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Strategic Sourcing Manager

Company: Americold
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:


Americold is a global provider of temperature-controlled infrastructure. We partner with farmers and food producers to ensure their perishable and frozen product reaches foods suppliers, restaurants, and your local grocery store without spoilage. Our customers, which include some of the most respected brands in the food industry, rely on our expertise and commitment to safety in order to delivery on their commitments.

What You'll Do

Improve Americold's competitive advantage by leading and managing assigned spend categories and preferred supplier relationships through building partnerships with the Strategic Sourcing team, Facility Services, Engineering, Finance and Operations. This will include conducting opportunity assessments, executing turnkey Sourcing projects, negotiating contracts, managing spend categories and reporting metrics through all levels of the organization.

What Experience You Need

• Develop business plans for managing strategic categories spend, growth and optimal cost • Analyze current spend categories, identify savings opportunities and execute plans to achieve cost reductions • Develop and manage vendor relationships while optimizing supply base • Support Americold's business units for ad hoc business necessities to implement and maintain profitable and effective sourcing programs • Educate, train and enforce sourcing, procurement processes and policies utilizing innovative business acumen and best practices

What Could Set You Apart

• Bachelor's degree and 5 years minimum of business-related work experience

• Minimum of 5 years work experience in procurement, category management or related environment/field

• Subject-matter expert in relative industries such as distribution, retail, warehousing, supply chain or logistics preferred

• Category experience in MHE or indirect supplies and services preferred

• Experience in vendor negotiations

• General knowledge or experience with E-Procurement systems knowledge required (such as Ariba, GeP, etc).

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications with intermediate to advanced skill level in Excel & PowerPoint.

• Ability to travel an average 10% or less

What We Offer

Our associates know the answer to the question What's in it for me? We offer best-in-class benefit programs and continuously work with our associates to ensure that our offerings meet the needs of their health and financial well-being. When you join Americold you join a values-oriented company with a clear mission. We help our customers feed the world.

Keywords: Americold, Atlanta , Strategic Sourcing Manager, Executive , Atlanta, Georgia

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