Wonderful Citrus

Global Sourcing & Procurement Manager - California

US-CA-Delano
3 weeks ago
Job ID
2025
# Positions
1

Overview

Wonderful Citrus has an exciting opportunity for a motivated, adaptable individual to join us as a Global Sourcing & Procurement Manager. 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 Delano, California and reports directly to the California Director, 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

  • Develop sourcing strategies for key commodities – packaging, farming, and MRO.
  • Develop and issue RFPs for all sourcing related projects.
  • Lead negotiations on commodity/service purchase agreements on a national and international platform.
  • Research new innovations/ technology and recommend cost saving opportunities.
  • Work with product development teams to create leading edge, cost effective products and services.
  • Develop metrics, including external benchmarks, to monitor performance and allow for data-driven decision making.
  • Manage and track supplier performance and ensure they meet all quality and regulatory standards.
  • Oversee day to day purchasing team, including working with other regions to ensure processes are adhered to across Wonderful Citrus.
  • Coach, mentor and develop staff, including preparing and conducting employee performance reviews.
  • Maintain employee work schedules including time card approval, work assignments, job rotation, training, vacations and paid time off.
  • 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, Accounting, Engineering, or related field required. MBA preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of sourcing experience required. Certified Purchasing Professional a plus.
  • Integrity, honesty and the drive to do what's best for the business.
  • 2-4 years' experience managing staff in a supply chain organization.
  • Detailed background in Packaging; Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO); Indirect and/or Farming spend a plus.
  • Strong command of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Advanced Oracle Cloud skills a plus.
  • High attention to detail.
  • 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.

To learn more about The Wonderful Company, its products and core values, visit www.wonderful.com, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Wonderful Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and with opportunities for advancement. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories.

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