Manager Procurement in Ronkonkoma, NY at The Bountiful Company

Date Posted: 8/9/2022

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Company Description

The Bountiful Company, a Nestlé Health Science Company, is a pure play branded leader in global nutrition, living at the intersection of science and nature. As a manufacturer, marketer and seller of vitamins, minerals, herbal and other specialty supplements, and active nutrition products, we are focused on enhancing the health and wellness of people’s lives. The Bountiful Company’s portfolio of trusted brands includes Nature's Bounty®, Solgar®, Osteo Bi-Flex®, Puritan’s Pride®, Sundown® and Ester-C®.

Inclusion and Diversity in the workplace matters at The Bountiful Company.  This includes being focused on retaining and recruiting a diverse workforce and building a culture of inclusivity.  Our goal is to create a place where people feel respected, valued and able to bring their authentic selves to work each day. 

Did we mention that we also offer excellent benefits, competitive compensation and a progressive, healthy company culture? If you’ve ever spent your workdays watching the clock, you know how important a positive work environment is for a person’s well-being. The Bountiful Company is committed to supporting wellness in all forms. And when it comes to wellness, nature is a pretty good place to start.

Job Description

What will you do?

As a Procurement Manager, you are responsible for leading and managing the procurement of significant sub-categories of spend for Nestlé Health Science.  In this role, you will be tasked in developing solid working partnerships with stakeholders to optimize sourcing, supplier selection, pricing, contracting, and ongoing Supplier Management, while meeting quality and service level requirements for your area of responsibility.

You will also be responsible for preparing and executing Category Strategies, negotiating and developing contract pricing, terms and conditions and other relevant sourcing-related documentation.  These strategies and tactics should enable the identification, negotiation and implementation of agreements with suppliers to ensure the greatest overall value.

Additionally, you will be required to have expertise in procurement methodologies and an in-depth understanding of relevant supplier bases. Understand service requirements related to business needs as well as quality assurance and control. Works within business teams to identify and implement initiatives to achieve substantial cost savings and improvements in quality, delivery, etc. to achieve high customer satisfaction.

If your expertise includes, Tablet, Capsule and Softgel Bulk Contract Manufacturing, Contract Packaging or Contracted Food Products used in the food, pharmaceutical or nutraceutical industries this may be the ideal role for you!

Responsibilities include:

  • Supports Leader by ensuring proper escalation of any significant issues/ opportunities.
  • Manages spend that could range from $10 >$100 million with up to 25 suppliers and moderate complexity.
  • Develops and implements Category Strategies and yearly sourcing plan for Procurement of areas of spend for Nestle Health Science.  Tasked with supplying goods that meet or exceed customer expectations while delivering productivity of 3-5% annually.
  • Develops and manage continuous improvement pipeline to deliver significant year over year productivity
  • Executes market research in various areas, resulting in robust Category Strategies.  Keeps abreast of market conditions and maintains an agile mindset to flex resources and external capacity as needed to meet changing business needs.
  • Ensures optimized sourcing, supplier selection, pricing, contracting and commercialization while meeting quality and service level requirements for their spend area.  This results in ensuring negotiation and implementation of global, regional and local agreements with suppliers to deliver the greatest overall value to Nestle Health Science.  Monitors supplier performance on an ongoing basis and develops improvement plans as required.
  • Liaises with various commercial teams to ensure two-way dialogue and understanding of Nestle Health Science needs as well as industry trends and opportunities in their area of expertise.
  • Supports new products, new technology or new initiative launches as applicable.
  • For Direct Spend areas ensures that Oracle Costs Accounting Systems, standard costs and PPV are properly documented and managed.
  • Other duties may be assigned as required

Job Requirements

Who are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in Business, Engineering or Food Science.
  • Has a broad background in Procurement supporting manufacturing/ commercial/ corporate functions in various operating models.  Has the ability to work and communicate effectively at all levels and functions of the organization.  Hands-on management experience in developing and implementing new suppliers and business solutions.
  • Has subject matter expertise in a specific category supported (2-5 years).
  • MBA desirable but not required.
  • Experience in implementing change management.
  • 5-8 years of progressively increasing responsibility, experience in both procurement and subject matter area supported preferred.
  • Up to 10% travel 

    The Bountiful Company is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

    The Bountiful Company offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health and dental plans, voluntary short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, generous colleague discounts and more!

    Please contact Human Resources at 631-244-2120 if you should need a reasonable accommodation to submit your information for our online job postings.

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