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            • SUNDIAL

              • KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER

              • JOB SUMMARY

              • The Key Account Manager maintains and expands relationships and objectives with strategically important customers. The Key AM represents the entire range of company products and services to assigned customer base, while leading the customer account planning cycle and ensuring assigned customers’ needs and expectations are met by the company.
                • JOB RESPONSIBILITIES – All responsibilities are defined on a direct and or broker/rep basis:
                  • – Establishes productive, professional relationships with key personnel in assigned customer accounts
                  • – Coordinates the involvement of company personnel, including support, service and management resources, in order to meet account performance objectives and customers’ expectations
                  • – Meets assigned targets for profitable sales volume and strategic objectives in assigned accounts
                  • – Proactively leads a joint company-strategic account planning process that develops mutual performance objectives, financial targets, and critical milestones for a one and three-year period
                  • – Proactively assesses, clarifies and validates customer needs on an ongoing basis and communicates back to Corporate
                  • – Leads solution development efforts that best address customer needs, while coordinating the involvement of all necessary company personnel
                  • – Position may require extensive travel

                  ACCOUNT ABILITIES & PERFORMANCE MEASURES:

                • – Achieves assigned sales objectives in designated strategic accounts and sales agency management
                • – Meets assigned expectations for profitability
                • – Achieves strategic customer objectives defined by company and account management in a joint business planning process
                • – Completes strategic customer acct plans
                • – Maintains high customer satisfaction & develops  direct relationships with customer personal  & sales agency
                • – Responsible to develop annual sales & spend plan for Territory inclusive of forecasting, planning, Co-op and other promotional spending , merchandising & planograms

                ORGANIZATIONAL ALIGNMENT:

                • – Reports to the Sales Division Lead of respective retail channel
                • – Enlists the support of sales & marketing implementation resources as needed
                • – Closely coordinates company executive involvement with customer management
                • – Works closeKey ly with CS Rep to ensure customer satisfaction and problem resolution
            • QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
            • – Four year college degree from an accredited institution
            • – Minimum 5+ yrs. of strategic sales or related experience in a bus to bus sales environment
            • – Excellent written communications, strong Excel & Power Point skills

          SUNDIAL

          • PROCESS ENGINEER

          • JOB SUMMARY

          • The position requires performance within engineering research and development to provide world class capability to launch and manufacture hair care products.  This will involve designing and executing robust processes for pilot plant scale-up and manufacturing implementation. The candidate must have a strong fundamental understanding of engineering principles and have a “hands-on” approach to pilot plant and laboratory scale-up activities.  The individual needs to be able to work in a safe, disciplined manner.  The position requires strong communication and team skills.
          • DUTIES RESPONSIBILITIES:

          • This position reports into the Vice President of Innovation Sciences.  The core responsibility is to provide R&D process development for Sundials’s Hair Care innovation plan as well as support its supply chain by working with local factories.  The position requires to work cross functionally across the business.
        • QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
        • – B.S. in Chemical Engineering or other Engineering field or equivalent industrial experience.
        • – 5+ years’ experience in process & personal care
        • – Thorough knowledge of chemical processing equipment principles and practices as well as experimental design.
        • – Project and time management skills to coordinate multiple work streams and timelines for innovation projects.
        • – Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships
        • – Must have the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships
      • SUNDIAL

      • INNOVATION PROJECT COORDINATOR

      • JOB SUMMARY

      • As an Innovation Project Coordinator, you will work alongside the Project Management team to proactively monitor the innovation pipeline of projects across Sundial’s beauty portfolio while working in close collaboration with the Marketing, Creative, R&D and Supply Chain teams.You will help to guide the Project Management function to identify, track, report and resolve potential issues that may arise during the product development lifecycle.  This position will require the skill and ability to simultaneously lead numerous multi-disciplinary cross-functional teams and be accountable to consistently deliver against project objectives.
      • DUTIES RESPONSIBILITIES:

