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Director of Strategic Sourcing & Supply

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Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: US

Company: Bonduelle

What if your job had a real impact? 

By joining Bonduelle, the world leader in ready-to-use plant-based food, you are deciding to make a positive and sustainable impact on yourself, others, and the planet. You will play an active part in our mission: "inspire the transition toward a plant-based diet to contribute to people's well-being and planet health". Bonduelle is a family-run company of 14,600 people which provides over 100 countries with vegetables. 

Well established in the United States, our business unit includes 4 production facilities with more than 3,200 associates. We process fresh vegetables, salads and meal solutions with our own brands: Ready Pac Foods®, Bistro®, Ready Snax®, Cool Cuts® and Bonduelle Fresh Picked™. Join us at Bonduelle to start an adventure where people come first and contribute to a better future through plant-based food!

 

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Direct the Ag Sourcing and Supply Department including team development and engagement.
  • Manage supply contracts demonstrating strong negotiation and problem-solving skills.
  • Management of all activities related to raw product sourcing.
  • Lead negotiations in assigned commodities and specific contracts.
  • Collaborates with leadership in strategic supplier management processes including grower scorecards.
  • Planning, organizing, and managing across the entire AG value chain, from cooler to our processing facilities.
  • Manage forecasting tools and data to maximize efficiencies.
  • Monitor agricultural activities, making sure that key goals and objectives are achieved.
  • Ensure actual production is in accordance with demand forecast, and identify and solve deviations.
  • Review data and any related AG daily/weekly, driving solutions.
  • Supports the VP of Ag Ops in the budget process.
  • Support field operations from harvest, post-harvest, and shipping.
  • Maintain business activities in line with budget, KPI’s and support in creating of budget for key segments.
  • Direct all raw product inventory and ensure all orders are filled out of the coolers.

 

Essential Attributes:

  • Great communication skills
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills
  • Ability to establish rapport and quality relationships w/suppliers
  • Teamwork skills
  • Strong strategic and analytical skills
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Supervisory and performance management skills 

 

Desired Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelors Degree with 5-10 years of relevant experience in a similar role with proven hands-on management skills.
  • Ability to understand the supply chain process from sourcing to shelf, develop solutions and implement action plans. 
  • Courage to make tough decisions, challenge current processes, and deliver difficult messages with professionalism
  • A passion for learning and a craving to work in a fun culture.
  • Systems: JDE or similar ERP system experience. Tableau or similar reporting database experience. Strong familiarity with Excel.
  • Ability to travel as needed. 

 

 

Bonduelle Fresh Americas is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe in hiring individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to create a workforce that truly reflects our communities. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to veterans and individuals with disabilities or special needs during the application process and employment. If you need assistance, please contact us at (626) 856-8686 or bfa-info@bonduelle.com.