Manager Supply Chain in Shreveport, LA at Welbilt

Date Posted: 7/14/2019

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Why Welbilt? We are passionate about our talent. If you value integrity, passion, teamwork, entrepreneurship and accountability, consider joining our team!

We are Welbilt! We are pioneers and innovators. Our industry knowledge and insights stretch back nearly a century, from the original founding of the Hirsch brothers’ Welbilt Stove Company in 1929. We design, manufacture and supply best-in-class food and beverage equipment for the global foodservice market.We attract talent and build careers. We empower you to grow with us. We recognize you and reward you. We win together as one team.

The Manager Supply Chain is responsible for leading procurement initiatives across the product portfolio. You will work closely with engineering, design, supply chain, and legal to identify areas of opportunity to reduce risk in our supplier portfolio while optimizing quality, service and cost. Responsibilities will include developing, managing, and executing the RFQ/RFP process, defining selection criteria for suppliers, evaluating bids, and negotiating contracts and agreements. This will be a key and integral position that brings together the cross-functional procurement team and sets the strategy for direct spend across the portfolio.  At this experience level, applies advanced knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education and work experience. Responsibilities may include managing projects/processes and coaching or reviewing the work of less experienced professionals.

Reporting directly to the VP and Managing Director, Frymaster, this position is based in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Major Accountabilities:

  • Develop and maintain supplier relationships
  • Maintain contracts and agreements

  • Lead RFQ/RFP launches and supplier selection

  • Develop, implement and maintain a supplier scoring card system

  • Develop procurement strategy with cross-function team with engineering, design, analytics, and supply chain

  • Work with engineering, design, and analytics to drive sourcing decisions based on technical requirements, service, quality, price, and environmental footprint

Essential Functions:

  • Evaluate, assign, and renew contracts and agreements
  • Develop and refine RFQ/RFP process based on industry best practices
  • Lead launch of new RFQ/RFPs
  • Negotiate contracts
  • Meet with suppliers and maintain relationship with new and existing suppliers
  • Work with suppliers and industry groups to identify new technology and applications
  • Partner with manufacturing, engineering, and design to identify gaps, areas for improvement, or opportunities to apply new technology

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or equivalent required.

  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in supply chain, product supply, procurement, project management required.

  • Contract negotiation expertise

  • Experience working with buyers and planners and launching RFP/RFQs

  • Knowledgeable of MS Office products

  • Written and verbal communication skills, both technical and non-technical

  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of staff and management

  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time

Working Conditions:

  • Normal office environment

  • Must be able to engage on the production floor and wear all required personal protective equipment (PPE)

*Frymaster in Shreveport, Louisiana is an industry leader in the manufacturing of commercial fryer, fryer  filtration equipment (built-in and portable), foodservice equipment computers, water-bath rethermalizers and pasta cookers. The facility in Shreveport is a division of Welbilt, Inc.

Welbilt, Inc. provides the world’s top chefs, premier chain operators and growing independents with industry-leading equipment and solutions. Our innovative products and solutions are powered by our deep knowledge, operator insights, and culinary expertise. Our portfolio of award-winning product brands includes Cleveland™, Convotherm®, Crem™, Delfield®, Frymaster®, Garland®, Kolpak®, Lincoln™, Manitowoc®, Merco®, Merrychef® and Multiplex®. These product brands are supported by two service brands: FitKitchen®, our fully-integrated kitchen systems brand, and KitchenCare®, our aftermarket parts and service brand. Headquartered in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, supported by over 5,800 employees and operating 17 manufacturing facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, we sell through a global network of over 3,500 distributors and dealers in over 100 countries. For more information, visit


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