Sourcing Manager, Food Ingredients

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  • United States, Seattle, WA View on Map
  • Post Date : October 16, 2020
  • Apply Before : November 15, 2020
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Job Description

  • 6+ years of relevant work experience in the food industry
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions and develop business cases
  • Experience in sourcing of commodity products for global retailer or packaged food company
  • Proven track record for cultivating strong relationships with key supplier stakeholders that have resulted in high customer satisfaction
  • Strong proficiency in Excel
  • A bachelor’s degree

Are you a foodie, with the ability to both think big and dive deep? Does the idea of getting creative in the food space excite you? If yes, we need somebody with your enthusiasm and skills to work as part of the Amazon Go team.

We are looking for a Sourcing Manager, Ingredients to work on our prepared foods business. The ideal candidate will have the ability to think big, dive deep, and possess a clear track record of success in developing sourcing strategies, negotiating terms and costs, and partnering with cross-functional teams to deliver results. This role requires an individual with a passion for customers and a willingness to move fast & experiment often. The successful candidate will be comfortable with ambiguity, have strong attention to detail, and be motivated by a fast-paced start up environment.

The primary responsibilities will include:

  • Developing a scalable sourcing strategy that supports our brand position
  • Managing the supplier relationship on an ongoing basis including holding the supplier to quality and compliance requirements
  • Influencing the supplier’s manufacturing processes, sourcing and technology decisions in ways that are mutually beneficial and sustainable for all stakeholders
  • Owning planning strategies including contingency plans, lead-time reductions and supply chain efficiencies
  • Developing and executing cost saving initiatives to deliver against business objectives. This includes periodic review of sourcing costs and other benchmarking
  • Collaborating with other members of the team including Brand Management, Program Management, Instock Management and R&D on sourcing strategies

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Demonstrate strong ownership and entrepreneurial drive
  • Have a high level of curiosity and be excited by the prospect of diving deep into varied product categories, each with their own unique characteristics
  • Earn trust from multiple teams internally and externally to collaborate successfully
  • Identify opportunities to develop better processes and scale
  • Think about the big picture of our sourcing strategy
  • Show the ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects requiring frequent communication, organization/time management and problem solving skills
  • Love food & be excited by the idea of creativity in this space

Preferred qualifications
  • Experience in building out new programs in a retail environment
  • Strong understanding of the food supply chain, commodity market, regulatory requirements and supplier base

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