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Director of Sourcing/Analytics

Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: September 13, 2020

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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 with Meijer.

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 line profitability.

Develop strong partnerships with merchandising business owners including Group Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, Directors, & Merchants.

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 Meijer platforms.

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 infrastructure.

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.

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 launch.

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.



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