Hostess Brands, LLC, is a large packaged foods company focused on manufacturing, distributing, and selling iconic sweet baked goods in the United States such as Twinkies, Cupcakes, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos, Donettes and Coffee Cakes, in addition to Voortman's Cookies and Wafers.
Lead the Strategic Sourcing of any category (but predominantly Ingredients) of materiality where Hostess directs timing and duration of commodity inputs. Focus on managing commodity price risk (margin) to meet Hostess’s financial objectives. Optimize the value stream through the development and execution of risk management strategies, near-term (e.g., RFPs) and multiyear (e.g., sourcing strategies) sourcing campaigns, and prioritization of initiatives in support of business objectives. Lead the management of supplier relationships; align priorities with internal stakeholders such as business leaders, Research & Development, Operations, Quality and ESG; supervise operational procurement-led campaign implementations, including cross-business units where appropriate; and continuously seek/encourage the surfacing/exploration of opportunities to maximize total value delivered to Hostess. Mentor and develop others in these skills.