      • – Provide task level project support to the Program Manager and Project Management team
      • – Track availability of forecasts and projections against project timelines
      • – Collaborate with R&D to track formula driven turnover dates and statuses
      • – Interface with the Supply Chain to assess product manufacturing readiness
      • – Coordinate ad hoc meetings,  document and distribute minutes
      • – Organize timeline reviews for approval by cross functional teams
      • – Share project timelines with cross functional teams after they are approved
      • – Maintain edits to time project timelines based on requirement changes
      • – Proactively monitor timeline changes against product changes
      • – Co-lead risk assessments, and make sure action plans are embedded in the project timeline
      • – Project and program level reporting
    • QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    • – Requires a minimum of 2-4 years of experience tracking tasks with cross-functional teams
    • – 2 – 4 years’ experience in Supply Chain (Planning, Procurement, Manufacturing, Engineering or Logistics) or in R&D with experience on new product development
    • – Basic appreciation level of how manufacturing works
  • SUNDIAL

    • LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

    • JOB SUMMARY

    • Under the direction of the Laboratory Manager, the Laboratory Technician is responsible for laboratory stability testing, managing external testing samples, and general laboratory maintenance.

    • DUTIES RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • – Support the Chemists and Process Quality Control Technicians in all aspects of formulation development, testing and documentation
    • – Assist during scale-up of formulations from laboratory to pilot
    • – Follow assignments given by chemists, including getting raw materials, mixing raw materials, adding raw materials to a batch, viscosity testing, etc.
    • – Help with the preparation of samples for submission
    • – Assist with storage, stocking and recording inventory
    • – Maintain and calibrate laboratory equipment
    • – Assist in maintaining current and accurate documentation of lab work and data entry
    • – Demonstrates good housekeeping practices to minimize analytical mix ups, potential laboratory contamination and safety hazards
    • – Other duties as assigned
  • QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
  • – General knowledge of a laboratory
  • – Familiarity with equipment and tools
  • – Organizational and housekeeping skills
  • – Ensure the laboratory is well stocked and resourced with standard laboratory ware and raw materials, including components used in the preparation of formulated products
  • – Maintain the laboratory methodology handbook and/or SOPs ensuring that any modifications are recorded in a timely manner and communicated appropriately.
  • – Maintain laboratory compliance (GLP)
  • – Follows and complies with all appropriate operations and testing procedures, GMPs, and safety and health requirements as applicable.
  • – Must be able to read, write, understand and converse in English.
  • – Must have an in-depth working knowledge of arithmetic functions (multiplication, division, subtraction and addition)
  • – Unit of measure conversion
  • – Must understand the concept weight-to-weight formulations
  • – High School Diploma or HS Equivalency (GED), required or significant experience can be considered in lieu of a High School Diploma/GED.
  • SUNDIAL

    VICE PRESIDENT, INNOVATION SCIENCE

  • JOB SUMMARY

  • The Vice President of Innovation Science is responsible for the development, leadership, strategy execution and day-to-day management of Sundial Brands scientific functions including Research & Development, Quality & Regulatory Compliance. The VP will proactively lead and execute innovation, quality and regulatory strategy with a focus on building efficiency into our functions while balancing the needs of the business and rapid cosmetic approvals with quality and regulatory compliance.The Vice President serves as the lead liaison with internal corporate teams and external regulatory partners. This role is cross-functional in nature as Innovation Science covers innovative product conceptualization to the delivery of high-quality beauty and personal products to consumers.

The VP will lead, manage and promote Company’s culture of Innovation & Quality, providing hands on leadership and technical direction to the teams in achieving overall strategic, tactical and company goals.

