Job Summary: Provide strategic direction and manage procurement activities for assigned set of item categories. Provide influence of spend value and cost savings for the company and cross-functional partners. Drive adoption, communication, and maintenance of TFE Procurement Policy. This position is a key driver in ensuring categories of spend are managed for cost optimization, governance and risk mitigation, while delivering the items or services on-time with a high degree of quality. Job focus should be 50-75%+ strategic.
Essential Functions: The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
Strategic Procurement Responsibilities: •Lead Cross-functional teams in projects and category strategies and supplier contract process/lifecycle including RFP, negotiation, decision support tools, contracting, stakeholder and legal review, S.O.W.’s, and S.L.A.’s •Areas of influence of spend may include: •Direct Materials: Glass, Corrugate, Closures, PET, Labels, Co-Packers •Indirect Materials and Services: IT, MRO, Marketing, Winemaking support, Freight •Purchased Finished Goods suppliers and supply chain •Create and measure monthly/yearly goals and objectives including cost savings, influence of spend, and supplier performance •Create and execute procurement strategies based on company goals and objectives: •Develop and Influence stakholders to adopt Category strategies •Collaborate with buyers to implement Category strategies •Responsible for the development of KPI’s for each category •Educate Stakeholders in Category Management •Participate in applicable capital equipment needs. Negotiate contracts and ensure all commercial terms and legal aspects meet the required needs of TFE •Analyze data or insights to determine industry and consumer trends •Support the Life Cycle management of TFE’s portfolio •Manage supplier performance to ensure TFE’s quality, service and cost requiremts •Communicate TFE’s business needs pertaning to capacity requirements, supply availability and inventory management •Provide supplier and stakeholder/cross-functional partner leadership on the following keys to procurement success: •TFE Procurement Policy •Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives •Safe Quality Foods certifications including Ethical Sourcing •ISO 9001 Certification
Working Conditions: •Office environment •Extensive computer work •May be required to work at any of TFE's locations •Occasional travel to visit suppliers •Frequent deadline pressures and long work hours •Numerous projects in progress at any given time •Comply with company safety regulations
Base Competencies: • Results Orientation: o Manage frequently changing deadlines and priorities o Be accountable for results o Deliver procurement value on all activities • Contract and negotiation expertise • Category strategy acumen: o Solid knowledge of category management principles (Category Strategy Development, SWOT, Negotitaion Skills) • Project management experience and proven results • Leadership and communication skills: o Department, cross-functional, and with suppliers • Manufacturing & Winery certification processes • Advanced computer skills in Word, Excel, MRP, Visio, and MS Project • SAP or equivalent expertise: o Including data mining and analysis driving direction and results • Lean manufacturing experience and approach
Qualifications: • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain/Procurement, Business, or Management required. MBA preferred or 5-7 years of experience in procurement or supply chain leadership positions preferred. • ISM, or APICS or Lean certifications a plus
Additional Salary Information: Health Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision), PTO, 401(k), Profit Sharing, Wellness Program
About Trinchero Family Estates
Trinchero Family Estates is wholly owned and operated by the Trinchero family, Napa Valley vintners since 1948. The TFE portfolio includes more than 40 brands including Sutter Home, Ménage à Trois, Trinchero Napa Valley, Napa Cellars, Folie à Deux, Terra d'Oro, SeaGlass, and the number one alcohol-removed wine, Fre. TFE also markets and sells a stable of notable brands including Joel Gott Wines, Charles & Charles, Taken Wine Co., and Bandit. TFE's import portfolio also includes Angove Wines from Australia; Doña Paula Wines from Argentina; Carmen Wines from Chile; and a spirits portfolio that includes Amador Whiskey Co and Tres Agaves Tequila. Visit www.tfewines.com to learn more.