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Danone Sourcing Manager, Capex, MRO and Industrial Services in Broomfield, Colorado

About the jobAbout the Job:Our Procurement team finds strategic approaches to procuring key resources forDanone like milk, water and plastic. As a part of this team, you will workwith colleagues to find suppliers and resources that fit with our businessgoals, promote a circular economy and support Danone's One Planet, OneHealth vision.As part of the North American Indirect Sourcing team, the Sourcing Managerwithin the CAPEX and Industrial Services team will be responsible forstrategic category management of MRO and Industrial Services spend for Danone.This position will be responsible for implementing the strategic vision ofcreating and leading a strong plant purchasing community to include developingand deploying company standard purchasing processes, implementing corporateinitiatives at the site level, training on supplier relationshipmanagement, and working towards leading a centralized MRO purchasingorganization. The ideal candidate will have proven experience creatingprocesses, reducing complexity, driving efficiency and producing savingswithin the category and in partnership with stakeholders. Hands on experiencewith plant MRO purchasing/maintenance/inventory systems such as Maximo,MVP or SAP PM is highly valued. This role is a critical enabler for both NorthAmerican and Global initiatives. Developing a close partnership with internalresources, cross functional stakeholders, and suppliers is critical to thesuccess of this role in addition to researching and understanding industrybest practices and working with an extended team to deliver an aligned vision.Position Location:For External hires: The position will be based in Broomfield CO. ExternalHires with a high level of MRO expertise (4+ yrs managing the category)and industry experience may potentially be based at any Danone location.For Internal Hires: This position may be based at any Danone location.Travel:Flexibility to travel across North America for 25% to 30% of work days.Position Functions:MRO and Industrial Services Category Management (Spare Parts, Services,and Operating supplies for manufacturing plants)*Develop executable sourcing strategies*Create and present robust data spend analysis*Collaborate with stakeholders to develop sourcing strategies for respectivecategories*Support growth through external partnerships that deepen collaboration andfoster innovation*Identify opportunities to maximize Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)*Drive sourcing decisions through developing, adopting, facilitating,and implementing tools and process*Define sourcing strategy through market analysis to identify bestpractices, identify gaps, risks and opportunities*Experience with spend visibility tools or other analytical tools preferred*Experience with financial savings/spend tracking and reporting preferredContract Management*Develop and launch RFQs / RFPs (request for quotation/proposal) toselect suppliers in targeted categories*Analyze the proposals and make recommendations to key internal stakeholders*Anticipate and address stakeholder concerns to ensure full alignment ondirection*Negotiate business terms, as well as legal terms and conditions*Draft contracts. Lead contract approval process activities*Partner with key stakeholders to monitor and ensure contractual compliance*Experience with e-sourcing/e-procurement preferredSupplier Performance Management*Implement and/or maintain supplier performance programs to track supplierpartnership results and overall benefit to the company.*Understand supplier's positioning with the company and within the industryand develop subsequent relationship and sourcing strategies.*Develop KPI's, define objectives of the relationship and ensure claritywith suppliers on how to quantify, track and report on those metrics.*Collaborate with global team where applicable to assess performance ofsuppliers*Correct issues where needed and manage action plansProject Management*Lead productivity/savings projects from development through implementationand o

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