Privately held food processor, packaging and distributing glass-packed olives, peppers, pickled vegetables, pasta sauces and marinades (100+ SKUs) to retailers nationwide.
Lead all purchasing activities; sourcing, strategic selection of raw goods and company services and negotiations to deliver financial savings in total supply costs and in waste.
Improve processes and systems, build and leverage a strong supplier network to deliver performance in cost, service and quality.
Develop a consistent RFP process for all supplier negotiations and contracts.
Conduct regular category reviews to drive improved outcomes for the business.
Develop cost savings targets for the annual budget process and procurement plan.
Produce regular reports on performance and provide comprehensive in-depth analysis on spend analysis, savings secured and potential savings for forecasts and budgets.
Lead and develop the Supply team of 5 to drive improved procurement strategies to achieve improved costs and guarantee of supply.
8+ years’ experience in purchasing for food manufacturing with + $60mm in spending responsibility.
Knowledge of fresh commodities, produce, ingredients.
Experience in International sourcing, contract development, set up and execution.
High level negotiation, project management, team management and working with cross functional groups.
Salary: $165 – 175K, 20% Bonus Plan, Health, Dental, 401(K) with match and vacation.