Mgr., Procurement (i) in Holbrook, NY at The Nature's Bounty Co.

Date Posted: 9/24/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Holbrook, NY
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 2 year(s)
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Company Description

Since time began, the earth’s been a generous contributor to people’s well-being. We haven’t been around quite that long, but The Nature’s Bounty Co. has been enriching lives of consumers around the world for more than 70 years. And before we even got started, the world was developing our motivation: Nature’s bountiful effects on people’s health.

Through our years, we’ve been a leader in health and wellness with our innovative products and solutions. We put science and the highest quality standards at the heart of our business—that’s why The Nature’s Bounty Co. brands are some of the most trusted in the world. We’re a leading global manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of vitamins, nutritional supplements, sports & active nutrition, and ethical beauty products.

We’re also a great place to work, with excellent benefits, competitive compensation and a progressive, healthy company culture. If you’ve ever spent your workdays watching the clock, you know how important a positive work environment is for a person’s well-being. The Nature’s Bounty Co. is committed to supporting wellness in all its forms. And when it comes to wellness, nature is a pretty good place to start.

Job Description

The Procurement Manager will lead and manage Procurement of significant sub-categories of spend for The Nature’s Bounty Company by developing solid working partnership with stakeholders to optimize sourcing, supplier selection, pricing, contracting and ongoing Supplier Management while meeting quality and service level requirements for the assigned area of responsibility. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limted to:

  • Preparing and executing Category Strategies, negotiating and developing contract pricing, terms and conditions and other relevant sourcing related documentation.  These strategies and tactics should enable the identification, negotiation and implementation of agreements with suppliers to ensure the greatest overall value.
  • Works within business team to identify and implement initiatives to achieve substantial cost savings and improvements in quality, delivery, etc. to achieve high customer satisfaction.
  • Supports Sr. Director/VP by ensuring proper escalation of any significant issues/ opportunities.
  • Manages spend that could range from $10 >$100 million with up to 25 suppliers and moderate complexity.
  • Develops and implements Category Strategies and yearly sourcing plan for Procurement of areas of spend for The Nature’s Bounty Company.  Tasked with supplying goods that meet or exceed customer expectations while delivering productivity of 3-5% annually.
  • Develops and manage continuous improvement pipeline to deliver significant year over year productivity.
  • Executes market research in various areas, resulting in robust Category Strategies.  
  • Keeps abreast of market conditions and maintain an agile mindset to flex resources and external capacity as needed to meet changing business needs.
  • Ensures optimized sourcing, supplier selection, pricing, contracting and commercialization while meeting quality and service level requirements for their spend area.  This results in ensuring negotiation and implementation of global, regional and local agreements with suppliers to deliver the greatest overall value. 
  • Monitors supplier performance on an ongoing basis and develops improvement plans as required.
  • Liaises with various commercial teams to ensure two way dialogue and understanding of The Nature’s Bounty Co.'s needs as well as industry trends and opportunities in their area of expertise.
  • Supports new product, new technology or new initiative launches as applicable.
  • For Direct Spend areas, ensures that Oracle Costs Accounting Systems, standard costs and PPV are properly documented and managed.

Job Requirements

  • Has a broad background in Procurement supporting manufacturing/commercial/corporate functions in various operating models.  
  • Work and communicate effectively at all levels and functions of the organization. 
  • Hands-on management experience in developing and implementing new suppliers and business solutions.
  • Has subject matter expertise in specific category supported (2+ years).
  • Experience in implementing change management.
  • 5+ years of progressively increasing responsibility.
  • Experience in both procurement and subject matter area supported preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in Business, Engineering or Food Science.
  • MBA desirable, but not required.
  • Highly self-motivated with the ability to work within ambiguity with the need to create the appropriate level of process and procedure.
  • Ability to contribute to teams resolving complex problems.
  • Developed project management skills.
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.  
  • Proven analytical skills (e.g. data analysis, business processes).
  • Ability to act in a customer-service oriented capacity with stakeholders. 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

The Nature's Bounty Co. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

The Nature's Bounty Co. offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health and dental plans, voluntary short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, generous associate discounts and more! 

Please contact Human Resources at 631-244-2120 if you should need a reasonable accommodation to submit your information for our online job postings.

Ref # POS000001705