Strategic Procurement Specialist
Company: Nissin Foods
Posted on: August 6, 2022
Job DescriptionThe Strategic Procurement Specialist is
responsible for developing strategies that support corporate
initiatives in terms of costing, Business Continuity Planning,
supplier development, and innovation/renovation. As a secondary
responsibility the Specialist may be responsible for managing some
areas of indirect spend.Essential Functions- Job Duties: The
following duties are essential to performing the role. Qualified
individuals must have the ability – with or without reasonable
accommodation – to perform the following duties but not limited
- Designs sourcing strategies that improve cost, continuity of
supply, quality, service, and transparency of spend.
- Analyzes and develops a deep understanding of the supply
markets, including external economic factors which influence those
- Interprets market information for translation into the monthly
forecasts, including identification of financial risks and
- Maintains, consolidates, and improves relationships with
existing suppliers to ensure continuity of supply, manage
criticalities and strengthen common objectives.
- Develops new/alternative suppliers to drive improvement in the
areas of ensured supply, total delivered cost, service, and
- Establishes and maintains proactive communication with internal
stakeholders to identify and deliver against cost saving
- Collaborates with Marketing and R&D to help drive
innovation and commercialize new products.Qualifications: To
perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
above and below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions.Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree (B. A.)
from four-year college or university; 3 (three) plus years of
strategic procurement experience with a CPG or Food and Beverage
company. Demonstrated success in category management, delivery
against of cost savings and ensure supply targets. Experience in
strategic management of indirect spend categories. APICS/CPIM/CPSM
certification strongly preferred. Skills: Excel, PowerPoint,
Access, ERP, strong project management skills, data analysis,
excellent written and verbal communication skills, Other
Requirements: Work requires original and independent thinking in
handling highly complex issues. Work activities are extremely
variable and require interpretation of detailed guidelines,
policies, and procedures. In some cases, guidelines may not be
available, anticipation of needs and initiatives are important.
This position will require regular contacts involving operating
matters that involve controversy or significant complexity.
- Able to demonstrate functional expertise in online RFP (Request
for Proposal), RFQ (Request for Quotation), RFI (Request for
- Able to work closely with business functions and key
stakeholders on new products from both a cost and a sourcing
- Able to analyze markets closely to ensure below or at market
pricing and identify supplier differentiations.
- Able to present sourcing strategies that align with corporate
objectives to senior leadership.
- Able to manage multiple suppliers against cost, quality
standards, and delivery targets.
- Experienced with working with international suppliers and with
import processes and regulations.
- Familiarity with indirect spend category management,
negotiations, and contracting.
- Excellent teaming, communication, and organizational
skills.About UsSince Nissin's entry into the US in the 1970's, our
flagship brands, Cup Noodles and Top Ramen have held a fond place
in US pop culture even before ramen became the trendy dish it is
today. It started in post-World War II Japan amidst dire food
shortages and inspired our founder, Momofuku Ando, to invent
instant ramen in 1958. In order to continue this legacy of
innovation, we're looking for noodle lovers who have a passion to
disregard the status quo, seek continuous growth and love being
part of something special.
- We want to cultivate a company culture that keeps people
excited about our mission and thoroughly engaged.
- Place the right people in the right positions and provide the
resources to help them in their current positions while setting
them up for success to grow into future roles.
- Offer competitive pay and benefits since we want everyone to
work to live (and not the other way around).We invite you to join
in our mission to evolve how people think about instant ramen,
expand its appeal and be a part of this $4 billion global company
that was built from a simple block of noodles.Nissin Foods (USA)
Co., Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual
orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability,
protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by
applicable federal, state, or local law.If you are a qualified
individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the
right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in
your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your
disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Nissin Foods
(USA) Co., Inc. Human Resources Representative.
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