Sr CoE Sourcing Operations Analyst - Optimization

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

Position Summary:
Provide technical coaching and guidance on how to setup a sourcing event, use e-sourcing event tools and run award scenarios analysis. Identify potential risks involved in the event execution and provide recommendations based on leading practices. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion, and safety.
Essential Job Functions:

  • Operational Sourcing
  • Support category management team in designing and executing sourcing events for pertinent category
  • Share with category management team best practices to prepare and set up a sourcing event
  • Provide coaching on how to use the e-sourcing tool available
  • Provide coaching on how to develop different award scenarios
  • Help the category management team to ensure sourcing events are delivered within the desired timeline to meet the specific objectives
  • Work with the category management to define requirements and objectives for outsourced activities
  • Sourcing Support
  • Work with the CoE Technology team to keep up to date on event tool providers and the leading practices insights
  • Utilize the analytics and governance teams as a source of information to identify improvement opportunities and ensure that the procurement strategy is being met
  • Additional Support
  • Support other initiatives in the company that may affect CoE's performance and operations
  • Talent Management
  • Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties: complete performance reviews and provide feedback to direct reports
  • Support talent development framework and proven experience in creating/maintaining training curriculum
  • 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, Supply Chain & Operations, Retail, CPG, or similar
  • 1 year professional experience in on sourcing activities
  • Demonstrated and proven leadership ability
  • Ability to become a key point of contact for the team, speak to internal clients on a regular basis, develop and maintain long term relationship with internal stakeholders
  • Ability to proactively share insights and seek to understand how to continue to bring value to internal stakeholders
  • Ability to identify, quantify and effectively communicate business risks
  • Self-starter, ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment while delivering solid action-oriented results quickly
  • Analytical skills with the ability to identify, quantify and effectively leverage data to support business decisions, communicate opportunities and/or raise business risks
  • Ability to monitor compliance with established guidelines, policies, procedures, and regulations
  • 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:
  • CPM/CPSM, CSCP or equivalent certification
  • 1 year professional experience in Procurement, Supply Chain, or Operations Management

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; Purchasing & Procurement ||Employee|| Exempt || Full-Time|| None

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