Manager, Procurement - Indirect Process and Analytics at Ferrara Pan Candy Co., Inc.

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

Job Posting Title

Manager, Procurement - Indirect Process and AnalyticsPosition Summary

Ferrara is pleased to announce an open permanent role to support the indirect procurement function. The position shall support improvements in indirect procurement's processes and analytics. In addition, the position shall support sourcing for our office management and travel categories.

Requirements for process and analytics:

Generate decision-making insights through data, analytics, and tools while focusing on elevating the indirect procurement team's source-to-pay process to world-class level. Use experience with SAP and analytical tools to provide periodic spend analysis, spend categorization, diversity spend, etc. Run queries in SAP as well as Excel to provide insights related to spend, sourcing, contract compliance, transactions, diversity spend, etc. Support process improvements to further automate indirect procurement processes including any procurement systems implementations.

Requirements for sourcing:

Support category management activities for the office management and travel categories. Conduct the RFI/RFP process from requirements gathering to contracting and savings tracking. Develop and lead the strategy and execution to drive cost, innovation, risk management and other value added elements of supplier relationships including holding business reviews for select suppliers.

This position doesn't have any direct reports. Work in partnership with key stakeholders to ensure their requirements are being met in terms of reporting as well as category sourcing.

Achieves year-over-year benefit targets for the sourcing categories. Maintains a high level of professionalism while supporting the organization. Ability to clearly communicate with senior executives and manage their expectations is a key requirement.


  • Education: BS Degree

  • At least 5 years of experience in procurement

  • At least 5 years of experience with SAP including data and analytics

  • At least 5 years of experience with at least one indirect procurement solution like Ariba, Coupa, etc.

  • At least 3 years of sourcing experience

  • Ability to interface with multiple levels of an organization internally and externally

  • Ability to support senior executives

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills

  • Strong skills in streamlining processes

  • Demonstrated skills including communication, presentation, networking, strategic thinking, leadership, influencing, negotiations, contracting and problem solving

  • Ability to work independently


We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, employment decisions and opportunities at Ferrara will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil union status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, military or veteran status, disability, handicap, genetic information, pregnancy (childbirth or related medical condition), or on any other basis prohibited by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

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