The jobholder plans, sources and negotiates Shared Services (Finance, Fleet, Travel Management, HR, Wireless, Consulting, Marketing Services, Office Supplies, IT Software/Hardware, etc.) to provide to the organization at lowest total cost of ownership. The jobholder is responsible for handling RFX’s, supplier management, day to day activities and projects for the Shared Services category. Success in this position is primarily measured by cost reduction/avoidance impact; managing suppliers, the ability to work with other departments on shared services projects with a high level of customer service. The jobholder supports the Shared Services team in driving strategic alignment with corporate business partners. The jobholder works with the procurement team to develop pipeline savings ideas, obtaining approvals and working cross-functionally to execute over a mid to long term horizon
Actively manages procurement of goods and services and maintains assigned contracts for the Shared Services Category, which includes Office Supplies & Furniture, Print Services, Subscriptions & Memberships, Human Resources, Marketing, IT, Communications, Corporate Travel, Consulting & Finance. Works directly with the sites in North America, Canada & the Bahamas, Procurement Operations and Function Managers to implement and maintain compliance with preferred vendors. Manage the relationship between the internal customers and vendors. Works with suppliers to resolve service issues and escalate invoicing issues. Solicits, evaluates and decides upon proposals for goods and services not covered under existing contracts. Reviews market information and sets strategy for assigned categories and contracts. Prepares supplier lists & RFx’s Obtains and analyzes offers, prepare bid comparisons Lead negotiations with the vendors, interacting with Legal to write the contracts. Negotiates prices, terms and conditions, & warranties with vendors while managing risks and opportunities related to the sourcing portfolio Optimize the use of appropriate automation tools/standard forms. Ensure proper order/transactional execution, data entry and follow-up reporting (emphasis on proper process/system). Ensures appropriate sourcing process takes place according to Morton Procurement policies and procedures. Streamline and improve processes (SAP processes and technology within Procurement analytics reporting).
Provides transparent documentation of sourcing and negotiation activities Implement Procurement strategies from Category Managers and Leaders. Responsible for identifying a savings opportunity pipeline and either execute where appropriate or report to the Category Leader Responsible for delivering results by assigned category (track and document savings, projects and milestones).
4+ years of Procurement experience Bachelor’s Degree in Business or a related field, advanced degree a plus Knowledge and experience in strategic sourcing, supply chain, purchasing or materials management. Experience working with vendors, negotiating contracts, and conducting financial analysis Negotiation skills Analytical and innovative problem solving skills Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment Demonstrates High Level of Customer Service Skills Able to prioritize in complex and fast-paced environment Knowledge of all MS Office Products Experience in SAP is an asset
Morton Salt has a long, rich heritage spanning more than 165 years. We’re as essential as ever because we’re improving people’s lives in more ways and places than ever before. And starting now, we’re shaking up our business and brand with positive change for a new generation of consumers and customers.
There’s more to Morton than meets the eye. Our consumer products include culinary salts, wat...er softening salts, and packaged ice melters. We also supply salt to a wide range of industries from food to pharmaceuticals.
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We even sell bulk salt for highway/roadway deicing to municipalities, state departments of transportation, government agencies & roadway maintenance contractors.
Based in Chicago, Morton Salt and its subsidiaries employ nearly 3,000 people in the U.S., Canada and the Bahamas.
In the U.S., our products are marketed under the well-known Morton® brand – along with the iconic Morton Salt Umbrella Girl and our famous slogan – "When It Rains It Pours®." In Canada, our products are sold by our subsidiary, K+S Windsor Salt Ltd., under the highly recognizable Windsor® brand. In 2009, we became part of the K+S Group, the world’s largest salt producer.
Our team is constantly innovating to create new products and provide the best solutions for our customers. Morton Salt is bigger than its individual products and we use the power of our brand to make life better for our consumers and customers. From our new Masterbrand campaign, our new corporate headquarters and new research facilities, everything you know about Morton Salt will begin to change – and you can be a part of it.