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Our heritage stems back to the early 1990s when over 1,100 entrepreneurial farm families built our state-of-the-art durum mill and pasta manufacturing plant. We quickly grew to become the third largest pasta manufacturer in North America. Today, we are proud to be an 8th Avenue Food & Provisions company. We make over 150 pasta shapes from Acini de Pepe to Ziti Rigati in traditional, whole wheat, organic recipes and more! People across America and beyond enjoy our pasta daily in restaurants, at home and through convenience prepared meals.

We have manufacturing in Carrington, ND and New Hope, MN, offering rural and metropolitan lifestyles. Both locations offer a wide range of employment in engineering, business, food manufacturing and so much more.

Sr Mgr Procurement- Healthy Snacks



Job Details


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the continuous flow of ingredients and packaging materials into the manufacturing network to insure optimal customer service and lowest landed costs
  • Manage supplier relationships and development
  • Negotiate supplier contracts, including Service Level Agreements (SLA’s)
  • Identify and initiate alternative sourcing solutions that improve costs efficiencies
  • Participate in effective procurement actions
  • Identify optimal ingredient and material inventory levels that minimize costs and support optimal service
  • Develop risk and opportunity recommendations for consideration at monthly S&OP meetings.
  • Identify and report on key performance metrics that accurately reflect the effectiveness of the procurement function
  • Actively support requests for new materials, providing guidance on sourcing options and pricing
  • Develop professional relationships and work collaboratively with Sales, Commercialization, Engineering and CI, Manufacturing, and Distribution Center team members
  • Develop and communicate the Procurement Team’s Objective, Goals, Strategies and Metrics
  • Develop, mentor and retain high performing procurement team to ensure optimal performance and employee satisfaction
  • Other duties, as assigned

  • Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration, Procurement, Supply Chain, or related field
  • 10+ years of continuous procurement experience leading buying categories and strategic sourcing for manufacturing and/or consumer packaged goods company
  • Must be able to travel up to 40% 30%
  • Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • Previous experience in conducting comprehensive supplier analysis, analyzing supplier proposals and negotiating supplier agreements
  • Knowledge of cGMP manufacturing requirements is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a matrixed environment, build strong cross-functional relationships and influence others without direct authority
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to make presentations, facilitate meetings, and provide training
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in the English language
  • Qualifications

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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