As part of the North American Procurement team, this position is responsible for Marketing Services categories including but not limited to Shopper marketing and Retail Sales support. This position will work jointly with Marketing, Sales, Finance and Legal departments using a systematic approach in understanding and analyzing the needs, supporting the brands and the Marketing Center of Excellence (COE) team.
Regional/Local Category Strategy Support - Support NORAM Marketing & Media Services Sourcing in the development, validation and implementation of the regional and or local category strategy.
Spend Analysis – support Senior Manager in compiling spend data and report overall spend for Marketing agencies and suppliers.
Supply Market Analysis – support Senior Manager in researching / cataloguing supply base, supplier capability, etc.
Business Requirements – support Senior Manager in defining key business requirements, facilitate necessary internal stakeholder meetings across business units.
RFI/RFQ/RFP Support – facilitate collection of key documentation (e.g., specifications, requirements, etc.), bid analysis and summary, implementation.
Support the Marketing & Media Services Sourcing team through analysis
Develop a close working relationship with the Finance team to understand and achieve key business objectives
Document and report new savings from various projects
Assist in the development of budgets based on negotiated contracts
Extract supplier data from SAP in order to analyze the spend and identify new opportunities
Support the Marketing & Media Services Sourcing manager in tracking, analyzing and optimizing agency KPIs and ROIs for each brand
Collect diverse Business data from Finance and Sales to be shared at team meetings
Manage agency and supplier relationships
Conduct midterm and annual supplier reviews and evaluations
Manage the attribution of bonuses and the collection of rebates
Manage contract creation, negotiation, reviews, storage through a close collaboration with the Legal team
Manage the SEDEX registration and compliance of suppliers
Investigate and identify opportunities through data analysis, internal discussions with Marketing, Sales or C&P teams at local or global levels
Support continuous improvement activities by documenting repeatable ways of working to streamline and simplify supplier engagement activities
Coordinate business reviews for Senior Manager, key internal stakeholders, and suppliers
Support Business Continuity – Provide day-to-day business support to the NORAM Marketing Sourcing:
SEDEX Compliance – ensure our target compliance to requirements by facilitating supplier data submissions prior to renewal and support Senior Managers with new supplier setup requirements.
Invoice Reconciliation – research pricing discrepancies that result in invoice errors, correct issues, and facilitate appropriate approvals to ensure timely payment.
Experience & Technical Knowledge:
Undergraduate Degree, ideally with an emphasis in understanding of procurement and supplier management function and processes. Marketing understanding a plus.
Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in Procurement, Supply Chain, Finance, or Marketing
CPG experience preferred
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with advanced Excel and Power Point skills.
Basic knowledge of SAP preferred
Detail oriented, analytical, organized, and objective. Must be able to analyze data quickly and ascertain a plan of action based on that data.
Clear and succinct written and verbal communication skills
Ability to adapt to changing organizational and operational needs.
Ability to work in cross-functional teams
Resilience, flexibility and passion for excellence
Passion for mission of People, Purpose, and Profit
Strong team player with the ability to work across multiple functions and disciplines.
Critical Leadership competencies:
About Danone North America
At Danone, we believe that every time we eat or drink, we vote for the world we want. As a leading food and beverage company, we make healthy, sustainably-produced foods and beverages that nourish people’s lives. Some of our brands include Dannon, Activia, Horizon Organic, International Delight, Silk, Oikos, So Delicious Dairy Free, Stok, Two Good, Vega, and Wallaby Organic. And as the largest Certified B Corporation® in the world, we are committed to redefining success in business to ensure that through our brands we create real benefits for people, our communities, and the planet.
With headquarters in Broomfield, CO and White Plains, NY, Danone North America has more than 6,000 employees across the U.S. and Canada, and more than a dozen manufacturing facilities across North America. Our employees enjoy competitive pay and industry-leading benefits (including flexible (unlimited) time off and up to 26 weeks paid parental leave), and share a common mission and culture committed to both business results and social purpose. When you join Danone North America, you become part of a global team that is inspiring a healthier world through food.