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(Archived) Co-Manufacturing Manager

Last Updated: 11/13/20

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Co-Manufacturing Manager Job Description At Nestle Purina, we consider our manufacturing and technical expertise as cornerstones of our success in the marketplace. However, in some cases, Co-Manufacturing adds that perfect touch to our products so they can have better features and provide more value. The Co-Manufacturing department at Purina is situated within our larger Procurement Team and plays a key role in managing the relationships and business projects with existing and new contract manufacturers. These relationships improve our speed to market, flexibility and agility. The Contract Manufacturing Manager is our functional team leader. In this role, you will think strategically and act proactively in order to develop and maintain contract manufacturing supplier relationships. You will lead in the development and execution of external supply solutions that deliver the best strategic partnerships to meet business objectives. As a Co- Manufacturing Manager, you will work both collaboratively and independently to determine current and future business needs, prioritize and delegate projects, support innovation, drive cost savings and deploy sourcing strategies with seamless stakeholder alignment. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Build, maintain and leverage strategic relationships with internal teams (including but not limited to Supply Chain, Quality, Technical Applications, R&D/PTC, Legal and Procurement to manage cost, quality, compliance and product innovation) and external suppliers to effectively launch and maintain products throughout their lifecycle.
  • Effectively negotiate and finalize contracts with all assigned contract manufacturers.
  • Initiates ad implements cost reduction ideas for assigned contract manufacturing locations.
  • Proactively communicate/escalate issues, risks, timing and contingencies relevant to business success.
  • Perform business analysis of projects to assess contract manufacturing business opportunities applying the Procurement 7 Best Practices and 7 Step Strategic Sourcing process.
  • Perform financial, Make vs. Buy, and capital investments analysis
  • Assess volume and market performance expectations for new items
  • Forecast capacity constraints and proactively source and make ready new capacity
  • Identify and assess potential contract manufacturers
  • Identify network of potential contract manufacturers, establish contact, and visit to conduct initial business assessment and establish CDA/NDA
  • Coordinate technical, engineering, and quality assurance resources to conduct corresponding assessments
  • “Pave the way” to allow access to contract manufacturing facilities for internal NPP functional experts and external auditing parties to perform their necessary work.
  • Connect directly contract manufacturer and brand management teams to jointly develop products and new ideas.
  • Lead and manage negotiations and contracting including documentation of competitive bidding or price rationalization (e.g. cost modeling).
  • Ensure that contract manufacturing partners continuously comply with all Nestle Purina requirements (including quality assurance audits) and monitor ongoing business market performance.
  • All other duties as assigned.
This position will require up to 20% domestic and international travel.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing, Science, Engineering, Supply Chain, Finance, Business Management or related field, or equivalent experience and 5+ years management experience working cross functionally on key projects in a supply chain, manufacturing, logistics or business environment
  • MBA or Graduate Degree and 3+ years management experience working cross functionally on key projects in a supply chain, manufacturing, logistics or business environment
Supplier management and SAP experience preferred.

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--- Job: Co-Manufacturing Manager Primary Location: Saint Louis, MO US Other Location: Career Area: Professional Nestle Purina PetCare Company

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Nestle Purina PetCare

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Nestlé Purina PetCare has been advancing pet nutrition for over 80 years. Our team of over 18,000 employees and 400 scientists, including nutritionists, aim to develop products that deliver comprehensive nutrition to help ensure the long healthy lives of pets and make discoveries that can further enhance the lives of pets everywhere. Nestlé Purina is focused on delivering world-class products with...