A regional name since 1923, with more than 300 locations in the US Northeast, a convenience store chain that also operates as a small grocery store. Founded in the family home, it serves its patrons by supplying fill-in grocery items and merchandise to urban residents in lieu of traditional grocery stores.
Develop and deploy a formal strategic sourcing program to enable Client to execute cost savings programs. The program was designed to implement and manage immediate sourcing projects while maintaining a vested interest in the roots of the family/business history. The program would deliver an ROI that would appeal to the buy-in of the leadership team fostering a trusted business relationship.
Client store operators had traditionally acted independently in all aspects of indirect procurement. Store managers were responsible for sourcing and procuring everything from receipt paper to building maintenance with limited governance from the headquarters. Overtime, as the influence of corporate controls advanced, cost savings became a priority.tracting activities differently.