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Indirect Sourcing Manager, Fleet

Frisco, Texas; Burlington, Massachusetts; Columbus, Ohio; Miami, Florida; Northlake, Illinois; Holland, Michigan Job ID 91446 Job Category Procurement Job Level Manager Position Type Full-Time
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The Manager, Sourcing Fleet is responsible for leading and executing the strategic sourcing activities for KDP’s Fleet (transportation assets and services) needs estimated at $150M - $175M in annual spend.  This position will work closely with key business stakeholders to develop effective cost reduction strategies and implementation plans with a focus on reducing total cost of ownership while optimizing supplier performance. 


This role resides in either our Plano, TX or Burlington, MA office and reports to the Sr. Manager, Sourcing - Logistics.

Responsibilities 

  • Category Management
  • Create an environment of strategic collaboration with suppliers
  • Translate business requirements into detailed specifications to support the category sourcing process
    • Develop and update financial savings models with support from Finance
    • Help prepare the Annual Operating Plan (AOP) for the categories under his/her responsibility 
    • Conduct industry deep dive analysis to provide proactive category insights
    • Develop and execute category strategies in conjunction with key business partners to address and meet business needs. 
    • Define best-in-class sourcing procurement processes utilizing Ariba (e.g. Traditional RFQ/RFP/RFI, on-line Auction, Collaborative sourcing, multi-event negotiations, etc.)
    • Develop and foster long-term relationships with suppliers 

  • Compliance 
    • Be accountable for compliance on Corporate Environmental Sustainability and Regulatory efforts representing sourcing area: 
      • Risk Management: Ensure supplier risk is proactively understood and continuity business plans in place for any potential unpreventable interruption in supply
      • Food & Drug Administration:  Ensure suppliers comply with all required federal national, regional, and local food safety regulations
  • Influence stakeholders on policies and practices for procurement, as well as the legal and financial requirements and policies in making a purchase
  • Execute legal contracting & contract administration in Ariba as required by policy
  • Analytics and communication 
    • Be an expert with analytical tools (e.g. Excel) in order to draw conclusions and make recommendations from large data sets
    • Be extremely proficient at oral / written communication in order to effectively explain complex ideas and approaches to a wide audience
    • Be an expert in MS Word, MS Project and MS PowerPoint

  • Stakeholder Management & Influencing
    • Be able to build strong customer relationships
    • Be able to interact with all levels of the organization, ranging from senior executives through middle management
    • Be a strong team player with other critical cross functional groups
    • Have a collaborative management style with the ability to build partnerships both internally and externally
    • Have passion to drive continuous improvement
    • Be able to lead small cross functional teams to drive for shared goals

Successful Candidates will excel in:

  • Pursuing tasks with energy and drive to meet deadlines despite obstacles and setbacks
  • Stepping up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities
  • Championing the best creative ideas and actively moving them into implementation

Ensure high performance results of your team by:

  • Fostering a culture of trust and wellbeing that prioritizes the team and values employee contributions
  • Driving a shared vision with clear goals and accountability, supported by regular conversations to maximize talent
  • Embracing diverse perspectives to foster innovation, learning from both successes and failures
  • Establishing a safe environment where team members are motivated, heard, and aligned with clear expectations

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Finance, Engineering, or related area from an accredited university. 
  • 5+ years of Strategic Procurement experience with experience in supporting complex Logistics/Supply Chain organizations
  • 5+ years of SAP/Ariba or similar ERP experience

 

Company Overview

Keurig Dr Pepper (NASDAQ: KDP) is a modern beverage company with a bold vision built to deliver growth and opportunity.  We operate with a differentiated business model and world-class brand portfolio, powered by a talented and engaged team that is anchored in our values. We work with big, exciting beverage brands and the #1 single-serve coffee brewing system in North America at KDP, and we have fun doing it! 

 

Together, we have built a leading beverage company in North America offering hot and cold beverages together at scale. Whatever your area of expertise, at KDP you can be a part of a team that’s proud of its brands, partnerships, innovation, and growth. Will you join us? 

 

We strive to be an employer of choice, providing a culture and opportunities that empower our team of ~28,000 employees to grow and develop.  We offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. We also provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development, while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work. 

 

Keurig Dr Pepper is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability or association with a person with a disability, medical condition, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. 

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