Under limited supervision, assumes full buying responsibility for Packaging categories including but not limited to Paper and Plastic Cups/Lids, Paper and Plastic Bags, Foil and Paper Wraps, Bowls, Trays and Cartons . Other areas of responsibility include price negotiation, planning, production, and inventory control.
Enables brands to efficiently and effectively maximize the value they receive from suppliers
Conducts the RFP process, bid analysis and review, contract negotiations, and blanket purchase agreement creation
Develop/execute purchasing strategies for products including monitoring macro trends in supplier base, implementing plans to react, and developing/executing purchasing strategies for products
Identify and realize cost-savings and cost-reduction opportunities
Develop ideas for cost savings initiatives within owned categories
Evaluate potential margin initiatives, document with business case and champion change in support of department/company initiatives.
Minimizes risk of supply disruption
Identifies supply and supplier issues. Analyzes information to assess root cause, improvement opportunities, and associated risk.
Develops solutions and gains consensus to resolve supply issues.
Build strategic relationships
Build relationships with supplier working team / contacts.
Builds collaborative relationships with Brand Core Team / Directors.
Understand Brands' needs and build supplier relationships to meet those needs.
Monitors purchasing performance
Participates in S&OP process and coordinates supplier's production to meet demand.
Monitors supplier performance and completes supplier scorecard.
Other responsibilities as assignment by management
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor's degree in a related field required
Graduate degree preferred
5+ years' in Supply Chain and Procurement experience preferred
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS or ABILITIES
Experience in procurement and negotiation strategies
Understand and function effectively in a team environment
Proven track record of success in leadership positions
Restaurant / Food Service experience
Inspire Brands is a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes nearly 32,000 Arby's, Baskin-Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin', Jimmy John's, Rusty Taco and SONIC Drive-In restaurants worldwide.
We're made up of some of the world's most iconic restaurant brands, but we're much more than just a restaurant company. We're a team of hundreds of thousands who individually and collectively are changing the way people eat, drink and gather around the table. We know that food is much more than a staple-it's an experience. At Inspire, that's our purpose: to ignite and nourish flavorful experiences.