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Bethlehem, US, 18015

Strategic Procurement Manager - Contract Manufacturing

Strategic Procurement Organization

The Strategic Procurement team is focused on leveraging the company’s position and scale to achieve the best value for money with best price, quality, and service deliverables among all categories spend. The Strategic Procurement team maintains close alignment with all internal businesses partners to support overall strategies and drives the best-in-class sourcing organization using Kaizen principles. The Corporate Strategic Procurement Organization manages 3.5BM DKK+ spend in a matrixed environment.


About the Job

This position is a key role within all STG companies and is responsible for sourcing and contract management of Indirect spend categories with a primary focus on Category Contract Manufacturing Spend Management. The role is directly responsible for all spend in the Category. Responsibility is end-to-end category spend including but not limited to: Develop category strategy, business case execution, influencing operations, business and finance leaders to comply with category strategic direction and leading cross-functional project teams through the sourcing process.


Job Description

-   Define and Develop multi-year Category Management Strategy including cost reduction efficiency with process and procurement platform improvements along with` demand reduction focusing on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

     o   Understands demand specifications

     o   Challenge internal demands

     o   Analyze the category market (supply and demand), understands benchmarks the “Should cost price”, dynamics in the market, price drivers and suppliers landscape

-    Strategy Execution

     o   RFI / RFQ negotiation process

     o   Negotiate, implement and manage supplier contracts

     o   Change implementation

     o   Contract and Suppliers Performance Management

     o   Drive supplier consolidation and supplier risk management objectives.

-    Key cooperation in the Organization

     o   Maintain direct interaction and alignment with business units, stakeholders, and plants across the portfolio.

     o   Performance Management with budget holders

-    Others  

     o   Ownership personality bringing enthusiasm and sense of urgency to the role

     o   Comfortable with accountability to deliver major financial targets with speed

     o   Utilize the 3 key levers of cost management (Demand, Price & Policy)

     o   Effectively lead the strategy to success at all levels within the company, working closely with teams across to the company (Commercial, Finance, Legal, etc)

     o   Manage and mitigate price inflation without effecting service or quality.



-         Establish Baseline

-         Price Variance vs Purchased Price

-         Payment terms


Education and Experience

-         Bachelor’s Degree or relevant experience required, Master’s Degree is preferred

-         Minimum of 3 years’ experience in procurement and strategic sourcing or relevant cigar and tobacco industry experience.

-         3rd Party Strategic Sourcing and relevant category experience preferred

-         Cigar and tobacco industry experience appreciated, but not required.

-         Proven and firm project management experience

-         Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills

-         Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks with pragmatic approach



-         20 - 30%


Why Scandinavian Tobacco Group?

Scandinavian Tobacco Group employees are given the opportunity to:

·         Work collaboratively and across functions with the highest caliber talent - Scandinavian Tobacco Group is committed to hiring and developing great people who have a passion for excellence and a commitment to continuous improvement.

·         Be recognized & rewarded - We value our employees, recognize their talent, encourage their growth and reward contributions.

At Scandinavian Tobacco Group, we welcome talented and competitive people, and reward them with outstanding career development, personal growth and leadership opportunities. Join the winning team at a company whose reputation speaks for it. Scandinavian Tobacco Group provides its employees with a great work environment, a competitive salary and some comprehensive benefits!

Nearest Major Market: Allentown