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VP Procurement

Position Id: MJB4827
VP Procurement
Location for the position: Lenexa, KS
Summary: The VP of Procurement is responsible for leading procurement efforts to efficiently and effectively enable business units and functional partners to maximize the value they receive from suppliers to meet their objectives. The VP will work with business units to lead centralized direct and indirect sourcing and procurement efforts. This will include working with the internal stakeholder from initial need identification to final goods or service delivery. Specifically, this role will be responsible for the following process: demand management, supply analysis/strategy, supplier identification, sourcing execution, contract negotiation, delivery planning and monitoring, purchase execution, and ongoing performance management and improvement.
Job Duties: Description: • Development of organizational procurement strategy and plans, including investment, resource, and skill requirements • Creation and management of short-, mid-, and long-term goals and objectives • Development of benchmarks and metrics including a routine scorecard to set baseline standards and review for improvement opportunities • Coordinates and oversees company Procurement with a primary focus on Facilities and IT with a view towards reducing costs while improving the overall quality of purchased goods and services • Closely link Procurement performance with business needs • Creation and ongoing value creation of a strong supply base • Creation and improvement of best practice-based processes • Management of business process outsourcing activities • Identification and realization of cost-saving and cost-reduction opportunities • Selection and management of procurement systems • Collaborates with business leaders to evaluate Technology investment plans • Partner with IT/Finance/Legal in the contract administration of all third-party agreements, etc. • Management of procurement staff in (and across) sourcing, contracting, transactional purchasing, supplier management, and miscellaneous internal procurement support activities • Negotiate various service multi-year agreements • Leadership of cross-functional teaming across other business functions and initiatives
Background Requirements: Requirements: • 10+ years of functional leadership within procurement (packaging, ingredients, commodities, etc.). • Experience with high volume, multi-shift production, co-packing, or Food/Beverage/Dairy manufacturing facility. • Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement or Business Administration or related field required. Master’s degree preferred. • Computer skills in Excel, Word, and Power Point • Excellent written and verbal communication • Must be willing to travel – (50-75%) • Must have an overall understanding of supply chain • Must have strong organizational skills • Must have knowledge of GMP • Must possess excellent planning, scheduling, and decision-making skills
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