Posted: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 5:18 AM
A mutually rewarding experience.
Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there's more to being in business than just making a profit. That's the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet. What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.
Because it's never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It's about how you can grab everything that's within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long:term gain. It's about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we'll all be a little better off. It's that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.
Mars has net sales of more than 33 billion, operates six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.
Mars brands include: Petcare : PEDIGREE(R), ROYAL CANIN(R), WHISKAS(R), BANFIELD(R) Pet Hospital, CESAR(R), SHEBA(R), DREAMIES(R) and NUTRO(R); Chocolate : M and M'S(R), SNICKERS(R), DOVE(R), GALAXY(R), MARS(R), MILKY WAY(R) and TWIX(R); Wrigley : DOUBLEMINT(R), EXTRA(R), ORBIT(R) and 5(TM) chewing gums, SKITTLES(R) and STARBURST(R) candies, and ALTOIDS(R) AND LIFESAVERS(R) mints. Food : UNCLE BEN'S(R), DOLMIO(R), EBLY(R), MASTERFOODS(R), SEEDS OF CHANGE(R) and ROYCO(R); Drinks : ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS(TM), THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY(TM), KLIX(R) and FLAVIA(R); Symbioscience : COCOAVIA(R) and WISDOM PANEL(R).
Purpose of Role
The Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager is responsible for maximizing value for money in goods and services buying and performance management. The role has responsibility for all MSS buying categories, supplier relationships, and for delivering a competitive advantage from leveraging those relationships.
Specific buying categories managed include (but are not limited to):
:R and D Support Services
:P and O Support Services
:Marketing and Sales Support Services
:Operations Support Services
:Contract Manufacturing Agreements
:Order Fulfilment Services
:Warehousing and Logistics Service Agreements
:Facility Maintenance Service Agreements
Job responsibilities include soliciting and analyzing competitive bids, managing liability and legal risks to the business, and developing and executing all third:party contracts. The role ensures a fair and disciplined approach to supplier feedback to drive continuous improvement in performance; leveraging compensation models.
The role ensures maintenance of a competitive advantage by executing benchmarking and prominently participating in industry and trade forums to understand, influence, and lead new thought trends, innovations, and overall market knowledge of the buying categories. The role is responsible for sourcing and category strategies and continuously identifies supply development opportunities and other divisional objectives as presented.
This role collaborates with other regional managers and contributes to global buying work streams as they relate to the United States market, developing strategies and tactics to improve value and supplier business relationships.
:Develop buying and performance strategies with client functions to ensure services delivered at costs below market and competition while mainta
• Location: germantown, Northern Virginia
• Post ID: 36136673 nova