Assistant Sourcing Manager in Monroe, WI at Colony Brands, Inc.

Date Posted: 7/31/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Colony Brands, Inc. is one of North America’s largest and most successful direct marketing catalog and e-Commerce companies. Our company has grown from a premier mail-order cheese company to include a diverse portfolio of affiliates, brands and products ranging from apparel to kitchen appliances, while maintaining our roots as a private, customer-centric business based in Monroe, WI. Do you relentlessly pursue excellence from yourself and others? If so, then Colony Brands, Inc. may be the place for you to impact our business and your career!

What You’ll Do
As an Assistant Sourcing Manager, you’ll report to the Senior Sourcing Manager and be responsible for managing a reliable and cost-effective supply chain strategy designed to deliver high quality ingredients, packaging materials, equipment, supplies and services to manufacturing and business operations. Collaboration with cross-functional partners such as Marketing, Research & Development, Manufacturing, Logistics, Quality, Legal & Creative Teams is integral to your success as a Sourcing professional.

You’ll also be responsible for:
• Maximizing value in the assigned direct category(s) which are critical to the business—specifically label and product information development and procurement
• Managing key supplier relationships, leading cross functional teams in the development and implementation of sourcing strategies
• Utilizing strategic sourcing methods, you will cost savings/avoidances and other associated value improvements

What It Takes
We need an experienced, pro-active leader with supply chain experience, direct food ingredient procurement and project management. This person must possess professional level communication skills and thrive in a dynamic, collaborative team environment. Ideally, you will have a Bachelor’s degree in Operations, Logistics, or Supply Chain Management and 5 + years’ experience in negotiating skills.
In addition, we are looking for:
• A solution-oriented and customer-focused demeanor
• Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
• Strong organizational and project management skills

Job Requirements

We need someone with at least 1 year of sourcing and purchasing experience. This person must possess professional level communication skills and thrive in a dynamic, cross-functional, collaborative team environment. Ideally you will have a Bachelor’s degree in a Business, Logistics, Supply Chain, Packaging or Operations Management discipline and experience in the food industry. 

In addition, we are looking for: 
• Solid analytical and problem-solving skills 
• A positive, solution-oriented, and customer-focused demeanor 
• Exceptional conflict management and decision-making skills 
• Strong organizational and project management skills 
• An understanding of Food Quality Management Systems (GFSI) 
• At least one of the following certifications/licenses: APP, CPM, CPSM, CPIM, APICS – CPSM preferred


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