  • DUTIES RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Innovation Development
    • – Identify and develop natural product platforms, technology and product improvement opportunities
    • – Expand and execute claims support & test design
    • – Technical support for scale up & process design to support manufacturing and innovation launches at TPMs

    Quality Assurance & Compliance

    • – Lead the company’s product quality programs to ensure reliability that exceeds consumer expectations, scope includes quality assurance, quality systems, quality control, quality engineering, specification systems, supplier quality audits, internal audits, continual process improvements, and consumer complaint investigations
    • – Responsible for company’s Quality Compliance with regulatory agencies and all applicable corporate standards
    • – Lead efforts to achieve GMP status for manufacturing facility
    • – Lead product issues management, including guidance on consumer and corporate communications, ensuring proper handling of all quality related issues including the escalation to CAPA investigations, and review of reportability due to OOS or safety hazards
    • – Develop, monitor and report on quality conformance metrics
    • – Assure effective tracking and trending of department performance and quality indicators, focusing on continual improvements across the company
    • – Establish Microbiology lab and function

    Regulatory

    • – Direct the development of systems, practices and processes to ensure effective ongoing review of product design and/or manufacturing changes and adverse effects
    • – Establish Regulatory function within Quality to prepare and file all regulatory documents needed register products, including Canada/EU/International registrations
    • – Lead certification processes, including organic, vegan, Bio-Based, etc.
    • – Develop and maintain external relationships with key industry groups and regulatory agencies
    • – Serve as the FDA regulatory compliance subject matter expert, providing expert counsel, training, and interpretation of the FDA and other regulatory requirements, both domestic and international, to the entire company and all company personnel
  • QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
  • – Minimum Bachelors degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related sciences
    – Advanced degree preferred
    – Minimum 8 years management experience, preferably in a fast-paced, growth driven environment
    – Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills
    – Strong organizational leadership, problem solving and decision making skills
    – Ability to lead, influence, create and work within cross functional team environments
    – Ability to gain cross functional buy-in on initiatives in an environment of conflicting priorities
    – Knowledge of current FDA, EPA, ISO, Health Canada and EU guidelines
    – Experience with all phases of the product development lifecycle, including concept, design, implementation, verification and validation activities necessary for product commercialization
    – Extensive experience in cGMP and other regulatory compliance requirements
    – Knowledge of scientific literature, raw materials technology, processing methodology, and market trends
    – Analytical and Microbial testing methods validation/verification
    – Experience with regulatory fillings
    – Ability to drive urgency with creativity and flexibility

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SUNDIAL

  • NATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER – TARGET

  • JOB SUMMARY

  • The National Account Manager (NAM) builds, elevates, and expands relationships with strategic regional or national customers. Responsible to develop and deliver against revenue and business development key performance measures.The NAM is responsible for managing the entire corporate portfolio of products and services within the assigned customer base, while leading the customer account planning cycle, developing trade funding support and managing
  • DUTIES RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Job Responsibilities – All responsibilities are defined on a direct and or broker/rep basis:
    • – Deliver against corporate revenue, and spend to sales goals.
    • – Establishes productive, professional relationships with key personnel in assigned customer accounts.
    • – Coordinates the involvement of company personnel, including support, service and management resources, in order to meet account performance objectives and customers’ expectations.
    • – Meets assigned targets for profitable sales volume and strategic objectives in assigned accounts.
    • – Proactively leads a joint company-strategic account planning process that develops mutual performance objectives, financial targets, and critical milestones for a one and three-year period.
    • – Proactively assesses, clarifies and validates customer needs on an ongoing basis and communicates back to corporate.
    • – Leads solution development efforts that best address customer needs, while coordinating the involvement of all necessary company personnel.
    • – Responsible to support corporate submitting weekly, monthly administrative reports and call reports as necessary.

    Account Abilities & Performance Measures

    • – Achieves assigned sales objectives in designated strategic accounts and sales agency management.
    • – Meets assigned expectations for profitability.
    • – Achieves strategic customer objectives defined by company and account management in a joint business planning process.
    • – Completes strategic customer account plans.
    • – Maintains high customer satisfaction & develops direct relationships with customer personal & sales agency.
    • – Responsible to develop annual sales & spend plan for territory inclusive of forecasting, planning, Co-op and other promotional spending, merchandising & planograms.

