(HYBRID) Purchasing Manager - Grocery
Company: Panda Restaurant Group
Posted on: May 16, 2022
Summary of Job Descriptions:
The Purchasing Manager is responsible for achieving optimal
arrangements related to purchasing assigned products. This position
executes the selection, evaluation, and negotiation for assigned
PRG products, ensuring that the suppliers selected fit Panda's
culture and philosophy, have the necessary capacity, and provide
the items at the best price and highest quality. This position
leads staff within SCM involved with purchasing assigned
You'll get a chance to:
Executes the company's purchasing arrangements for assigned
products 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. Advises SCM Leadership Team 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.
Assists the Executive Director/Director in the design and execution
of the three to five year purchasing strategic plan, anticipating
business requirements. The plan includes identifying supplier
sources, their purchasing capacity, and any legal/tariff issues.
Informs the ED and senior leadership on any industry issues, such
as government regulations, Act of God situations, mergers,
acquisitions, personnel changes, new item introduction, etc.
Recruits, selects, and develops an effective purchasing team.
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 industry
conferences to identify potential domestic and international
suppliers and gain industry insights. Evaluates potential suppliers
to ensure safety and management of risk. Negotiates with new
suppliers over cost and collaborates with logistics to bring
products into distribution.
Maintains a strong professional relationship between suppliers and
the company. Communicates with suppliers concerning all aspects of
the partnership including PRG philosophy and growth plans and
aligns suppliers with Panda to support our growth. Evaluates the
effectiveness and fitness of suppliers to determine our procurement
Manages and supports cross-functional projects with departments
such as Product Development, FSQA, Marketing, Legal, Finance and
Logistics related to product testing, promotional calendar, safety,
quality feedback from Operations, and phasing in products within
Arranges items for both domestic and international stores and new
concepts. Oversees procurement for international expansion,
including company-owned, franchise, and licensed stores.
Supports company special events in terms of sponsorship and
procurement. Provides products for events as requested. May solicit
suppliers as potential sponsors of charity events.
Tracks commodities markets on prices and supply and determines
strategy and direction for optimal procurement program. Recommends
best timing to introduce and promote products.
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
Paid time off starting at 15 days with 7 federal holidays
Continuous education assistance and scholarships
Income protection including Disability, Life and AD&D
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 required; CPSM certification preferred
Minimum seven years of experience in Supply Chain Management,
preferably in a multi-unit food service and/or manufacturing
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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