Innovative manufacturer of fresh and frozen packaged Sandwiches, Meal Kits, Breakfast Bars, Wraps, Pastas, Pizzas, Bagels, and Biscuits suppling the school foodservice and private label industries.
Sourcing and replenishment of ingredients, components, packaging materials and negotiating contracts with suppliers. 40% sourcing, 40% category review of existing items and 20% replenishment.
Monitor trends in material costs, food prices, corrugated paperboard and packaging film.
Negotiate the best prices, obtain technical documentation and work with QA to manage documentation. Develop a process to balance supplier order minimums with lead times and Production Planning and Inventory Control.
Develop new vendors and suppliers on new products and services.
Maintain raw material component cost files consistent with current vendor prices.
A fast-paced environment. Travel as required.
5+ years of food manufacturing purchasing, procurement, sourcing experience.
To include some meat and dairy.
Self-starter, attention to detail, time management skills, communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to solve critical problems and able to manage multiple activities and projects.
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