Wells Dairy Inc. Sourcing Specialist in Le Mars, Iowa


With minimum assistance, The Sourcing Specialist is responsible for 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.

  • 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, including dairy payments, pooling forecast and submission and dairy trends for each farm/ingredient. 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.

  • Able to evaluate bid responses, negotiate price, delivery schedules, and place purchase orders in accordance with policies, procedures and regulations. Work to maintain inventory levels consistent with production requirements and targeted inventory goals.

  • Responsible for driving cost savings programs and implementing strategies that directly effects company financial results.

  • Develop, advocate and implement sourcing and negotiation objectives 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 souring objectives.

  • Bachelors degree in purchasing, supply chain, business, and material management or related field.
  • 1-3 years professional experience in a purchasing or supply chain environment or related field
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements associated with food products.
  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written) and presentation skills. Good project management skills and demonstrable process implementation ability.
  • Must be able to work across all functions and levels of an organization. Problem Solving, quantitative abilities and decision making talent and ability to negotiate.

If you meet these requirements and are interested in this position, to be considered for an interview you must complete an online application at www.wellscareers.com

Wells Enterprises, Inc., is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Vet/Disabled

Job: Supply Chain/Procurement

Primary Location: United States-Iowa-Le Mars

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: Jul 20, 2018, 2:45:09 PM

Req ID: 1800000516