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Company: King's Hawaiian
Location: Flowery Branch, GA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Food, Beverage


Joining King's Hawaiian makes you part of our `ohana (family). We are a family-owned business for over seventy years, respecting our roots while thinking about our future as we continue to grow and care for our customers and the communities we serve. Our `ohana members build an environment of inclusivity as they freely collaborate, pursue learning through curiosity, and explore innovation as critical thinkers. Beyond that, we are also passionate about supporting the long-term health and well-being of our employees and their families. If you're excited to rise with our team, come and join our `ohana!

The position

We are searching for a Category Sourcing Manager for our Supply Chain group that has outstanding analytic and critical thinking qualities. This position reports to the Sr. Sourcing Manager of Direct Materials, Supply Chain. This Manager is responsible for supporting the execution of category sourcing strategies, developing cost analysis across commodities and managing the procurement of direct materials in support of production and operation schedules. More specifically, this role requires both a strategic and tactical view of these responsibilities, thinking on a broad level about the best way to optimize cost and network opportunities across King's Hawaiian and customer supply chains while supporting new product development. Direct material sourcing plays a critical and significant role in not only the core strategies of King's Hawaiian but also in creating, developing and growing the Hawaiian food category. Therefore it is essential to lead these functions with a high level of capabilities and sophistication working very closely with cross functional counterparts in Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Engineering, Sales and Marketing as well as with our external supply base. It is also incumbent on this role to be ahead of trends in market and economic drivers, understand commodities and develop analytic tools across all categories in order to improve the growth potential for the company.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for executing direct material strategies, working closely with internal stakeholders within the operations, sales, marketing and project management groups
  • Responsible for category supplier management, working with supply partners to optimize King's Hawaiian end to end supply chain
  • Responsible for providing annual KBRs (key business reviews) with category supplier base
  • Support planning and execution of annual supplier summit
  • Responsible for managing KPIs and QA scorecard assessments of suppliers through updated supplier profiles
  • Responsible for developing cohesive cost analysis tools across sourcing to measure and manage spend, demand, volume and risk across direct materials
  • Responsible for providing monthly and quarterly commodity cost analysis, PPV reports and annual cost savings tracker
  • Support strategic contract negotiations as required, inform business functions of all contract and pricing updates and track cost changes against budget
  • Work with QA to support all SQF guidelines and supplier requirements, track QA SCARS and associated refunds, and assist in QA supplier set up documentation management as required
  • Develop and maintain activity schedule for all new core product development and ideation projects that require new ingredients or packaging changes. Supporting project management teams to meet marketing objectives for new product launch
  • Must have an undergraduate business degree, prefer MBA or similar master's degree in business
  • 3-5 years procurement and/or supply chain finance experience
  • Advanced ability to develop and manage spend analytics and build statistical and financial tools that provide accurate analytics and measures
  • Sourcing experience in commodities hedging, raw material management, ingredients and packaging
  • Strong technical ability to develop statistical and modeling tools to measure risk and cost
  • Experience in contract negotiations and supplier management
  • Knowledge of value chain mapping, sourcing flow from ideation to product launch in a consumer goods environment
  • Advanced working knowledge of Excel
  • Strong working knowledge of MRP, SAP or related business intelligence and ERP sourcing systems
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office suite (Project, Powerpoint, Word)
  • Highly organized individual with initiative, problem solving and critical thinking skills, and excellent time management capabilities
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with the proven ability to apply influence and work collaboratively
  • Ability to present to and interact with all levels of the company

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

King's Hawaiian is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our ohana.


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