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27 Feb 2019

West Coast VP of Procurement – California

Posted by Katie Settle, katie@producecareers.com – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #34697

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

Responsibilities

  • Involved in and oversees all produce purchases for specific locations
  • Create and implement supply chain management processes
  • Coordinate and collaborate with all channel partners
  • Liaison between Operations and Sales
  • Develop strong relationships with key staff and production facilities
  • Provides direct on site support to Regional Business Directors and various plant locations
  • Assist in coordination of new product launch requirements and seasonal product transitions
  • Helps define and enforce buying practices to meet communicated inventory turns goals
  • Uses historical data and forecasting tools to support future business initiatives
  • 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

Qualifications

  • 10+ years experience in senior level procurement
  • Bachelor degree or above in related studies
  • Knowledge of Economics and Accounting principles and practices
  • Experience with inventory management in a multi locations
  • 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
  • Be committed to providing excellent customer service

Compensation:

Competitive compensation and benefits depending on experience

Please contact Katie Settle, katie@producecareers.com

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

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