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Job Details

  • Location: GOODLETTSVILLE, TN, 37072
  • Date Posted: 2022-05-17
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Category: Retail
  • Req Number: 250560
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Company Overview:

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for more than 80 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at everyday low prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operated 16,500 stores in 46 states as of May 1, 2020.  In addition to high-quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg's, General Mills, and PepsiCo. Learn more about Dollar General at

Job Details:


  • Category subject matter expert who provide leadership thinking and experience in their areas of expertise; and identify savings opportunities in total lifecycle and ownership costs
  • Expertise include (though not limited to): merchandising, category management, retail operations, store services, supply chain, real estate and construction, administrative (shared) services, IT, HR, and contract management,
  • Conduct quarterly business review meetings with department leaders to incorporate current and future requirements into procurement strategies
  • Conduct annual supplier review meetings (with department leaders as appropriate)
  • Develop procurement policies and procedures, with scheduled reviews to refresh based on input from key internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop short, mid, and long term procurement strategies that incorporates multi-generation cost reduction initiatives

Program Management

  • Develop category-specific strategies that incorporate procurement tools (i.e., RFx and reverse auctions)
  • Develop and maintain the processes and infrastructure necessary to support a best-in-class procurement including:

- Track key commodity indices and supply markets to develop procurement strategies and benchmark current costs

- Develop category specific RFx library management processes, RFx templates

- Develop negotiation strategy (traditional or online) criteria, templates, and setups

- Provide supplier and internal training documentation and tools

  • Develop methodologies to assemble and leverage RFx and negotiation data collected throughout the procurement program back into the development of category management and sourcing strategies for next generation cost reduction and margin improvement
  • Develop metrics, collect and analyze data to summarize procurement opportunities and results and accomplishments over time for continuous improvement
  • Ensure contracts are fully negotiated and executed between the business owners and suppliers, and audit for compliance and cost recovery
  • Provide positive and constructive feedback to suppliers where appropriate to sustain and improve performance to scale with corporate growth strategies

Project Execution

  • Lead stakeholder team through the development and execution of optimal procurement strategy, including specification and scope of work development, project tasks and timelines
  • Conduct peer review that addresses supply market dynamics and category criteria to ensure consistency with key requirements for sourcing success
  • Develop a supplier communications plan in support of procurement strategy, including supplier orientation and training
  • Design and build of bid structures for both RFx and Online Auctions
  • Validate final bids and generate and distribute RFx and auction reports
  • Facilitate the incorporation of negotiated terms and conditions in contracts with category owners and Law Dept
  • Execute on time with managed internal and external stakeholder expectations

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Demonstrated project management skills (specifically in managing multiple projects)
  • Excellent communication skills and group facilitation skills
  • Proficient understanding of internet technology
  • Strong interpersonal and consultant-type skills in managing various internal stakeholders, cultural dynamics and effectively interfacing with multiple levels within the organization
  • Ability to function as both a team leader and team member as appropriate
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and be highly adaptable to change
  • Ability to think “outside the box” and be an entrepreneurial self-starter


Work Experience &/or Education:

Bachelor's degree and at least 4-6 years experience either as a buyer, category manager, process/change agent, or manager in strategic procurement and contract negotiations, with a customer-oriented style. Experience in procurement strategies including developing sourcing strategies, product or service specifications, pricing models, and spend analysis.