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Procurement Project Manager- (Remote)

Company: UNFI
Location: Providence
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

PURPOSE:The Procurement Project Manager (PM) is responsible for day-to-day project management of the Procurement team s $2B inventory across 60 distribution centers and execution of multiple projects through the project lifecycle. The PM is responsible to define and deliver within the agreed budget, scope and timelines and manages issues and risks through the project lifecycle. The PM isresponsible for articulating project status and managing expectations. The PM will work collaboratively with cross-functional business areas to achieve agreed project objectives, milestones and deliverables and ensure implemented solutions are of quality. This role should seek to contribute to improvements for the Procurement Project Program Management Discipline.JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Creates and executes project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
Gains approval from leadership when a project will entail a business investment of $500K or more
Execute buying feasibility analysis based on negotiated brackets during onboarding and offboarding business
Develop clear milestones to measure against, prioritizing time and work as appropriate
Presents project plan, deliverables, timelines and potential concerns to entire cross-functional project team
Manage delivery with a sense of urgency while holding teams accountable for delivering work against project plan
Minimizes exposure and risk on project and ensures appropriate action is taken
Collaborate with cross-functional leaders accountable for work against estimates- both in time and duration
Manages day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope
Create DC-to-DC inventory transfers where a project requires
Effectively applies project methodology and enforces project standards while streamlining process for speed of delivery
Manages, resolves and escalates to leaders, as appropriate, issues to ensure high quality deliverables
Provide project recommendations to Procurement leadership
Ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately
Performs other relevant job duties as requiredJOB REQUIREMENTS:Education/ Certifications: (Required/Preferred-list requirement is required or preferred)
Bachelor s degree in a related field required
PMP certification preferred
Six Sigma certification preferredExperience:
3-5 years of supply chain or procurement experience required
Project management experience preferredSkills/ Abilities:
Ability to make decisions utilizing the appropriate knowledge, information and expertise, in the face of uncertainty.
Flexible and adaptable to learning and understanding new technologies
Ability to handle multiple assignments/projects concurrently
Ability to follow a project methodology
Demonstrates strong public speaking and presentation skills
Clearly demonstrates functional/technical expertise
Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong customer focus and demonstrated ability to work ingeographically dispersed teams
Ability to manage competing priorities
Must have strong computer skills and be proficient in use of Microsoft Office applications including Microsoft Project Excel andPowerPoint, VisioPHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT/ DEMANDS:
Some travel may be required
Most work is performed in a temperature-controlled office environment
Incumbent may sit for long periods of time at desk or computer terminal
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach withhands and arms; and talk or hear.
Incumbent may use calculators, keyboards, telephone and other office equipment in the course of normal workday
Stooping, bending, twisting and reaching may be required in completion of job dutiesThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work performed by the employees assigned to this job. All employees must comply with Company policy and applicable laws. The responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified may vary within each department and/or location.

Keywords: UNFI, Providence , Procurement Project Manager- (Remote), Executive , Providence, Rhode Island

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