Job Description

Position Description

The Director of Procurement - Category Management is responsible for sourcing, category management and tactical purchasing activities across multiple areas of spend in collaboration with Operations and cross-functional team members. This is a hands-on role requiring a detail-oriented and highly driven individual looking to make a lasting impact with a growing organization. To be successful, the individual will be a seasoned Procurement professional with extensive experience managing Indirect & Services categories and proven at delivering results. They will also be naturally inquisitive; they will love a good puzzle and will have a deep desire to build strong partnerships and provide consultative guidance to business leads.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Identify & Realize Cost-improvement Opportunities

  • Develop and execute purchasing strategies for goods and services by conducting opportunity assessments, benchmarking, cost modeling and root cause analysis
  • Lead and manage multi-functional stakeholder teams for specific strategic sourcing initiatives or projects
  • Measure and track internal performance within each spend category and proactively put in place improvement plans
  • Monitor strategy implementation and adjust, as needed, to ensure value creation out of category is on track to plan
  • Drive annual productivity improvements in each spend category
  • Strategically source goods and services in support of organizational needs
  • Conduct RFx process(es) as needed (includes bid analysis and review, contract negotiations and execution)
  • Oversee supplier selection process and negotiate agreements in partnership with business leads
  • Implement solutions in collaboration with Operations and other cross-functional team members

Build & Manage Relationships

  • Understand the needs of the organization and the individual Brands to build vendor relationships to meet those needs
  • Manage vendor relationships to maximize value and mitigate risk to the business
  • Build, maintain and grow effective relationships across the enterprise
  • Be a trusted advisor to Operations and Support Center functions

Elevate Team & Organizational Effectiveness

  • Provide contract management expertise to the business
  • Act as a business partner in support of strengthening Market-level & Support

Center operations

  • Provide leadership to help deliver against long-term goals
  • Leverage a continuous improvement focus to help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Procurement team
  • Foster and champion the FRG culture across the enterprise and across the vendor landscape
  • Build, support and/or develop a successful team of category managers, both through direct and indirect influence, as needed

Desired Skills

  • Creative critical thinker with advanced problem-solving and sound decision-making abilities
  • Demonstrable analytical ability with a sharp eye for numerical detail and ability to understand and discuss potential financial outcomes
  • Results-oriented, "hands-on" individual with a high attention to detail
  • Able to proficiently influence and persuade others, even without direct authority, building a high-level of credibility
  • Mastered relationship management capabilities (vendor, key stakeholders, peers)
  • Outstanding communication skills and experience partnering with various levels of the organization
  • Personal and professional accountability
  • Openness to change, resilience and comfort with ambiguity
  • Personal characteristics reflective of a fast-paced industry: high energy, self motivated, positive "can do" attitude, service oriented, high degree of integrity

Experience & Education

  • 7-10 years general Procurement experience with 3-5 years directly managing

Indirect/Service Categories

  • 3-5 years Contract Management experience
  • Restaurant and/or Foodservice experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Supply Chain preferred
  • Professional certification(s) preferred (ie. CPSM, APICS)
  • Solid project management skills highly desired
  • Highly proficient in Office 365 environment, SAP experience a plus

Why Work for Flynn?

Flynn Group offers a variety of benefits and perks to encourage and empower our employees. We are committed to helping each employee work and live to his or her fullest potential. We offer a variety of benefits and perks while working for us:

  • Medical / Dental / Vision
  • Retirement and Savings Plan
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Company Outings
  • Dining Discounts
  • PC/Laptop Assistances
  • On-Site Fitness Center
  • On-Site Daycare
  • On site Cafe
  • FUN Work Environment!

The Flynn Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Application Instructions

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