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Executive Director, Supply Management

Company: Panda Restaurant Group
Location: Rosemead
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Summary of Job Descriptions:

The Executive Director, Supply Management is responsible for working with the Senior Vice President, SCM on the design and execution of the five-year supply management strategic plan, anticipating business requirements. This position serves as the company's expert on industry trends and changes in federal and state laws and regulations affecting logistics and distribution services. The Executive Director leads a SCM team of managers and professionals in logistics, distribution, and SCM systems. The Executive Director, with the support of the team, designs and implements the most cost-effective inbound freight saving programs to lower landed costs of the products carried by PRG Distribution Partners as well as the optimal distributor partner program, delivering the highest level of service in the most competitive cost to stores.

You'll get a chance to:

  • Assists the Senior Vice President, SCM in the design and execution of the five-year supply management strategic plan, anticipating business requirements. Informs the SVP on industry trends, labor disputes, fuel commodity pricing, and changes in federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Executes the company's distribution services arrangements in support of its business strategy and plan. Identifies third-party distributors and supports the implementation of optimal contracts in terms of safety, service, cost, and quality. Oversee and manage distributor KPIs and KPI dashboard as indicators of distribution performance for the entire distribution program. Monitors and reports performance of third-party distributors and makes necessary improvements aligned with the strategic plan.
  • Executes the company's inbound freight program. Identifies, selects and contracts third party logistics providers through an RFP process and thorough cost analysis. Implements in-bound freight saving programs to lower landed cost of products carried in the distribution centers.
  • Identifies third party logistics and distributors, as well as SCM providers, through a multi-candidate RFP process and thorough cost analysis to support future growth. Attends industry conferences to identify potential partners and gain industry insights. Evaluates potential third-party providers with cross-functional team to determine functionality, financial viability, capability, and capacity to perform.
  • Responsible for inventory planning, deployment, and management of all products at Distribution and Supplier partners. Develops and implements inventory procedures to ensure continuous supply and minimize inventory obsolescence.
  • Manages new product introduction and LTO roll outs in support of PRG Marketing programs. Collaborates with supplier and distribution partners in planning, production, deployment and depletion of LTOs in distribution centers.

    Maintains a strong relationship with third party logistics and distribution providers. Acts as a liaison between third party providers, PRG suppliers, and Operations. Communicates with third party logistics and distribution providers concerning PRG philosophy, performance, and growth plans.
    • Responsible for SCM systems identification, implementation, and management to achieve greater efficiency. Develops applications with third-party providers to improve data and information visibility for successful execution of the supply management function, including inventory, pricing compliance, procurement and communications. Utilizes the applications for supply management analysis, execution and contract negotiation.
    • Manages cross-functional projects with departments such as Systems, Finance, Marketing, Legal, Product Development, FSQA, International, and Operations to support company growth. Stays current on all issues related to Supply Management, domestic and international.
    • Supports the PRG international expansion program in relation to inventory requirements. Develops and implements inventory planning, forecasting, and deployment policies ensuring continuous supply to international stores.
    • Provides global and strategic solutions to international stores with support from FSQA, International, Legal, and Distribution Partners. Supports logistics operations for international expansion, covering company-owned, franchise, and licensed stores.
    • Conducts annual surveys with Operations regarding the performance of the third party distributors. Communicates survey results to Operations. Meets with third party distributors quarterly to communicate performance results and develop action plans to address identified issues.
    • Recruits, selects, and develops an effective Supply Management team comprised of managers and professionals in logistics, distribution, and SCM systems. Provides leadership, coaching and development to the team to meet the department's people planning and development goals.

      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; MBA degree preferred
        • Minimum twelve to fifteen years of experience in Supply Chain Management with focus on Supply Management and supply chain systems, preferably in a multi-unit food service distribution 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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