US, GA - Atlanta, Atlanta
Position Type: 4
Job ID: 24-13799
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The In-Flight Supply Chain Commodity Manager (CM) is responsible for managing procurement of ingredient foods including but not limited to proteins, dairy, and baked goods products utilized by Aierline's In-Flight department. The Commodity Manager (CM) will support the Strategic Sourcing Manager (SSM) with prioritizing strategic sourcing initiatives to meet operational and commercial objectives critical to the development, modification, and upkeep of Airline s Ingredient Food Program. This position will work closely with the General Manager (GM) and Strategic Sourcing Manager (SSM) to integrate short- and long-term business unit strategies, develop commodity sourcing strategies, monitor food commodity markets, and lead implementation and execution of those strategies. The CM will work with a range of stakeholders across OBS, Finance & Marketing to enable to deliver exceptional customer experiences through partnerships in the food industry. The CM must practice safety-conscious behaviors in all operational processes and procedures.
Summary of Responsibilities (not comprehensive of all tasks):
Delivering year-over-year savings utilizing Request for Proposals (RFPs) to evaluate pricing and a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) approach to recommendations.
Assist Strategic Sourcing Manager with the execution of the sourcing strategies, including RFPs, supplier selection, negotiation of commercial terms for major contracts, etc.
Reviews and considers supplier risk profiles and manages relationships with strategic suppliers.
Manages supplier performance and innovation value initiatives. Creates change implementation plans as needed
Leads periodic supplier business reviews with the business unit; supports Executive engagements with key strategic suppliers and periodic initiative updates that require Executive level approval and/or strategic alignment
Manages regular business updates and performance reporting
Monitoring supplier performance and leading corrective action procedures when necessary
Assist Strategic Sourcing Manager with developing award scenarios and Savings Benefits (SBS) based on results of sourcing event.
Managing the day-to-day relationship with strategic suppliers and internal business units
Managing and tracking internal implementation and contract compliance
Managing and tracking food facility assessments and database
Identification and implementation of product cost reduction, SKU rationalization and optimal user experience opportunities
Implement and manage product showcase(s), including sample collection, showcase set up, scorecard development and summary
Involved in understanding and evaluating materials and processes that are key to Airline s sustainability efforts
Identification and implementation of best sourcing practices
Lead, Manage, and Develop Team:
Lead and participate in appropriate workforce planning, selection, and development activities
Drive an awareness of supplier expectations and requirements within the organization to foster goals
Assist with developing and managing best practice process and timeline management within SCM and other Business Units
Manage reporting requirements to effectively manage strategic category information;
communicate success stories and lessons learned
Participate in key client business meetings (e.g., key vendor meetings, menu team meetings,
financial planning meetings)
Effectively work with all organizational levels required for continuous improvements and commitment to shareholder value creation.
Some travel may be required

What you need to succeed (minimum qualifications):

Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Finance, or other closely related field strongly preferred but not required.
Minimum 2 years experience in Supply Chain Management within food service required.
Demonstrated project management and time management skills and ability to effectively work with all organizational levels required. Experience in applying Strategic Sourcing Process is strongly preferred.
Proficient in negotiation, contract management, category management, strategic sourcing, presentation skills; communication skills; project management, value-based decision analysis, process design and improvement, and consensus building.
Fully competent in optimizing own capacity; demonstrating openness and self-confidence; managing interactions with others; building value-based relationships; exerting personal influence; driving customer-based business strategies; accepting and building accountability; and using judgment and common sense.
Strong analytical skills are desired, including proficiency in MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Must be proficient in financial analysis, including variance reporting and bid evaluation.
Must be proficient in communication skills (oral and written).
Must be a self-starter and able to influence without authority.
Must use all communication tools and types provided but not limited to text messaging, instant messenger, email, etc.
Some travel may be required.
Must be performing satisfactorily in current position.

What will give you a competitive edge (preferred qualifications):

Executive level communication skills (written and verbal)
Strong ability to interpret and negotiate difficult contract provisions and entitlements

About : Supply Chain Management (SCM) organization is composed of multiple units that partner with business divisions to create overall business strategies, formulate sourcing strategies, and deliver sustainable business results to the Corporation. We do so by ensuring that we have a continuous supply of cost competitive, quality goods and services - or commodities - to meet business needs.

SCM is committed to Supplier Diversity, and we actively seek to conduct business with small, minority, and women own businesses. Learn more by reviewing our Supplier Diversity Site.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. NLB is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact HR department by sending an e-mail to notifications@nlbservices.com.

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