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Director, Commodities Procurement (Dairy & Almond)

Posted Date:  Nov 26, 2022
Requisition Number:  115739

Job Location: Hershey, PA


COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Mandate
This position requires that you must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (even if working remotely) and present proof of vaccination before beginning employment. If you receive an offer of employment, you will be asked as part of the background check process to upload a copy of your vaccination card. If you believe you require an accommodation for medical or religious reasons related to the vaccine safety mandate, you may submit a request after you receive an offer of employment. Instructions on how to do so will be provided in your offer letter.



Major Duties/Responsibilities:  

Summary of major duties:



Supplier Relationship Management – Build strong strategies within the Dairy and Almond categories to obtain high-quality, low-cost ingredients which support the Hershey brands.  Negotiate supply agreements / contracts with suppliers.  Create and maintain documentation (including but not limited to: Continuity plans, supplier segmentation, supplier scorecards).  Maintain and monitor financial viability for suppliers of assigned categories to reduce the risk to THC.


Market Leadership:  Develop risk management strategies using futures & derivative tools that ensure price visibility aligns to company’s business plans. Understand and articulate supply/demand, cost drivers, competing industries, supplier options, regulatory environment, and ensure our sourcing strategies support our current and future needs.  Report market status to leadership as needed.  Communicate pertinent information on the market to other functional areas such as QRC, R&D, Plant Ops, Manufacturing Alliances.


Lead the collaboration with Supply Chain, R&D, and other appropriate departments to identify and lead innovation sourcing and continuous improvement such as cost savings, quality improvements, alternate supplier qualifications, supplier diversity, and working capital improvement within the context of the commodity strategies. Minimize supplier proliferation.


Participate as a leader within the Global Procurement Leadership team that establishes departmental strategies and vision. This will require cross functional team alignment on employee resources and responsibilities.  Support talent development through Succession Planning process.


This position does not have direct reports but will have dotted reporting lines.

30% travel is required throughout the US and globally.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:  


Education: Master’s Degree or 10-15 years bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, Economics, or related field of study, or equivalent, required


•    Solid personal presence with the ability to interact with confidence and credibility at all levels of the organization.
•    Build and maintain strategic alliances and other high level contractual relationships.
•    Ability to review, comprehend and negotiate with impact, complex purchase agreements/contracts.
•    Knowledge of varied and complex supply markets as well as world economics and currencies and its impact on the business.
•    Ability to analyze and screen suppliers for financial, supply, and service capabilities.
•    Knowledge of purchasing principles/techniques and inventory analysis and control.
•    Ability to resolve conflicts, misunderstandings and problems with suppliers in a manner that produces fair and timely resolution of issues.
•    Strong, demonstrated skills and expertise in supply chain management.
•    Agile and flexible to changing demands and workload to ensure timely results.
•    Strong communication and collaboration skills.  Able to effectively build and manage relationships.  Seeks feedback, input, and strives for excellence. 
•     Translates information and data into recommendations and actions.
•    High self-confidence level, high motivation and the ability to challenge and be challenged.
•    Able to work under pressure.
•    SAP knowledge
•    Intimate knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
•    Well balanced, strong leadership capabilities: Ability to lead progressively more complex and higher-spend cross-functional teams through controversial issues while       maintaining focus on end results.



Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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