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Wells Enterprises Associate Sourcing Manager in Le Mars, Iowa

With minimum assistance, the Associate Sourcing Manager is responsible for developing strategic procurement sourcing activities, including negotiations, contract and project management, spend analysis, sourcing, and continuous improvement initiatives through total cost of ownership.

  • Select, maintain and manage a supplier base that is financially sound, technically competent, and strategically aligned, including supplier performance standards and measurements. Evaluate supplier capabilities and establish sources for new technologies and new markets dictated by business requirements. Compile and maintain commodity and industry strategies.

  • With minimal assistance, responsible for setting and delivering budgeted plans for all direct and indirect items identified within the scope of the role and to report monthly on performance. Timely communication to key personnel of any major shifts in market place activity that may positively or negatively impact the organization.

  • Responsible for negotiating, creating and executing contracts with suppliers. Contractually securing materials and/or services within spending authority guidelines.

  • Responsible for compliance with applicable corporate policies and procedures and Code of Conduct.

  • With guidance develop; implement and align sourcing strategies and supplier network capabilities for spend categories to attain business objectives. Responsible for securing materials at the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) through competitive analysis of bids, and all other costs of ownership. Responsible for establishing risk commodity mitigation strategies to minimize concerns with materials, delivery or supplier relationships.

  • Develops annual cost savings programs and implements strategies that directly effects company financial results. Develop, advocate and implement sourcing and negotiation strategies for key spend areas to achieve short and long term savings targets. Manages areas of responsibility while driving continuous improvement and develop and implement protocols and practices to ensure effectiveness and efficiencies of strategic initiatives

  • Analyze industry trends and evolving technology to proactively identify supply base issues to mitigate issues to minimize risk, protect continuity of supply, and exploit emerging opportunities that benefit Wells.

  • Collaborate with Director, Procurement, Director Strategic Sourcing and other cross functional team members to establish both short and long-term commodity strategies.

Requisition ID : 2205981