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Associate Procurement Manager

Company: BlueTriton Brands
Location: Breinigsville
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

As the nation's leading bottled water company, BlueTriton Brands is dedicated to providing customers with healthy hydration options. Alongside that, we're also committed to developing our people - enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed. It's a chance to use your knowledge, skills and experience to shine brightly and achieve your ambitions - all while delivering healthy hydration to millions of customers.

Choose a career in Supply Chain and Technical & Production and you'll be part of our logistics backbone - and a crucial element of our success. Our factories are where our products start their journey to the customer. This area of BlueTriton Brands offers you the chance to experience collaboration in its purest form as you work alongside a diverse range of highly motivated and passionate people in our Supply Chain factories spread across the nation.

**Job Description**

**KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:**

--- Support Indirect Procurement Managers

- Collect and review all contracts and price agreements for relevant suppliers. Understand contract terms and develop terms negotiation skills. Track contract expiration dates.

- Keep internal data and contact lists up to date, ensuring strong communication among the procurement team.

- Support Procurement Managers by preparing and executing the Request for Proposals while ensuring the supplier's acknowledgement of business requirements for bidding.

- Support the budget process by collecting applicable supplier price lists, challenging where necessary, and communicating any changes with the field.

- Work with cross functional teams including engineering, manufacturing, and finance to implement procurement-driven projects, ensure accurate pricing and escalating any issues.

--- Manage some indirect categories (capital, MRO or logistics), gaining experience in sourcing and supplier/stakeholder facing relationships.

- Perform internal category analysis and external market/ supplier benchmarking research.

- Understand current business conditions, ensure supply with existing suppliers, and challenge the status quo for cost savings and further value.

- Manage relationships with vendors, execute sourcing activities and implement new projects/ pricing within the factories.

- Track cost savings initiatives and support Procurement Finance in delivering results.

--- Other duties as assigned.

**Qualifications**

**KEY QUALIFICATIONS:**

--- Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Operations, Logistics/Transportation or other applicable discipline required.

--- 1-2 years procurement, supply chain or operations experience.

--- Previous procurement experience preferred.

--- SAP experience preferred.

--- Required proficiency in Microsoft Suite products, including but not limited to, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

--- Proven ability to analyze and present findings in a clear and cohesive manner.

--- Ability to work independently to identify and research relevant market, industry, and supplier information.

--- Capable of navigating through ambiguous situations and managing external vendor relationships.

--- Ability to work collaboratively and support multiple sourcing initiatives.

--- Team player that is willing and able to provide support to RFI and RFP preparation, execution and analysis.

--- Proactive and challenges the status quo.

--- Strong demonstrated verbal / written communications, analytical and problem solving skills. Must be detailed and results oriented.

BlueTriton Brands is the nation's leading bottled water company. Our water brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, and Pure Life. We're passionate about creating shared value for society in all kinds of ways: from providing careers and benefits to communities where we operate to environmental stewardship - most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America. As a valuable part of our team, you'll receive a competitive total rewards package - something that will provide you with the support you need to thrive both inside and outside of work. It's not just the work that you'll find fulfilling here though. As you build a career with us, you'll receive exactly the kind of benefits you'd expect from a leading name in healthy hydration. The only question is, what elements will help you succeed at BlueTriton Brands?

Applicants with criminal histories are welcome to apply.

BlueTriton Brands is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and is looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment: Disabled/Veteran.

Keywords: BlueTriton Brands, Allentown , Associate Procurement Manager, Executive , Breinigsville, Pennsylvania

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