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Produce Procurement Manager – California
Posted by Jennifer Mazza, Jennifer@producecareers.com
An established food manufacturing organization is seeking an experiences Produce Procurement Manager to join their team in CA. The Produce Procurement Manager will be responsible for locating and identifying supply opportunities to meet or exceed company goals of assigned commodities. Communicate and execute approved sourcing programs with timely and effective review of supplier performance
Responsible for maintaining vendor relations and recruitment
Manage and maintain inventories within guidelines
Executes assigned contracted Raw Product commodities
Enforce and communicate Raw Product specifications
Forecast and communicate potential quality problems and availability of assigned commodities
Create and assure purchase orders are entered for all applicable assigned raw products
Create debit/credit memos as needed.
Review and communicate budget variances for all cost of assigned commodities.
Assist in marketing excess supplies as needed, including consignment orders
Experience and Skill Requirements:
5 plus years vegetable planning, procurement, supply chain or other relevant experience
Bachelor’s degree or other applicable experience
English: effective written and verbal communicator; Spanish: written and verbal proficiency desired
Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, and able to learn about other relevant programs, knowledge of PACA laws and regulations, USDA vegetable guidelines and basic agronomy, comfortable and professional speaker on telephone, analytical and attentive
Salary: DOE, Medical Benefits
Please contact Jennifer Mazza, Jennifer@producecareers.com