Pinnacle Foods

Procurement Director - Commodities (Price Risk Management)

Location US-NJ-Parsippany
Job ID
Supply Chain


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.



The Director of Commodities Price Risk Management is a senior leader responsible for the development and execution of price risk management strategies across Cocoa, Grains, Sweeteners, Oils, Protein, Energy, and Packaging.  He/She ensures that hedging and commodity coverage strategies bring together commodity–to-retail pass through analysis and fundamental commodity price forecasts.  Additionally, this leader will seek to expand the scope of risk management where needed and ensure alignment with all governance processes. 



  • Conduct individual commodity “deep dives,” using fundamental and technical analysis to establish price forecasts that will ultimately feed our decision making
  • Partner with sales leadership to conduct commodity cost to retail price analysis and determine optimal length of coverage to protect margins
  • Formulate and communicate price risk management strategies to Senior Leadership to ensure business alignment and sign-on of hedging strategies
  • Execute approved risk management strategies with futures, forward contracts, and other risk management tools to assist the business teams in managing their cost base (includes reporting, accounting, systems, etc).
  • Define and expand our toolbox and hedge-able portfolio to increase hedging capabilities in line with overall governance and accounting standards
  • Support TCO and cost component modeling to driving predictability and savings



  • The successful candidate will have extensive experience and expertise in Price Risk Management, preferably in energy or agricultural markets within the Food industry.
  • 8 to 10 years of food industry experience necessary to understand thoroughly the connection between commodity markets, ingredient input costs and retail pricing
  • Strong fundamental and technical analytical skills and comfortable working in a fast paced environment
  • Confident leader, results oriented and solution driven with a solid ability to self-manage and lead change
  • Ability to influence, collaborate and interact across many functions of the business including Finance, Sales, Commercialization, and Supply Chain
  • Experience with Strategic sourcing process, including strategy development and implementation and leading contract negotiations
  • 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
  • Comfortable in dealing with ambiguity and change of direction



  • Bachelor Degree in Agricultural Economics/Finance or other related field is required, Master Degree is preferred.



  • 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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