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Procurement Agent Idaho

Date: Dec 5, 2018

Location: Twin Falls, ID, ID, US

Company: Glanbia

Reports To:                           Regional Procurement Ops Manager                                                

Department:                          Procurement

Location:                               Twin Falls, ID

Pay Status:                           Salaried - Exempt


At Glanbia Nutritionals Inc., our portfolio centers around dairy and non-dairy nutritional ingredients. We co-innovate and deliver ingredient solutions and precision premixes for use in the mainstream food and beverage, infant and clinical, and functional nutrition markets. We are the number one provider of whey-based nutritional ingredients globally and the number one producer of American-style cheddar cheese. Our protein systems have transformed the bar and beverage categories — bringing increased levels of protein, cleaner labels and greater product functionality to market. We have a direct presence in 21 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the US, Germany and China, and international sales and technical offices around the world.


Job Summary

The Procurement Agent will operate in a rapidly expanding, fast moving, and complex business with minimal supervision.  Will support the delivery of the strategy, managing risk, supporting cost savings initiatives, achieving KPI’s and ensuring consistent delivery of products and services while ensuring the day to day operations delivers and runs efficiently.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities (not restrictive)

  • Provide inputs into Developing Category Plan
  • Maintain Price, Lead Time, Terms, etc. in PIR’s*
  • Price Negotiations for Spot Buys for up to $10,000*
  • Obtain cost savings or avoidances with improvements and log variances*
  • Responsible for Day to Day sourcing activities and eTenders  (including required documentation and R&D / QA approvals) and upload updates to sourcing database*
  • Assign CRM Requests / Attend Weekly Sourcing Meeting (where applicable)
  • Supplier Relationship Management*
  • Report analysis and process/buying optimization and trend development in coordination with Center of Excellence (COE)
  • Manage non-conformances and returns until frequency and/or severity escalates*
  • Provide site training to SAP Procurement Users
  • Maintain LIV Log, monitoring to make sure pending invoices are corrected and cleared from the log in a timely manner and escalate process improvement opportunities with repeated issues to the Center of Excellence  (consult category team on pricing and PIR issues)
  • Facilitate Implementation of Category and COE Collaboration Projects
  • Facilitate the process for stock transport orders (STO’s, if necessary) in coordination with Inventory Control, as well as the appropriate Buyer(s)
  • Maintain new vendor and SAP material code set up process with approval from the category team, including submitting of the e-form when required, and follow up with Shared Services to ensure proper and prompt set up
  • Assist in the sourcing of new requirements including e-tenders documenting any details in our shared sourcing database*
  • Submit new products for evaluation as needed*
  • Assign Source to Daily Requisitions as Required
  • Coordinate receipt and QA approval of updated required documentation as needed*
  • Resolve Assigned Category/Site Daily Issues
  • Maintain LIV Log, monitoring to make sure pending invoices are corrected and cleared from the log in a timely manner and escalate process improvement opportunities with repeated issues to the Center of Excellence  (consult category team on pricing and PIR issues)
  • Process requisitions ensuring alignment to category strategy and proper procedures are followed (order confirmation is required and all business units may not have the same functions that must be managed and reduce risk of missed materials that may shut down plants)
  • Maintain an open order report as required
  • Coordinate Logistics as required (Import & Domestic)
  • Run Spend Reports Regularly and Other Reports as Required for Site Management Regular attendance is an essential function of this position
  • 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
  • Handles quality issues until they become too frequent and/or severe and need to pass to the Category team for Supplier Relationship Management  (SRM) support
  • Report analysis and process/buying optimization and trend development in coordination with Center of Excellence (COE)


*   The category team is responsible for all category ingredients or services and may delegate to the Procurement operations team some local/regional category strategy for smaller or off strategy volumes; the Procurement operations team should always notify the category manager when sourcing new local/regional ingredients or services and collaborate on future ownership

Additional Functions


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


Supervisory Responsibilities (If relevant)


Performance Indicators

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

Qualification & Experience Requirements

Education, Training:

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

Experience Required:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of procurement or business experience in related industry; university degree can substitute for some work experience
  • Working knowledge of and experience with food or fortification manufacturing environment desired


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • An ability to negotiate with diverse set of suppliers across multiple regions and close out negotiations
  • Analytical with superior problem solving skills over near and long-term planning horizons
  • Strong business understanding and orientation and effectively handles multiple, rapidly changing and conflicting priorities
  • 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
  • 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
  • Must have demonstrably strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal), to include speaking clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations
  • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of personnel with the utmost professionalism
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision while remaining productive at all times
  • Must be results focused and oriented toward accomplishment of team goals
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment is a must
  • Must be able to work flexible hours to include overtime and weekends when needed.
  • 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

Periodic domestic travel required (~up to 15%)

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


Are you someone who likes to make it happen, make it better and make it fun? If so, our company offers you an excellent opportunity to do really interesting work and develop a career in a dynamic and innovative environment that is all about making you and our business successful.

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Nearest Major Market: Idaho
Nearest Secondary Market: Twin Falls