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Global Senior Sourcing Manager - Princeton, NJ

Our preferred location is Princeton, NJ; other locations considered: Brazil, Spain, Mexico and Europe.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop & implement end to end sourcing strategies for key Citrus & other Fruit tonalities – develop risk mitigation strategies
  • Build strategic supplier relationships, driving commercial, sustainable, innovation and performance initiatives
  • Manage key internal stakeholders. Work with key Senior Purchasing Leaders, Flavor Division Commercial Leads, key members of Citrus S&OP
  • Drive negotiations with suppliers focusing on key identified criteria – Quality, Service Delivery, Operational Improvements, Total Cost of Ownership etc.
  • Manage supplier(s) – improve key suppliers metrics
  • Collaborate with S&OP team (One Operations, Planning, Business, Finance) for monthly demand projections and fulfillment planning
  • Track and consolidate market data / intelligence – map global supply, import/export data, weather etc.
  • Provide latest supply coverage, price and savings estimates


Requirements:

  • Degree from University or College in Engineering, Economics, Business administration, Science, Agronomy
  • Possess 7 – 10 years of experience in Procurement (Flavors & Fragrance industry, Food, Citrus, Naturals or Ingredients business is a plus)
  • Demonstrate ability to lead in teams, experienced in project mgt. in a fast paced and challenging environment
  • Extremely good communication & influencing skills
  • Strong at internal and external stakeholder management
  • Experienced Negotiator
  • Fluent written and spoken English, good level of Spanish preferred.  Portuguese & French is a plus
  • Very proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Powerpoint, Excel, Word); Basic ERP & Query skillset (SAP experience preferred)


We value:

  • Demonstrate winning behaviors: Growth Mindset, Proactivity, Absolute Customer Focus, Data driven, Impact Obsessed
  • Analytical, strategic, quantitative and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrate active listening, critical thinking, judgment and decision making
  • Proactive; Independent ability to create, drive, implement a strategy; Able to learn
  • Experience managing natural raw materials with significant price volatility and supply risk


We offer:

  • The ability to be a part of a highly creative and imaginative team in an incredibly competitive and inspiring industry
  • A fast-paced environment surrounded by some of the biggest talents and brands in the beauty and fragrance industries
  • Learn how to understand consumers and how to meet their needs effectively


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function. Firmenich is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

At Firmenich, we create an environment in which employees are valued, motivated and encouraged to reach their full potential. We foster entrepreneurial spirit and imaginative teamwork with freedom to act within our strategic plans. We recruit and develop the best talents, rewarding them accordingly. We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and an outstanding benefits program that features:

* Generous Paid Time Off!

* Quarterly Bonus Potential!

* Retirement Plans!

* 401(k) with Company Match!

* Low Cost Medical, Dental & Rx & Vision Coverage!

* Tuition Assistance for Employees and Children!

* Flexible Spending Accounts!

* Tobacco-Free Campus!

* And Many More Employee-Friendly Programs!