Supply Chain Sr. Manager, Purchasing - Packaging
Company: CKE Restaurants, Inc.
Posted on: May 12, 2022
Responsible for competitively sourcing Packaging and Chemical
program by utilizing the RFP process and supplier agreements,
ensuring uninterrupted supply of product. Develop agreements that
accurately reflect the terms negotiated. Manages the agreement
through regular communication with suppliers to ensure all aspects
of the agreement are being executed: cost, quality and inventory.
Responsible for developing commodity risk management strategy for
May perform any or all of the following duties:
Leads and provides coaching, guidance and development advice to a
staff of one or more direct reports
Completes the documented RFP process across Packaging categories
and products, obtains and analyzes competitive bids from suppliers,
conducts negotiations on pricing, manufacturing capacity, quality
compliance, inventory levels to be maintained and product lead
times for assigned categories. Makes recommendation based on
supplier best meeting all attributes. Pricing typically developed
with formula cost models.
Develops agreements that are typically for key categories and
products, documenting negotiated terms from the solicitation
process. Manages the process of fully executing agreement in timely
Ensures suppliers submit accurate and timely price changes in
accordance with agreements and established pricing formulas, and
that pricing is communicated accurately and timely to distribution
partners. Ensures suppliers production meets the need of the
Develops partnerships with applicable supplier that creates the
highest level of collaboration and performance against delivery
dates, technical problems, material deviations, damage claims, etc.
Works closely with Quality Control, Culinary Innovation, and
Inventory Management to overcome obstacles.
Support Marketing initiatives that include limited time offers
(LTOs) and new menu offerings by identifying suppliers, forecasting
needs, and managing supplier inventory. Makes recommendations that
ensures success in executing the LTO.
Lead the development of procurement strategies including
requirements planning, alternate sourcing, timing of purchasing,
inventory level adjustments etc.
Develops strategy for responsible commodities, communicating
approved positions and provides routine position variance
reporting. Ensures established positions are reflected accurately
Leads the establishment of a company-wide food cost budget for
various products. Evaluates and analyzes previous contracts,
performs market research to establish pricing trends, and
investigates market conditions.
Leads and participates in company meetings, webinars and conference
calls. Completes analytical evaluations of suppliers and products
and present the results to management.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS/CORE COMPETENCIES
Minimum nine (9) years of experience that demonstrates growth and a
commanding knowledge of Supply Chain Management, a majority of
which has been managing packaging
Minimum of three (3) years managing staff members
BA/BS Degree or equivalent certification in supply chain management
Must have detailed knowledge of relevant commodity markets and/or
financial risk management tools
Must display outstanding leadership skills, excellent written and
oral communication skills, ability to communicate effectively with
all levels of management both internally and externally
Must display strong analytical and organizational skills and able
to identify and implement process improvement strategies with
positive business results
Must be able to analyze critical factors such as cost, quality, and
capacity during negotiations. Proficient to advanced abilities in
Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Must have strong work ethics and a high level of confidentiality to
ensure proper handling of sensitive information.
- Corporate Office fast paced, high volume of activity and a
deadline driven environment
Constant interaction with internal and external partners by phone
and/or electronic communications
Sitting for extended periods of time, using telephone, typing
and/or operating a computer and/or mouse
Travels as needed approximately twenty five (25)%
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