Brown-Forman Senior Manager - Category Sourcing in Louisville, Kentucky
Lead Sourcing market analysis, risk mitigation, supplier expertise, and value delivery in designated categories. Create and implement category sourcing strategies, coordinating regional and local Sourcing resources as needed, and building stakeholder alignment. Negotiate and implement major commercial agreements, and resolve supplier disputes. Lead key supplier development and improvement efforts, with a special focus on Supplier Diversity. Support and leverage financial and spend systems. Develop the capabilities of assigned Sourcing teams and team members. Leads assigned Sourcing managers and buyers, and spends of $100mm+.
Lead Sourcing Market analysis, risk mitigation, supplier expertise, and value delivery in designated categories, while adhering to standardized B-F Strategic Sourcing policies and procedures.
Create and implement category sourcing strategies, coordinating regional and local Sourcing resources as needed, and building stakeholder alignment. Work closely with key internal customers across the organization, to develop effective cost reduction strategies, while meeting specification standards.
Negotiate and implement major commercial agreements, and resolve supplier disputes.
Lead key supplier development and improvement efforts, with a special focus on Supplier Diversity. Maintain key performance metrics appropriate for each commodity category and suppliers. Build effective, consistent, and equitable strategic supplier relationships, while maintaining a high standard of ethics.
Support and leverage financial and spend systems
Develop the capabilities of assigned Sourcing teams and team members.
BS in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering, Finance or related field, with minimum 10 years sourcing and supply chain experience (including at least 5 years in sourcing), and 5 years of leadership experience
Ability to develop strategic sourcing vision and plans, and implement through exceptional execution.
Superior negotiation skills.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Able to persuade, motivate and compel support for key ideas and initiatives, via persuasive discussions, and delivering clear and concise presentations.
Ability to influence decision making, and create consensus, in cross-functional and multi-site teams, and with suppliers.
Knowledge of finance and financial methods, with the ability to translate analysis into strategies, actions, and results.
Ability to identify and focus on top priorities, and balance multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
Ability to foster a high performance environment among diverse individuals, including developing procurement talent.
Demonstrated ability to influence and drive change among stakeholders.
Ability to travel internationally.
World class ERP and spend management system experience (SAP/Coupa/Concur, etc.).
Fundamental understanding of contract terms and conditions.
Spirits, beer, wine, beverages, food, pharmaceutical or CPG industry experience.
Experience performing in a matrix organization. Ability to move between roles of team member and team leader.#SM#TSM
For more than 145 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s & Cola, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Finlandia, Korbel, el Jimador, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Canadian Mist, Herradura, New Mix, Sonoma-Cutrer, Early Times, Chambord, BenRiach and GlenDronach. Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by nearly 4,600 employees and sold in approximately 160 countries worldwide
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Business Area: Global Production
Country: United States
Req Type: Exempt