Dec 04, 2019

Procurement Manager Indirect - Beloit, WI

  • Kerry Ingredients
  • Beloit, WI, US

Job Description

Requisition ID 9884
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Purchasing/Procurement 
Recruiter #LI-MQ1
Posting Type LI

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry: A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.Where you'll work:

At the Kerry Center in Beloit, we are a leader in taste and nutrition for the global food, beverage and pharmaceutical industry.  We have approximately 700 employees at this location that perform various task such as finance, procurement, supply chain and customer care.  This location is commutable from major cities such as Milwaukee and Madison.

What you'll do:

This position will have accountability for $100MM+ per annum spend across Kerry sites in the United States and Canada. Reporting to the Director of Indirect Procurement, the Manager is responsible for the strategic sourcing activities for the Indirect Materials and Services spend, with the goal of achieving significant cost reductions, while maintaining/improving product quality and vendor service levels

In this role you will drive strategy development, deployment and strategic planning for MRO Procurement Category.  You will also have the opportunity to drive compliance of contracts with plant stakeholders, collecting feedback on supplier performance.

Development of strategies (including sub spend area strategy, supplier strategy, risk management strategy and P2P strategy) to drive regional project priorities

  • Execute strategies throughout region, tracking performance against goals. 
  • Manage SRM for key suppliers, maximizing value from strategic suppliers.
  • Lead contract negotiations for assigned suppliers with objectives for value delivery and year over year opportunities.
  • Identify and manage connectivity with Functional Stakeholders and Global Procurement teams
  • Manage stakeholder engagement and alignment throughout the end-to-end procurement process
  • Lead supplier relationship management program for assigned categories
  • Manage interactions with suppliers, including tenders, negotiations, and dispute resolution
  • Manage delivery of Margin, Innovation, Cash Flow, Spend under Contract, Cost Avoidance and other deliverables


What you'll need:
  • A minimum of 5 years of purchasing experience is required. Experience in MRO or related indirect categories preferred. 
  • Past experience in a manufacturing environment is desired.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Engineering, Business, Supply Chain, Food Science, or related field required.
  • Strong communication skills; successful candidate will work with Kerry co-workers in multiple functions and locations as well as suppliers.
  • Business acumen, strategic sourcing, project management, and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to communicate with engineers and stakeholders on technical topics.  
  • Skillful in using quantitative analysis to understand business issues. 


Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .                                                                                                         

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