Manager, Procurement
H.J. Heinz Company - Warrendale, PA

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Manager, Procurement
Req Number: hein-00004755
Location(s): WarrendalePA

Procurement Manager, Packaging

Heinz North America is seeking a dynamic professional to fill this role on the Procurement Team in our Warrendale, Pennsylvania location. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading, instructing and supervising a team of procurement professionals responsible for the rigid resin and metal packaging portfolios for such items as bottles, caps, trays, cans and ends. Supply chain experience is necessary to contribute individually, as well as to drive results through delegation and influence of others. This role will create and deliver regional strategies in line with global initiatives. This person will also:

'Manage the professional development of the team through mentoring and training programs.
'Develop fiscal plan & deliver budget through individual work and delegation
'Research and knowledge on relevant resin and metal markets to forecast price movements
'Develop business plans and voice regional requirements in conjunction with global procurement
'Support global strategies by executing and maintaining regionally
'Develop & deliver regional sourcing plans and negotiation strategies
'Deliver against the Heinz Purchasing Model
'Work w/ stakeholders to ensure early alignment on goals and challenging stakeholders when appropriate
'Contribute and drive process improvement initiatives
'Actively manage contracts and vendor performance
'Work with managers in other disciplines such as R&D and Quality to ensure alignment and resolve conflict

Who will be successful in this role?

'Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or related field
'5+ years progressive responsibility in Procurement or Supply Chain related field
'Employee management experience
'C.P.S.M. designation recommended
'Knowledge of packaging sourcing preferable
'Good people skills and a 'can do' attitude
'Spanish speaking a plus
'6 Sigma experience a plus
'Strong negotiation /communication skills
'Detail oriented & the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
'Strong computer and analytical skills, SAP experience is a plus

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