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Sourcing & Procurement Manager

Wonderful Citrus • Delano, CA

Posted 3 days ago

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This person will partner with capital project managers, construction managers, and contractors to coordinate activities involved with procuring of goods and services for capital and construction projects with a goal of improving quality and service, meeting project schedules, mitigating risks, and achieving reductions in total cost of ownership (TCO). This is a "hands on" position responsible for managing multiple assignments. The ability to work closely with key stakeholder in the business, contractors, suppliers and various levels of management is essential.

Here's what you'll do:

* Partner with key business stakeholders to develop and implement sourcing strategies for capital projects that drive improvements in quality, service, TCO and schedule
* Coordinates the gathering of project specifications and scope.
* Creates and issues the RFI and RFP, and the management of the related procurement process of sourcing, negotiation and contracting
* Analyze supplier proposals and develop source selection strategy and recommendations. Prepare and conduct negotiations
* Prepare reports and executive summaries on construction and project spend
* Monitor strategy implementation, contract compliance and customer satisfaction
* Develop expertise in the assigned spend categories, including cost/market drivers and risk factors
* Drive best practices
* Work with subject matter experts (ex. Legal, Risk, Tax, etc.) to resolve contractual issues
* Uphold internal and external policies, regulations and laws
* Incorporate Safety into daily work ethic and supplier management process
* Achieve significant negotiated savings and year over year cost reduction while maintaining / improving product quality and supplier service levels
* Development of effective cost reduction strategies and regional implementation plans
* Evaluate market intelligence and trends to support and develop sustainable sourcing strategies

Here's what you'll bring to the table:

* 7+ years' experience in Procurement, specifically capital project management
* Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, Engineering, or similar course of study preferred
* Business acumen with broad-based knowledge of sourcing, procurement contracting, and supplier management process and technology
* Leadership of complex negotiations and performing financials, technical, commercial, and performance evaluation of suppliers
* Proficient computer skills (MS Word, Excel, and Outlook)
* Ability to work mathematical concepts such as factions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical solutions
* Superior communication and interpersonal skills
* Excellent planning and organization skills
* High degree of professional ethics and integrity with the ability to manage confidential information
* Valid Driver's License; acceptable driving record

Here's what we'll bring to the table:

* On-site gym -- free to employee and spouse
* Subsidized on-site restaurants -- Two high quality, low-cost, fast-casual dining restaurants, and one grab-n-go station; discounted family-style grab-n-go meals also available
* Wonderful Wellness Clinic -- Free on-site resource for physicals, check-ups, immunizations, health screenings, pediatrics (for children 5 years of age and older), basic mental health and/or social services, and physical therapy; most prescriptions are provided on-site and completely free
* Wonderful Giving -- a one-of-kind program that donates company money to charities close to our employees' hearts
* Employee college tuition reimbursement

Wonderful Citrus is part of The Wonderful Company, a successful, fast-growing privately held $4 billion company with 9,000 employees worldwide. We've made Wonderful Pistachios one of America's top-selling salty snacks. We've turned pomegranates and POM Wonderful into a worldwide phenomenon. Wonderful Halos is the No. 1 mandarin orange in America. FIJI Water is the No. 1 premium bottled water in America. JUSTIN Wine produces California's top-selling, high-end Cabernet Sauvignon. And Teleflora is the world's largest flower delivery service

Wonderful Citrus is America's largest integrated grower, shipper and packer of fresh citrus, including clementine/mandarin, navel and Valencia oranges; lemons; limes; grapefruits; and other citrus varieties. Wonderful Citrus owns, cultivates and harvests more than 58,000 acres of fresh citrus and ships around the world each year to ensure a year-round supply. Our citrus can be found in all channels of distribution, with our consumer brands most visible in the produce department of grocery stores across America under the flagship consumer brands of Wonderful Halos mandarins and Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red grapefruit.

The Wonderful Company has a long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility, including more than $120 million invested in environmental technologies and sustainability research, $45 million in charitable giving and education initiatives every year, $30 million toward the construction of a new charter school campus in California's Central Valley, and innovative health and wellness programs, including two new, free primary care clinics for employees and their dependents.

Wonderful Citrus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and with opportunities for advancement. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories



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