Manager II Global Sourcing

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Address: USA-IL-Chicago-300 South Riverside Plaza
Store Code: Sourcing Support (27230)

What’s Our Dish

Announced in May 2018, Peapod Digital Labs (PDL) is an Ahold Delhaize USA company that powers the eCommerce and digital strategies for the Great Local Brands of Ahold Delhaize USA. Accelerating growth in digital and personalization capabilities, PDL is an innovation lab focused on meeting the changing needs of customers, regardless of when, where, and how consumers choose to shop.


 

Browse The Aisles

Lead various functions within International Sourcing including category / item analysis, infrastructure, global sourcing, import, export process across the organization (ex. Private Brands, GM, opportunity buys, Fresh, etc.). Manage and support all activities including identification of items, factories, compliance with relevant local, country, and international customs laws and processes to ensure items and factories are compliant with government agencies and company policies. Identify risks, build mitigation plans, end to end process and market across teams. Support process and direction for item analysis, sourcing event / cost review, project kick off, import of item, payment and analysis.

 

The role will be expected to:

  • Build imports infrastructure and partner across key (brands, finance, supply chain, operations, compliance, financial shared services, etc.).
  • Supports and leads reviewing opportunities to source products internationally (review items, sources, document process, navigate / mitigate challenges, and build partnerships to facilitate process).
  • Partner with selected 3rd parties to share internal processes, set up support and communicate with all vested stakeholders.
  • Facilitates invoicing, tax implications, label requirements, DC needs, freight forwarders and timely delivery.
  • Leads and support financial / cost analysis of items submitted for imports and identify opportunities for future imports.
  • Executes import of goods for the brands of AD and look for new items. Ensures processes are executed to ensure compliance and protect the AD brands from potential fines. Executes overall import process and resolves issues (FDA, supply chain, costing, etc.)
  • Logistics - interface with receiver, internal teams, DCs and coordinates shipments with freight forwarder.
  • Review customs documentation, plan / arrange shipments, research company location, FDA registration, facility documentation and FSVP process.
  • Processes and resolves all invoicing, tax implications, label requirements and communication needs related to import/export.
  • Facilitates process between Supply Chain and freight forwarder to ensure timeline delivery.
  • Serve as an advocate and partner with brands to share benefits and market team through communications, presentations, and meetings.

 

Recipe for Success - What's “in store” for the role  

  • Collaborate on strategy and building Imports for International Sourcing process to serve as SOPs. Accelerate capabilities, new services and streamline process.
  • Partner with brands and cross functional stakeholders to identify items, lead / build financial analysis, drive sourcing activities, ensure timely booking / shipping and facilitate end to end process to hold stakeholders accountable.
  • Facilitate and Collaborate with 3rd party organizations to support growing the organization with mitigation plans for challenges.
  • Create presentations, outline process / needs and market work to create visibility.
  • Lead Imports and International Strategy program and needs to sustain and drive evolution of the program. Participate in item review, cost analysis and execution as a project manager.

 

The Essentials In Your Cart - The required ingredients

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and related work experience. Master's degree preferred
  • 8+ years of related International, Sourcing, imports, Negotiating, Category, & vendor management experience. Ability to effectively teach/train/direct the work of others and provide constructive & timely feedback on performance.
  • Successful track record of independently influencing others without authority. Independent interaction and leadership with senior leadership levels across the organization.
  • Ability to support and lead large organizational initiatives.
  • Sourcing, Negotiation, customs broker, or similar experience.
  • Project Management/Facilitation.
  • Change Management.

 

Extra Spices - What you should bring to the table

  • Presentation skills (both developing & delivering), great relationships and ability to support agile environment.
  • Demonstrated facilitation skills over multiple media types (video conferences, TEAMS, Skype, conference calls, in-person meetings, etc.) with varying size groups (typically 5-25)
  • Mastery of Microsoft suite, Strong communication & presentation skills (verbal and written), Ability to interpret and react to syndicated data reports (e.g. IRI, etc.), Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Conflict management skills & general knowledge of industry and suppliers.


Join Us at Our Table

Peapod Digital Labs is a forward-thinking company with a strong legacy of innovation. We recognize who powers our progress – our people! We offer a great variety of benefits and perks to our employees, including: great health care options, including PPO and HSA plans (with company contributions), dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, a 401k with strong company match and immediate vesting, and generous and flexible paid time off.


We are an equal opportunity employer. We comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to sex, race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, marital status (including civil unions), military service, veteran status, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, legally recognized disability, domestic violence victim status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Right next to Union Station, we are easy to get to and surrounded by food in Downtown and the West Loop.

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Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
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Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
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Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
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Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
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401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
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Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
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Paid Sick Days
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Beer on Tap
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Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
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Some Meals Provided
Professional Development Benefits
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Tuition Reimbursement
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Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

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Building a cutting edge eCommmerce center of excellence means our teams need to focus on their work challenges, not whether their benefits are activated. With a one-stop shop for online benefit management, competitive bonus potential, and a flexible, brand new office, our employees are able to focus on making the customer experience amazing.

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