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Director of Supply Chain & Purchasing

Company: Swensons Drive-In Restaurants
Location: Akron
Posted on: July 14, 2019

Job Description:

Director of Supply Chain & Purchasing Reports to Chief Executive Officer The Director of Supply Chain & Purchasing will contribute to the profitability and growth of the organization through effective, efficient and timely procurement of all Food, Beverage, Restaurant Supplies (paper and chemical), equipment and smallwares products. Oversee, manage and direct the master distributor, vendors, sourcing, contracting, cost controls and inventory management for all products. Oversee the purchasing processes in the stands, ensuring high compliance in all managed commodities and always seeking improved methods of inventory control at the stand level. Lead, direct and develop the Commissary operations, Commissary distribution network and the Commissary Manager. Benefits and Perks: 401k with company contribution Competitive wages - Potential to Earn Six Figures. Health Benefits to include Major Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term/Long-Term disability insurance. Company-Paid Life Insurance, and much more. Weekly pay - Friday Mornings Swensons is closed on Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. Career Advancement 1 free meal per week Competitive PTO plan Up to 70% Employee Discounts to more than 60,000 partnering restaurants, theme parks, hotels, sporting events, and concerts. *ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS SOURCING Develop and manage the sourcing strategy and procurement activities including negotiations for all product categories Lead the sourcing selection process including managing samples/approvals, value engineering of products and communicating changes Identify secondary sources for high-risk products Work with Operations and Suppliers to develop specifications for new and existing products Manage 3rd party auditors to ensure total quality Work closely with Operations and Marketing to create an efficient pipeline for sourced products Negotiate Contracts with Facilities and Operations for stand service providers SUPPLY CHAIN - INVENTORY CONTROL - DISTRIBUTION Develop and maintain supplier partnerships including assessing vendor capabilities, following up on product issues and composing/communicating fluctuations in product usage in accordance with the marketing plan. Provide data management and analysis, work extensively with supplier reports, unit of measure conversions, and matrices and perform due diligence gathering data for contract negotiations. Accountability of distribution negotiations, contracts and managing distributor relationships. Ensures suppliers are compliant with all 3rd party audits Ensuring the supply of all product categories at all times COST CONTROLS Aggressively pursue product cost savings opportunities that align with the brand Negotiate sustainable pricing that contributes to profitability for our company Identify, monitor, report and track cost savings initiatives Report quarterly product cost impacts and/or savings Forecast applicable commodity prices and communicate with the executive team *WORK EXPERIENCE Min 8 years progressively responsible purchasing experience required Min 5 years' experience within the restaurant or food and beverage industry required Purchasing and/or contracting Beef required Purchasing and/or contracting Bread and/or Hamburger Buns (preferably of proprietary recipes) required Purchasing and/or contracting Chicken, Potatoes and Produce highly preferred Food & beverage related facilities and equipment knowledge preferred Experience with commodity trading highly preferred *EDUCATION/TRAINING Bachelor's degree in business or equivalent experience and education required MBA preferred *KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS Dynamic self-starter with a positive attitude Assume new assignments, routinely show interest in improving knowledge, offer suggestions and solutions. Organized with attention to detail and follow up Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks while working under pressure in a fast-paced environment Ability to act in a professional, courteous and diplomatic fashion with vendors, managers and corporate team members at all levels of the organization Proficient Intermediate skills with MS Office Suite (including but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook) *TRAVEL Requiring up to 20% travel

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