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Executive Director, Purchasing

Company: Panda Restaurant Group
Location: Rosemead
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Summary of Job Descriptions:
The Executive Director, Purchasing is responsible for developing strategies and achieving strategic optimal arrangements related to the procurement of Protein and Produce categories for the company through collaboration with the other departments. This position's portfolio of products is high in dollars expended (approximately $400 - $500 million in purchasing span management) and in its level of impact on the company's financial performance and reputation. The Executive Director executes the selection, evaluation, and negotiation for PRG purchases in various categories, ensuring that the suppliers selected fit Panda's culture and philosophy, have the necessary capacity, provide the items at the best price and highest quality. This position leads staff within SCM involved with purchasing and Supply Chain analytics.
You'll get a chance to:
Responsible for achieving strategic optimal arrangements related to purchasing Protein and Produce categories for the company through collaboration with the related departments.
Executes the company's purchasing arrangements in support of its business strategy and plan. Identifies suppliers and arranges optimal contracts in terms of pricing, quality, timing, and supply availability over the term of the contract. Interacts with the highest level of executives at supplier companies. Advises senior leadership on the availability of specific products and pricing, pre-qualifying new suppliers and facilities in terms of price, capacity, and quality. Ensures costs are within budget.
Supports SVP of Supply Chain to develop and execute the three- to five-year purchasing strategic plan and strategic supplier partnership, anticipating business requirements. The plan includes identifying supplier sources, their purchasing capacity, and any legal/tariff issues. Informs the SVP and senior leadership on industry insights, such as tariffs, import/export limitations, government regulations, Act of God situations, mergers, acquisitions, personnel changes, new item introduction, etc.
Recruits, selects, and develops an effective team of purchasing management, professional, and support staff as well as SCM system management. Provides leadership, coaching and development to the team to meet the department's people planning and development goals.
Identifies new suppliers to support future growth. Attends supplier and industry shows to identify potential suppliers, domestic and international. Evaluates potential suppliers in collaboration with other PRG departments concerning the viability of their product and acceptability of their manufacturing facility. Negotiates optimal pricing with new suppliers.
Maintains a strong relationship between suppliers and the company. Communicates with suppliers concerning PRG philosophy and growth plans and aligns suppliers with Panda to support growth. Evaluates the effectiveness of suppliers to identify which ones to expand the relationship.
Responsible for establishing infrastructure for SCM for best practices in a systematic way. Selects and implements needed software applications for procurement process and negotiation, contract authoring and execution, supplier management and product traceability, incident management and business intelligence.
Leads or supports cross-functional projects with departments such as FSQA, Product Development, Marketing, Legal, Finance, RD, and Operations related to product specifications, quality inquiries, product recall, sourcing new ingredients, testing new products, and phasing in products within distribution.
Arranges for global sourcing of products for both domestic and international stores in collaboration with FSQA, RD, and other relevant departments. Develops procurement strategies and oversees product/service procurement for international expansion, covering company-owned, franchise, and licensed stores.

How we reward you:
Hybrid Work schedule
401K with company match
Yearly bonus opportunity
Full medical, dental, and vision insurance
On-site fitness center, biometric screen, and flu shot clinic
Discounts at Panda restaurants, theme parks, and gym memberships
Paid time off starting at 15 days with 7 federal holidays
Continuous education assistance and scholarships
Income protection including Disability, Life and AD&D insurance
Bereavement leave

Your background & experience:
If hired, must provide proof of full vaccination on your start date, unless prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Full vaccination means two weeks or more have passed after receiving the second dose in a two-dose series, or more than two weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine. Examples of proof of full vaccination include an original, photocopied, or digital completed vaccination card which includes your name, type of vaccine provided, and date last dose administered.
Bachelor's degree in business or equivalent field required; MBA preferred
Minimum twelve to fifteen years of experience in Supply Chain Management, preferably in a nationally branded retail/hospitality organization

Panda Strong since 1983
Founded in Glendale, California, we are now the largest family-owned American Chinese Restaurant concept in America. With close to 2,000 locations globally, we continue our mission of delivering exceptional Asian dining experiences by building an organization where people are inspired to better their lives. Whether it's impacting our team or the communities we work in, we're proud to be an organization that embraces family values.
You're wanted here
We value diversity in all forms and know the strength it brings. Workplace equality allows for creative ideas to blossom, diverse points of view to be heard, and improves overall happiness. We like the sound of that.
Panda Restaurant Group, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Regardless of your race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, veteran status, you are welcome here.

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