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Regional Procurement Ops Manager

Date: Jul 29, 2022

Location: Carlsbad, CA, US, 92010

Company: Glanbia

Senior Procurement Operations Manager, Premix

Reports To:                       Director of Procurement Operations

Department:                    Procurement

Location:                           Carlsbad, CA

Pay Status:                        (Salaried/Exempt)

Job Summary

Senior Procurement Operations Manager will have overall US responsibility for the Procurement Operations function for Glanbia Nutritionals Premix locations (Springfield, MO, Carlsbad, CA, West Haven, CN and Taylorville, IL. The Manager will proactively work with enterprise-wide stakeholders to be a strategic partner between Procurement and the rest of the Premix organization. The role will manage a team of approximately five procurement professionals in a rapidly expanding, fast moving, and complex business in order to support the delivery of the premix strategy, managing risk to the business, supporting cost savings initiatives, and delivering key KPIs in the S&OP process.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities (not restrictive)

  • Lead, develop, and grow a high performance team of approximately five talented professionals across the US, demonstrating superior leadership in line with the Glanbia values. Drive a culture of continuous development and provide direction to the team by establishing policies and strategies that support the demands of a growing and increasingly complex business.
  • Support the Procurement Strategy by leading and participating in projects and initiatives across the US divisions and globally as assigned.
  • Establish developmental plans for direct reports to support succession management plans.
  • Develop and implement a strategy for the Premix Procurement team that supports the overall leadership direction.
  • Drive the department direction and champion the business through:
    • Supporting S&OP initiatives and delivering adherence to KPI targets by working with Premix Supply Chain, ensuring raw materials are in place to meet business needs.
    • Maintaining oversight to regionally based Premix Procurement Operations teams, aligning resources to effectively execute strategy with a strong focus on process and system optimization to ensure best in class assurance of supply and services.
    • Understanding the goals of Production as it pertains to supplies and the supply base and working with the Category team to ensure alignment to those goals.
    • Collaborating with PSM and Commercial team members to support execution of Customer projects.
    • Coordinating with the Category Managers to maintain effective supplier relationships and execute Category savings and efficiency projects by owning onsite project management.  
    • Working closely with Quality to ensure the safety of our products while striving to maintain NPD and production lead-times.
    • Leading projects to promote the standardization of processes across Premix locations to promote a more efficient and effective organization.
  • Contractual agreement negotiations:
    • Consult with the Category Management team on requested contract and stock agreement negotiations to ensure minimal risk and lowest total cost in the supply chain.
    • Ensure all contractual agreements are properly executed in conjunction with Category Managers.
  • Own the overall Procure to Pay (PtoP) process for the US Premix operations:
    • As assigned, work closely with the Procurement Centers of Excellence (COE) to improve PtoP processes within the organization including system optimization and report generation that supports the goals of the team.
    • Manage master data maintenance processes.
    • Ensure proper processes are in place for the establishment of new suppliers and materials.
    • Coordinate efforts with Shared Services and drive Procurement Operations’ KPI achievement.
  • Develops team to support the Category Managers to implement local sourcing activities for items not covered in the total Procurement Category strategies which may include finding distribution sources for already approved products.
  • Establishes the proper and collaborative team environment to ensure there is a strong customer focus in all activities of the function at all times.
  • Foster the Glanbia culture of “The Customer Champion” through outstanding service with a “can do” attitude.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.

Additional Functions


Any other key functions and will include any items not captured under essential functions.


Supervisory Responsibilities (If relevant)

Direct oversight of Procurement Agents, Coordinators, and Site Procurement Operations Managers as applicable.

Performance Indicators

  • TBD based on objective roll out post GI re-organization

Qualification & Experience Requirements

Education, Training:

  • University degree in related field required (equivalent experience in lieu of education may be considered), with MBA preferred

Experience Required:

  • Minimum of 7 years of business or related experience
  • Working knowledge of and experience with food or fortification manufacturing environment is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Solid people leader that inspires and aligns the team behind key strategic objectives,  attracts top talent from the industry to build a best-in-class nutrition organization and with proven leadership skills with the following leadership principles:
    • leading by example/hands-on 
    • making team members champions: true empowerment
    • taking a personal interest in all personnel
    • giving the team members security to achieve top results
    • giving the team members security to achieve top results
  • Negotiate with diverse set of suppliers across multiple regions and finalize negotiations and agreements with signing officers at supplier companies
  • Must have demonstrably strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal), to include speaking clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations
  • Passionate about the business, will be a strong external ambassador / advocate for the business and will be highly collaborative with the ability to work successfully across teams, regions and functions
  • Analytical with superior problem solving skills over near and long-term planning horizons
  • Must have demonstrably strong interpersonal skills (both written and verbal), to include speaking clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in written form with all levels of personnel within the business unit and in the wider organization, to include excellent writing, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Strong business understanding and orientation and effectively handles multiple, rapidly changing and conflicting priorities
  • Strong cultural awareness based on past exposure, experience, and successful business dealings 
  • Highly detailed with a systematic approach, sense of responsibility and positive customer focus
  • Possesses a passion for learning new skills


Language, Computer &   Numeracy:

  • Fluent in written and spoken English required
  • Experience with and solid understanding of ERP/MRP systems, preferably SAP with the ability and desire to work within and progress such complex systems with eTender, SharePoint and Business Objects experience also preferred
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Strong math skills, and knowledge of the metric system, are required
  • Heavy Data analysis including MS Excel pivot tables and spreadsheets to do calculations on cost potency changes, percentages, etc

Travel Requirements


  • Semi-Regular domestic and international travel to visit internal stakeholders in other regions, tradeshows, suppliers, and other events as required (20%).


Typical Physical Activity

  • Regularly involves talking or listening, sitting, and the use of hands and fingers
  • Regularly involves going up and down stairs
  • Frequently involves reaching with hands and arms, standing and walking
  • Occasionally involves crouching, stooping, kneeling and/or climbing or balancing

Typical Environmental Conditions

  • May be exposed to moderate noise levels (i.e. office equipment, light traffic)

May work in areas with mechanical moving parts, above ground with risk of fall, or areas with risk of electrical shock


At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

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