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Procurement Specialist - Marketing

Description

Conagra Brands is one of North America's leading branded food companies. We have a rich heritage of making great food, and a team that’s passionate about innovation and growth. Conagra offers choices for every occasion through iconic brands, such as Birds Eye®, Marie Callender's®, Banquet®, Healthy Choice®, Slim Jim®, Reddi-wip®, and Vlasic®, and emerging brands, including Angie's® BOOMCHICKAPOP®, Duke's®, Earth Balance®, Gardein®, and Frontera®.

We pride ourselves on having the most impactful, energized and inclusive culture in the food industry. For more information, visit www.conagrabrands.com.

Job Description

Reporting to the Manager of Procurement, you will support strategic sourcing activities that may include functions within Marketing, Sales, RQI, Foodservice and Corporate Communications groups. You must provide excellent and creative sourcing strategies to meet the needs of the businesses supported by the function. You will support agency/vendor relationships in collaboration with the Precision Marketing Group and developing a clear knowledge of supplier capabilities in evolving spaces, securing engagement through data-driven business cases, gaining understanding from partners, leading teams through the development of essential category projects, researching and benchmarking external agency data to promote best practice analysis and implementation, leading contract negotiations and collaborations with team members and performing and coordinating risk and financial analysis of suppliers.

Responsibilities

  • Manage supplier performance reviews to measure and document supplier performance, identify development areas and establish corrective action plans for improved performance and delivery
  • Ensure that strategies are up-to-date for all major areas
  • Support team members in negotiations (read and draft contracts)
  • Provide strategic sourcing solutions for company partners
  • Promote efficiency opportunities
  • Provide ongoing industry insight
  • Manage appropriate internal systems i.e. SAP, CMD and Accolade
  • Drive working capital projects
  • Benchmark, analyzes, and negotiates cost and value added in collaboration with partners
  • Manage supplier set up process for Marketing Procurement team
  • Maintain accurate and complete contract records
  • Coordinate RFI and RFP processes with partners to identify and select suppliers to ensure competitive market advantage, leverage spend, improve performance and reduce costs

About You

  • 2+ years of experience procuring marketing related products, including exposure to industry agency compensation methodologies, knowledge of contract terms and provisions, and a understanding of advertising spend categories (media, merchandising, production)
  • Requires a BA degree in Marketing or Business Administration.
  • Understanding of marketing / brand processes and sourcing
  • Background in marketing with legal contract knowledge
  • Project management and negotiation experience

Compensation & Benefits

We care about your total well-being and will support you with the following, subject to your location and role:

  • Health: Medical, dental and vision insurance, company-paid life, accident and disability insurance
  • Wealth: great salaries, matching 401(k) and stock purchase plan
  • Growth: online courses, virtual and classroom development experiences
  • Balance: paid-time off , flexible work-schedules

Other information

Conagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law. ​

Company
Conagra Brands
Posted
09/15/2021
Location
Chicago, IL, US