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19 Nov 2020

Midwest Director of Purchasing – Midwest

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

Job Description

Job #37219

A well-established produce distributor is seeking a Director of Purchasing to join their team. The Director of Purchasing is responsible for purchasing products for our entire organization throughout the Midwest.

Position Responsibilities Include

  • Oversee day-to-day purchasing and procurement strategy and vision.
  • Provide day-to-day leadership for the purchasing team.
  • Manage a seamless purchase-to-pay system from sourcing through finished product, supporting a suite of six successful business units around the Midwest.
  • Manage and develop an overall vendor base, leveraging synergy for the highest quality ingredients and service.
  • Negotiate vendor contracts and execute purchase orders to support critical business needs.
  • Establish and maintain optimal inventory levels supporting on-time deliveries.
  • Establish and maximize KPI’s for department and staff.
  • Interview, hire, train, and mentor the purchasing team.
  • Work closely with the senior leadership team to drive down costs and improve efficiency.
  • Provide regular performance updates to the senior leadership team.
  • All other duties assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Business Management or related field or experience in lieu of degree.
  • 4-6 years of experience in purchasing/procurement with a proven track record of advancement into leadership roles.
  • Experience executing on a purchasing strategy that has drastically improved gross margin.
  • Successful accomplishments of meeting cost reduction targets.
  • Superb negotiation skills.
  • Must have experience in the food industry.

  Compensation: DOE, Bonus, Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, relocation assistance

Please contact Jennifer Mazza, Jennifer@producecareers.com

Job Categories: Buying, Procurement. Job Types: Midwest. Job expires in Endless.

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