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Director Indirect Procurement

Location
Naperville, IL
Other
Supply Chain/Logistics
Why Work for KeHE?
  • Full-time
  • Pay Range: $120,000.00/Yr. - $190,000.00/Yr.
  • Shift Days: , Shift Time:
  • Benefits on Day 1
    • Health/Rx
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Flexible and health spending accounts (FSA/HSA)
    • Supplemental life insurance
    • 401(k)
    • Paid time off
    • Paid sick time
    • Short term & long term disability coverage (STD/LTD)
    • Employee stock ownership (ESOP)
    • Holiday pay for company designated holidays

    Overview

    Good people, working with good people, for our common good.

    Sound good?

    KeHE-a natural, organic, specialty and fresh food distributor-is all about "good" and is growing, so there's never been a more exciting time to join our team. If you're enthusiastic about working in an environment with a people-first culture and an organization committed to good living, good food and good service, we'd love to talk to you!

    Primary Responsibilities

    The Director of Indirect Procurement role is a new and exciting role which will lead the strategic vision of KeHE's indirect spend activities. Reporting to the SVP of Supply Chain, the successful candidate for this role will be responsible for creating and leading a team to bring the strategic vision to fruition. This includes the procurement of goods, services, and solutions that support all company functions. They will also oversee management and maintain a high level of cost efficiency and competitiveness. As with all positions at KeHE Distributors, we expect that all actions will be consistent with KeHE's Mission, Vision, and Values.

    Essential Functions

    DUTIES, TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Develop and execute innovative strategies for indirect procurement processes, ensuring cost-effectiveness, efficiency, and quality.
    • Oversee the coordination and management of supplier relationships, including contract negotiation and vendor scorecard development.
    • Implement best practices and leverage technology solutions to automate routine tasks and facilitate data driven decision making.
    • Identify opportunities for cost savings, process improvements and supplier consolidation to drive efficiency and value.
    • Analyze market trends and apply this knowledge to make insightful buying decisions.
    • Assess and mitigate risks associated with the procurement of indirect goods and services, including supply chain disruptions, quality issues, and regulatory compliance.
    • Collaborate closely with internal stakeholders across departments, including Finance, Operations, Category Management, Supply Chain, and Legal, to understand business requirements and priorities.
    • Drive cross-functional initiatives and projects to achieve shared goals and maximize synergies across the organization.
    • Other duties and projects as assigned.


    SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
    • Strong negotiation skills and experience managing complex supplier relationships.
    • Deep knowledge of procurement best practices, market trends and regulatory requirements.
    • Excellent analytical abilities and proficiency in data analysis tools and techniques.
    • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and stakeholder management skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire teams in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

    Minimum Requirements, Qualifications, Additional Skills, Aptitude

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
    • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business Administration, Supply Chain, or related field required; MBA preferred
    • 15+ years of increasing responsibility and team leadership experience in strategic sourcing
    • Proven track record of successful leadership in indirect procurement, preferably in the food distribution or related industry


    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
    • These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

    Requisition ID
    2024-22772
    Equal Employer Opportunity Statement
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