Senior Director, Procurement

  • 52499
  • 20 Oct 2021
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Manufacturing
  • $180,000 - $220,000
  • Ben Flanders

Job Description

The Director of Procurement is responsible for leading the sourcing, co-manufacturing and related teams. It is a great role for someone who has a passion for creating an environment that requires each of us to fully develop our talents and help others do the same.

The ideal candidate is someone who enjoys working for a growth-minded organization that prioritizes learning, personal accountability, excellence and teamwork. The position is also a member of Corporate Strategy Team, which owns the long-term vision and strategy for company success and is chaired by the company CEO.

You will:

  • Experience the freedom of a privately held company, where you can make decisions, act quickly, and empower others
  • Work for a company with strong financial and brand strength, as well as a willingness to invest in the future
  • Use the business to create and provide new learning and career opportunities for your team members and yourself


  • Establish and manage relationships at the highest level with supplier partners.
  • Continuously work toward building a high-performance Sourcing team
  • Coach the team to develop their talents and master competencies required to create great relationships with partners that ensure long-term business and member success.
  • Create sourcing strategies to deliver the lowest cost of ownership in various geographies.
  • Manage the forecasting process and advise business leaders of strategic risks and opportunities.
  • Work with Supply Chain, R&D, Sustainability, and business unit leaders (domestic and international) to develop and implement long-term strategies that meet business growth and profitability objectives.
  • Act as an owner and steward of product quality by ensuring that systems are in place to protect the brand and enhance customer and consumer satisfaction.
  • Promote a culture of inclusiveness, teamwork and collaboration that allows the company culture to thrive and prosper throughout the organization.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Meat and Animal Science, Agricultural Economics or related field required; MBA preferred


  • Minimum of 12-15 years of procurement experience with at least 5 years leading a procurement team in the food industry.
  • Experience in the protein processing industry from harvest through further processing required
  • Intense level of curiosity, creativity, strategic thinking and drive for results
  • Good understanding of raw material alternatives and total economics through processing and finished product
  • Working knowledge of global commodity markets across all animal proteins
  • Demonstrated personal growth and development throughout career
  • Skilled at collaboration, teaching and transferring knowledge
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills