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Director, Global Procurement in Dublin at Circle K

Date Posted: 5/17/2019

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Circle K is a great place to work! Here is why:
We know that you can work anywhere. However, working at Circle K is the start of something great! While you make it easy for our customers, we focus on you and your development! Our people make us who we are. We want to see you grow, so we put growing together at the forefront of everything we do. It is our duty to provide you with the tools and resources that you need to succeed. Joining Circle K means joining a team that is devoted to you!


POSITION SUMMARY:

The Global Procurement Director-US directs all phases of national purchasing efforts for principal supply partners, spanning several Food Service, Retail and non-retail product categories primarily for the US market. Cultivates national-level relationships with primary merchandise vendor partners/CPG companies and leverages regional best-practices to the benefit of the U.S. network. The National Procurement Director supports the company goals by focusing on personal accountability, customer service and work efficiency.                       

 ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Negotiates national merchandise, food service, supply, and non‐retail contracts (approximately $2 billion+ in aggregate annual purchasing)
  • Delivers additional procurement synergies for the company’s U.S. network, derived primarily from sku rationalization efforts, exploiting unleveraged scale opportunities, consolidating vendor partners and distribution points, and promoting business unit‐level marketing refinements
  • Provides strategic and tactical category guidance on key categories, such as Tobacco, Center Store, & Food Service, based on national trends, internal and external best practices, and company performance objectives
  • Establishes cross‐functional teams to diagnose, quantify and address regional and/or national‐level sales opportunities, emerging products and categories, and alternative revenue sources
  • Unites the company’s autonomous business units around common value‐enhancing principles, partner and proprietary brands, new programs and offerings, and relevant macro‐level opportunities
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining an effective, efficient, communication process to/for Division Vice Presidents, Directors, and Category Managers.
  • Leads the effort to scale successful regional programs to multi‐region or national level status
  • Supports the establishment of national merchandise category benchmarks, performance markers and objectives
  • Supports the valuation of existing proprietary brand families and develop solutions for the enhanced delivery of those brands and affiliated partnerships

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Marketing, Economics, International Business, or related business discipline; MBA preferred. Other combinations of job related experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.
  • Candidates must currently be at Director level or above in ACT.
  • Minimum 10 years of product or contract management experience, or similar combination of related marketing and/or merchandising experience in a chain retail environment.
  • Multi-unit leadership experience in convenience store merchandising, operations or related retail industry with management responsibility strongly preferred.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of key financial management principles (internal) and macroeconomic (external) factors and cost drivers (ex: commodities indices)
  • Advanced understanding of core marketing principles, including brand development/management, merchandising, pricing theory, and promotional strategies
  • Advanced Experience with MS Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word preferred.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, with the ability to tailor the message and delivery to a wide range of internal and external stakeholder groups
  • Travel required
  • Valid driver’s license required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and/or hear. The employee frequently is required to use his/her hands in order to handle or grasp items of varying weight. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with both hands and arms. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate at a normal range. The lighting will include natural light from the outside as well as fluorescent lighting throughout the work areas.





Job duties may change with or without notice



Circle K is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Company complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA) and all state and local disability laws.  Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the terms of the ADA and certain state or local laws as long as it does not impose an undue hardship on the Company. Please inform the Company’s Human Resources Representative if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.


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