JOEY Restaurants

Procurement Specialist (Mat Leave Coverage)

Found in: Talent CA

Description:

Reporting to the Procurement Manager, the Procurement Specialist will work closely with JOEY Restaurant Group's supplier partners to understand, translate, and learn each other's business needs, and to provide innovative, creative solutions to differentiate JRG in the market. The Procurement Specialist will work collaboratively with the Procurement Manager in multiple key product categories, including sourcing, purchasing, contract management, and overall supply chain planning. The Procurement Specialist is analytical in their approach, intuitive, and bold. They have a passion for building strong, long-term relationships and can differentiate themselves from the competition through their passion for food, creativity, and adaptability. Not only do they systematically manage the myriad of details that are the world of procurement and sourcing, but they also bring a competitive, entrepreneurial, and street smarts skillset that enables them to proactively identify opportunities.

IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL:

Supplier Relationship Development & Management-

· Strategically source new products with vendors that support menu rollouts, product testing, product updates, and more. Focus on continuous improvement within purchasing that elevate and differentiate our brands.

· Develop strong relationships with key suppliers to promote competitive solutions, excellent performance, access innovative ideas, and assist in the development of relevant market sectors

· Negotiate with suppliers and artisans, both domestic and international, on availability, ingredient profiles, product attributes, distribution, delivery deadlines, advantageous terms, and price

· Oversee and manage categories, offering expertise, proposals, and recommendations to the department and cross functional teams

Contract Management & Supplier Performance against KPIs-

· Negotiate strong, competitive, and protective contracts from suppliers at the lowest total cost consistent with considerations of food safety, quality, reliability of source, risk to the business, and urgency of need

· Executes strategy for multiple solicitation methods, including Request for Proposal, Invitation to Bid, Multi-step Bidding, Competitive Negotiation and Informal Bid with guidance from Procurement team

· Conduct ongoing vendor and contract management to ensure vendor compliance with contractual obligations

· Manage vendor performance to maximize profitability and achieve financial objectives i.e., vendor scorecard, business reviews, etc.

Procurement Opportunities:

· Research and identify opportunities for cost and labor savings, reducing cost of goods and driving efficiency

· Research and identify emerging product trends to deliver innovation and efficiencies

· Analyze proposed pricing against historical costs, current market pricing, and industry recognized indexes. Objective is to secure optimal contract and supply agreements.

· Conduct demand planning and forecasting to secure supply and ensure strong purchasing power while still maximizing profitability and growth

Stakeholder Relationship Management

· Communicate procurement updates effectively with internal stakeholders (Culinary, Bar, Concept, Operations, etc.); educate stakeholders on Procurement and Supply Chain market conditions

· Collaborate with the Bar and Culinary teams to develop requirements and specifications around ingredients; turn their menu inceptions into reality

· Investigate and respond to Operation challenges with urgency, and coordinate communication strategies with operations

· Identify, prioritize, structure, and solve an array of other business problems that arise in a fast-paced, dynamic, high-growth environment.

Requirements

HERE'S WHAT YOU BRING:

· 2-3 years of procurement, buying, or category management experience coupled with a degree or diploma in a related field with exposure to Regional and National sourcing

· Strong negotiating experience with suppliers for contracts and supply agreements

· Business Acumen - demonstrates knowledge of market, competition, products, and industry trends

· Knowledge of sources of supply, current prices for goods/services, food commodities, and related market trends.

· Develop and maintain a strong relationship, built on trust and respect, with our suppliers Manage vendor performance to maximize profitability and achieve financial objectives Perform market analysis, competitive shop and analyze sales trends

· Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills- demand planning/forecasting, reporting, etc.

· Effective project management skills; systematic approach to managing workflow

· Ability to solve problems quickly and adapt to rapidly changing business environments

· Excellent oral and written communication skills

· Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

· Highly driven, and career oriented. A deep passion to help the team win

BONUS:

· Accreditation as a Certified Professional Purchaser is an asset

· Knowledge of Power BI is an asset

· Experience with Food Safety Standards and Quality Certifications (CFIA, HACCP, USDA, FDA etc.) required

JOEY Restaurant Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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