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Company: Lassonde Pappas
Location: Cherry Hill, NJ
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Food, Beverage


 Lassonde Pappas & Co. is a US Leader in beverage manufacturing dedicated to our team members, customers and consumers satisfaction. We remain committed to our small-town roots and rural values. Hardworking and caring are qualities that make our teams special. Since 1942, we've been producing delicious products for our customers across the country!


To provide the best for our customers, we focus on building the best team by creating and advancing an inclusive environment amongst our diverse workforce. If you're passionate about customer satisfaction, reliable, and committed to being and doing better, join us! 


We value each of our employee's total wellbeing. To support employees in all stages of their wellness journey, we have a robust benefits program including: medical, dental, and vision coverage options, growth and development potential, along with 401-K, Life & Disability Insurance, PTO, Tuition Reimbursement, Health Fairs, Gym Membership Discounts, and so much more!


The Procurement Lead will be responsible for assessing and reporting on market trends, evaluating risk, and performing high-level raw material analysis to support the Company's business.  Procurement Lead will also be responsible for purchased goods, including fruit juices, concentrates, and other ingredients.   This role reports to the Procurement Director, and is based out of our Corporate Headquarters in Cherry Hill, NJ. 


Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare and analyze monthly inventory reports on key raw materials and recommend necessary actions to ensure continuity of supply
  • Manage short-term inventory risks due to quality and/or supply constraints and coordinate cross-functionally to resolve
  • Prepare and analyze RFPs (Request for Proposals) and make strategic recommendations
  • Perform market analysis, track trends in pricing and supply dynamics, and compile a commodity library for the organization
  • Collaborate with other departments in the process of bringing new products from concept to market. Identify sources for materials for new items requested by the marketing or R&D departments.  
  • Procure raw materials, as assigned, to support the business and maintain effective supplier relationships.
  • Perform strategic analysis and own the development of improved sourcing strategies.
  • Be able to prepare reports & recommendations for presentation to executive leadership 
  • Prepare and publish various commodity reports to the business 
  • Champion and drive process improvements
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned



  • Train new employees that are hired in the work area assigned
  • Advanced knowledge of field
  • Lead by example and assist others who may need guidance
  • Be accessible for employees to ask questions regarding area of expertise 
  • Provide positive recognition to employees who exhibit good behavior in their work area
  • Provide feedback to managers on individual and team performance




Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of Bachelor's Degree 
  • Minimum 5+ years' experience 
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Highly motivated; results oriented; able to learn quickly
  • Exceptional skills in Microsoft Excel & PowerPoint


Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Asks questions; challenges assumptions
  • Attention to detail; organized
  • Advanced excel skills and computer savvy




This position requires sufficient physical ability to work in a typical office setting; driving a motor vehicle and occasionally working in the field.


FREQUENT:  sitting, upward and downward flexion of neck; fine finger dexterity and light to moderate finger pressure to include extended periods of keyboard and mouse use, side-to-side turning of neck, walking, standing, bending and stooping, pushing/pulling, twisting at waist, moderate wrist torque to twist equipment knobs and dials.


OCCASIONAL:  squatting, kneeling, reach above and at shoulder height, moderate grasp to manipulate reference books and manuals; lifting objects weighing 20 – 35 lbs. from below waist to above shoulders and transporting distances up to 50 feet.


VISION:  Ability to see in the normal visual range with or without correction.


HEARING:  Ability to hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.




This job description is not intended to contain a comprehensive list of the responsibilities that are required to successfully perform in this position.   Other duties as assigned are part of every job description.  The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential job functions.

Lassonde Pappas & Co., Inc provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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