Pinnacle Foods

Director, Protein Procurement

US-NJ-Parsippany
Job ID
2017-5344
Category
Supply Chain

Overview

At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: Unleashing Brand Potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.

 

The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.

 

SCOPE OF POSITION:

The Director of Animal Protein is a senior leader responsible for the sourcing and price risk management of proteins, including eggs, beef, and poultry and pork products. This position will evaluate existing and potential supply for lowest total cost; strategically sourcing commodities based on commercial, quality, and customer service factors. He/she will ensure proper supplier selection based on matching the capabilities of suppliers with the needs of the business, securing a constant source of productivity through competitive negotiations, reformulations, and value stream mapping of components throughout the supply chain.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Directs the purchasing of beef, poultry, pork, and egg ingredients
  • Leads in creating the sourcing strategy that will reduce cost and drive innovation without trading off on quality or service.
  • Develops and executes price risk management strategies to protect margins and deliver predictability
  • Tracks performance measures such as service level compliance, quality conformity and cost. Benchmark performance between various suppliers and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Works on financial planning including developing pricing forecasts and budget assumptions to meet financial planning calendar and has accountability for productivity and cash flow contributions.
  • Maintains strong linkages with stakeholders in External Manufacturing, Manufacturing, R&D, Commercialization and other Supply Chain functions to ensure alignment on goals and directs their respective activities accordingly.

Qualifications

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: 

  • The successful candidate will have extensive experience and expertise preferably in the Animal Proteins market or possibly in adjacent agricultural markets within the Food industry.
  • 8 to 10 years of food industry experience necessary to understand thoroughly the processes and supply chains of our suppliers.
  • Proven track record in delivering on cost savings targets
  • Confident leader, results oriented and solution driven with strong supply chain strategy acumen
  • Ability to influence, collaborate and interact across many functions of the business including Finance, Commercialization, Quality & Marketing
  • Experience with Strategic sourcing process, including strategy development and implementation and leading contract negotiation
  • Comfortable creating performance reporting tools, identifying performance metrics and developing scorecards to track progress
  • Focus on priorities and able to manage resources to maximize efficiency
  • Strong analytical skills and comfortable working in a fast paced environment.
  • Comfortable in dealing with ambiguity and change of direction

 

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Food / Agricultural Science or other related field is required, Master Degree is preferred.

 

TRAVEL:

  • Up to 20%, based on business need.

Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer – qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other legally protected basis.

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