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15 Aug 2017

West Coast Senior Procurement Manager – California

Posted by Katie Settle, – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #31986

This position will be in charge of managing product sourcing, program implementation, vendor partner negotiations and oversight, weekly promotional requirements, turn and trend analysis, and adherence to inventory and service level goals.


  • Involved in and oversees all produce purchases for specific location
  • Coordinates objectives and directions from the Vice President of Produce Procurement
  • Acts as the liaison between the Vice President of Produce Procurement and the procurement staff
  • Helps define and enforce buying practices to meet communicated inventory turns goals
  • Uses historical data and forecasting tools to support future business initiatives
  • Collects and coordinates promotional offerings for all price and item versions
  • Responsible for replenishment of assigned categories and commodities
  • Reinforces ordering best practices to support service level expectations for all categories
  • Manages the tracking of vendor performance in the areas of fill rates, rejections, timeliness, etc.
  • Ensures consistency in quality through support of defined product standards and specifications
  • Communicate promotional and seasonal plans and execution strategies to the buying team
  • Communicates with various company personnel, vendors and other customers. Responds to issues and concerns in a timely manner
  • Shares department gross margin objectives through influence on timely price change maintenance, inventory position relative to market conditions, adherence to defined product specs, and promotional allowances
  • Assists in team relations and development including; training, performance evaluations, conflict resolution and discipline in concert with Human Resources Department
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Physical Requirements

  • 10+ years experience in produce buying and procurement
  • Experience with inventory management in a distribution center
  • Experience working with growers and/ or produce vendors in a variety of produce items
  • Demonstrates superior leadership, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to coach and train new team members
  • Possess effective time management, presentation, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Must be resourceful and effective at building partnerships in and outside of the company
  • Ability to use all resources to effectively solve problems
  • Must have strong computer skills (Outlook, Excel, and Word)
  • Be committed to providing excellent customer service


Competitive compensation and benefits depending on experience

Please contact Katie Settle,

Job Categories: Buying, Procurement. Job Types: West Coast. Job expires in Endless.

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