Apothecary Products

  • Sourcing Specialist

    Job Locations US-MN-Burnsville
    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/12/2018 8:10 PM)
    Strategic Sourcing
    FLSA Status
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Apothecary Products (APL) is currently seeking a Sourcing Specialist to join our team.  The Sourcing Specialist develops & implements sourcing and supply strategies within assigned complex or critical commodity categories that support the Company’s growth, profitability, working capital and continuity of supply objectives.  The ideal candidate will have experience in food ingredient, supplements, cosmetics, or all-natural/organic ingredients sourcing. This role will also perform internal demand analyses, risk analyses, supplier selection & on-going evaluation; RFQ’s, negotiate prices, stocking programs & commercial terms that optimize the profitability of the Apothecary Products, LLC (APL) while appropriately managing risk.


    The Company – Why APL:

    APL is a leading innovator, manufacturer, marketer and supplier of simple self-care solutions, pharmacy supplies and wellness aids. We are based in Burnsville, MN with several manufacturing and vendor partners in the US and internationally. APL has pioneered many strong consumer product categories, including medication management. We have many trusted brands in the marketplace and do business with well-known mass retailers, grocery and chain drug stores. We also have a great culture embedded in our WE CARE values that helps ensure we have a lot of fun each day and are a high-performing work team.


    In this role the incumbent will:

    • Closely collaborate with internal cross-functional teams (Marketing, Customer Marketing, Supply Chain Planning, RD&E, etc) to understand Company sourcing needs and select best suppliers to achieve long-term goals while focusing on reducing total cost of ownership (TCO), total cost to serve APL customers, and continuity of supply.
    • Lead supplier evaluation, selection, and integration associated with RFP’s, RFQ’s, negotiations, initial unit forecasting and product phase-in purchase orders prior to delivering a clean hand off to the Supply Chain Planning team responsible for managing steady-state supplier replenishments.
    • Manage supplier performance; prepare and hold business reviews with stakeholders to review supplier performance, future opportunities and/or challenges, and develop a forward-looking plan.
    • Travel requirement: minimal, with the ability to travel internationally once per year and domestically twice a year.

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    We seek applicants with these critical skills and experience:

    • Experience in food ingredient, supplements, cosmetics, or all-natural/organic ingredients.
    • Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, finance, supply chain, engineering or related field; consideration given to equivalent experience.
    • 3-7 years’ experience in a Sourcing, Procurement or Manufacturing/Production environment, of which at least 3 years is sourcing or procurement experience.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of MRP, supplier management, category/commodity management, strategic sourcing, negotiations and contracting concepts.

    The Rewards - What We Offer:

    The rewards we provide recognize and retain collaborative, results-oriented, strong contributors. Our comprehensive programs support team members and their families in their efforts to live healthy lives. We strive to create opportunities for career growth and financial success – all while being an agile employer committed to open communication. Rewards include:

    • Annual incentive program, discounts on products and employee assistance programs
    • Team member + family insurance programs including employer contributions: Medical, Dental, Life and AD&D, Short-term and Long-term Disability
    • Vision, Pet, Legal, and Identity Theft insurance programs
    • Financial wellness benefits including: Health Savings Account, Dependent Care Savings Account, and 401k
    • Work/life blend: 9 company-paid holidays, Paid Time Off starting at 3 weeks, paid Volunteer Time, and summer hours
    • Onsite wellness activities: on-site community garden, Yoga, Volleyball, and walking clubs
    • Community giveback opportunities supporting local and national charities
    • Relaxed work environment: casual dress every day of the week, food trucks and many team activities!


    Interested – How to Apply:

    Learn more and apply at www.apothecaryproducts.com


    Posted: 11-12-2018

    EOE/M/F/Vet/Disability. No agency calls at this time.


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