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Sourcing Specialist

Company: King's Hawaiian
Location: Flowery Branch
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Joining King's Hawaiian makes you part of our `ohana (family). We are a family-owned business for over seventy years, respecting our roots while thinking about our future as we continue to grow and care for our customers and the communities we serve. Our `ohana members build an environment of inclusivity as they freely collaborate, pursue learning through curiosity, and explore innovation as critical thinkers. Beyond that, we are also passionate about supporting the long-term health and well-being of our employees and their families. If you're excited to rise with our team, come and join our `ohana!


The Sourcing Specialist is directly responsible for price management by creating and maintaining system contracts and price updates. The Sourcing Specialist works as a liaison between plants, co-manufacturing locations, and suppliers supporting purchasing enablement for production demands. In addition, this role will be responsible for price governance, system controls as it relates to supply allocation. The Sourcing Specialist will interact cross functionally to ensure price accuracy, cost savings, vendor and material alignment for multiple business units as it relates to material supply agreements.

Job Requirements:

* Work directly with the Sourcing Managers to execute system agreements and source lists to meet production requirements.
* Manage contract balances and create purchasing agreements for raw material and packaging inventories to meet production demands and supplier allocations.
* Communicate 12 weeks buy plan to inventory analysts and suppliers to include forecast and material changes.
* Interacts with internal and external partners such as Accounts Payable, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality and Suppliers.
* Responsible for ad hoc reporting and metrics to provide data driven recommendations to Sourcing Management.
* Partner with Sourcing Managers to support supplier on-boarding or new material requests.
* Evaluate pricing requirements to align with material supply agreements by plant or co-manufacturing location.
* Perform root cause analysis when responding to price resolution or invoice exceptions.
* Track and report price exception trends, identify data inconsistencies or price variances to mitigate supply issues.
* Analyze supplier performance, establish metric tracking to support supplier scorecards.
* Collaborate with supplier services to address purchasing issues.
* Establish key metrics, gather data, to report against purchasing demands.
* Liaison between Quality, Sourcing, Suppliers and Inventory Analyst to support resolution of defective material requisitions.
* Able to interpret system price data requirements during on-boarding or decoupling efforts.
* Work with AP to resolve invoice price discrepancies.
* Provide 3rd level support for purchase order issues.
* Collaborate with Inventory Analyst with material issues that may arise through the course of production.
* Enforce system compliance and purchasing governance corelated with master supply agreements.
* SME on Procurement projects or initiative's.
* Follow King's Hawaiian safety policies and positively promotes safety in all areas.

Skills/Work Experience:

* Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Procurement function. Or in lieu of degree: 10+ years of equivalent experience.
* Experience in maintaining inventory in a manufacturing environment.
* Experience in a food manufacturing.
* Solid SAP functional skills, S/4Hana, MM, Fiori
* Strong customer service skills.
* Advanced organization skills, attention to detail and follow through to resolve any outstanding issues.
* Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
* Ability to adapt to changing environment.
* Ability to analyze/interpret data and take appropriate action.
* Working knowledge of email, Internet Explorer, Excel and Access.


This Position Description indicates the critical features of the role as they are presently envisioned. They are subject to change at any time due to business conditions or other reasons. The incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

King's Hawaiian is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our ohana.

Keywords: King's Hawaiian, Atlanta , Sourcing Specialist, Professions , Flowery Branch, Georgia

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