    Organizational Alignment

    • – Enlists the support of sales & marketing implementation resources as needed.
    • – Closely coordinates company executive involvement with customer management
    • – Works closely with CS Rep to ensure customer satisfaction and problem resolution
  • QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    • – Minimum 5  years outside sales experience, preferably in the hair care industry
    • – Previous  multicultural and / or Natural Hair Care sales experience preferred
    • – Position is located in Minneapolis, MN with occasional travel to other areas
    • – A documented track record of achieving sales goals
    • – Outstanding interpersonal skills along with the ability to establish strong relationships with clients.
    • – Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be comfortable with public speaking
    • – A willingness to work as part of a team of dynamic and fast paced culture
    • – The ability to manage multiple projects, initiatives and objectives
  • TO APPLY SUBMIT RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO [email protected] 


    • SUNDIAL

  • COMMUNITY COMMERCE MANAGER

  • Background

  • Sundial Brands continues to redefine what success looks like in business through our Community Commerce purpose-driven business model by creating and investing in opportunities for underserved women in the places that we do business. Through purchases of our product, Sundial is able to fight poverty by establishing scaleable ecosystems that economically empower women through entrepreneurialism, education and wellness programs in communities in the United States and Africa. Launched in July 2018, the $100 million dollar New Voices Fund was established to provide the access to capital and resources that have previously not been available to women of color. The fund will provide access to capital, operational expertise and related resources that they need to grow their businesses and transform communities.
  • This role is on Sundial’s Community Commerce team, which works in conjunction with the company’s Corporate Communication, Marketing, Sales and Executive teams. This is a global role; however it will include a specific focus on U.S. programs and be based in New York and require some travel (35%).The position will report to the Senior Content Director which directly supports the company’s Corporate Communications and Community Commerce teams.
    • JOB SUMMARY

    The position will support and identify strategic partnerships, impact measurement initiatives, and narratives to advance Sundial Brand’s mission: to not just level the playing field but, rather establish a new one that can create unprecedented economic and social impact for generations to come.This role will liase with stakeholders and influencers to strengthen the company’s impact and reputation, guide Community Commerce education and agenda across the organization, and ensure our approach remains up-to-date with emerging trends and external opportunities.The position will work closely with other functions such as Corporate Communications and Marketing, and help identify, evaluate, secure and execute partnerships that enhance the value of our sustainability activities within the company and society.

    • DUTIES RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • – Develop, manage, and communicate elements of Sundial Community Commerce activities
    • – Provide necessary resources for departmental heads and individual employees to support Community Commerce activities
    • – Track proposals from organizations, schools, universities and community groups, and work with senior leadership to determine eligibility for support
    • – Develop multi-media promotional strategies across the PR, Marketing, Digital, and Retail groups to promote Community Commerce impact as well as stand-alone initiatives
    • – Draft press releases and build strong relationships with bloggers, print, broadcast reporters and online producers for opportunities and partnerships
    • – Manage activations as they relate to Community Commerce, including social media promotions and outreach, and communicating objectives and results to key stakeholders
    • – Monitor, track and report on performance of Community Commerce content and engagement activities on owned and partner platforms
    • – Maintain communitication with Community Commerce fellows, partners, and stakehlders to regulary monitor impact of funding and amplify their stories
    • – Manage campaigns centered on content and storytelling that reaches and engages consumers and drives engagement among employees

