Indirect Procurement Manager

Chicago, IL
Full Time

About fairlife, LLC

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fairlife, LLC is a Chicago-based dairy company that creates great-tasting, nutrition-rich and value-added products to nourish consumers.

With more than $1B in annual retail sales, fairlife’s growing portfolio of delicious, lactose-free, real dairy products includes: fairlife® ultra-filtered milk; Core Power® High Protein Shakes, a sports nutrition drink to support post-workout recovery; fairlife® nutrition plan™, a nutrition shake to support the journey to better health; and fairlife® Light Ice Cream.

A wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola company, fairlife, LLC has been recognized by both Fast Company and Nielsen for its industry leading innovation.

The company is driven by its values of caring for the people, animals, and planet it touches across its business. By providing nourishing products, implementing stringent care standards for animals, and stewarding efficient operations and responsible packaging, fairlife, LLC puts a focus each day on making a positive impact for all. 

To learn more about fairlife and its complete line of products, please visit fairlife.com.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information: fairlife, LLC complies with the federal contractor COVID-19 vaccination mandate, which requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022, except for those with documented and approved medical or religious accommodations. Prior to starting with fairlife, successful candidates will be required to: (i) be at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19 and in the process of getting fully vaccinated; (ii) be able to provide fairlife with proof of vaccination, or (iii) have applied for and received a medical or religious-based accommodation to be exempt from the mandatory vaccination policy.

job purpose: As fairlife continues to experience exponential growth as a company, we are looking for a Procurement Manager to help advance the strategic sourcing and procurement operations within our Supply Chain Team. This role is directly responsible for managing and overseeing all aspects of developing and implementing sourcing strategies that align with fairlife’s strategic objectives. The Indirect Procurement Manager will be tasked with developing and executing upon sourcing strategies across all indirect categories with a focus on supplier selection, relationship management and price negotiation. As Indirect Procurement Manager, you will be expected to liaise with multiple stakeholders across various areas internally and externally of the business. This role delivers value by ensuring fairlife partners with high performing suppliers with an emphasis on exceptional service, quality, and value.

 

responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize, direct, and control activities related to strategic sourcing for all indirect spend.
  • Analyze spend to develop a productivity pipeline and execute robust category strategies that optimize the supply base.
  • Identify, support, and implement cost reduction opportunities.
  • Lead Request for Proposal (RFP) process to ensure consistent lowest total cost of ownership.
  • Develop and execute vendor service agreements in close collaboration with Legal Team.
  • Manage vendor relationships, track performance, and communicate performance feedback.
  • Identify supply risks in Indirect categories and develop risk mitigation strategies.
  • Collaborate with Transportation & Warehousing Teams to support bid process and contract negotiation process.
  • Partners with key plant personal on Maintenance, Repair & Operations (MRO) sourcing opportunities.
  • Leverages functional experts through the sourcing process to assess market conditions, spend leverage opportunities, benchmarking data, and related activities.
  • Assist in the development and management of annual budgeting process.
  • Analyze and forecast market inflation trends and work to address any price variances to budget.
  • Monitor, track and report on savings and key performance indicators for category.
  • Resolve any unforeseen problems with suppliers relating to operations, purchasing or quality/performance.
  • Daily collaboration with cross-functional project teams, acting as a support function for any project needs related to indirect purchasing.

 

skills/qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Preferably in Supply Chain, Procurement, Finance or Engineering).
  • +5 years of Indirect Procurement Category Management experience or equivalent.
  • Excellent negotiation skills, verbal and written communication and a self-starter.
  • Strong project management background desired with experience in CPG environment.
  • Proactive business results-focus, and proven ability to provide insights that generate value and drive savings in spend.
  • Ability to influence senior leadership teams at Plant level and Corporate Function level.
  • Ability to handle ambiguity and work in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment.

position location: Chicago, IL

reports to: Sr. Procurement Manager

travel requirements: 30%

fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email [email protected].

 

Why fairlife



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  • "In my career, finding an organization that’s growing their core business at an exceptional pace, innovating for the future and having fun with good people while doing it is the holy grail, and fairlife has it. "
    Norm Baker
    Finance Director
  • “I absolutely love working for fairlife because of the positive values they have! In my time here I have been given many opportunities to move up within the plant and am treated as part of the family.”
    Nurul Yaminudin
    Warehouse Supervisor
  • “Over the past 7 years, I have had the opportunity to grow from a Processing Operator to my current position as a Packaging Coordinator. fairlife believes in better and shows it by caring for their employees while offering competitive pay and career advancement opportunities.”
    Leonarda Roma
    Packaging Supervisor
  • "It’s a place where I’ve grown and learned a lot, giving me the ability to move into my role as a Packaging Technician. The people here are positively great teammates and the heart of what makes fairlife the place it is."
    Katie Sanger
    Continuous Improvement Specialist
  • “fairlife is fast-paced, exciting, and growing quickly! This company is all in on innovation, and the support I’ve gotten for my own ideas has been incredible. We truly live out our credo of better values.”
    Lauren Knight
    Communications Manager

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fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email [email protected]