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10 Apr 2017

West Coast Director of Supply Chain – California

Posted by Jennifer Mazza, jennifer@producecareers.com – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #31451  – California

A well-established international grower/shipper is searching for a Director of Supply Chain to join their team. The Director of Supply Chain will direct and oversee global procurement functions. Performs a variety of tasks and interacts with multiple departments and provides superior procurement processes, procedures and enhanced cost effectiveness. The position must have an acute understanding in a variety of procurement concepts, practices and procedures; extensive experience and knowledge which enable the management and leadership of department goals; and must have a wide degree of creativity and entrepreneurs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create and implement procurement strategies across organization
  • Develop long term leading practices to manage key commodities
  • Lead negotiation efforts, purchase agreements, vendor contracts that result in better quality service and cost containment 
  • Responsible for continuing programs exploration for new materials suppliers and processes.
  • Work closely with other business functions, such as IE, IT and AP, to identify and drive total costs opportunities.
  • Lead and direct supply chain department personnel in duties and responsibilities
  • Coach and develop personnel to achieve department and job plan goals
  • Oversee growth and development of global supply chain department
  • Exceptional knowledge of purchasing concepts, practices and procedures.
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Manage and coordinate special projects as requested
  • Other items as assigned

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
  • Minimum 8+ years of experience in an office environment as an executive/departmental assistant.
  • Fluency in English required and Spanish preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including a professional and diplomatic demeanor
  • Ability to maintain calm and professional attitude under pressure or shifting priorities in a fast-paced organization
  • Excellent communication skills including written, verbal, listening, and presentation
  • Demonstrated ability to use sound and accurate judgment and to apply experience to resolve non-routine problems independently and/or to seek direction from supervisor
  • Conflict management and negotiation skills.
  • Proficient using standard office software such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook
  • Experience in project management, with skills necessary to interpret what is needed for the success of a project and to create appropriate schedules for timely delivery
  • Very high level of organizational and time management skills
  • Flexibility in competently juggling competing priorities and changing expectations.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with a high degree of professionalism

Salary: DOE, Medical Benefits, relocation assistance.

Please contact Jennifer Mazza, jennifer@producecareers.com

Job Categories: Supply Chain, Warehouse, Logistics. Job Types: West Coast. Job expires in Endless.

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