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Procurement Manager

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Company: SCM Talent Group
Contract: PERM
Location: Bridgeport, United States


  • Sourcing and procurement of raw materials, supplies, equipment, and corporate goods and services, including maintenance, freight, and external warehousing.
  • Accountable for the strategic direction and execution of the supplier strategy to optimize cost, performance, and quality.
  • Obtain Samples from vendors and follow up with R&D for validation and approval.

Vendor Management

  • Perform supplier evaluations.
  • Lead RFPs and RFIs to continually improve the supplier network strength while reducing costs.
  • Negotiate contracts and agreements.
  • Resolve issues with schedule adherence, supplier on-time-delivery, quality, and price (as applicable) by engaging appropriate internal departments.
  • Maintain positive relations with existing suppliers, and source new key suppliers and products.


  • Plan and source materials in collaboration with cross-functional teams.
  • Forecast future procurement needs; monitor stock levels and maintain safety stock. Expedite delivery of goods when appropriate.


  • Key member of the HACCP and Crisis Management Teams.
  • Obtain all documentation related to supplier and raw material approvals (i.e.: specsheets, GMO declaration, etc.)

Data Collection and Intelligence Reporting

  • Data collection and analysis of market trends, supplier spend, quality, and delivery metrics.
  • Create and implement key performance indicators to ensure savings and lower cost of goods.
  • Assess supplier performance for contracts and purchase orders.
  • Coordinate, conduct and participate in cross functional team meetings to investigate and recommend continuous process improvement, strategic initiatives and/or cost reduction projects.


  • Approve purchase orders in accordance with company policy.
  • Coordinate pricing and approved vendor information with other internal company departments
  • Authorize payment for purchases by forwarding receiving documentation and serve as liaison with the Accounts Payable Department to ensure accurate and timely payment of invoices
  • Secure and update COIs from vendors and contractors.
  • Other duties/special projects as assigned by manager.



  • 5+ years of work experience in procurement, category management, or supply chain. CPG industry, food/beverage experience helpful but not mandatory.
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Business Administration, Engineering, or similar field.
  • Skilled negotiator with experience developing contracts.
  • Solid understanding and experience of purchasing strategies & inventory management
  • Experience in direct spend categories including raw materials, commodities and ingredients.
  • Experience in indirect spend including corrugated packaging, pallets, plant services and supplies, MRO, janitorial and waste stream services, etc.
  • Goal driven and results oriented, with a proven track record of results in a manufacturing, distribution, or operations environment.
  • Experience in analysis of global macro-economic conditions to assess timing and proficient procurement.
  • Ability to problem-solve and multi-task in a fast-paced environment with constant shifting priorities.
  • Out of the box thinker, looks for creative ways to solve problems and improve outcomes.
  • Proven analytical and decision-making skills to support effective buying decisions, problem resolution, process improvements cost reductions, etc.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Experience in Sage or equivalent ERP system.
  • Advanced understanding of Excel (pivot tables, Vlookup, etc), and PowerPoint desirable.
  • Strong business acumen and communications skills.
  • Demonstrated excellence in negotiation, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Customer service orientation, excellent organizational skills, and superior attention to detail.

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