As the nation’s leading bottled water company, BlueTriton Brands is dedicated to providing customers with healthy hydration options. Alongside that, we’re also committed to developing our people – enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed.
BlueTriton Brands consists of five business units: Corporate, Commercial, Supply Chain, Technical & Production and ReadyRefresh. Whichever one of these areas you choose to join, you’ll find yourself collaborating with a highly talented team on work that’s challenging, engaging and incredibly rewarding. You’ll be an essential element of our success: trusted, empowered and supported to make a lasting impact on the very future of our business. It’s a chance to use your knowledge, skills and experience to shine brightly and achieve your ambitions – all while delivering healthy hydration to millions of customers.
Choose a career in Technical & Production and you’ll be part of our logistics backbone – and a crucial element of our success. Our factories are where our products start their journey to the customer. This area of BlueTriton Brands offers you the chance to experience collaboration in its purest form as you work alongside a diverse range of highly motivated and passionate people in our factories spread across the nation. What you do will be fulfilling, impactful and meaningful – not least is you’ll be helping to deliver healthy hydration to millions of thirsty customers. We’ll make sure you have the strong leadership and clear direction you need to feel motivated and passionate about accomplishing great things. While you take a pride in delivering an excellent performance, you’ll see your contributions are recognized and rewarded with an outstanding level of support, training and benefits – everything you need to grow and thrive in your career.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Strategic Sourcing Process Implementation (Self and Team)
Analyze, consolidate and rationalize market spend to highest practical category level across BlueTriton Brands operations
Collect and review all current local and regional contracts and price agreements.
Prepares and executes Request for Proposals while ensuring the supplier's acknowledgement of Responsible Sourcing Standard.
Lead change management activities that supports the sourcing strategy and facilitate execution to drive compliance.
Manage legal contract compliance, anticipate contracts coming due, and develops appropriate sourcing strategies on a regional basis, including renewables as an option wherever possible.
Ensure supply by continued development of incumbent and new supply options and supplier alternatives on an on-going basis.
Financial support for Budget, Price Forecasting and other financial activities for Procurement Finance and Business Units
Prepare annual by Factory budgets; including managing the yearly budget process for Energy category. Work with and seek insights from Operations Controllers to develop factory electricity and natural gas budget assumptions
Support Retail and Ready Refresh logistics with fuel budget assumptions and ongoing hedging/coverage recommendations
Analyze the current forecast to previously forecast prices and prepare commentary on evolution of category including price change drivers.
Execute various initiatives to provide additional value for Working Capital (Cash Flow).
Discover and deliver alternate sources of supply ensuring business continuity and sustainability while minimizing business risk.
Engage suppliers to conduct Responsible Sourcing audits based on established guidelines and objectives.
Responsible for commercial relationship for category specific suppliers and documents the action items for improvement and delivery of additional value to the business units.
Manage and maintain savings projects in the project tracking tool attaching documentation based on cost savings calculation guidelines and follow-up with business partners and finance for obtaining validation of savings projects.
Interface and Work with Functional Leadership Teams within the BlueTriton Organization – Including Factory and Operations Leadership and Finance personnel
Engage and educate leadership teams re. energy markets, opportunities, including preparation of materials supporting strategies and supply recommendations, etc.
Support sourcing of competitive renewable alternatives across the US and Canada, where possible.
Collaborate with Retail and Ready Refresh operations to develop and secure category sourcing strategy approvals across functional leadership.
Deliver value through cost and process improvement initiatives to multiple Business Units in accordance to targets.
Key qualifications include:
Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Operations, Logistics/Transportation or other applicable discipline required
Minimum 8-10 years sourcing, purchasing and/or material management, technical/manufacturing experience and/or or equivalent experience required, with at least 3 years focused on Energy sourcing/markets.
Solid knowledge of regulated and de-regulated electricity markets in the US and Canada, along with experience with renewables and the relevant legal aspects of this category
SAP experience highly preferred.
Ariba experience preferred.
Required proficiency in Microsoft Suite products, including but not limited to, Word, Powerpoint, and Excel.
Proven ability to analyze and present findings in a clear and cohesive manner.
Negotiation skills are essential (to negotiate outcomes, not necessarily dollars).
Ability to work independently to identify and research relevant market, industry, and supplier information.
Capable of navigating through ambiguous situations and managing external vendor relationships.
Ability to work collaboratively and support multiple sourcing initiatives.
Team player that is willing and able to provide support to RFI and RFP preparation, execution and analysis.
Ability to travel up to 25% domestically overnight to various field locations.
To our veterans and separated service members: you are at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join BlueTriton Brands The skills that you have gained while serving our country, such as adaptability, agility, and leadership, are aligned with the skills that we look for when we think about what success looks like at BlueTriton Brands. We hope that you will consider sharing in our mission and purpose to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future.
BlueTriton Brands is the nation’s leading bottled water company. Our water brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, and Pure Life. We’re passionate about creating shared value for society in all kinds of ways: from providing careers and benefits to communities where we operate to environmental stewardship – most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America. As a valuable part of our team, you’ll receive a competitive total rewards package – something that will provide you with the support you need to thrive both inside and outside of work. It’s not just the work that you’ll find fulfilling here though. As you build a career with us, you’ll receive exactly the kind of benefits you’d expect from a leading name in healthy hydration. The only question is, what elements will help you succeed at BlueTriton Brands?
Applicants with criminal histories are welcome to apply.
BlueTriton Brands is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and is looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment: Disabled/Veteran.
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