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Strategic Sourcing Store Supplies Mgr

Requisition ID:  168513 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Strategic Sourcing Supply Chain 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time

 

Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Ontario  

City: Mississauga

Location: Tahoe Office 

Postal Code: L4W 0C7 

 

Our family of 134,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers. Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our employees. We are a family nurturing families.  

 

A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1500 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawton’s Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family. 

 

All career opportunities will be open a minimum of 5 business days from the date of posting.

Overview

We currently have a 12-month opportunity for a Strategic Sourcing Store Supplies Manager to develop sourcing strategies against various business objectives for internal clients.
You will be an expert in procurement with a strong understanding of replenishment and superior communication skills.
This position will be based out of Mississauga, ON.

Job Description

  • Manage store supplies category pertaining to direct sales components (i.e. food packaging), essential operating items (i.e. Front End Bags, Sanitation Chemicals) and general supplies (i.e. PPE, Uniforms)
  • Manage operations related initiatives/projects, obsolescence management with program transitions, catalogue management, and cost change processes
  • Develop trust-based relationships with department stakeholders and cultivate systemic understanding of department goals, objectives, and requirements
  • Provide insights and market perspectives to the departments to support and enable their businesses as they grow
  • Collaborate with suppliers and business to drive process improvements and demand management
  • Conduct category market assessment and analysis and drive process improvements and value generation across the category
  • Develop baseline cost for categories including total cost analysis, technical specifications, and historical cost trends
  • Document department needs related to goods or services needed to successfully support their business objectives
  • Identify viable sources of supply capable of meeting those requirements and perform necessary due diligence including supplier workshops and facility visits
  • Develop sourcing strategy, evaluate key levers and coordinate to gain buy in from key stakeholders on the approach
  • Conduct the strategic sourcing process including, RFQs, RFIs, and RFPs
  • Lead and conduct the negotiations with suppliers
  • Develop a decision matrix to drive objective business recommendation to departments and stakeholders
  • Drive and implement the signed agreements for sourcing decisions
  • Interface with Finance and departments to ensure compliance and savings flow though
  • Monitor industry trends and developments and update category strategy as needed

Job Requirements

  • An Undergraduate Degree and a minimum of 8 years of business experience in a purchasing, merchandising or retail environment
  • Experience leading procurement in store supplies category
  • Deep understanding of strategic cost imperatives
  • Strong understanding of replenishment function and how to operationally procure products.
  • Ability to formulate savings initiatives and short/long-term operating plans to meet cost targets, sustainability targets, etc.
  • Ability to build strategic relationships with designated functional leadership and develop top talent within strategic sourcing organization
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to build meaningful team relationships to drive results
  • Strong analytical and data mining skills with proficiency in MS office, specifically excel (pivot tables, v-lookups, if statements, etc.)
  • Effective time management skills with ability to multi-task
  • This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leading Canadian company with a clear vision and focus on innovation.
  • If you feel that this describes the kind of work you want to do, and you are excited about what Sobeys has to offer, then we look forward to reviewing your application.
  • Please ensure that you take the time to ensure your profile shows us why you're the most qualified applicant for the role.
  • Sobeys is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.
  • While all responses are appreciated only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.
  • We appreciate the interest from the Staffing industry however respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from Agencies.

Sobeys is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.

 

 

While all responses are appreciated only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.

 

We appreciate the interest from the Staffing industry however respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from Agencies.