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Commodity Specialist

Company: Milo's Tea
Location: Bessemer
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

OverviewCOMPANY OVERVIEWMilo's Tea Company is one of the fastest growing beverage companies in the US.--Our culture and operations are built on the belief that we can make a difference in the world. That's why we put People First and strive to continually reduce our environmental impact on the planet. We leverage our world class operations and decades-long distribution partnerships to grow the footprint of our core products and create new, innovative beverage products.-- We are the #1 and fastest growing brand in the Refrigerated Tea Category in the nation. Our core mission is that we put people and the planet first and by doing this, it will be good for our business. We are committed to unlocking the personal genius of every associate and have a strong focus on growth and learning. Our Company is strongly committed to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. We are committed to annual charitable giving by delivering upon our 1% profit pledge. We are Platinum Certified in Zero Waste Manufacturing; recycling, reducing, and reusing 95% of waste at all facilities.--Being a part of the Milo's TEAm, you'll get to collaborate with a group of passionate and high-performing people, where everyone feels empowered to do their best work and feels good about the work they're doing.--And as a "People First" company, Milo's is committed to the success and well-being of our associates, customers, and fans, no matter their gender, race or creed.-- Some of the great things offered that reflect our commitment include: Competitive salary with bonus opportunities for various roles 100% employer paid medical premium for our associates and their families Free Mental Health, Financial Wellness, and Legal Counseling benefits 401K with a company match Company paid Life Insurance Tuition reimbursement assistance Continuous learning opportunities through various platforms and resources A robust parental leave program Care Relief Fund to help Associates in need Associate Assistance Program Paid volunteer time--POSITION SUMMARYThe Commodity Specialist will research market costs of assigned commodities, help identify the best suppliers for Milo's needs, and administer/analyze quoting activities for potential contract awards based on future forecasts.--RESPONSIBILITIES Develop, communicate, and execute all RFP/RFQs to supply base. Evaluate all RFP responses, put data into Excel, and make recommendation to Commodity Manager. Track cost savings/avoidances on all commodities. Assist Commodity Managers in any duties around Category Plans. Develop forecast and send to suppliers quarterly. Communicate with Buyer strategic PO execution based on agreed-upon contract. Gather market data on monthly basis and update category plans/supplier summary document. Assist in the development of category plans to improve productivity, quality, and efficiency of operations through the supply base. Communicate category market data. Perform other duties as assigned. Occasional travel to accommodate quarterly Business Reviews, Supplier Visits,--Industry Events, Management Meetings & Offsites Uphold and participate in all Corporate Responsibility programming including recycling, social advocacy and MMAD volunteering opportunities. Invest in and is an example of Milo's Responsibility commitment which includes environmental, social, and corporate governance components. Other Commodity Management related duties as assigned.--QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree with a concentration in sourcing/supply chain or related field of study or equivalent Minimum of two years of sourcing experience Excellent organizational skills and computer proficiency in MS Office required Exceptional communication skills both written and verbal Ability to work effectively in a fast-moving environment ERP experience or understanding of ERP Systems Relationship building & management Analytical skills Strategic thinking Attention to detail Proactive work attitudeResponsibilitiesUtilizes industry knowledge and supports partnerships with key suppliers to deliver sustainable supply of critical raw materials

Keywords: Milo's Tea, Hoover , Commodity Specialist, Accounting, Auditing , Bessemer, Alabama

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