Director, Strategic Sourcing

Irving, TX or Newark, NJ or New York, NY

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At HelloFresh, we want to revolutionize the way we eat by making it more convenient and exciting to cook meals from scratch. We have offices all over the world and we deliver delicious meals to millions of people.  

We are the industry leader in meal-kit subscription services and we’re growing all the time. We have distinct meal-kit services that cater to everyone with the most menu variety in the market, which allows us to reach an incredibly wide population of people. 

The HelloFresh team is diverse, high-performing, and international, and our work environment is an inspiring space where you can thrive as a result.

Job Description:

The Director of Strategic Sourcing will be a key leader within our procurement team, leading the transformation of our end-to-end sourcing process for direct ingredients and packaging. We are looking for an experienced, high potential, data-driven procurement expert who is interested in helping us grow our best-in-class supply chain and cultivate a high performing, analytical team. Your time will be spent developing and implementing our strategic sourcing processes, maintaining our costing process from ideation to menu, and using insights and data to develop our cost saving strategies. You will lead a team of business analysts to develop negotiation strategies, create and cost-saving roadmaps, and support the business with regular and ad hoc strategic insights. We are looking for a hands-on, numbers-driven leader with a focus on impact and action.

You will...

  • Develop and implement a strategic sourcing process for our direct ingredients and packaging spend, creating an iterative process that continuously improves our purchasing power and creates value for our customers, partners and business
  • Partner with our category leadership to execute the strategic sourcing category review  process regularly. Your team will support the category teams in all aspects of the process, from ideation and baselining to negotiation and vendor selection. 
  • Develop a robust procurement analytics process which leverages market, supplier, product and historical consumption data and analyses to drive continuous improvement and identify opportunities for cost reduction
  • Cultivate a high performing team by mentoring and develop business analysts as they support the strategic sourcing process for our categories end-to-end
  • Build a business insights system for the procurement team, leveraging your analyst team to provide regular reports and recommendations
  • Own our end to costing processes from budget creation to menu execution for direct ingredients and packaging, partnering cross functionally with category management teams, Finance, Menu Planning, 
  • Oversee and develop a comprehensive procurement supplier/contract management processes to promote agility in purchasing
  • Develop a culture of continuous improvement through effective project management, use of retrospectives and by identifying new capabilities and processes that drive efficiency and improve our cost basis

You are…

  • Someone with a clear understanding of procurement sourcing best practices and
  • An expert negotiator who has handled multi-million dollar contract negotiations by following/developing a strategic sourcing process
  • A creative problem solver with a process improvement mindset
  • Data-driven decision maker who is passionate about bringing that mentality to their team
  • A strong leader with a proven track record of managing large and diverse teams
  • Detail-oriented – You possess strong organizational skills and consistently demonstrate a methodical approach to all your work
  • A self-starter – You are highly motivated and passionate; you’re eager to take on new projects without knowing exactly what you will uncover
  • Agile – You thrive in fast-paced and dynamic environments and are willing to get deep into the weeds where needed
  • A strong communicator who can easily communicate complex solutions cross functionally and to upper management

At a minimum, you have...

  • 8+ years of experience in procurement and sourcing, consulting experience preferred
  • BA/BS degree in business, supply chain or related discipline, CPM certification a plus, MBA a plus
  • A successful track record of value creation from data-driven insights in sourcing, supply chain or operations management
  • Vast knowledge and interest in strategic sourcing and continuous improvement processes with demonstrated experience in spend analysis, managing sourcing events, and generating value through sourcing
  • Strong quantitative and analytical experience (either through education or professional experience), including expertise with G-Suite, Excel and procurement systems
  • Professional training in negotiation practices a plus
  • Experience managing and leading a team of direct and indirect reports
  • Flexibility to travel (up to 25%)
  • Flexibility to work weekends when required (2-3 times per quarter)
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite applications

You’ll get…

  • Competitive Salary & 401k company match that vests immediately upon participation 
  • Generous parental leave of 16 weeks & PTO policy 
  • $0 monthly premium and other flexible health plans 
  • 75% discount on your subscription to HelloFresh (as well as other product initiatives)   
  • Snacks, cold brew on tap & monthly catered lunches 
  • Company sponsored outings & Employee Resource Groups 
  • Collaborative, dynamic work environment within a fast-paced, mission-driven company  
It is the policy of HelloFresh not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, because they are a protected veteran, or any other protected classification under federal, state, or local law.

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