Director, Supply Chain Sourcing-Danone

Danone - Broomfield, CO


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USD - Dannon in ESSENTIAL DAIRY & PLANT-BASED is looking for a Director, Supply Chain Sourcing in Broomfield, Co.


With our global presence, brands and business within our mission,bringing health through food to as many people as possible; we believe that people growth is a key asset to reach a sustainable business performance. Take this opportunity to GROW together!


Position Title :

Director, Sourcing – Supply Chain Services


Reporting to :

Vice-President, Indirect Purchasing


Location :

Broomfield, Colorado or White Plains, New York



As part of the North American SSD Indirect Spend team, the primary purpose of this position is to lead the supply chain procurement strategy for Danone in North America (Danone North America, Danone Canada, Danone Waters of North America, Happy Family and Nutria).


This position requires proven Direct and Indirect category sourcing experience, as well as effective cross functional project leadership, negotiation, collaboration, analytical and communication skills. Experience in the Logistics industry or Logistics sourcing is a strong asset.


Position Description:

Lead and develop the various Logistics sourcing strategies in support to Danone Supply Chain team in domains of Transportation, Distribution Center network, Pallet management & pooling by leading approaches to:


Defining and implementing the supply chain sourcing strategies for respective Region/Division/Sites;

Support growth through identification and implementation of adapted partnership with retained suppliers, to improve both the route to market & inbound materials logistics network proposition;

Create internal synergies by combining needs of different divisions of the company;

Define sourcing strategy through market studies to identify best practices, identify gaps, risks and opportunities as well as to identify new suppliers or develop a robust supplier base.

Develop deep knowledge of categories (trends, inflation, technologies)


Lead team in driving key Commercial activities related to the Logistics categories:

Develop and launch RFQs / RFPs (request for quotation/proposal) to select suppliers in targeted categories;

Analyze the proposals and make recommendations to key internal stake holders;

Negotiate with suppliers to deliver quality, time and cost of service to meet business needs, as well as other commercial terms and conditions.

Lead contract ratification activities, assuring interaction with supplier and Legal teams;

Manage suppliers to ensure business needs are met and maintain Supplier Relationship Management to improve supplier’s performance;

Develop and implement performance indicators monitor suppliers and support continuous improvement.


Market Indexes/Benchmarking:

Leadership of various Risk Management practices such as fuel hedging

Analyze the supply chain market indexes and anticipate trends in the market place. Develop hypothesis, estimate business impact and recommend a course of action to key stake holders, in anticipation of the trends;

Benchmark with the Best-in-Class supply chain leaders to identify gaps and develop recommendations to be best-in-class.

Supplier Evaluation:

Evaluate and manage the global performance of supply chain suppliers;

Define the objectives of improvement of performance and the necessary action plans;

Manage the implementation of action plans.

Budget & Productivity Management:

Manage overall spend and productivity for supply chain sourcing;

Establish the budget, track variances and manage risks for respective area through work with Finance;

Identify new projects to create Cost Out Value In (COVI) opportunities,

Lead category Transformation:

Identify and implement new technologies in transportation to improve efficiency, carbon footprint and driver welfare

Identify and implement distribution center technologies that will enable Danone to become a pioneer of customer solutions, e-commerce penetration, as well as to improve efficiency


People & Relationship Management:

Manage a team made up of Sr Sourcing Managers and an analyst through team animation, follow up and coaching

Lead objective setting, progress and year end reviews

Establish and maintain relationship & governance with key stakeholders

Establish relationships with key cross functional teams (Finance, HR, Quality, Sales, SSD)



Bachelor’s degree in Business, Operations Management or a related field of study such as Engineering;

Minimum of 8 - 12 years’ experience in strategic purchasing or supply chain with demonstrated skills for negotiation;

Experience in the Transport industry;

Experience in the food-processing industry, especially perishable products is an asset;

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional, multi-cultural, matrix environment;

People management: the individual must possess capability & experience in managing individuals and teams.

Cross-functional relationships: this role relies heavily on capacity to establish & animate cross functional relationship with pull demand approaches as well as to lead transformational projects

Ability to develop and implement strategic sustainable initiatives, and lead change by engaging people;

Proactive: anticipates issues/opportunities & can work through multiple simultaneous projects;

Rigorous data analysis capability and financial acumen;

Language: English mandatory + French & Spanish an asset;

Comfortable in facing paradoxes or contradictions with resilience and tenacity as well as to work with limited information.

