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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – DIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT and SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIP – 4597 – BevNET.com Beverage Industry Job Listing

DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES:
Get to Know Us
Ken Grossman started Sierra Nevada in 1980 with a hand-built brewhouse and the odds stacked against him. That passion forever changed the course of American craft brewing and launched a beer revolution that’s in full force today. Turns out, good beer can do a lot of good, and Sierra Nevada became a cornerstone for both its innovation and its care for the Earth and its people. We’re committed to advancing a culture of inclusion and believe diversity in all its forms makes us stronger. We keep pushing boundaries, whether that’s in the brewhouse, with sustainability, or in the great outdoors.

Get to Know This Role
The Dir, Procurement & Supplier Relationship will directly and indirectly lead all aspects of Procurement and serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to all functions conducting procurement activities. Reporting to the Vice President of Supply Chain, the role is a key leadership role within Supply Chain and will develop and implement company wide strategies that result in implementing best practices around strategic sourcing and spend management as well as optimal supplier relationship management (SRM) for all key strategic suppliers. This role will establish and maintain a Supplier Management program, identifying key business requirements and supplier success measures to those requirements. In conjunction with Vice President of Supply Chain, Finance and Regulatory, the Dir, Procurement & Supplier Relationship will establish company-wide guidelines for Sourcing and Procurement activities and oversee compliance to these guidelines.

What You Will Do
• Serve as primary Subject Matter Expert for Procurement and Supplier Relationship Management within the business
• Directly lead or support sourcing and contracting activities for large direct and indirect agreements, acting as Commodity Leader for all packaging materials
• Establish and maintain Supplier Management program; track supplier success to key business requirements including supplier quality audit processes, supply continuity and risk mitigation planning, supplier capacity analysis, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability programs, performance, lead time management and cost optimization for our top critical suppliers of indirect and direct commodities
• Directly lead buyers to procure Retail and POS merchandise in alignment with the Sierra Nevada story, brand strategies and overall Retail/POS budgets and in collaboration with Marketing, Brand Management and Guest Experience
• Directly lead raw materials/brewing ingredient buying team to ensure forward contracting is aligned with business plans. Ensure team conducts risk assessments and commodity indices monitoring to ensure high quality supply at the lowest possible costs
• Identify and execute costs savings strategies, inventory management strategies and sustainability initiatives to maximize value of purchases and ensure alignment with company values
• Manage direct reports including coaching and mentoring employees in the performance of daily duties, establish performance standards, and provide support to ensure job results meet expectations, consistently working with teams on continuous improvement opportunities to reduce transactional aspects of procurement and supplier management
• Serve as Procurement Subject Matter Expert (SME) for decentralized procurement personnel
• Lead the development of a revised Supplier Code of Conduct and Policy Manual, along with an auditing program to guide pre-qualification and post-award supplier auditing processes in collaboration with internal Quality teams.
• With the VP of Supply Chain assist in the development of a Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Training program which documents best practices in strategic sourcing, procurement, negotiations and contracting

Please Apply if You Have
• Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Engineering, Finance, or related discipline required OR any combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved required
• Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Engineering, Finance, or related discipline preferred
• CPSM, C.P.M. or other relevant professional certification preferred
• 8 years of either Procurement (preferably Indirect and Direct), Supplier Management or Supplier Quality Management required and
• 6 years of leadership experience required, preferably in Procurement Operations, Supplier Management or Supplier Quality related functions required and
• 6 years of direct negotiations experience across multiple categories with both large and small contract values required and
• 3 years Specific experiencing in managing packaging spend required
• 3 years Lean, Continuous Improvement experience preferred and
• Expert level proficiency at Microsoft Office tools, particularly Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Sharepoint and Teams
• Strong leadership skills and effective communication skills with ability to collaborate effectively with diverse teams and suppliers
• Skilled at gaining trust and credibility with all levels of the company. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working partnerships
• Strong influencing skills with ability with proven track record to collaborate across functions and with external supply partners
• Results oriented, metrics driven leader with a root cause, permanent fix and continuous improvement approach
• Knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology and information affecting the business and organization
• Exemplifies dedication to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers
• Demonstrated ability to develop direct reports and their career paths
• Ability to navigate through the complexities of a dynamic organization in order to achieve one’s goals

Additional Requirements to Consider Before Applying
• You must be at least 21 years of age to perform the duties of this position for Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
• Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment, post offer background check
• Before applying for this role, please review the full job description, including the physical demands and working environment: https://sierranevada.jdxpert.com/ShowJob.aspx?EntityID=2&id=3155

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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