In Procurement Center of Excellence, our goal is to be the catalyst to propel Procurementâs business performance. We do this by relentlessly pursuing best practices, challenging status quo and asking âwhy notâ, empowering decision making through data and insights, and enabling continuous improvement at scale to drive value. Our team fosters a culture of collaboration and agility while providing opportunities for ongoing career growth and development.Â Â
In this role, you will be responsible for supplier management initiatives, in particular supplier qualifications and process governance. The strategic importance of this role is to ensure supply chain agility, business continuity, and speed to innovations by keeping the pipeline of qualification projects moving and delivering desired outcome set forth by business strategies. Being the focal point of contact, you will be partnering and interfacing with Category Management teams from both TBA Sourcing and Procurement Operations (Beer), Quality, Planning, Innovations, and breweries stakeholders. Additionally, you will be delivering process governance and establishing a global process that is scalable when it comes to increasing project volume and/or scope expansion.
As part of the PCOE team, you will also have ownership of supplier development related initiatives, including but not limit to: developing and tracking suppliers performance metrics, supplier site audits and evaluation, supplier relationship programs roll-out, and Procurement advancement projects.
You will report directly to Senior Manager, Procurement Effectiveness. Preferred location will be Chicago, IL (USA) or Mexico City (Mexico).
Qualifications and Process Governance
Manage a pipeline of projects to ensure project status transparency and prioritize based on business criticality, timing, and resource availability
Be the liaison between suppliers and CBI supply chain stakeholders (e.g., Quality, Planning, Innovation, Procurement, and brewery productions) and be the focal point of contact for supplier qualification process from Procurement
Support category strategies, brewery operations, and marketing goals to ensure business continuity or speed to innovations through qualifying selected suppliers or materials to deliver expected outcomes
Establish one global process that could be scalable when it comes to scope expansions and increasing project volume. Establish governance and strive for process continuous improvementÂ
Drive solution of any issue that may affect supplier or material qualification
Maintain relationships and interfacing with PCOEâs network of partners
Supplier Performance Management & Evaluation:
Establish and monitor supplier's quality and service performance post-qualifications
Enhance supplier performance tracking process and share evaluation results to ensure feedback loop is closed on supplier metrics
Develop and assist Procurement projects to improve supplier's performance and provide supplier management support to strengthen the relationship between companies
Establish and maintain effective partnerships with selected key supplier
Experience with program management and deploying processes enhancement
Experience of working with procurement operations and understand the role it plays throughout the entire supply chain
Effective verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex findings and pitch new initiatives to senior leaders for continuous improvement
Experience in supplier development, including but not limited to: supplier qualifications, performance evaluation, and overall supplier relationship management
Aptitude to set priorities while managing multiple tasks, as well as proficiency for follow-up
Strong communications skills, both written and verbal
5+ years experience of relevant experience
<20% of travel per year
Fluent in Spanish
Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Quality or Supply Chain
Experience in procurement lifecycle, including roles in Sourcing, Category Management, Supplier Management, Vendor Management as well as Source to Pay
Experience in Total Quality Management (TQM), Six Sigma Continuous Improvement (Green Belt or higher), and/or Lean Manufacturing
Familiarity with SAP HANA/S4 and procurement related technology
Technical knowledge of handling and manufacturing materials
Packaging materials: Glass, Carton, Labels, and Cans
Indirect: Pallets, films, adhesives, dunnage production requirements and performance.
Ingredients: Malt and Hops
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time and work on a computer for extended periods. Lifting may be required. Reasonable accommodations may be made.
Constellation Brands is committed to a continuing program of equal employment opportunity. All persons have equal employment opportunities with Constellation Brands, regardless of their sex, race, color, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), marital status, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), familial status, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related conditions (or any other group or category within the framework of the applicable discrimination laws and regulations).
Internal Number: 13559393
About Constellation Brands
If you have taken a moment to unwind with a bottle of beer, toast with glass of wine, or celebrate with a cocktail, chances are that you have shared that moment with Constellation Brands. We are passionate producers of iconic beer, wine and spirits brands that consumers love. From Corona Extra, to Robert Mondavi Wines, to SVEKDA Vodka, we produce over 100 premium brands with sales in nearly 100 countries, making us the number one multi-category beverage alcohol company in the U.S.