For more information about Danone, its people and its business, please visit We have something special inside, do you?

About Danone North America

Danone North America is a Certified B Corporation business unit of Danone and operates in the U.S. from headquarter offices in White Plains, NY and Broomfield, CO. Danone North America was formed as a Public Benefit Corporation in 2017 to nourish people, communities and the world through its diverse portfolio of healthful dairy- and plant-based products, coffee creamers and beverages. Its portfolio of brands includes: Activia®, DanActive®, Danimals®, Dannon®, Danonino®, Danone®, Earthbound Farm®, Horizon Organic® premium dairy products, International Delight® coffee creamers and iced coffee, Light & Fit®, Oikos® Greek yogurt, Silk® plant-based foods and beverages, So Delicious® Dairy Free, Vega® and Wallaby® Organic. The mission of the Company is to bring health through food to as many people as possible. For more information, please visit

Danone North America is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.

Procurement Representative Associate-Lockheed Martin



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The coolest jobs on this planet… or any other… are with Lockheed Martin Space.

At the dawn of a new space age, Lockheed Martin is a pioneer, partner, innovator and builder. Our amazing men and women are on a mission to make a difference in the world and every day we use our unique skills and experiences to create, design and build solutions to some of the worlds’ hardest engineering problems. Our culture encourages employees to dream big, perform with excellence and create incredible products. We provide the resources, inspiration and focus and if you have the passion and courage to dream big, we want to build a better tomorrow with you.

Going to space is just the beginning. It’s what you do when you get there that matters. Lockheed Martin builds the satellites and spacecraft that do amazing things in space for government and commercial customers. Connecting people. Advancing discovery. And protecting what matters most. Lockheed Martin-built satellites give earlier warning of severe weather, connect troops on the battlefield, and deliver GPS directions to a billion people worldwide.

As we look to the future, we’re driving innovations to help our customers do even more in orbit. That’s why we’re crafting smarter satellites that operate like smartphones in the sky, with apps that can be updated in orbit so they can adapt as mission needs on the ground change. Your mission is ours. And as that mission evolves, we’ll be ready. Will you?

What does this role look like?

Every day, our 100,000 employees come to work with one focus – our customers’ missions. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

Lockheed Martin Space is not just about satellites... the Strategic & Missile Defense business area offers growing opportunities to work programs focused on the protection of our nation and allies from a multitude of threats. Our exciting programs are dynamic in nature and often times focus on significant geo-political trends.

Supply Chain’s vision is to enable customer and mission success through supply chain strategies and execution that deliver superior operational program performance and create competitive advantage through continuous improvement. It is our mission to deliver affordable supply chain solutions that meet all program requirements and manage supply chain risks to ensure positive supplier performance through all phases of the program life-cycle from capture to sustainment.

This role will offer you the following daily challenges:
As a Buyer in the Procurement organization the successful candidate will play a vital role in supporting all of the exciting Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company programs by executing all aspects of the procurement lifecycle for a wide variety commodities. This entry level position will build upon the candidates existing Supply Chain background / education by exposing them to procurements of ever increasing complexity and responsibility. The ideal candidate for this role is someone who desires a rewarding career in Supply Chain management and who is highly organized, has excellent communication skills and who is a motivated self-starter.

Basic Qualifications:
To be successful, you need to possess these basic qualifications:
+Bachelors degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education.
+Experience in, or exposure to supply chain management
+Self-motivated, takes initiative
+Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills
+Excellent verbal and written communication skills
+Demonstrated ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities
+Ability to analyze a problem and recommend solutions
+Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite - specifically Excel

Desired Skills:
To be successful, ideally, you should have:
+Ability to perform as a team player with other Buyers as well as interacting with all levels of management and support personnel
+Ability to maintain objectivity while performing multiple tasks while under pressure to meet customer requirements

Benefits of Employment:
To promote the sharing of ideas, Lockheed Martin champions an inclusive work environment that urges differences and big-picture thinking.

Our employees play an active role in strengthening the quality of life where we live and work by volunteering more than 850,000 hours annually. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • 401k
  • Paid time off including, 25 three-day weekends
  • Work/life balance
  • Career development
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Rewards & recognition
  • Generous Tuition Reimbursement

Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s competitive and comprehensive benefits package. …just to name a few reasons to join Lockheed Martin Space!


Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.

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