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(HYBRID) Purchasing Manager - Grocery

Company: Panda Restaurant Group
Location: Rosemead
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

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 products.
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 strategy.
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 distribution.
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 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 required; CPSM certification preferred
Minimum seven years of experience in Supply Chain Management, preferably in a multi-unit food service and/or manufacturing 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.

Keywords: Panda Restaurant Group, Rosemead , (HYBRID) Purchasing Manager - Grocery, Executive , Rosemead, California

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