Job Title: Values Led Sourcing Manager
Location: 30 Community Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403
Duties: Values Led Sourcing Manager at Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc. in South Burlington, VT. Lead global Values Led Sourcing (VLS) program in innovation and Supply Chain projects, leading teams drawn from Brand and Integrated Marketing, R&D, Social Mission, Finance, Procurement, Quality, Manufacturing, Regulatory, and Legal. Develop and lead VLS strategy addressing material functionality, cost and pricing analyses, and availability data for VLS alternative materials for adoption by the business. Develop and Conduct reviews and evaluations for cost efficiencies through comparative analysis which assesses comprehensive risk through Supply Chain from ingredient origin, through product manufacture, while ensuring alignment between Category needs and Supply Markets capabilities. Locate and develop prospective/existing suppliers; vet their manufacturing processes through physical site inspection and staff interviews, manufacturing and quality audits, to determine capability of meeting VLS and production criteria. Recommend and implement changes and improvements to meet VLS standards for R&D, quality, brand development and commercial procurement; perform competitor analyses and benchmarking including market cost analysis, and recommend them to R&D and Brand Development. Design, analyze, and implement audit impact metrics that quantify social, economic, environmental benefits created by existing and new VLS initiatives to monitor value of initiatives domestically and internationally. Manage reporting, including producing quarterly comprehensive reports, to senior leadership and Board of Directors on VLS driven sustainable supply chain development , including cost/benefit analyses, supplier profiles, and achievements. Manage VLS budgets including reporting, monitoring variance, planning and forecasting, and prioritize allocation of funds among initiatives. Perform comprehensive program financial analysis, including premium incentive design and budget impact Provide clear specifications and certifications required to support Ben & Jerry’s Social Mission and influence suppliers’ strategy to fulfill goals. Advances worker dignity and human rights throughout the supply chain to include farm workers from racial and ethnic minorities and other underserved populations. AIManage farmer cooperative relationships that may include Dairy, Cocoa, Sugar, Coffee, Vanilla, Almonds as well as NGO and activist relationships. Vet commercial contracts, evaluate impact of commodity market performance and supply risk, and ensure compliance with Ben & Jerry’s VLS strategy. Manage agronomic and climate resilient supply chain projects at ingredient origin in developing countries in Africa and Latin America to improve farmer productivity, raise farmer incomes, and strengthen farmer coops.
Job Requirements: Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or a related field. Three (3) years (if Master’s) of experience or five (5) years (if Bachelor’s) in the supply chain organization of a global consumer products manufacturing company. Prior employment experience must include three (3) years (if Master’s) or five (5) years (if Bachelor’s) of each the following: experience sourcing food ingredients and/or food packaging materials; negotiating contracts and managing vendors and third party manufacturers; managing multiple supply chain projects encompassing both sourcing and manufacturing in a complex, matrixed organization; performing supply chain risk management; performing financial analysis, including P&L analysis, pricing and cost analysis; designing supply chain and commercialization processes; auditing supply chains; implementing new and/or improved procedural improvements in international supply chain logistics; reporting to executive leadership and other high-level stakeholders related to sustainability and environmental issues; and using SAP, and Interspec. Travel required. Must also have one (1) year of experience using Microsoft Access, Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Visio. 40 hours a week, 9-5pm. Qualified applicants: Please email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference ‘Values Led Sourcing Manager at South Burlington, VT’.