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Strategic Sourcing Manager- IT Marketing

Company: Northgate Markets
Location: Anaheim
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Our first store opened on January 2nd, 1980 in Anaheim CA and since then we have grown to 41 stores in four counties: Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego and Riverside. We offer our customers a full service supermarket with a large meat department, bakery, tortilleria and prepared foods in addition to a sizeable section of domestic and imported Latin American grocery goods to provide a Mexican homeland experience. We are always looking for great people to join as a member of the Northgate Family. We look for enthusiastic people with the potential and desire to grow with us. We strive to create a great work environment that is positive and fun; where people have meaningful work, where individuals have a sense of belonging and feel appreciated, valued and secure. If you are passionate about food, are customer focused, team oriented, and want to be a part of our family, we invite you to apply! We offer opportunities for growth, 10% discount for you and one other family member in your household for most purchases made at Northgate and flexible schedules. To learn more, please visit

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Head of Indirect Procurement, the Strategic Sourcing Manager of IT and Marketing will bring a proven track record with IT and Marketing procurement experience. This position will require excellent experience with procurement methodologies, relationship building, sell-in capabilities and sensitivity to local requirements. Must possess a very high level of self-motivation/drive, persistency, resourcefulness and a willingness to facilitate change.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Bring world-class sophistication to our procurement activities on a consistent basis
  • Through deep quantitative and qualitative analyses, actively find opportunities, develop and implement strategy and category plans that deliver significant value
  • Integrate and build relationships with IT and Marketing stakeholders
  • Build strong relationships with IT and Marketing suppliers that deliver value across the whole life cycle of the procurement and supplier management
  • Prepare and lead procurement projects/RFx/negotiations in parallel within the category
  • Establish effective communication channels, performance metrics and sharing of industry leading procurement practices
  • Track and monitor spend, vendors and market development
  • Negotiation of pricing, contract terms and conditions for long term commitments and handling highly specialized, complex assignments with emphasis on negotiations, relationship management, effective communication and timely completion of initiatives
  • Work as liaison on initiatives between supplier, internal customer, legal, finance and IT to obtain a successful contract that offers best overall fit for the needs of the company
  • Track and report on key performance indicators to reduce expenses and improve sourcing effectiveness

Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor's degree from four-year university and five or more years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • In-depth knowledge of all procurement phases from analysis to implemented contract
  • Strong understanding of IT software and services sourcing / procurement best practices
  • Experience in developing and delivering category strategies
  • A solid, and proven track record from preparing and executing RFx's, contract negotiations and reviews, and analysis within this category
  • Demonstrates an understanding of business and procurement operations and an appreciation for how to prioritize among demands and balance the levers that make a complex business run smoothly and productively. Applies strong business skills and strong business judgment
  • Problem solving, analytical skills and decision making
  • Strong proactive and reactive decision-making skills
  • Excellent analytical skills, and a high skill-set in Excel and PowerPoint is considered a pre-requisite for the role
  • Ability to independently resolve complex issues/problems, but seeks advice and counsel for decisions including key stakeholders where appropriate
  • Demonstrates both strong analytic and big picture capabilities in problem solving approaches
  • Strong project management skills


The job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, experience, educational factors, and the requirements and conditions listed in this job description are representative only and not exhaustive of the tasks that an employee may be required to perform. The Employer reserves the right to revise this job description at any time and to require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of its business or the work environment change.

Northgate Markets is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Your Right to Work - In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Northgate Markets will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (Ban the Box Law).

Keywords: Northgate Markets, Anaheim , Strategic Sourcing Manager- IT Marketing, Other , Anaheim, California

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