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Purchasing Manager
MomSource Network
Job Location: Miami, FL
As a national craft juice company over 30 years in the making, Sun Orchard Juicery is at the forefront of juice innovation in foodservice. Weve built our business on freshness, taste, quality and people -- and being one step ahead. We are passionate about our craft. Our family of experts tree-to-table mastery allows us to quickly turn emerging trends into cutting edge juice products, giving operators a quick-to-menu advantage and back-of-house efficiencies. We are currently recruiting for a Purchasing Manager to join our team in Miami, FL. Salary range for the position is $90,000 - $120,000 per year. Job Purpose Directs the execution of the procurement of raw materials and services with a focus on key raw materials and packaging; directs cost reduction and quality improvement through the execution of Requests For Proposals; develop and write policies related to the procurement of perishable and non-perishable goods and services; establishes criteria and determines supplier selection; and negotiates select commodity contracts. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develops effective procurement strategies and strong supplier relationships to ensure secure supply, competitive pricing, quality, and achievement of delivery expectations.
  • Leads and organizes negotiations for strategic sourcing (commodity management) as well as materials management (tactical, day-to-day materials-related activities in the plant). Establishes supply contracts and agreements where required, ensuring appropriate legal review of all documents.
  • Develops and implements improvements in inventory management, replenishment and ordering processes.
  • Leads by example to actively promote ethical business behavior and organizational values.
  • Establishes supplier networks, attends educational workshops, shows active interest in understanding the food and beverage industry, performs appropriate online research, reviews professional publications, and participates in professional societies to continuously develop progressive supply relationships. Implements and manages Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) for the Company.
  • Works with R&D, QA, sales/marketing, and manufacturing teams on new product development and product enhancement programs to ensure effective sourcing of raw materials to meet specifications, material requirements, and pricing from suppliers that provide technical and manufacturing expertise.
  • Executes, under the Direction of the VP Procurement, annual cost reduction goals and implements strategies to maximize savings.
  • Enhances supplier development by establishing and communicating performance standards, conducting site visits, developing joint improvement projects, and actively soliciting formal, periodic feedback from material and service users.
  • Develops strong internal relationships across Sun Orchard, actively supporting the execution of purchasing policies and procedures and holding oneself accountable for positively impacting Sun Orchards manufacturing process though open, candid communication and facilitating a team-oriented approach.
  • Leads, on behalf of the Procurement Department, all budget activities to support the finance team.
  • Proactively supports quality initiatives and documentation requirements as needed. Maintains confidentiality of information appropriately.
  • Other duties as required and/or assigned.
  • Education: Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university, majoring in Supply Chain, Business, Economics, or a related field.
  • Min 5 years of purchasing, supply chain management, sourcing operations, vendor partnerships, and product development.
  • Strong understanding of supply chain with experience with issuing over the road logistics RFPs
  • Have demonstrated broad-based background in sourcing and providing team mentorship, data analysis, demand forecast, and strategic planning and purchasing.
  • Have demonstrated ability for streamlining operations and reducing costs by consolidating processes
  • Experience in Food / Commodity Purchasing a plus but not required
  • Expert in spreadsheet analytics
  • Spanish language a plus as many of our suppliers are from Latin America
  • Ability to travel to plant operations in Orlando, Florida, Brundidge, Alabama and Tempe, Arizona and elsewhere as required

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