CoE Supplier Management Manager

Company Name:Kroger Manufacturing
Position Type:Employee
FLSA Status:Exempt

Position Summary:
Support the integration and onboarding process of suppliers (including technology enablement and supplier database compliance), supplier development and performance management. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion, and safety.
Essential Job Functions:

  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Lead supplier score card and performance report development
  • Work with business partners and leaders of category management to set and monitor improvement programs for the suppliers in terms of quality, cost and delivery
  • Collaborate with category management teams to define potential suppliers for the supply chain financing, dynamic discounting, and other payment programs
  • Supplier Database Management
  • Oversee and monitor the completion of the supplier profile in supplier database
  • Manage supplier master data management and portal
  • Supplier Risk Management
  • Support category management to evaluate supplier risk profile related to Business Continuity, Third-Party Compliance, Commercial Opportunity Loss, Contract Compliance, Information Management, Payment Terms
  • Coordinate the development of the organization's playbook and tools for addressing supplier risk
  • Talent Management
  • Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties: complete performance reviews and provide feedback to direct reports
  • Create an effective work environment by developing a common vision, communicating of clear objectives, fostering teamwork, recognizing performance, providing on the job coaching
  • Additional Support
  • Maintain knowledge of other initiatives in Kroger that may affect the CoE performance and operations
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
Minimum Position Qualifications/Education:
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Operations, Supply Chain, Retail, CPG, or similar
  • 3 years of leadership/management experience with large and/or complex work efforts
  • Deep procurement experience with the proven ability to drive compliance and performance with suppliers
  • Ability to build impactful relationship with internal clients, key influencers to effectively execute the work
  • Ability to identify potential conflicts, issues and propose an effective resolution or escalate as needed
  • Ability to work collaborative to build out innovative ideas and solutions to drive cost savings
  • Leadership skills to drive enterprise change management
  • Proven experience in training, coaching and developing key resources
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Vizio)
  • Ability to synthesize analysis into compelling oral and written communications and presentations
Desired Previous Job Experience/Education:
  • MBA or master's degree
  • 5 years of experience in a procurement organization, clearly exposed and performing Strategic Sourcing and/or Supplier Relationship Management
  • Breadth and depth of knowledge of procurement, supplier relationship management, capability and process improvement

Education Level: Bachelor's Required
Required Travel: Up to 25%
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time
Regions:General Office- Cincinnati

States: Indiana; Kentucky; Ohio

Jobs at Kroger Manufacturing: Through quality products, strong individual commitments and team spirit, Kroger has been established as a leader in the manufacturing industry. Kroger Manufacturing provides career development programs aligned with aspirations in Engineering, Process Management, Information Systems, Quality Assurance, Operations Management, Human Resources, Finance and Procurement. Our work force programs provide technically challenging rotations with cross-functional teams, plants and locations to allow our Associates to learn from some of the brightest minds in the business. Experience and training combined with mentoring and guidance from plant sponsors prepare our Associates with the skills and leadership behaviors needed to achieve a successful career at Kroger.

Company Overview
Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve customers in 2,782 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states. Our Family of Companies also operates 2,268 pharmacies, 274 fine jewelry stores, 1,489 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Kroger is dedicated to our Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™ by serving America through food inspiration and uplift and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025. Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

Posting Notes: OH||Cincinnati|| 1014 Vine Street ||45202 || Kroger Manufacturing||None||Management ||Employee|| Exempt || Full-Time|| None

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