Under limited supervision, assumes full buying responsibility for selected categories. Other areas of responsibility include price negotiation, planning, production, and inventory control.
* Enables brands to efficiently and effectively maximize the value they receive from suppliers
Conducts the RFP process, bid analysis and review, contract negotiations, and blanket purchase agreement creation
Develop/execute purchasing strategies for products including monitoring macro trends in supplier base, implementing plans to react, and developing/executing purchasing strategies for products
* Identify and realize cost-savings and cost-reduction opportunities
Develop ideas for cost savings initiatives within owned categories
Evaluate potential margin initiatives, document with business case and champion change in support of department/company initiatives.
* Minimizes risk of supply disruption
Identifies supply and supplier issues. Analyzes information to assess root cause, improvement opportunities, and associated risk.
Develops solutions and gains consensus to resolve supply issues.
* Build strategic relationships
Build relationships with supplier working team / contacts.
Builds collaborative relationships with Brand Core Team / Directors.
Understand Brands' needs and build supplier relationships to meet those needs.
* Monitors purchasing performance
Participates in S&OP process and coordinates supplier's production to meet demand.
Monitors supplier performance and completes supplier scorecard.
* Leads high performing team
Supervises, coaches, and develops the members of the purchasing/sourcing team.
Ensures quality execution of the performance management process and personal developmental plans.
* Other responsibilities as assignment by management
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS
4 year degree required
Graduate degree preferred
5+ years in supply chain and procurement experience with at least two of the following categories: sauces, seasonings, cheese, dairy, protein, oils, dressings, beverage or condiments
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS or ABILITIES
Experience in procurement and negotiation strategies
Understand and function effectively in a team environment
Proven track record of success in leadership positions
Restaurant / Food Service experience
Inspire Brands is a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes nearly 32,000 Arby's, Baskin-Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin', Jimmy John's, Rusty Taco and SONIC Drive-In restaurants worldwide.
We're made up of some of the world's most iconic restaurant brands, but we're much more than just a restaurant company. We're a team of hundreds of thousands who individually and collectively are changing the way people eat, drink and gather around the table. We know that food is much more than a staple-it's an experience. At Inspire, that's our purpose: to ignite and nourish flavorful experiences.