Kelly Services Strategic Sourcing Manager in Franklin Park, Illinois

Strategic Sourcing Manager position - Franklin Park, IL / DIRECT HIRE

Kelly Engineering is currently looking for a Strategic Sourcing Manager with extensive experience in the Food Industry for a position that we have open in Franklin Park, IL. This individual will be responsible for handling the company's end to end sourcing operations related to raw materials. The successful candidate will be able to appraise and improve our sourcing activities by analyzing the company s spending, supplying partnerships and new possibilities. You will be responsible for the following:

*Manage the company s supply portfolio ensuring transparency of spending

*Generate and implement efficient sourcing and category management strategies

*Analyze and calculate costs of procurement and suggest methods to decrease spend

*Negotiate with vendors and suppliers to ensure profitable cost

*Optimize sourcing and procedures to attain maximum efficiency

*Cooperate with key stakeholders to guarantee agreement on terms and processes with suppliers

*Understand and predict possible shifts in negotiating power of raw materials suppliers

*Perform cost analysis and bench-marking of current and potential products

*Research new vendors and suppliers as needed

Qualified candidates will have the following education/experience to be considered:

*BS degree in supply chain, logistics or business administration

*10 + years of experience Strategic Sourcing in Procurement / Supply Chain

*3 + years of experience in a leadership role, able to coach and mentor

*Previous experience in Food Manufacturing required to include Raw Materials

*Comfortable with collecting, analyzing and interpreting data

*Strong ability to multi-task and project manage multiple projects

*Familiar with sourcing and vendor management software, preferably experience with SAP and/or NetSuite

PLEASE NOTE: This company does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term

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and flexibility of working on short term project engagements, or prefer contract-to-hire or direct

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