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Strategic Sourcing Manager

Company Overview:

Vital Proteins is an emerging, dynamic brand consisting of a team of passionate individuals who believe whole-food-based nutrition is essential for overall health, fitness and wellbeing. Our team is comprised of intelligent and innovative talent who work collaboratively to ensure creativity, success, and global growth. At Vital Proteins, our mission is to empower our company, team, and customers to live a full, vibrant life. We seek to develop and support the right people, with the right chemistry, who continually ask questions, and in turn will develop and tactically execute good ideas. We are looking for individuals to help us think smarter and put a lot of ideas on the table in a short amount of time. Building a great company is our goal. Quality individuals and getting the team right is our business plan.


As the Strategic Sourcing Manager you will be responsible for handling the company's end to end sourcing operations related to raw materials.  The successful candidate will be able to appraise and improve our sourcing activities by analyzing the company's spending, supplying partnerships and new possibilities.  

What you will be responsible for:

  • Manage the company's supply portfolio ensuring transparency of spending
  • Generate and implement efficient sourcing and category management strategies
  • Analyze and calculate costs of procurement and suggest methods to decrease spend
  • Negotiate with vendors and suppliers to ensure profitable cost
  • Optimize sourcing and procedures to attain maximum efficiency
  • Cooperate with key stakeholders to guarantee agreement on terms and processes with suppliers
  • Understand and predict possible shifts in negotiating power of raw materials suppliers 
  • Perform cost analysis and benchmarking of current and potential products
  • Research new vendors and suppliers as needed

Who you are:

  • BS degree in supply chain, logistics or business administration 
  • 10 + years of experience in supply chain, specifically procurement and/or sourcing
  • 3 + years of experience in a leadership role, able to coach and mentor
  • Previous experience in food manufacturing required
  • Comfortable with collecting, analyzing and interpreting data
  • Strong ability to multi-task and project manage multiple projects
  • Familiar with sourcing and vendor management software, preferably experience with SAP and/or NetSuite
  • Interest in health and wellness preferred
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