Sourcing Analyst - Wine, FIJI Water/JUSTIN

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

It's more than just water. FIJI Water is known for its iconic square bottle and unique mineral profile. Since 1996, FIJI Water has embodied what it means to be Earth's Finest Water® and is sold in more than 90 countries. FIJI Water is committed to doing business responsibly and seeking opportunities to make a difference. This means investing in sustainability, the environment, and local communities to enable positive change.

Job Description

The Sourcing Analyst will be a key member of the FIJI® Water Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain group. The group's mission is to drive profitable sales growth by driving down cost of goods by leading strategic sourcing projects and continuous innovation of packaging applications. The position will drive all strategic sourcing related projects mostly focusing on, but not limited to, packaging for Justin Vineyards and Winery and Landmark Vineyards. In this role, you will be responsible for flawless execution of all activities related to packaging procurement, sourcing strategies, cost savings initiatives and new vendor/product qualification. The Sourcing Analyst will be responsible for driving down costs of goods, while improving quality and processes.

A Day In The Life at FIJI Water:

  • Assist in developing the sourcing strategy for Wine Packaging materials such as glass, labels, capsules, corks, and corrugate, among other packaging categories
  • Assist in all procurement activities for wine packaging materials, including but not limited to tracking bottling schedules, submitting orders, negotiating pricing, following vendor production schedules, scheduling deliveries, processing invoices
  • Handle all quality issues related to wine packaging materials, including but not limited to monitoring quality complaints, collecting data, working with suppliers on root cause analysis and corrective actions
  • Develop and issue RFPs for all sourcing related projects including but not limited to procurement, supply chain/logistics, professional services, capital projects
  • Act as the project manager or team member and lead or assist functional marketing, operations and sourcing teams to drive new product/vendor development from concept to implementation
  • Responsible for meeting annual COGS targets by managing supplier contracts, spend and performance
  • Develop, grow and maintain network of qualified suppliers of all primary and secondary packaging materials
  • Conduct financial analyses to achieve the optimum cost/value relationship
  • Understand and monitor key spending trends, cost drivers, market factors, geographic considerations, and strategic importance of critical commodities in order to implement appropriate sourcing strategies
  • Track metrics, including external benchmarks, to monitor performance and allow for data-driven decision making
  • Stay up to date with new packaging innovations/technology and recommend cost saving opportunities
  • Work with operations and marketing team to develop and maintain detailed specification documents for all packaging materials which include technical drawings, testing procedures, AQLs, shipping formats, current artwork
  • Travel is up to 15%, primarily in North America

Your Contribution to FIJI Water:

  • BS/BA in business, packaging engineering or related field
  • 3 years of sourcing experience required, preferably in packaging
  • Knowledge in flexible and secondary packaging a plus
  • Knowledge of printing technology a plus
  • Strong leadership, relationship building and communication skills
  • Strong analytical thinking is required
  • Ability to present information in a clear and concise format to all levels of the organization
  • Excellent project management skills, especially in cross function team settings
  • High attention to detail is a must
  • High level of proficiency in Excel and Power Point
  • COVID vaccination will be required for this position unless candidate has a legally valid exemption

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Additional Information

FIJI Water's Dedication to You:

  • Competitive benefits package including Medical (including 24/7 online access to a physician), Vision, Dental and 401k with match eligibility
  • Opportunities for development and internal mobility
  • Manager and leadership training, biweekly L&OD webinars, and eLearning offerings
  • Companywide problem solving and continuous improvement training
  • Wonderful Giving (wonderfulgiving.com) - allowing you to donate company money to a cause of your choice
  • Company focus on wellness and health including virtual yoga and mindful meditation classes

FIJI® Water, natural artesian water bottled at the source in Viti Levu (Fiji islands), is the No. 1 premium imported bottled water in the United States. Known for its iconic square bottle, soft mouthfeel and unique mineral profile, FIJI Water is the water of choice among discerning consumers and top chefs. Widely available at fine restaurants and hotels, all major retail channels and through a convenient home/business delivery service, FIJI Water has expanded globally to more than 90 countries. To discover Earth's Finest Water®, please visit www.fijiwater.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram or Twitter.

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