Manager, Purchasing Business Services

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POST DATE 9/15/2016
END DATE 12/14/2016

The J. M. Smucker Company Orrville, OH

Orrville, OH
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


For more than 115 years, The J. M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that bring families together to share memorable meals and moments. Today, Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of consumer food and beverage products and pet food and pet snacks in North America with annual net sales of approximately $8 billion. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's , Folgers , Jif , Dunkin Donuts , Crisco , Pillsbury , R.W. Knudsen Family , Hungry Jack , Caf Bustelo , Martha White , truRoots , Sahale Snacks , Robin Hood , and Bick s . In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Meow Mix , Milk- Bone , Kibbles 'n Bits , Natural Balance , and 9Lives . The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about the Company, visit


Manager, Purchasing Business Services


Orrville, OH


Senior Manager, Purchasing Business Services


Business Process Leadership

* Deliver against purchasing business strategies by providing process and system expertise

* Understand how purchasing systems integrate with the rest of the business and provide guidance on purchasing business processes

* Identify and help to resolve purchasing system issues and process improvement opportunities

* Provide recommendations as a subject matter expert for the purchasing systems and business processes

* Focus on enabling technology, implement best practices and improve employee experience

People and Organization Development

* Responsible for developing people (Smucker people development including administration of career path, individual work / development plans and performance management)

* Manage and report team performance to key stakeholders

* Motivate team members to complete goals and objectives

Organization Leadership

* Partner with IS business process development for continuous improvement

* Build effective working relationships with PCoP and cross-functional stakeholders

* Represent purchasing on cross-functional initiatives

Daily Management

* Lead and supervise day-to-day activities of team members

* Maintain a flow to the work, customer service mindset across the team

* Develop and manage appropriate KPI s to measure team success



* A Bachelor's degree is required; an MBA is preferred


* At least two years of people management experience is required

* At least 3 years of experience supporting systems / business processes is required

* Ariba P2O functional experience is a plus


* Strong leadership capabilities

* Solid understanding of technical aspect of systems and business processes

* Customer-focused

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills

* Demonstrate ability to implement

* Strong group facilitation and project management skills

* Strong interpersonal skills

* Travel for new and ongoing business support (estimated less than 10% travel)

* Proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

The J. M. Smucker Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No person will be discriminated against in hiring or in any other aspect of their employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information, protected veteran/military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.