Procurement Manager


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Job Description: 

The Procurement Manager will be responsible for managing all procurement initiatives and business relationships with suppliers. This position executes the selection, evaluation, and negotiation for our product.

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Evaluate and cultivate business relationships to optimize return on investment
  • Leverage knowledge of industry and market trends to develop and champion long-term procurement and sourcing strategies
  • Deliver value, drive continuous improvement, and provide savings by applying strategic sourcing leading practices
  • Creates a globally uniform procurement organizational structure and processes; manages to sustain a competitive advantage
  • Develops and executes supplier base optimization strategies that yield the most economic supply/service cost results
  • Work collaboratively with partners from other functional areas to deliver business objectives

Competencies:

  • To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:

Analytical: 

  • Ability to collect and interpret data.  Ability to research and problem solve independently

Problem Solving: 

  • Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, gather and analyze information skillfully, work well in group solving situations, use reason even when dealing with   emotional topics

Technical Skills:

  • Assess own strengths and weaknesses, pursue training and development opportunities, strive to continuously build knowledge and skills, share expertise with others.
  • Interpersonal Skills:  Focus on solving conflict, not blaming, maintain confidentiality, listen to others without interrupting, remain open to others ideas and try new things

Teamwork: 

  • Balance team and individual responsibilities, exhibit objectivity and openness to others views, able to build moral and group commitments to goals and objectives.

Motivation:

  • Measure self against standard of excellence

Quality:

  • Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness. Attention to detail
Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with a degree in materials management, economics, math or related business discipline or equivalent job experience
  • Minimum of five to eight years of professional experience with at least one year in functional purchasing, preferably in a fresh produce environment
  • Bilingual (Spanish and English) required
  • Demonstrated ability to generate and understand reports
  • Demonstrated strong team, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in the use of AS400 or similar ERP System for business analysis
  • Ability to pick up 25lb boxes
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a diverse work group


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Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.


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