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Director of Procurement - (remote)

Company: Lever
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Job Description:

It's a Perfect Day to change the world! At Perfect Day, we're doing just that. Perfect Day was founded in 2014 to create delicious, nutritious dairy products that everyone can love. We're using fermentation (not animals) to make dairy proteins that are the foundation for foods like ice cream, cheese and yogurt - all with the distinctive taste and textures that consumers demand, but without lactose or environmental downsides.--Through partnerships with respected brands, we're working to launch a whole range of dairy products that will help shape a humane, sustainable food system for future generations.-- We are looking for someone with i ndirect and direct sourcing management experience including all phases of strategic sourcing and category strategies, supplier relationship management, and project management. YOUR CONTRIBUTION

  • Lead and coordinate purchasing across locations, ensuring that costs are controlled, and efficiencies achieved.
  • Develop and implement global procurement business processes, policies, improvements and standardization across the company.
  • Build strong relationships with suppliers and vendors to foster innovative working relationship. Effectively negotiate prices, and contracts, to optimize cost for existing and new vendors
  • Formulate, agree and maintain commercial terms and conditions, service levels and supply agreements
  • Gain knowledge of supplier markets, mitigate supply risk, assess supplier capabilities, and help define and improve company's local, regional, and global portfolio of suppliers
  • Identify and achieve cost reductions through strong analytical and leadership skills, meeting year-over-year cost reduction goals.
  • Responsible for procurement process for both B2B and B2C in the ERP system
  • Measure supplier performance, conduct supplier business reviews, and manage supplier relationships to quickly resolve issues, create and execute a category strategy, and ensure vendor/supplier alignment with the direction of the company.
  • Collaborate with Supply chain, Logistics, Operations, Quality, Accounting, Finance & Sales (B2B and B2C) teams. Works collaboratively sharing ideas and operational concerns and recommending process, procurement related improvements for the new and existing products.-- KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
    • Bachelor's or Master's in Business, Supply Chain, related field. CPSM is a plus
    • Understanding of purchasing policies, finance policies and the procurement approval matrix or signing authority.
    • 10+ years of experience in procurement in food or dairy industry. Both B2B and B2C experience is a plus
    • Solid analytical skills in performing bid analysis, cost analysis, fair-value analysis, and scenario modeling
    • Must have experience in ERP systems. Experience in NetSuite is a plus
    • Ability to lead and work collaboratively with cross functional teams.
    • Solid experience with contract negotiations
    • Experience building solid relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders and suppliers
    • Conceptual thinker with a passion for innovation and keen ability to spot trends and generate fresh ideas as it pertains to manufacturing, packaging & supply chain optimization.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to multi-task and thrive in a deadline driven environment.
    • Extremely well connected with food ingredients vendors, & great at forging partnerships.
    • Demonstrates good EQ awareness and skills and building those skills in direct reports as well.
    • Some travel may be required It's a Perfect Day to change the world. The day when delicious dairy goodness is something everyone can love. The day we say goodbye to the downsides of factory farming. The day we throw a big party with luscious, animal-free milk, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream, all made with Perfect Day! We hope you join us!--

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