Manager, Indirect Procurement

Job Title: Manager, Indirect Procurement

Job Details:


  • $100 – 130k (DOE)
  • Manage $100M+ in spend of indirect goods and services.
  • Establish Category management approach for assigned areas of spend.
  • Continuously drive to increase value while minimizing risk to company.
  • Collaborates closely with internal stakeholders to understand current operations and business needs to develop, execute, and maintain comprehensive category strategies.  Key stakeholders include Production Operations, Engineering, Finance, Logistics, and HR.  This work requires a keen understanding of desired outcomes, supply markets, cost drivers, sourcing and negotiation strategy/approach, alternative options (goods, services, suppliers), and impact to the business.
  • Evaluates and selects suppliers in terms of quality, service, cost, and capability. Ensures competitive pricing and service model versus industry trends and market dynamics.
  • Conducts category sourcing and supplier negotiations.  Obtains proposals, analyzes and evaluates proposals, selects or recommends suppliers, and negotiates terms and conditions.  Outcomes maximize value and minimize risk to company.
  • Manages supplier relationships including risk management, ongoing value improvement, KPI measurement, business reviews, and contract administration.
  • Stays informed of supply market activities and trends in the assigned categories.
  • Identify and gain alignment to action novel or creative means to reduce cost, and/or improve service, to improve total value for money.
  • Performs various reporting and spend analysis to support business goals.  Including cost savings, cost avoidance, and cost increases.
  • Leads and executes key projects and project teams associated with Indirect Procurement.  Includes establishing or improving procure-to-pay process and systems as well as P-card implementation.
  • Oversees day-to-day requisition and purchase order activities.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Supply Chain or Business-related field and 5+ years of pertinent procurement experience in a CPG company.  Professional certifications are ideal
  • Strong analytical skills and financial acumen
  • Results oriented
  • Initiative-taking
  • Ability to lead teams and influence stakeholders, advanced interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Challenges the status quo. Confident driving change initiatives
  • Demonstrated expertise using Microsoft Office applications
  • ERP system experience
  • Experience in developing and implementing category strategies
  • Experience in negotiating agreements and contracts with strong comprehension of legal and commercial terms and conditions
  • Able to travel up to 30%
Travel Required:

Yes. Up to 30%.



Bachelors or better.

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


Ruiz Foods is an equal opportunity employer.
EOE: Male, Female, Vets, Disabled (M/F/V/D).
Ruiz Foods enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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