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Sr Manager Strategic Sourcing - Packaging

Location: Concord
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

We're not just about grapes. Our bold ambition is to be the leading company of convenient, good for you, fruit-based food and beverage globally. To make this happen, we need talented, agile and innovative people who want to help us grow something special together.
Our culture is authentic, and we are building an inclusive environment where you belong and can be the best version of yourself. If you're passionate about achieving goals, trying new things and making an impact every day, we want to hear from you!
We're looking for a Senior Manager of Strategic Sourcing to join our growing team and drive Sourcing Strategies that deliver our growth and cost objectives for Welch's Packaging supply chain. The Strategic Sourcing Manager is responsible for all aspects of sourcing several strategic supply categories with a total spend accountability of -$60-80MM+.
This role will work a hybrid work model including 3 days per week from our Concord, MA headquarters

  • Provide cross functional leadership across your strategic supply categories to drive value added projects
  • Develop and implement strategic sourcing strategies to drive total best value (cost, quality, cost of capital, etc.)
  • Responsible for identifying, cultivating, and managing vendor and industry relationships.
  • Manage overall supplier relationships including supplier performance, capability development, cost and quality improvements.
  • Analyze commodity/raw material market trends and make strategic recommendations to manage Market Commodity Risk.
  • Drives Total Cost of Ownership thinking, cost modelling, analytics for the group
  • Other duties as assigned


    • Develops meaningful relationships and collaborates across departments.
    • Engages in healthy dialogue and makes decisions with Welch's best interest in mind.
    • Continuously challenges the status quo and seeks ways to improve and develop.
    • Action oriented, innovative deal maker and expert negotiator with a passion for driving value
    • Demonstrated cross-functional leadership success required with ability to lead through influence.
    • Must possess influencing and collaboration skills
    • Commodity Risk Management / Financial hedging experience preferred.
    • Makes decisions that positively impact the current and future state of the business.


      • BS Required; preferable in a related field such as Finance, Business, or Supply Chain (Purchasing or Operations related field).
      • 3-5+ years of direct sourcing, buying, or procurement experience required; packaging materials, indirect materials, or food ingredients preferred
      • Experience with sourcing, buying or procurement within the CPG or food industries is preferred


        • Organization with a bold, clear purpose.
        • Authentic culture that supports working together to deliver results.
        • Workplace where teams care about each other and your voice is heard.
        • Core and voluntary benefits so you can choose the right recipe for you.
        • Generous 401(k) plan with annual company match.
        • Flexible schedules so you can balance your work life priorities.
        • Learning and development opportunities with coaching.
        • Safe and clean working environment.

          Welch's believes that our differences make the difference, and we take pride in being an Equal Opportunity Employer Disability/Vets.

Keywords: CARDINAL SERVICES LTD., Concord , Sr Manager Strategic Sourcing - Packaging, Executive , Concord, California

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