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Enterprise Sourcing Business Process Excellence Analyst

Company Name: Kroger Manufacturing
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt



Position Summary:

Support Business Process Excellence design and implementation efforts, including governance, operations, supplier management and finance. Manage day-to-day execution of program management initiatives, sourcing activities, procurement and analysis capabilities. Support cross-functional efforts to validate and refine data, identify risk factors and build contingency plans to optimize outcomes. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Identify and implement “best-in-class” sourcing strategic initiatives, business processes and systems driving efficiency gains and overall business value
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders to identify and align with their expectations
  • Maintain a network of matrixed stakeholders, super-users and subject matter experts; collaborate across the company to harmonize solutions and achieve a high level of systems- and process-standardization
  • Support sourcing by recommending, applying and executing the proper technology
  • Provide analysis to Enterprise Sourcing teams; be proactive in conducting deeper analyses to identify causes, implications and possible solutions
  • Track and report supplier key performance indicators (KPIs), service level agreements (SLAs) and supplier spend data
  • Develop, grow and implement the business process framework by creating materials, forms and presentations
  • Track, monitor and report performance metrics related to operations, quality, cost and customer service
  • Generate reporting for project tracking, purchase price variance and supplier performance
  • Document, analyze and understand market trends, industry structure, customers, competitors and technology
  • Process various system transactions, maintain system data, create supplier set-up and update supplier catalogs
  • Manage contractual milestone dates, financial terms, rebates, penalties, pricing, changes, expirations, correspondence, notification of renewals and production schedules
  • Perform master file maintenance; assist in creating and updating various system data elements
  • Support supplier relationships and assist in testing supplier connectivity, gaining supplier acceptance, enabling receipt of purchase orders, and submitting electronic shipping documents and invoices
  • Follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe, quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position Qualifications/Education:         

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain or business management, or equivalent program management experience
  • 1 year of experience with change initiatives in a diverse company
  • Knowledge of sourcing practices, processes, and/or data management tools/software
  • Ability to prioritize numerous requests
  • Thorough knowledge/understanding of systems, procedures, technology and project life cycles
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Ability to coach others using personal mastery of relevant business process/systems skill
  • 3 years of experience supporting change initiatives of growing complexity in a diverse company (pay level - 6)

Desired Previous Job Experience/Education:

  • Master’s degree or certified program/project manager
  • Process management or Quality Improvement Process skills


Education Level: Bachelor's Required
Required Travel: Up to 25%
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time

Regions: General Office- Cincinnati


Jobs at Kroger: At Kroger, we hire people who have a passion for helping others and who want to build a relationship with our Customers. No matter what stage of your career, you can build your future at Kroger. We look for people who want more, aspire to be more and work hard to achieve their goals. Our focus on keeping the Customer first is what makes us successful. We offer many opportunities not only in our stores, but in Manufacturing, Logistics, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and many other fields.

Company Overview
Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve customers in 2,782 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states.  Our Family of Companies also operates 2,268 pharmacies, 274 fine jewelry stores, 1,489 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States.  Kroger is dedicated to our Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™ by serving America through food inspiration and uplift and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.


 Posting Notes:  OH || Cincinnati || 1014 Vine Street || 45202 || Kroger Manufacturing || None || Category Management; Procurement || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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