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

    • – Bachelors Degree
    • – 5-7 years of relevant marketing experience
    • – Brings a strong understanding of how to shape and deliver data-driven communications with clear KPIs
    • – Critical thinker with the ability to distill actionable insights from large quantities of data
    • – 2-3 years experience managing social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
    • – Ability to be creative and engaging in written communication, especially within the limitations of social media, while strictly adhering to the approved tone and voice
    • – Ability and desire to stay on the cutting edge of industry best practices
    • – Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, and social editing applications
    • – Proficiency with text editing and basic data manipulation
    • – Ability to work well with cross-functional teams
    • – Comfortable working with all levels of an organization
    • – Can instill confidence and a sense of shared purpose with partners and colleagues
    • – Bring great energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and a sense of humor
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    • SUNDIAL

    • ASSOCIATE ENGINEER, PACKAGING

    • JOB SUMMARY

    • The primary function of this position is to develop packaging, cross category, based on consumer insight & market requirements.  This position will provide packaging options and develop packaging to support innovation initiatives. This position will also support existing business through packaging revisions, cost improvement projects, and packaging simplification projects.This position interacts daily with R&D, Brand Development, and functional groups across HPC.  The scope of work and communication is the design and/or regional deployment of new innovation product launches.  Effective execution of projects is vital to timely product launches for achieving category growth.
    • DUTIES RESPONSIBILITIES:

      • – Manage assigned Package Development projects, working with Brand and project teams, to meet category objectives and project ship to trade dates.
      • – Provide packaging options, develop, engineer, test packaging components and modify as necessary to meet: consumer requirements, functional parameters, cost targets, manufacturing & shipping requirements.
      • – Provide technical input to package design process and assure package design for manufacturing acceptability, while realizing desirable aesthetic design elements.
      • – Execute new package designs and perform package component qualification, working with suppliers and Manager, from engineering prints & prototypes, through to unit and production tooling.
      • – Work effectively with Regions, Suppliers, and Manufacturing to fully develop and assure the creation of timely functional specifications.
      • – Develop strong relationships and communicate effectively to manage projects with Brand Managers, – – Product Development, Supply Management, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Suppliers, and Unilever Packaging counterparts & contacts.
      • – Keep abreast of developments across appropriate packaging and manufacturing technologies.
      • QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    • Experience
    • – 6 month internship or 1-3 years’ experience in the packaging field, as a Package Development Engineer, preferably in personal care products industry.
    • – Must demonstrate understanding of package development process and engineering principles.
    • – Must demonstrate understanding of how to design and develop primary and secondary packaging components that meet consumer, Brand, customer, and manufacturing objectives.
  • Education
  • – B.S. Degree (Packaging Science, or engineering equivalent)
        • Skills
        • – Must have highly functional computer software skills: Word processing (Word), Spreadsheets (Excel), Presentations (PowerPoint), email(Outlook)
        • – Effective verbal & written communication skills.
        • – Knowledge and basic technical competence in fabrication of plastic components: Injection molding & Blow molding.
        • – Knowledge and basic technical competence in package materials converting & decoration: Labels, cartons, films, tubes etc.
        • – Basic familiarity with prototyping techniques and utilization of CAD.
        • – Must be able to effectively organize and manage workflow of multiple projects and priorities in a dynamic environment.
        • – Must be able to demonstrate a general understanding of project management to realize the order, importance, and impact of appropriate project activities and maintain Packaging commitments to project scheduling.
        • – Must be able to communicate issues effectively to technical and non-technical personnel. ( Brand, Finance, Creative, Manufacturing)
        • – Must be able to work effectively with regional and/or global teams composed of individuals with technical and non-technical backgrounds & perspectives.
        • – Must understand consumer, business, and category needs and the relationship to packaging decisions & execution.
        • – Ability to assess and prevent problems from occurring with proper evaluation and testing.Must have highly functional computer software skills: Word processing (Word), Spreadsheets (Excel),  Presentations (PowerPoint), email(Outlook)
        • – Action oriented with creative thinking.
        • – Must work very well in a team environment consisting of technical and non-technical members and strive to achieve team deliverables.
        • – Must be a self-starter and assume a strong role of credible technical packaging representative on project teams.
        • – Entrepreneurial spirit is desired with positive approach to problem solving.
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        • SUNDIAL

        • ASSOCIATE SCIENTIST

        • JOB SUMMARY

Develop and Deliver Specifications and Technical Documentation as required to support Innovation projects for Personal Care Brands.

