Dean Foods

  • Vice President of Procurement

    Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
    Requisition ID
    2019-13167
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Purchasing
    Education
    Bachelor's Degree
    Relocation Assistance
    Available to Qualified Candidates
    Travel
    10-20%
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    Job Description & Requirements

    Primary Job Responsibilities – List, in order or importance, the primary duties and responsibilities of this job:

    • Directs day-to-day operations that involve the purchase of major commodities and the hedging of positions on the futures market
    • Initiates, develops, recommends and implements buying/hedging strategies
    • Administers control systems and reports on commodity purchasing activity
    • Develops new sources of supply and initiates cost savings opportunities
    • Directs interface with suppliers/government agencies, trade groups and the business community regarding commodity purchasing
    • Directs the selection of outside vendors and monitors their effectiveness in meeting Company procurement requirements related to price, delivery and quality of purchased goods/services 
    • Directs the selection, implementation and maintenance of a Company-wide purchasing software program, and coordinates interfaces and training at both corporate and plant levels
    • Coordinates plant purchasing activities through designated plant persons including the accessing of the purchasing software program, implementing national purchasing agreements and implementing purchasing-related cost reduction programs.
    • Develops, implements, and monitors adherence to procurement and organization policies and procedures
    • Determines the organization’s requirements regarding goods, services, supplies, equipment, etc. by establishing long-term and strategic planning objectives for their procurement
    • Directs and participates in interviewing vendors, developing and implementing strategies to optimize contract negotiations, selecting vendors, and conducting visits to evaluate vendor performance. Resolves major disputes with vendors
    • Directs the solicitation and evaluation of competitive bids

    Education/License Requirements – List the minimum level of education required for this job:

    • Bachelor's degree (BA) from four-year college or university

    Experience Requirements – List the minimum level of experience required for this job:

    • 15 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

    Skills/Competencies – List the necessary skills or competencies necessary for successful performance in this job:

    • General knowledge and proficiency in business and/or function specialized software programs
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

    Working Conditions:

    • Typical office environment

    EEO Statement

    Dean Foods considers marijuana (including medical marijuana) to be an illegal drug. Dean Foods will rescind offers of employment to applicants who test positive for marijuana (unless restricted from doing so by state or local law). Dean Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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