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Fecha: 6/06/2021

Ubicación: Alen USA Houston, US

Empresa: AlEn


AlEn USA is both a sustainability leader and the fastest growing Top-10 Home and Laundry Care CPG company in the U.S. As a result of significant growth in our U.S. business unit, we are now in need of U.S.-based strategic sourcing expert to help us continue to deliver highest quality at the lowest net landed cost.




The Strategic Sourcing Manager will have the following responsibilities:


  1. Source U.S. based co-packers and raw materials.
  2. Source U.S. PCR plastic for our Global recycling facilities.
  3. Work hand in hand with Regulatory leadership to ensure copackers comply with marketing claims and federal/local regulations.
  4. Leveraging AlEn’s global scale, our strategic plan volume, and annual operating plan, negotiate favorable sourcing contracts.
  5. Lead quarterly vendor scorecard sessions to ensure compliance with contract terms and quality standards.
  6. Document negotiations with clear transparency through various purchasing systems.
  7. Establish and maintain site visit protocols to ensure quality and delivery timeliness. 
  8. Schedule load tests.
  9. Perform Market analysis, logistics, payment terms, etc.
  10. Establish and manage sample evaluation logistics and protocols.
  11. Coordinate complete cycle of co packing process from production start until product is delivered to AlEn facilities.
  12. Working with quality ensure market action and product recall process is captured in contracts and enforced when needed.
  13. Assist legal in the event of supplier litigation.


  1. Qualifications:


  1. Education: Bachelor´s degree in Business Administration or Industrial Engineering.
  2. Strong copacker and ingredient supplier network in the categories in which we compete.
  3. 5+ years’ experience in strategic sourcing with a strong understanding of chemical-based CPG, PCR plastic and virgin resin procurement, & EPA-certified copackers.
  4. Strong business acumen: Able to quickly analyze technical and commercial feasibility of sourcing initiatives.
  5. Strong understanding of recycling laws in the US and Mexico.
  6. Formal negotiation training (Ex: Gap) as well proven on the job success/track-record negotiating complex sourcing contracts. 
  7. Experienced supply and demand management/analysis.  
  8. Travel: 25% U.S. & Mexico.
  9. Language: Bilingual: English/Spanish.
  10. Good communication skills: Spoken and written, English and Spanish.
  11. Strong project manager skills.
  12. Others: SAP, Microsoft Proficient (Excel and PowerPoint advanced).


  1. Personal Characteristics
  1. Highly driven and motivated individual.
  2. Strategic thinker with a bias toward action.
  3. Comfortable working in a multicultural environment.
  4. Excellent Organizational, prioritization and independent decision-making skills.
  5. Great interpersonal skills with excellent customer service “can do mentality”.
  6. High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  7. Willing to take initiative to achieve objectives.
  8. Strong ethical compass. 100% compliance 100% of the time.
  9. Strong quantitative analysis skills.

Mercado principal más próximo: Houston