Purchasing Manager

Job Title
Purchasing Manager
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Our client is a fast-growing food manufacturer that is looking for a Purchasing Manager who can help them as they continue to grow the business. This individual will be responsible for the design of strategies by category to optimize negotiations, the creation of the productivity roadmap, and must also create and apply purchasing policies, identify new partners and ensure innovation in the area.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Execute contracts with ingredient and packaging suppliers to maintain supply
  • Negotiate ingredient costs with key suppliers and reduce costs overall
  • Forecasting and reporting the COGS portion of the P&L
  • Work with Food Safety, Quality, and R&D to source new ingredients
  • Work hard to ensure that cost, nutrition, sustainability and food safety guidelines are met
  • Closely monitoring ingredient inventory levels to determine appropriate order quantities
  • Build strong supplier relationships to ensure standards are continually met and improved upon
  • Supplier sourcing and scanning to meet specifications

Required Skills/Qualifications:  
  • 3+ years experience in Procurement/Supply Chain with a track record of purchasing in top food categories and related materials (Packaging, supplies, equipment)
  • Rigorous data-driven/analytical capability & ability and presence to present data effectively to a leadership team
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication and organization
  • Possess strong presentation and relationship building skills
  • Curious, logical, and action oriented
  • Passion for working in a fast-paced environment and a proven ability to multi-task
  • Excel in a fast growing environment and excited to create new procedures and processes from scratch, with a strong entrepreneurial mindset
  • Be agile, adaptable, and thrive in a dynamic and changing culture
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. required
Salary:  $75,000 - $100,000 annually

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