The Senior Manager, Supply Chain is responsible for the company’s strategic sourcing and procurement function, including acquisition of all materials, equipment, OTR transportation, and services. Duties include management of inventory, expenses, and vendors through KPI development and measurement – and also full management of the P2P cycle in partnership with accounting and leveraging Microsotft Dynamics AX.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Strategic Procurement – to secure annual cost-savings targets:
Perform market and supplier analyses, facilitate the bid/proposal process, develop and use supplier evaluation criteria, formulate contracts and amendments
Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand business needs
Support national/regional sourcing strategies
Develop and execute RFIs and RFPs for sourcing initiatives
Supplier Management – to maximize the value of every partnership:
Monitor and evaluate supplier performance, including supplier development, KPIs and process/cost improvements
Develop and maintain suppliers capable of meeting/exceeding quality, cost, timing, technology, and service requirements
Interface with existing and prospective suppliers to understand all offerings
Support company target objectives by ensuring supplier commitment to quality improvement programs and cost reducing initiatives
Inventory Management – to reduce costs:
Establish and deploy strategies for inventory optimization and replenishment
Ensure lean inventories and avoidance of OOS
Drive process improvement for internal efficiencies
Purchasing Compliance Management – to reduce waste:
Define improvements to process and technology and partner with Accounting and IT to execute improvements
Drive cost savings vs. approved baselines
Manage contract compliance for all external purchases
Develop reporting metrics on spend/contract compliance and communicate results
Uphold internal and external policies, regulations, laws
Contract Management – to maximize value and reduce risk:
Maintain company contract repository and supplier listings
Develop strategy to notify internal stakeholders of impending contract expiration dates and prioritize timing of renegotiation, extension, or cancellation
Demand Management – to reduce cost:
Internal benchmarking of consumption to understand variance between locations
Define and share best practices
Perform other duties as assigned by management.
Adhere to the Code of Business Ethics. We value honesty and integrity above all else and we expect our employees to be committed to the highest ethical standards.
One Direct Report: Specialist, Supply Chain
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This position primarily works in a typical office environment, is generally sedentary, and uses computers, calculators, phones, and other office equipment. This position has up to 20% travel to field locations, where the employee will be required to walk and stand in manufacturing plants, including freezers. A valid drivers license and acceptable MVR is required. Work is conducted in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment. The ability to manage stress, build professional and collaborative relationships and reason through complex business situations is essential.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree required.
Minimum 7 years experience in procurement, logistics, inventory management, sourcing, or supplier management
Minimum 5 years experience preparing RFI’s, RFP’s and bid agreements and negotiating with suppliers, subcontractors and/or customers
3 years project management skills, PMP preferred but not required
Experience evaluating or monitoring contract performance to determine necessity for amendments or extensions of contracts, and compliance to contractual obligations
Advanced analytical skills and proficiency MS Office (specifically in Excel and PowerPoint)
Reddy Ice is the largest manufacturer and distributor of packaged ice products in the United States. The Reddyice brand is a leader in the markets that it serves, offering the widest range of product choices available. In addition, Reddy Ice is a key supplier to thousands of customers coast to coast, with the regional presence and infrastructure required to serve even multi-state retailers.