We currently are seeking a dynamic, strategic, and innovative Associate, Sourcing Category Manager This key position will be based in our corporate offices located in Northridge, CA (So. CA).
Purpose of Job:
Manages a portfolio of ingredients, packaging or contract manufacturing items. This includes supply chain risk analysis, development of vendor portfolio strategy, supplier selection, negotiations, and New Project Development (NPD) support. Also supports a portfolio valued at $15-$30 million.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
Works with internal stakeholders and suppliers to identify and deliver on cost savings opportunities annually as well as to develop a pipeline for future savings.
Sources and selects suppliers, negotiates prices, and recommends purchases, to obtain the best possible prices while adhering to quality specifications, service demands and supplier innovation opportunities.
Under the guidance and direction of the department manager, prepares and presents portfolio category and supply chain overviews to cross functional audience including managers, directors, and vice presidents.
Under the guidance and direction of the department manager, may support the New Product Development process by bringing new items and technologies from external sources.
Manages supplier relationships including periodic cross functional supplier review sessions and/or risk analysis to drive overall supplier value improvement.
Serves as a liaison between other departments and Sourcing team to ensure adequate supplies of materials are available on hand when needed.
Interfaces with Planning, Marketing, Innovation Team, R&D, Regulatory, Quality Control Department, Technical Operations and supplier to resolve quality and rejected materials problems to ensure manufacturing has highest quality of materials required.
Maintains vendor performance history and updates current pricing system.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Requires four year college degree
5+ years of work experience including at least 2 years of experience in planning or sourcing ingredients and/or packaging components.
Strong analytical skills especially as it relates to total cost of ownership
Strong knowledge of MRP systems and Excel
Strong conflict management skills, broad procurement background, and understanding of supplier's strengths, weaknesses and compentencies
Strong communication skills both written and oral
Abilitiy to deal with ambiguity
Ability to deliver results through categorgy and sourcing plans and strategies
Ability to travel out of state or internationally up to 10% of the time
General office environment, ability to sit for long periods of time. Ability to move about an office and supplier or Pharmavite manufacturing plants
Exposure to disagreeable elements is negligible.
The incumbent must be able to perform this job safely without endangering the health or safety of self or others.
Pharmavite is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. F/M/Disability/Vet
For more than 45 years, Pharmavite has been a trusted leader in the wellness industry, recognized for providing quality vitamins, minerals and supplements under our Nature Made® brand name.
Who We Are: Our mission is People creating new products for better health worldwide.
What We Do: Our vision is inspiring the healthiest you through more complete nutrition... Wherever you are in life.
As a member of the Pharmavite team, employees enjoy competitive salaries and an exceptional benefits package featuring medical, dental, vision, 401K, life insurance, and long term disability coverage. In addition, employees enjoy educational assistance, credit union membership, substantial discounts on our products, and 11 paid holidays per year.