Sourcing Manager

Baton Rouge, LA, USA Req #757
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
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Department:  Supply Chain

Reports To:  Sr. Manager Procurement

Travel Required: up to 25%


Why Join Community Coffee?


Community Coffee Company is the #1 family-owned and operated retail coffee brand in America.  Rooted in family and tradition, yet always looking to the future, you can expect a fast-paced environment that is both challenging and rewarding. Join us and make your passion your profession!


Position Overview


As Sourcing Manager, you will deploy Category Management best practices in the management of assigned commodities and categories to achieve the best value for goods and service. Identify and collaborate with key stakeholders on requirements, continuous improvements, cost reductions, and delivery performance for sourced items in alignment with corporate initiatives, objectives and supply chain strategy. You will also be directly responsible for supporting assigned business units to include sales, marketing, and all internal customers.

Function Related Activities/Key Responsibilities


  • Recommend, develop, implement, manage production, inventory, quality, and food safety on all product lines co-pack for Community Coffee.
  • Develop strategical supplier network based on business needs.
  • Identify new Co-Packers and product capabilities for new and existing product lines.
  • Establish, manage, and oversee all aspects of the relationship with co-packing partners. Act as a key communication conduit between teams and co-packers.
  • Develop, own and manage annual co-packing budget by working with key Finance partners.
  • Assess current co-packing strategy by routinely conducting risk assessment, on existing partner relationships and proposing improvements or changes including Business Continuity Planning.
  • Ensure production requirements are executed successfully and deadlines are met.
  • Troubleshoot and lead process improvements regarding production issues as they occur.
  • Accountable to ensure compliance of company policies and procedures and brand protection.
  • Partner with key stakeholders to understand goals and objectives and translate into Category Strategy.
  • Create a Category Strategy that includes Market Research, Spend Analysis, Strategic Sourcing, Contract Management, Procure-to-Pay Processes, Continuous Improvement, Innovation and Cost Savings Initiatives.
  • Utilize Strategic Sourcing to support Business and Category Initiatives.
  • Lead periodic Business Reviews with strategic suppliers including supplier scorecards, root cause analysis, and new business development.
  • Ensure service levels are met and take appropriate action to correct when not met with a high sense of urgency.
  • Responsible to develop and negotiate contract terms including its executing and implementation.  Interface with Legal Counsel as needed to obtain approval on legal terms.
  • Monitor supplier cost drivers and take action to reduce costs or mitigate impact of higher costs as they relate to purchased goods and services.
  • Create a supplier market analysis including list of all possible suppliers and their capabilities, strengths and weaknesses.
  • Work directly with key stakeholders in Marketing to source new suppliers and deliver requested goods and services.
  • Act as a subject matter expert in area of responsibility and help drive innovation by actively seeking new product ideas and enhancements from suppliers and coffee industry sources.
  • Maintain high level of product and supply base knowledge, highly in sync with industry trends and market indices. Collects cost data and prepares supplier cost/industry analyses. Lead benchmarking review to drive improvements
  • Assist sales and marketing with new item creation; identify, source, organize and coordinate new product samples for review and assist with product introduction programs
  • Support Procurement Operations and process requisitions, prepare and submit purchase orders, expedite open orders, manage discrepancies as needed
  • Ensure SOP’s are documented, system is fully utilized, and team is appropriately trained
  • Ensure SAP information is accurate including Material Masters, Vendor Masters, Source Lists and Info Records.
  • Maintain monthly tracking and reporting of assigned KPI’s
  • Provide training and coaching to Sourcing Specialists and aid in their development as Procurement Professionals.
  • May be requested to perform different or additional duties as assigned


Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or business-related field required.
  • 3 years of experience in Category Management preferred.
  • Co-Packing/Co-Manufacturing Experience preferred.
  • Experience in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Marketing or Logistics Management preferred.
  • Valid Driver’s license or valid federal, state or local ID card
  • Supply Chain certification (CPSM), Project Management and or Lean Six Sigma desired


What We’re Looking For


  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • Project management skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Adaptability/flexibility


Physical Demands/Work Environment


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to do the following:

  • Frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls and talk or hear.
  • Occasionally required to stand; walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Office Environment: Most of the duties of this position will be perform inside an office environment.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.



Our Values



Our People           We are a high performance company with emphasis on teamwork and employee care

Our Integrity        We have the courage to always do what is right

Our Customers  We have a personal commitment to provide exceptional products, services, and solutions

Our Safety            We champion safe behaviors for ourselves, our fellow employees, and our community

Our Brand            Everything we do has to be as good as our coffee

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k), short- and long-term disability, paid time off, employee assistance program, and educational assistance. Community Coffee and its subsidiary companies will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal or state law. 

Other details

  • Job Family Supply Chain
  • Job Function Supply Chain
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 25
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • Baton Rouge, LA, USA