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Director, IPG, Supply Chain, Fleet, & Travel in Camp Hill, PA at Rite Aid

Date Posted: 3/8/2019

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Job Description SUMMARY

The primary purpose of this position is the sourcing and procurement function, to drive value, cost savings and results across all non-merchandise spend categories while adhering to Rite Aid policies and procedures. Frequent independent judgments are essential. the incumbent is also required to perform all tasks in observance of Rite Aid's brand and strategy and adhere to our corporates values and service attributes.


The associate is responsible for the functions below, in addition to other duties as assigned:

  • Represent and lead Rite Aid in all supplier and contract negotiations while driving EBITDA and reducing business risk. This duty requires strict adherence to the contract approval policy 04.12 which includes obtaining reviews (Accounting, Legal, IS Security, Privacy Office, and Risk Management) and ending with entry into the contract management system. 
  • Successfully lead, manage and report on operational duties such as Print Shop, Buying and Invoice Reconciliation, Fleet Management, Expense Management System, Travel, P2P, Mail Room, Mass Mail and initiatives as assigned. Develop key talent while driving strategic sourcing across assigned indirect categories.
  • Acting as a financial steward, associate must identify, spearhead and manage project teams to reduce total cost of ownership while meeting and enhancing business goals and objectives (costs, service, quality, policies, supply and risk mitigation).

  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within the scope and budget while involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility. Develop project plans to track progress and use verification techniques to manage changes in resource availability, project scope, schedule, and costs. Measure project performance using suitable systems, tools, and methods. Perform risk management to minimize project risks. Report and escalate to management as needed
  • Develop volume forecasts, conduct financial analysis that includes the total cost of ownership, landed cost comparisons, buy vs. lease, ROI and payback analysis. Responsibilities include monitoring commodity pricing to reduce supply risk and ensuring the best pricing possible on commodity intensive products. To reduce supply risk and unforeseen price volatility, Associate, must also conduct supplier diligence and development to increase competition and negotiate limits to commodity exposure in contracts while developing long-term strategies
  • Re-engineer the purchasing and usage process to achieve higher levels of efficiency through process improvement.
  • Operational responsibilities also include preparing weekly IPG status reports, detailed cost center spending, payroll compliance, contract processing, etc. Manage specific projects and track implementation results. Be accountable for internal budgets and promote continuous cost reductions and quality improvements.
  • Work with company leadership to identify, manage and prioritize, the sourcing and procurement of all non-merchandise spend to align with company-wide goals and objectives. Collaborate with the Vice President of Indirect Procurement for annual pipeline planning and resource allocation.
  • Through project work, associate must build strong relationships by effectively communicating cost reduction opportunities with C-level executives, cost center stakeholders ad strategic sourcing teams. Support and deliver superior customer service to all departments in the sourcing and procurement of non-merchandise items by being a project manager and a thought leader of specifically assigned categories.

Experience / Requirements
  • Five (5) or more years of experience in procurement as a Buyer, Senior Buyer, or Purchasing Agent required.  Experience as a Purchasing Manager or Purchasing Director preferred.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Art/Sciences (BA/BS) Business, Supply Chain, Sourcing required.
  • Master's Degree in Arts/Sciences (MA/MS) Business preferred.
  • CPP, CPSM, or CSCP certification preferred.

* The above information represents a summary of the functions and requirements of this position. Additional details are available on the full job description.