Pinnacle Foods

  • Sr. Manager, Procurement-Commodities(Grains)

    Location US-NJ-Parsippany
    Job ID
    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.



    • Directs the purchasing of cocoa, sweeteners, oils, flour, and dairy ingredients
    • Assists in creating the sourcing strategy that will reduce cost and drive innovation without trading off on quality or service.
    • Accountable for supplier optimization process and ensures successful contract execution.
    • Conducts fundamental research on ag commodity markets with purpose of establishing price forecasts
    • 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.



    • Six to ten years of progressive CPG Food or Beverage experience. Other similar industries or consulting backgrounds are applicable as well.
    • Experience in utilizing risk management tools to manage commodity price risk
    • Leading and managing teams; demonstrated/developing capability in developing talent and achieving their goals.
    • 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 with numerous levels of the organization.
    • Ability to manage across many functions of the business including Finance, Commercialization, Quality & Marketing
    • Experience with Strategic sourcing process, including strategy definition and implementation and leading contract negotiations
    • Experience with using E-sourcing tools to manage projects, contracts, RFX, and reverse auction, and to perform linear decision analysis;
    • 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.
    • Comfortable working in a fast paced environment.
    • Comfortable in dealing with ambiguity and change of direction


    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Masters in Agricultural Economics, Finance, Economics preferred


    • None


    • Up to 25%


    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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