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Broomfield CO Full Time Posted: Friday, 14 February 2020
Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

Dannon in WBS CYCLES & PROCUREMENT is looking for a Director, Contract Manufacturing Procurement in Broomfield, CO.

As part of the North American Contract Manufacturing (CoMan) Procurement team, the primary purpose of this position is to manage co-manufacturing sourcing in the US for Danone North America, including managing the existing network and managing the supplier lifecycle.

This position requires proven strategic sourcing skills, category management, and excellent communication, collaboration, analytical and contract negotiation skills.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead the US Third Party Manufacturing (3PM or CoMan) team within assigned 3PM categories
  • Train and Develop, and provide appropriate oversight for the US 3PM team to deliver on annual objectives and commitments to the function and the enterprise
  • Lead initiatives related to identification, selection, negotiation and management of 3PMs within assignment
  • Develop strategic relationships consistent with Danone “One Planet, One Health” and B-Corp values
  • Collaborate with Supply chain, R&I, Quality, Finance and Business Units by providing insights on current capabilities, manufacturing site potential, and economic feasibility
  • Provide supply market intelligence including conducting market studies to identify new 3PMs and develop a robust supplier base
  • Lead initiatives as assigned, including contract optimization and transition to full service relationships
  • Manage budget and productivity initiatives including managing overall spend, analyzing pricing, tolling, full service packaging and ingredient pass through, managing budgets and tracking variances
  • Collaborate with 3PM colleagues, Businesses and Supply Chain on growth and innovation initiatives, product launches, line extensions and discontinuations, etc.
  • Collaborate with legal on contract negotiation and drafting and execution, including scope, quality, time and cost of service and other contract terms and conditions.
  • Comply with all Danone Cycles & Procurement supplier selection and procurement policy
  • Must build relationships cross-functionally and have effective communication skills and create a “teamwork” focused environment while positively influencing stakeholders
  • Additional responsibilities include supporting escalations on service and production, logistics and warehousing or transportation issues or opportunities; working to resolve quality issues, and financial renumeration


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Management, Engineering, Supply Chain or related field
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in strategic sourcing or supply chain with strong negotiation and value creation skills
  • Demonstrated people management and development experience and skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional and multi-cultural environment
  • Rigorous data analysis and financial acumen
  • Ability to develop and implement strategic and sustainable initiatives and lead change
  • Language: English mandatory and French or other language skills a plus

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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. 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.

Broomfield CO, United States of America
2/14/2020 9:03:34 PM

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