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Sr. Procurement Specialist

Date: Nov 10, 2022

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30313

Company: Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Company, LLC

Job Summary

The Senior Specialist for General Packaging is responsible for operational, analytical, and strategic sourcing execution in support of the General Packaging (fiber, shrink, labels, BIB, pallets, shells and the glass) category. 

 

Analytical and Sourcing execution includes, but is not limited to:

  • Gathering and analyzing data to drive fact-based decision making and increase value via the 7-step sourcing process
  • Proactively resolving or managing the resolution of day-to-day procurement-related issues
  • Connecting, gathering, and aligning business needs with key stakeholders within R&D, Global Sustainable Procurement, Commercial Product Supply, Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales and Services, Coca-Cola North America, and our Bottling Partners
  • Build and manage supplier relationships across the category/categories, including but not limited to collaborating on reports, financials, and urgent business needs.
  • Support Manager in developing Category Strategy, Contracting, Negotiations, and Financial Reporting for spend under responsibility
  • Tracking monthly rebates, volumes, and pricing for use in REs and other required reports
  • Ad hoc analysis/tasks as the business requires

 

Operational support means collaborating with cross-functional business partners, procurement operations, and suppliers to ensure supply continuity, service, quality, and system data integrity. For our large base of internal customers, this person is often the first point of escalation on supply chain issues.

 

Candidates must be able to manage multiple priorities, exhibit strong interpersonal skills and communicate concisely, via written and verbal communication.  The ideal candidate will have capability to lead and collaborate on sourcing projects, foster supplier and business stakeholder relationships, and support operational excellence projects related to the plastic packaging in their portfolio of responsibility.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Procurement Systems & Processes – Accountable for timely Accounts Payable system set-up (posting price updates, etc.), maintenance, and P2P reconciliations.  Identify and implement process improvements to procurement change management.  Ensure reports (i.e. Spend, Volume, Financial, Rebates, etc.) are maintained and accurate, on a monthly basis, or as needed.

Supply Chain Support – Responsible to understand, support and own/lead resolution of day-to-day procurement-related supply chain issues.  Collaborate cross-functionally to drive quantifiable continuous improvement in supply, quality and service.

Collaborate, Communicate, & Drive Action – Communicate effectively, document plan and lead/support alignment among internal partners and suppliers.

Supplier Relationship Management – Analyze and communicate supplier performance data in accordance with negotiated supply agreements to drive continuous improvement.

  • Effective communication style that drives alignment among user groups and suppliers with conflicting objectives.

  • Collaborate with Quality, R&D, Manufacturing, Accounts Payable, Procure-to-Pay, Bottlers, etc. to drive quantified continuous improvement

Effective Sourcing – Support contract negotiations through data and market analysis, to ensure optimum and sustainable total cost of ownership and reliable supply.

  • Analyze market forecasts and projections to develop and update budgets on an ongoing basis

  • Ensure compliance with Procurement Policies and SOX rules                         

Key Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills required, both written and verbal
  • Bilingual English / Spanish
  • Analytic skills, learning agility and demonstrated problem solving capability
  • Innovation and creativity – ability to apply non-traditional thinking to projects and challenges
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently multi-task
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

Education Requirements

  • BS in Business or related discipline or 2+ years of Procurement or logistics experience
  • Subject matter expertise in standard analytical tools (i.e. Excel, Altryx, Access) and procurement systems (SIPS, etc.)
  • Proven success in managing high level of data complexity and ability to provide concise information
  • Knowledge of procurement and supply chain management policies, processes, and procedures

Years of Experience

  • 5 to 7 years of experience in procurement, supply chain, or related IT discipline

Company Message

Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales and Service, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.


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