Director of Purchasing in Marietta GA

Mainline Foods
Title: 
Director of Purchasing
Date: 
10/01/2020
Job ID: 
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Location: 
Marietta GA
Degree: 
Not Specified
Salary: 
Not Specified
Job Types:
Buyer, Director/VP Purchasing, Raw Materials/Commodities

Job Description

Director of Purchasing

The Director of Purchasing is responsible for contracting and managing vendor relations and overseeing the Supply Chain for all locations. This position also works closely with R&D, Operations and Marketing to assess, develop, and implement brand initiatives.

Job Summary

  • Source and assess new products
  • Select and manage vendors
  • Regulate inventory

Essential Functions

  • Develop and maintain strategic vendor relations.
  • Maximize cost efficiency and unit economics by negotiating favorable pricing agreements
  • Work with distribution partners to manage proprietary inventory and reduce waste
  • Collaborate with other departments to coordinate new item development and assist with bringing new items to market.
  • Oversee the distribution of all products and materials
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Prior experience (5+ years) working in high level purchasing situations and coordinating the delivery of supplies is necessary
  • Secure knowledge of raw ingredients and materials common in the Food Service Industry.
  • A Strong understanding of inventory control, logistics, and distribution
  • Robust analytical and research skills
  • MS Word and MS Excel proficiency is required

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors degree required
  • 5 years purchasing experience required

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