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Sr. Buyer Grain and Merchandizing Specialist

Company: Campbell Soup Company
Location: Camden
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Since 1869 we've connected people through food they love. Our history was created by remarkable people, ideas, and innovations. It serves as inspiration and foundation for our future success. We're proud to be stewards of amazing brands that people trust. We foster a culture of belonging where people come first, and diversity is embraced. And we live our values, always, while setting the highest standards for performance.Here, you will make a difference every day. You will be part of a dynamic, collaborative, and competitive team. You will be supported to build a rewarding career with opportunities to grow, innovate and inspire. Make history with us.What role will you play? How will you make history with Campbell's? Apply today!General Summary:Under the guidance of the Associate Director - Ingredients, this position is responsible for the procurement of commodity ingredients, and market driven formula components assigned for all Campbell locations and co-manufacturers in North America. The individual will ensure quality of materials, competitive pricing, adherence to company policies, procurement processes and endeavors related to the operation of a proactive and strategic Procurement Team. Additionally, the candidate will take on a special role to drive value from formula components that are not publicly traded and are related to the merchandizing of grains and oil seeds.Principal Accountabilities:Drive robust category strategies that align with business goals and objectives. Evaluate and adjust strategies based on changing market conditions and provide inputs during strategic sourcing activities, including internal and external analysis and negotiations.Drive value by bringing transparency and minimizing premiums on components (basis, feed margins, etc.) for wheat flour, vegetable oils, corn, sugar and other commodities.Analyze relevant markets, develop price expectations and work with Manager to formulate and implement price risk management strategies.Able to analyze markets, collect data and drive hedging strategies based on interpreting and manipulating of information from multiple sources.Cross-functional champion for cost reduction or value enhancement that result in tangible benefits to the bottom line.Support efforts to resolve quality issues at plants, approval of new ingredients and suppliers and improve manufacturing and handling processes.Continuously improve upon personal skills - adopting continuous learning and skill development and seeking feedback.Assist in the preparation of monthly commodity projections and market updates to various business units.Job Complexity:Responsible for an ingredient spend that supports M&B, C-Snacks and Co-Manufacturing.Understanding of commodity futures and markets driving total delivery cost of raw ingredients.Analyze markets and develop a price forecast using available information on supply-demand, macroeconomic variables, weather, and speculative positions.Ensure items are purchased in accordance with established policies and procedures by working closely with Corporate, Business Units and Plant personnel.Develop and utilize category/commodity knowledge to support business objectives and manage the sourcing process, RFP, negotiations, contract execution and management and continuous improvement.Lead cross functional groups to develop Productivity programs that deliver Enabler and Total Procurement Value (TPV) targets. (Category Management).Assist in the development of Supplier Relationship Management programs that focus on Quality, Productivity, and Innovation.Become a Subject Matter Expert of category specific information on spend, supplier performance, compliance, standards and specifications and industry benchmarks.Promote value engineering analyses to support ongoing performance improvement and cost reduction.Actively promote Campbell's Supplier Diversity Strategy.Commitment to Campbell's core values and Leadership Model.Minimum Requirements:Bachelor's degree1-3 years of ingredient commodity (wheat, corn, and oilseeds.) merchandising experience preferredMicrosoft Excel and PowerPoint experienceSAP experience preferredStrong analytical skillsStrong attention to detailStrong written and oral communication and presentation skillsLead projects and candidly Influence audience towards decision makingCompensation and Benefits:The target base salary range for this full-time, salaried position is between$61,800-$97,800Individual base pay depends on work location and additional factors such as experience, job-related skills, and relevant education or training. Total pay may include other forms of compensation. In addition, we offer competitive health, dental, 401k and wellness benefits beginning on the first day of employment. Please ask your Talent Acquisition Partner for more information about our total rewards package.The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion, or any other classification protected by law.In that regard, U.S. applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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