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Posted Date 8/20/2020
Description Today, with our current team members, we have the
strength to help you grow in any career direction you want, whether
in our stores, distribution centers, manufacturing facilities or
our Midwest corporate offices. It's your future, maybe it starts
The Director of Supermarket Sourcing and Own Brand Product
Quality and Compliance will support the Merchant Team by developing
and leading teams that are focused on identifying supply solutions
that deliver the best value to Meijer taking into account quality,
cost, service, and innovation, developing and maintaining the
infrastructure and talent needed to provide Evaluation, Validation,
Testing, and Expertise in Own Brand Non-Food Product Quality,
Specifications, and Regulations. .
What You'll be Doing:
Play a key role in delivering strategies and solutions that
strengthen overall category performance while improving the bottom
Develop strong partnerships with merchandising business owners
including Group Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, Directors, &
Create strong relationships with internal business partners
including Supply Chain, Packaging, Logistics, Foods Quality
Assurance and Compliance, Meijer Manufacturing, Planning and Vendor
Management by obtaining alignment to deliver on mutually
established goals supporting the Merchant Teams.
Build supplier relationships with current as well as potential
suppliers to increase long term strategic alignment between the
supplier community and Meijer.
Ensure the supplier community is capable of meeting current and
long term needs of Meijer for product quality and supply strategy,
this includes working with suppliers who can drive and deliver
meaningful innovation platforms that ultimately deliver stronger
bonds with external customers.
Develop and execute annual sourcing calendars tied to aligned
and mutually established goals, utilizing strategic methodology to
lower overall cost of ownership while leveraging spend across all
Support raw material sourcing, contract negotiation, and supply
management for all Meijer manufacturing locations.
Accountable Compliance Officer for Global Sourcing with
compliance oversight to Anti-Corruption and Supplier Code of
Conduct policies, procedures, training, and control
Grow and Develop Leaders in the Supermarket Sourcing, Own Brand
Product Quality & Compliance teams.
Provide Own Brand sourcing & analytics recommendations and
strategies to minimize Meijer Risk.
Coordinate effective processes to expedite the Commercialization
process for Own Brand Products.
Lead the Foods, Health and Beauty, Consumables, and Pets
sourcing teams through strategic sourcing reviews.
Guide the sourcing team to deliver maximum COG's reductions by
actively managing spend.
What You Bring with You (Qualifications):
Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s Degree preferred in
business or related discipline.
10+ years of sourcing, product development, and analytical
Experience supporting data centered teams in category management
and product analytics.
International experience doing business directly with
multi-cultured partners around the globe.
Consumer Product Goods and Retail experience preferred.
Strong negotiation skills.
Decision making skills through fact based analysis.
Knowledge in food and raw material sourcing.
Ability to influence multi-level stakeholders.
Must have a style that promotes customer centered solutions, and
promotes respect and credibility throughout the organization and
the supplier community.
Broad understanding of federal and state regulatory requirements
for food including the food commercialization process from
formulation development through manufacturing and product
Results oriented and self-motivated.
Advanced Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint Skills.
Highly effective communication skills, capable of communicating
complex solutions, situations, and processes in a manner that is
understandable by all levels within the organization.
Proven leadership experience. Must be a business leader and
calculated risk taker.