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US Foods Associate Manager Indirect Procurement in Rosemont, Illinois

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The Associate Manager Indirect Procurement drives Indirect spend category performance through detailed analysis of current spend, understanding of business requirements, and partnering with functional/regional stakeholders to develop and implement strategic sourcing actions. Key activities will include; implementing vendors on a P2P (procure to pay) and S2P (source to pay) tool, developing accurate current spend baselines, conducting competitive vendor RFPs & negotiations, developing demand management policies, tracking contract and policy compliance, and reporting spend & savings impact for assigned categories.

This role will be report to a Director of Indirect Procurement, however may be called on to support other Indirect Spend teams for specific projects. Success will be measured based on spend addressed, savings achieved, and working capital impact (supplier payment terms). Prioritization of the most meaningful opportunities and the ability to work cross-functionally are critical to success.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Category Planning:

Develop Accurate Baseline Procurement Data And Appropriate, Actionable Segments

Serve As A Thought Partner To Indirect Procurement Director In Development Of Category Strategies

Maintain Close Working Relationships With Regions, Divisions & Relevant Corporate Functions Understanding Their Unique Needs And Perspectives, And Ensuring Their Needs Are Addressed/Met In The Overall Category Strategy

Maintain And Continuously Improve Categorization Of Indirect Sourcing Procurement Cube For Procurement Under Management

Strategic Sourcing:

Develop Rfis & Rfps And Manage Online Auctions.

Conduct Analytics Resulting From Rfp’S, Eauction’S, And 1:1 Negotiations – Develop Recommendations, Counter-Proposals, Targets & Proposed Next Steps

Develop Demand Management Policies

Develop Compliance Tracking Tools For Implemented Vendor Awards And Policies

Quantify And Report Both Identified And Implemented Sourcing Project Results


Draft And Review Agreements And Contracts To Support The Category'S Success Through The Course Of Vendor Negotiation And Management

Process Improvement:

Identify And Drive Continuous Improvements In Indirect Sourcing Processes And Reporting

Supplier Relationship Management:

Develop Supplier Scorecards And Track Vendor Performance

Support Strategic Vendor Business Reviews

Manage And Maintain Relationships With Small To Medium Vendors

Coordinate With Regions, Divisions & Relevant Corporate Functions To Resolve Vendor Or Policy Issues



Four Year Bachelors Degree In Business Or Related Field Required

Minimum 3 Years Category Management Or Equivalent Experience, In A Well-Respected Supply Chain Organization Or Consulting Environment, Required. Prior Experience In Foodservice Or Food Manufacturing Preferred.


Possesses The Ability To Operate Successfully In A Matrix Environment And Work Effectively Across Multiple Groups And Levels

Experience Managing Indirect Procurement Categories Using Multi-Step Strategic Sourcing Processes, Especially Professional Services, Mro, Hr, Benefits, Equipment, And Information Technology

Expert-Level Financial And Analytical Skills; Embraces Fact‐Based Decision Making; Naturally Seeks To Leverage And/Or Integrate Market Data, Procurement Analytics, And Cost Modeling

Strong Project Management Skills, Including Stakeholder, Timeline, And Meeting Management Skills

Excellent Communication Skills, Including Written, Verbal And Presentation Skills; Comfortable And Credible With Both Internal Stakeholders And External Audiences

Able To Work Up, Down, And Across A Large Organization; Connects At All Levels, I.E., Operations, Management, Executives

A Flexible, Dynamic, Self-Demanding And Proactive Individual; Able To Motivate Him/Herself And Others; Easily Accepts Constructive Input From Others

Bias For Action And Track Record Of Driving Tangible Impact In Indirect Procurement

EOE* Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status*

US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 250,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With nearly 25,000 employees and more than 60 locations, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill. and generates approximately $23 billion in annual revenue.

US Foods, Inc. 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, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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