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Director Responsible Procurement - Remote

Company: UNFI
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Who We Are:UNFI is North America's Premier Food Wholesaler. We transform the world of food for our associates, customers, suppliers and the families we serve every day. With deeper full store selection and compelling brands for every aisle, built on an unmatched heritage in great food and fresh thinking. And smarter food solutions, from fulfillment to insights and beyond, that help entrepreneurs and major brands alike unlock their full potential and transform their businesses - for the better. Better Food. Better Future.Purpose:-- The Director of Responsible Procurement will lead UNFI's upstream sustainability initiatives, serving as the Company's lead expert on topics including climate change, deforestation, regenerative agriculture, human rights, and animal welfare. The Director will be responsible for driving progress toward our 2030 Better for All goals relating to value chain emissions reduction and regenerative agriculture. The Director will lead the work of fostering a values-based supply chain and integrating a sustainability mindset across our supplier-facing functions, with the goal of increasing transparency to better serve our retail customers. The work of the Director will be highly collaborative and performed in close partnership with the VP, ESG & Social Impact.Job Responsibilities:Stakeholder Engagement (25%)-------------- Proactively engage with stakeholders on responsible procurement topics, including customers, suppliers, investors, and associates. -------------- Forge and maintain strategic partnerships with NGOs. -------------- Represent UNFI and provide thought leadership through participation in industry events and speaking opportunities on responsible procurement topics.Program Development & Execution (25%)-------------- Lead in the development and execution of programming that delivers meaningful progress toward UNFI's responsible procurement goals, while enhancing brand value.-- -------------- Partner closely with supplier-facing teams to embed responsible procurement practices, align incentives and develop a framework for assessing supplier sustainability.-- -------------- Serve as the primary lead for the UNFI Climate Action Partnership and Hub programming-including educational seminars, roundtable discussions and events-in partnership with the Climate Collaborative. -------------- Identify opportunities for strategic investments and partnerships to advance UNFI's ESG goals.Policy Implementation (25%)-------------- Develop/update responsible procurement policies as needed, in keeping with stakeholder expectations.-- -------------- Partner with supplier-facing teams, including the owned brands division, to ensure progress toward our commitments on Deforestation and Animal Welfare.-- -------------- Lead ongoing research to monitor emerging responsible procurement issues and provide expert guidance to the UNFI leadership team.Responsible Procurement Strategy (15%)-------------- Develop and execute a robust, inspiring, long-term vision for responsible procurement at UNFI, in close partnership with business leaders and outside experts.-- Reporting (10%)-------------- Provide regular reports on strategy and progress toward goals to company leadership.Job Requirements:Education/ Certifications/or Equivalent combination of education training and experience: -------------- Bachelor's degree in a related field required. -------------- Advanced degree in a related field strongly preferred -------------- 7-10 years' experience in procurement, sustainability, or a related field--All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UNFI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all. - M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Additional Information
Company Name: United Natural Foods
Additional Locations:
United States of America, California, Rocklin; United States of America, Rhode Island, Providence; United States of America, Colorado, Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Work Indicator: Remote
Pay Range: $100200.00 - $193400.00 Annually ($48.17 - $92.98 Hourly)
Other Compensation: Long Term Incentive and Bonus Eligible
Compensation:UNFI anticipates paying the above-referenced pay rate (or within the above-referenced pay range) for this position. Actual Pay, where applicable, will depend on a number of factors, including, but not limited to, education, experience, training, and any requirements under applicable collective bargaining agreements. UNFI is committed to transparency in pay in compliance with applicable state and local laws.Benefits:For Washington positions (or positions that may be performed remotely from Washington),Click HEREfor Washington-specific paid time off details.Candidates hired into this position will also be eligible to participate in the following benefits programs: Paid Time Off; Sick Time; paid holidays and parental leave; 401K Program; medical, dental, vision, life, and accidental death/dismemberment insurance; short-term and long-term disability insurance program, Flexible Spending Account and/or Health Savings Account, subject to meeting the eligibility requirements and the terms and conditions of these programs, and subject to any requirements under applicable collective bargaining agreements. Sales Positions Only: For sales positions that are commission-based, the above range is an estimate of total potential commission-based compensation during an associate s first year, but UNFI offers an introductory period minimum of $1,000 per week. After the introductory period, as a 100% commission-based role, there is no set salary. UNFI s commission plans are uncapped and average earnings vary depending on territory and sales achieved, among other factors.UNFI s compensation, benefits, and paid time off policies are subject to change in the Company s sole discretion, consistent with applicable law. This job posting should not be construed as an offer of employment with certain terms, nor should it be construed as a guaranteed minimum.

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