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Sr. Indirect Procurement Strategist

Company: Whole Foods Market IP. L.P.
Location: Austin
Posted on: February 20, 2021

Job Description:

HIRING ALERT: We're hiring in-store shoppers near you! Flexible scheduling, at least $15/hr minimum starting pay and quick hiring process. -- Learn More> > > Location Austin, Texas, United States of America Global Support Job DescriptionResponsible for facilitating the regional/local (and potentially some global) indirect buying programs and related procurement opportunities. Works with the various internal business and external partners to streamline how WFM sources products, focusing on partnership, transparency, integrity, and ease of procurement. Strives to maximize process effectiveness and minimize costs.Responsibilities:

  • Performs spend and usage analysis from a variety of sources, including supplier submissions.
  • Generates reporting on cross-category cost performance and project status for leadership.
  • Supports and assists in contract negotiations with the suppliers, service providers, and distributor partners.
  • Participates in the supplier review meetings to help assess service, growth trajectory, category movement, and opportunities for additional savings.
  • Develops and inputs item review information for evaluation by WFM's management and the applicable WFM teams.
  • Participates in manufacturer audits and site visits to ensure the manufacturing practices and raw materials are in line with WFM's market standards.
  • Monitors the usage and financial metrics to assess a variety of areas, including Goods Not for Resale (GNFR).
  • Checks the inventory transitions and off-program purchases, working with the distributors and regions to identify issues and develop strategies for resolution.
  • Monitors overall product usage and recommends item rationalization for additional savings and regulatory compliance.
  • Oversees the rebate accounting reports for volume commitment opportunities.
  • Assists with other projects as assigned.Skills:
    • Proficient in the use of standard procurement tools (Coupa Sourcing Optimization preferred) and methods.
    • Capable of performing mathematical and statistical analyses.
    • Advanced or greater skills in Excel, PowerPoint, SmartSheet and data analysis/query software.
    • Familiar with procure-to-pay technical platforms (SAP Ariba and Coupa).
    • Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal, and listening.
    • With guidance, presents information and responds to questions in one-on-one situations with internal and external customers.
    • Tailors communication approach to specific situations and audiences.
    • Supports the team and cross-functional projects within a defined area of responsibility.
    • Works as a fully competent Team Member.
    • Plans, estimates, organizes, and monitors projects, keeping them on track financially, creatively, and in accordance with the stakeholder's deadlines.
    • Understands the company's and the business unit's strategies, goals, and objectives.
    • Able to identify the alignment / misalignment of the team's goals with the larger organizational strategy, goals, and objectives.Education & Experience:
      • BA/BS degree and 2-4 years' relevant experience OR equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. At Whole Foods Market, we provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all Team Members and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, marital status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. Whole Foods Market hires and promotes individuals solely based on qualifications for the position to be filled and business needs. Real benefits go beyond what you'd expect. We call ours "Whole Benefits," and they cover Physical, Mental, and Financial health. Here are a few of the perks you can expect in these areas. We offer access to health insurance for all full-time Team Members to keep you feeling great. 20% In-Store Discount Our most famous benefit, every Team Member gets a 20% in-store discount on your favorite products. Plus, after six months, you have the opportunity to increase that discount up to 30%. PTO Cash-Out Once per year, eligible US Team Members can take 100% of unused PTO hours and convert them into pay Total Health Immersions Four times a year, we send select Team Members to a week-long health getaway to help create and sustain healthy lifestyle changes. We pay 100% of the costs and even 50% of your spouse's costs if they want to join. Whole Planet Foundation Team Member Volunteer Program Eligible Team Members can travel for 2-3 weeks to the communities where Whole Foods Market sources products and funds microcredit clients through its Whole Planet Foundation. Career Learning and Development Better yourself as you better us. We give you comprehensive training, programs and clear career paths to help you grow. Our Core Values Our core values have guided us since Day 1. We live them every day, and they've helped make us who we are today. We Sell the Highest Quality Natural and Organic Foods We Satisfy and Delight our Customers We Promote Team Member Growth and Happiness We Create Profits and Prosperity We Care About our Communities and the Environment We Practice Win-Win Partnership with our Suppliers Sign up for Job Alerts Not seeing a fit? Sign up for job alerts and we'll notify you the moment a new job you want is posted. How would you rate your experience popup "Whole Foods Market" is a registered trademark of Whole Foods Market IP, L.P.

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