Analyst III Sourcing Fresh Ops

Ahold Delhaize USA

Ahold Delhaize USA

IT, Operations
Carlisle, PA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024
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Address: USA-PA-Carlisle-1149 Harrisburg Pike
Store Code: Fresh Events (5139549)

Ahold Delhaize USA, a division of global food retailer Ahold Delhaize, is part of the U.S. family of brands, which also includes five leading omnichannel grocery brands – Food Lion, Giant Food, The GIANT Company, Hannaford and Stop & Shop. Ahold Delhaize USA associates support the brands with a wide range of services, including Finance, Legal, Sustainability, Commercial, Digital and E-commerce, Technology and more.


Primary Purpose
Responsible for partnering across all ADUSA Brands to evaluate appropriate avenue to achieve optimal value (cost + quality) for the category assortment. Responsible for delivering all corporate wide Fresh COGs and savings budget planning and execution. Ensures that cross brand Fresh Category teams are educated on market influences & aligned with end-to-end cost and supplier selection strategies. Responsible for driving connectivity across Fresh Category for all ADUSA brands, and internal & external partners (including suppliers, Supply Chain, Finance, Economists, Sustainability, etc.) to leverage size and scale and optimize performance & savings opportunities.

Our flexible/ hybrid work schedule includes 3 in-person days at one of our core locations and 2 remote days.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Independently perform the following responsibilities and teach/train/oversee others work for complex categories/events requiring advanced category understanding, independent decision making, & extensive planning & forethought.
  • Thought partner and/or lead across all brands on assortment, specs, supplier selection, packaging & supply chain implications, and Financials/Margin Management
  • Understand and interpret Commodity Market impacts & other market influences (ie. tariffs, pandemics, etc.) and partner with the Commodity Strategists on relevant impacts to current contracts and/or upcoming events.
  • Maintain market surveillance and develop plans to maintain and/or gain competitive advantages thru appropriate timing for execution and/or support of Sourcing events.
  • Negotiate and/or advise on supplier costs, performance metrics, long-range plans and pursue supplier partnership opportunities
  • Negotiate business terms, new item cost negotiation, NFR coordination, Supply Chain interaction and/or logistical coordination
  • Plan & execute RFPs & teach/train/oversee the work of analysts requiring oversight
  • Responsible for (1) providing all necessary input for the preparation of Fresh contracts (MSAs, PLMSAs, CRCs, Schedules, etc.) & (2) accountable for the final documentation review/approval


Qualifications

  • 6+ years of related Sourcing, Negotiating, Category, & vendor management experience (preferred)
  • Fluency with both financial acumen (P&L management), & understanding & interpreting commodity markets. Successful track record of influencing others without authority. Independent interaction and leadership with senior leadership levels across the organization.
  • Advanced presentation skills (both developing the story & delivering it)
  • Mastery of Microsoft suite, Strong communication & presentation skills (verbal and written), Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent conflict management skills & general knowledge of industry and suppliers
  • Demonstrated facilitation skills over multiple media types (video conferences, TEAMS, Skype, conference calls, in-person meetings, etc.) with varying size groups (typically 5-25)
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and related work experience.
  • Certification in Sourcing, Project Management, Facilitation and/or Change Management

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Ahold Delhaize USA, a division of global food retailer Ahold Delhaize, is part of the U.S. family of brands, which also includes five leading omnichannel grocery brands – Food Lion, Giant Food, The GIANT Company, Hannaford and Stop & Shop. When considered together, the companies of Ahold Delhaize USA comprise the largest grocery retail group on the East Coast and the fourth largest grocery retail group in the nation, serving millions of omnichannel customers each week.



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