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Sr. Specialist Indirect Procurement - Capital

Company: The Hershey Company
Location: Hershey
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Job Location: Hershey, PA - 19 East Office or possibility of remote/hybrid Job Summary:Provide leadership in the Indirect Procurement process, focused on North America, but providing global support as needed. Develop and execute procurement strategies with a focus on capital packaging equipment and additional capital spends, but also supporting additional areas of spend as needed, including, but not limited to facilities services, transportation and logistics, and professional services. Lead cross-functional procurement teams in progressively larger spend areas. Collaborate with leaders of engineering and manufacturing to develop long-range procurement schedules and plans, category strategies, analyze spend data to identify opportunities, and formulate and execute negotiation strategies. Lead negotiations with suppliers, often dealing with internal and external leaders at higher organizational levels (VP's, Principals, CFO's). Negotiate, write, and edit contracts and statements of work, collaborating with legal resources as needed. Facilitate the smooth operation of the requisitioning and purchase order process. Major Duties/Responsibilities: Lead cross-functional teams, determine requirements and scope, select appropriate suppliers for consideration, manage competitive bidding process, lead negotiations, and execute contracts, manage implementation. Review statements of work. Maximize overall cost savings and value-added services. Serve as the procurement key contact for assigned spend categories. Develop long- and short-range procurement strategies which iincludes calendars and plans. Provide leadership in managing the supply base to insure maximum values and services from suppliers on a continuing basis. Train non-Procurement personnel on the essentials of the procurement process and procedures. Review quotes, statements of work, contracts, and facilitate the requisition to purchase order process. Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Strong, proven procurement skills and expertise. Understanding of the proposal/RFx process and how to obtain transparency and cost detail. Ability to handle complex negotiations, and key knowledge of contract law. Strong data analysis capabilities Ability to analyze and screen suppliers for financial, supply, and service capabilities. Problem solving and the ability to exercise good business judgment in a fast-paced working environment. Strong leadership capabilities, familiar with change management process. Ability to collaborate with internal departments, seek common ground and establish alignment on common goals. Strong financial and business mindset. Effective oral and written communication, including presentations. Motivated, high-energy and self-starter mindset. Effective planning and organizational skills to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to prioritize in an ever-changing environment. Effective self-direction and motivation. Ability to travel internationally - up to 10%. Nice-to-Have Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Consumer packaged goods experience Capital equipment negotiation experience. Experience dealing with European equipment manufacturers. Category Management experience. Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:Education: Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, supply chain, technical area, or equivalent area of study.Experience: Minimum of 4 - 6 years progressive business experience in procurement, supply chain, engineering, or other analytical function. #LI-KM1#LI-HYBRID The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected VeteransIf you require a reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact the HR Service Center ( PDN-993554bf-97c6-46c3-9158-9689a5ad6aca

Keywords: The Hershey Company, Reading , Sr. Specialist Indirect Procurement - Capital, Other , Hershey, Pennsylvania

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