Wonderful Citrus

Global Sourcing & Procurement Director

MX-NLE-Monterrey
2 months ago
Job ID
1997
# Positions
1

Overview

Wonderful Citrus is seeking a Global Sourcing & Procurement Director for our Monterrey, MX location. We are an entrepreneurial driven, fast paced organization with double-digit growth that requires incorporating highly trained and motivated individuals onto our teams. This is a unique opportunity for someone analytical and creative that wants to add value by bringing his/her innovative ideas to the business. We're looking for those who can easily navigate ambiguity, collaborate with multiple departments across geographic regions, and establish strong relationships with stakeholders to drive results. This position is based in South Texas and reports directly to the VP, Global Sourcing and Procurement. The role will require travel.

 

Wonderful Citrus is America’s largest integrated grower, shipper and packer of fresh citrus. Our citrus varieties can be found in the produce department of grocery stores across the country under the flagship consumer brands of Wonderful Halos mandarins and Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red grapefruit. To learn more about Wonderful Citrus Company, its products and core values, visit www.wonderfulcitrus.com 

Responsibilities

  • Build a local procurement organization focused on managing costs, standardizing processes and servicing internal customers.
  • Analyze business plans, production environments, and supply requirements to determine optimal sourcing strategies across geographies and commodities.
  • Lead negotiations on commodity/service purchase agreements on a national and international platform.
  • Determine and recommend alternate supply strategies to create cost savings and/or supply support solutions.
  • Work with product development teams to create leading edge, cost effective products and services.
  • Lead cross functional teams on supply chain initiatives.
  • Prepare and present strategic sourcing strategies to senior management. Manage strategic supplier partnerships.
  • Oversee day to day purchasing activities, including working with other regions to standardize processes across Wonderful Citrus.
  • Utilize spend tool and related software to create and ensure compliance with key metrics for internal and supplier performance.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, or related field required. MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of 6-8 years' experience in the sourcing and product development of a broad range of commodities and services on a global basis.
  • Integrity, honesty and the drive to do what's best for the business.
  • Experience in building and leading high-performing teams.
  • 3-5 years' experience managing staff in a supply chain organization.
  • Detailed background in Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO), Indirect and/or Farming spend a plus.
  • Strong command of Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Extensive knowledge of global sourcing trends and best practices.
  • Superior problem solving and analytical skills (both quantitative and qualitative).
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

Wonderful Citrus is part of The Wonderful Company, a successful, fast-growing privately held $4 billion company with 8,500 employees worldwide. We’ve made Wonderful Pistachios one of America’s top-selling salty snacks. We’ve turned pomegranates and POM Wonderful into a worldwide phenomenon. Wonderful Halos is the No. 1 mandarin orange in America. FIJI Water is the No. 1 premium bottled water in America. JUSTIN Wine produces California’s top-selling, high-end Cabernet Sauvignon. And Teleflora is the world’s largest flower delivery service.

The Wonderful Company has a long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility, including more than $120 million invested in environmental technologies and sustainability research, $45 million in charitable giving and education initiatives every year, $30 million toward the construction of a new charter school campus in California’s Central Valley, and innovative health and wellness programs, including two new, free primary care clinics for employees and their dependents.
 
The Wonderful Citrus Company is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status or protected veteran status, ancestry, age or any other categories protected by law.

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