-Time
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Our client is in hyper-growth mode and an up-and-comer in the food/nutrition industry.  They recently opened a ~200,000 square foot production facility in the Chicagoland suburbs as well as a new company headquarters in the West Loop (Chicago).  (This position will be based in the West Loop and easily accessible from CTA and/or both Metra Stations). 

The newly created Director of Strategic Sourcing & Procurement will lead the development and implementation of progressive sourcing strategies that deliver cost efficiencies, supplier assurance and quality across all organizational spend.  Our ideal candidate will have experience identifying and screening suppliers, developing strategic relationships, negotiating terms and conditions, and continuously driving supplier service levels.  He/She will lead & manage teams focused on procurement of raw materials, packaging materials, as well as outsourced manufacturing services 


  • Bachelor’s degree is required  

  • 10+ years of experience in strategic sourcing and procurement within the food industry 

  • 5 + years of experience in a leadership role 

  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to create financial reports, model out total cost of ownership, and conduct cost analyses.  

  • Demonstrated contract and agreement negotiation experience, including development of negotiating plans and strategies 

  • Use of core 7-step sourcing principles 

  •  Interpersonal skills to build and nurture strong relationships with peers, executives, and external partners.  

  • Ability to travel up to 20% to visit supplier locations 

  • eSourcing/e-Procurement experience a plus


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Our Mission

The goal of Lucas Group is to be North America’s premier executive recruiting firm in assisting mid-tier to Fortune 500 clients find transcendent, executive talent; candidates fully realize their career ambitions; and our associates (recruiters) find professional fulfillment and financial success.

Our Approach

Lucas Group is transforming the recruiting industry. Our objective is to be a trusted consultant for all of your professional recruiting and placement needs. We will surround you with meaningful attention and create long-term relationships with our clients, candidates, and associates.

We add economic value and waste neither time nor money. We strive to be a sophisticated, reliable, and trusted recruitment consultant.

Lucas Group culture and methodologies drive superior business results. No one else is approaching executive recruitment the way we are. No one else is thinking about it the way we are. No one else is executing it the way we are. We continue to redefine the executive recruiting experience through the use of market data, analytics, and consistent and candid communication.

Our History

Lucas Group began in 1970 in Atlanta, GA as a small, one-man business with the important vision of helping military personnel transition to the civilian workforce after honorably completing their military service.

Today, Lucas Group has evolved into the premier recruiting firm in North America. With 15 locations nationwide, strategic partnerships with recruiting firms in Canada and Europe, and deep experience in a wide range of industries, Lucas Group has earned a reputation for unparalleled customer service and bottom line results.

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