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Associate Sourcing Manager

Company: Albertson's
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

About the company

Albertsons Companies is at the forefront of the revolution in retail. With a fixation on innovation and building culture, our team is rallying our company around a unique vision: forging a retail winner that is admired for national strength, deep roots in the communities we serve, and a team that has passion for food and delivering great service.

Albertsons is one of the largest retail employers, providing approximately 300,000 jobs across 2,200 stores, 22 distribution centers, 20 food and beverage plants and various support offices. We operate in 34 states and the District of Columbia under the Albertsons banner, as well as Safeway, Tom Thumb, Jewel Osco, Shaw's and many more recognizable names.

Albertsons Companies recently rolled out our Presence with a Purpose work model. Placing a premium on adaptability, safety and family well-being, Presence with a Purpose will help us build a hybrid work environment between remote work and office time. A one-size-fits-all approach does not apply to everyone, and teams are allowed to make decisions that are best for them.

What you will be doing

The Supply Chain Department has an opening for an Associate Sourcing Manager. This position has the potential to be based out of any of our thirteen district offices around the nation.

Main responsibilities

  • Source various products and/or categories that are low to medium complexity and spend; utilizing the various standard sourcing processes adopted by the Strategic Sourcing Department.
  • Direct and primary contact to stakeholders (Business Units) and suppliers on various categories/projects.
  • Identify new suppliers for new and existing items including supplier relationship management.
  • Develop and negotiate contract terms including executing and implementing contracts. Interface with Safeway's Legal Counsel as needed to obtain approval on legal terms.
  • Gather bid data, analyze complex supplier proposals, and make award recommendations to sourcing management and business units.
  • Summarize financials and present recommendations to business unit and senior management.
  • Analyze inventory liabilities on discontinued product.
  • Conduct Industry analysis and identify industry trends.
  • Facilitate and/or participate on cross-functional teams which support initiatives of their assigned business units and projects.
  • Identify and execute cost savings initiatives that support the department's overall savings goal, deliver improved quality, cost, service, and innovation.
  • Support and participate in the sourcing of Own Brands Innovation projects which include sourcing of New Items
  • Support supplier transitions when required by monitoring liabilities, enabling supplier set-up and ensuring documentation is accurate and complete.
  • Manage supplier relationships with primary responsibility for bringing resolution on a day-to-day issue related to pricing, product availability, and ongoing projects.
  • Adhere to the Sourcing departments SOX policies and procedures.
    A copy of the full job description can be made available to you.

    What we are searching for
    • Bachelor's degree in Business, Logistics, or Supply Chain Management is preferred
    • 4 - 6 years' experience and the education listed above
    • 4 + years of negotiating contracts, managing strategic supplier alliances and buying/sourcing experience
    • Strong ability to negotiate internally and externally to achieve required objectives and executes and implement contracts.
    • Strong meeting management and facilitation skills.
    • Good understanding or manufacturing, distribution, and logistics.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Good knowledge of sourcing systems and preferable e-sourcing technology.
    • Intermediate to advanced computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access. Ability to understand and work with multiple enterprise-wide systems.
    • Working knowledge of contract law, government policies and regulations for the food and drug industry.
    • Excellent oral, written and presentation communication skills.
    • Excellent relationship building and collaboration skills.
    • High energy level, initiative, creative problem-solving ability, and sense of urgency.
    • Excellent team interpersonal skills and ability to handle multiple tasks while providing superior service. Ability to work with cross-functional teams.


Keywords: Albertson's, Pleasanton , Associate Sourcing Manager, Executive , Pleasanton, California

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