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17 Oct 2017

West Coast VP of Supply Chain – California

Posted by melody Dante, melody@producecareers.com – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #32275

As VP of Supply you must be excited to own the challenge of meeting supply needs and growing the supplier base to help fuel our national expansion. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years’ experience purchasing produce for national wholesalers or retail chains.

Responsibilities

·         Strengthen relationships with current farms on the west coast while building out Midwest supply chain and laying the groundwork for the east coast

·         Develop and strengthen vendor/ farm relations both remotely and face to face

·         Represent Company at produce shows and while visiting key suppliers

·         Manage product costs, inventory turnover, and margins

·         Improve process and productivity standards to ensure efficiency and accuracy

·         Establish specification requirements including price and margins

·         Certify quality standards and determine shelf life prior to produce arriving at warehouse

·         Set KPI’s for logistics and supply and ensure compliance

·         Establish Standard Operating Procedures and build out structure to ensure efficiency

·         Manage the Supply team’s budget including travel, promotions, and personnel costs

·         Negotiate contracts and program costs

·         Build out and lead team of regional managers as the company scales

·         Manage leadership and staff development for all Supply team employees

Skills and Qualifications

·         10+ years of produce purchasing and/or procurement experience

·         Agriculture or Business degree preferred, but not required

·         Candidates with farm direct experience strongly preferred

·         PACA knowledge and ERP development experience

·         Strong critical thinking, organization, and presentation skills

·         Relationship building and interpersonal skills

·         Spanish speaker a big plus

Please contact melody Dante, melody@producecareers.com

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

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