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Junior Manager - Procurement Capex & Industrial Services job in West Jordan

Danone North America jobs
West Jordan, Utah
Company Name:
Danone North America
Impact Area:
Food & Nutrition
Company Type:
Certified B Corporation
Food & Beverage Production

State / Province:
West Jordan


USD - Dannon in ESSENTIAL DAIRY & PLANT-BASED is looking for a Junior Manager - Procurement Capex & Industrial Services in West Jordan, Utah.

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!



As part of the North American SSD Indirect Spend team, the primary purpose of this position is to manage the Capex Investment and Industrial Services for Danone North America. Involvement and/or leadership of cross-country business units projects is also to be expected

The position will be based in Danone's West Jordan, Utah facility, with flexibility to travel across North America for 20% to 40% of work days.


Support, create, participate and implement sourcing strategies for Capex and Industrial Services categories (Including, but not limited to, Process, Packaging Equipment and Services, Building, Utilities, and Waste Management)

• Support, collaborate and implement the sourcing strategies for respective categories;

• Support activities to increase spend visibility and understanding

• Support growth through identification and implementation of adapted partnership with retained suppliers, to improve both the Capex and Industrial services proposition;

• Create internal / external synergies through identifying opportunities and maximizing the value chain (TCO) from upstream supply locations through to internal / external production sites through to customers;

• Facilitate and drive sourcing decisions through development and implementation of appropriate tools and processes;

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

Supplier and Contract Management

• 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 the suppliers the quality, time and cost of service as well as other commercial terms and conditions.

• Draft contracts. 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 suppliers performance;

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

Project Management

• The chosen candidate will support and lead productivity projects by respecting the budgets / schedules / quality standards of Danone, using the appropriate tools;

• Participate in Global initiatives led by Group Danone to implement Cost out and Value generation for the business and through projects;

• Monitor, review and communicate projects status (with respect to contractual commitments of the supplier);

• Anticipate and alert key stake holders in case of non-compliance with the contractual commitments;

Develop a sustainable process between the country business unit (CBU) and Suppliers teams with a focus on delivering key operations objectives.

Supplier Evaluation

• Evaluate and manage the global performance of supply chain & contract manufacturing & repacking 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 for Capex & Industrial Services spend;

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

• Identify new projects to create Cost Out Value In (COVI) opportunities, validate with finance, seek and attain buy-in for these projects, build budget with other functions, realize and track the productiviy on a monthly basis.

Update/Create, maintain and animate clear tools to track the performance of the Capex and Industrial Services sourcing team of North America.

• The tools include but not limited to:

o Capex

 Contract status

 Contract document archive control

 Cost avoidance tracking and validation

 Spend tail analysis

 Vendor list rationalization

 Payment terms control / rationalization

 Monthly reporting

o Industrial Services

 Contract Status

 Contract document archive control

 COVI project status tracking

 Spend analysis

 Vendor list rationalization

 Payment terms control / rationalization

 Monthly reporting


Degree in Business, Operations Management or a related field of study such as Engineering;

• Basic understanding of manufacturing or professional exposure to a manufacturing environment.

• Sourcing/ procurement experience a big plus.

• Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced cross-functional, multi-cultural, matrix environment;

• People management: the individual must demonstrate future capability of cross-functional / peer to peer leadership through coaching and stewardship;

• Proactively anticipates issues/opportunities & can work through multiple simultaneous projects prioritizing competing objectives appropriately;

• Rigorous data analysis capability and financial acumen;

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

• Language: English required, French and Spanish an asset;

• Comfortable in facing paradoxes or contradictions with resilience and tenacity;

• Good knowledge of MS Office and database. Business intelligence experience a plus;

• Experience with SAP, Micro Strategy a plus;

• Possesses a growth mindset and a resilient positive attitude


For more information about Danone, its people and its business, please visit danone.com 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 DanoneNorthAmerica.com.

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.




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