Day-to-day Ownership and Management of Unilever’s Technical Specification Portfolio for delivery to Supply Chain.

        • DUTIES RESPONSIBILITIES:

        • – Specification planning for Innovation/VIP projects
        • – Specification Development – For Ingredients, Formulas, Artwork, Finished Goods
        • – Creation of Part codes in SAP MDM Tool
        • – Execution of agreed cross-functional Specification Management Process
        • – Collaboration with Network required to secure accurate input into spec content: Design, Deploy, METs, Technical Management, SEAC, Regulatory, Brand Development, Brand Building, Suppliers, Procurement, Supply Chain
        • – Understand and implement Specification Data Quality Standards
        • – Responsible for ensuring that Regional requirements can be met via Global Specifications
        • – Status Management- Responsible for the management of the status of all specification types during their lifetime
          • QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
          • – BS or BA in Chemistry, Biology or related Scientific Field or equivalent experience. Excellent proofreading skills and attention to detail. Strong computer skills – Excel, Word, PowerPoint
          • – Excellent Communication Skills – Verbal and Written
          • – Ability to handle frequent shifts in priorities – adjusting daily work plan
          • – Demonstrates Professional Presentation Skills
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SUNDIAL

COORDINATOR, SALES STRATEGY + RETAIL ENGAGEMENT

JOB SUMMARY

The Sales Strategy and Retail Engagement team is responsible for partnering with the Sales and Marketing teams to develop and execute collaborative business plans across all key accounts. The team serves to align National product priorities with Retailer specific strategies. The results of this partnership will deliver consumption, sales, share and profit objectives for Sundial Brands.

The role reports to Senior Director of Sales Strategy and Retail Engagement. The coordinator will be managed by Retail Engagement Manager on a day-to-day basis.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter that can navigate and prioritize a multiple ongoing projects that span a broad scope of work.

DUTIES RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • – The coordinator roll will specifically help support the Retailer Engagement team in the execution of all Sales support requests which include but are not limited to:
  • – Development of in-store displays
  • – Development of Permanent and semi-permanent fixtures
  • – Creation of display and merchandising samples in support of retailer meetings
  • – Creation of point-of-sale signage and education development
  • – Submission of any required creative briefs
  • – Coordinating in-store demos
  • – Helping prepare for retailer meetings (presentations, product comps and samples)
  • – Following up with internal cross functional teams on any outstanding support materials

Additionally, the coordinator will be expected to help support the Team in:

  • – Working with third party vendors
  • – Submitting creative requests tied to National and account specific consumer promotions
  • – Facilitating the creation of National Trade Publication ads
  • – Completing ad hoc requests for power point presentations in preparation of retailer and internal meetings
  • – Tracking of ongoing workflows across the Sundial organization

Coordinator is expected to develop a deep product knowledge across all Sundial brands as well as an understanding of our overall strategic priorities at a National and account specific level.

  • QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Experience: Previous experience in any of the following functions is preferred but not required

  • – Consumer packaged goods
  • – Marketing
  • – Sales
  • – Customer service
  • – Project management

Education, Certification, Licenses & Registrations:

  • – Bachelor’s Degree

Skills:

  • – Proficient in Microsoft Office Excel and PowerPoint
  • – Ability to multi-task and adhere to deadlines
  • – Detail oriented
  • – Well-organized

Expected behaviors:

  • – Passion for understanding the consumer and their path-to-purchase
  • – Exhibit positive attitude regarding work and responsibilities
  • – High sense of urgency
  • – Entrepreneurial spirit
  • – Have a bias for action
  • – Ability to navigate complexity
  • – Ability to prioritize a large workload
  • – Ability to work collaboratively
  • – Ability to translate constructive feedback into action
  • – Continuously look for ways to do things faster and better, while maintaining high quality standards

