• Procurement Director

    Job Location US-AZ-Phoenix
    Department
    Store Support Staff (Corporate/Field Support)
    Position Type
    Full-Time
    Requisition ID
    85978
  • Overview

    The Director of Procurement will provide leadership and direction to the strategic development of procurement within Sprouts Farmers Market. The primary purpose of the position is to drive value, cost savings and results across all spend categories and execute strategic procurement plans for the growing business. Primary responsibilities will include driving competitive capital and goods; communication of initiatives; alignment of robust category strategies with business requirements; strategically sourcing and negotiating contracts; and maintaining efficient sourcing operations. The Director of Procurement will contribute significantly to establishing and developing a profound world-class sourcing and procurement organization within Sprouts and is accountable for achieving assigned cost savings targets.

    Essential Functions

     

    • Provide leadership and direction to procurement coordinators and buying team
    • Work with company leadership to identify, manage and prioritize the sourcing and procurement of all non-merchandise spend to align with company-wide goals and objectives
    • Make staffing decisions to determine hiring, evaluation, counseling, and termination of team members to meet company objectives
    • Guide the procurement team in the sourcing process, market trend analysis, negotiation strategy, and supplier selection methodology to optimize value
    • Drive and deliver productivity, capital and expense strategic goals while ensuring supplier quality and delivery requirements are met
    • Represent and lead Sprouts in all supplier and contract negotiations while driving EBITDA and reducing business risk
    • Act as a financial steward in identifying, spearheading and managing project teams to reduce total cost of ownership while meeting and enhancing business financial goals and objectives
    • Support Construction leadership and developers, as needed, to ensure timely completion of all projects
    • Work closely across the business with Design and Planning, Merchandising, Marketing, Operations, Construction, and Facilities, supporting and managing the change process
    • Support the Chief Development Officer in procurement strategy, ad-hoc reporting and reporting results to the business in an effective and efficient manner
    • Duties may change, and team member may be required to perform other duties as assigned

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Physical Requirements

    • Bachelor’s Degree Required, Master's Degree preferred
    • 8+ years of experience with extensive procurement knowledge in the retail space
    • Knowledge of the procurement lifecycle and professional procurement best practices
    • Strong experience in supplier negotiations and developing/executing sourcing strategies
    • Strong communication skills in collaborating with internal and external resources to develop strategies that meet department goals within budget and established timelines.
    • Experience managing people, projects and/or cross functional teams
    • To live the values of Sprouts, working in a collaborative, supportive, constructive and positive manner, providing solutions and options; always sharing learnings
    • Strategic thinking, analytical thinking, negotiation skills and leadership skills are essential for this role
    • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office: Excel, PowerPoint and Word
    • Willing to travel up to 25% of the time for business purposes

    Benefits

    In addition to a rewarding career, Sprouts offers a comprehensive program to help support you and your family. These programs include:

    • Competitive pay
    • Opportunities for career growth
    • 15% discount for you and one other family member in your household on all purchases made at Sprouts
    • Flexible schedules
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 

     

    Eligibility requirements may apply for the following benefits:

    • 401(K) Retirement savings plan with a generous company match
    • Affordable benefit coverage, including medical, dental vision
    • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts for healthcare and dependent care
    • Company paid life insurance and short-term disability coverage

    Why Sprouts

    Grow with us!

    If you have a passion for inspiring people and a flair for fresh food, consider applying for a job at Sprouts! With a focus on customer service, our neighborhood grocery stores offer high-quality, farm fresh produce, natural meats, plenty of scoop-your-own bulk goods and much more in a fun, friendly, old-fashioned farmer’s market setting.  Come grow your career in healthy living with a fast-paced, rapidly growing company and teams that pride themselves on empowering others along their journey.

     

     

     

     

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements. Sprouts’ management reserves the right to amend and change duties, responsibilities, and requirements to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

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