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SUNDIAL

  • BUYER

  • Basic Functional Requirements
  • – Drive initiatives to meet department and corporate objectives for service, cost, quality, business continuity, innovation, and savings
  • – Procurement responsibility for supporting initiatives and projects by coordinating:
  •      – best value proposition
  •      – best critical dates
  •      – aligning with appropriate sourcing strategy
  •      – award of business upon approval
  • – Support Operational Objectives by adhering to policies and practices, ensuring required Procurement data and documentation is maintained, recommending and implementing process improvements, and supporting projects as warranted.
  • – Support supplier development activities
  • – Support assigned procurement activities with solid collaboration with the various company functions (Operations, Marketing, Package Development & Engineering, and Finance).
  • – Work closely with the category leads to ensure the initiatives are moving forward in a consistent manner and the synergistic opportunities are maximized.
  • – Participate in and/or lead key initiatives
  • Major Duties:
  • Strategic:
  • – Collaborate with Category leaders to ensure that initiatives moving forward in a consistent manner, that synergistic opportunities are maximized, and that category strategies are being upheld.
  • – Support procurement and value added activities (e.g., management reporting, supplier reviews, benchmarking, etc).
  • – Grow Procurement s capabilities to:
  • – Deliver Procurement tasks on time against Project Management Timelines
  • – Improve delivery of New Product Development
  • – Reduce COGs
  • – Ensure continuity of materials supply
  • – Reduce working capital through supplier partnerships
  • – Support of procurement business plans which have specific value and deliverables to support business needs including submission of estimated costs, final costs, capacity and terms agreements, price list management to respective parties in line with established processes.
  • – Assess opportunities
  • – Facilitate/troubleshoot issue resolution
  • Tactical:
  • – Review planned orders, create requisitions for purchased items and manage the approval process.
  • – Transmit and prioritize approved purchase orders, with appropriate supporting documents to the supplier.
  • – Track acknowledgement of order by supplier.
  • – Prepare and communicate shortage and backlog reports and provide visibility of other potential interruptions to internal customers.
  • – Enquire and track with designated supplier confirmation of lead time, delivery date(s) and costs.
  • – Review, update and maintain open Purchase Orders.
  • – Report supplier non-conformances.
  • – Identify opportunities to continually reduce wasted time, money and resources.
  • – Ensure compliance with all company Policies & Procedures.
  • – Communicating effectively with various work groups to help determine procurement needs.
  • – Monitor vendor performance by troubleshooting and resolving issues, their ability to meet delivery schedules and deadlines, timelines, and product feedback from departments.
  • – Perform all duties deemed necessary for the success of the department and the company as a whole.
  • QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
  • – Procurement professional with demonstrated track record of delivering results in a complex environment
  • – Proven, strong communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written
  • – Negotiation skills
  • – Project management insight
  • – Strong customer service ethic
  • – Problem-solving and analytic skills
  • – Computer proficient (Microsoft Office, Excel)
  • – Works collaboratively as a member of cross-functional team
  • – Commitment to development
  • – Financial Analysis
  • – Intelligent risk taking
  • – Benchmarking/competitive analysis
  • – Knowledge of Supply Chain Management
  • – Interested in continuously learning and developing oneself

Minimum Education and Years Of Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Operations/Supply Chain, Engineering, Finance, or equivalent required.
  • 3+ years of work experience, preferably in procurement / strategic sourcing roles

Special Requirements Of The Position

  • – Ability to work collaboratively across functional departments
  • – Strong cost analytics, business analytics, and business acumen
  • – Ability to stay organized and multitask
  • – Strong underlying understanding of Supply Chain
  • – Ability to work independently and influence peers
  • – Packaging related experience (rigid, flexible, etc. preferred)
  • – Strong skill (advanced) in Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Access)