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Pooled Resource Purchasing Manager Job

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Purchasing Manager


Director Purchasing


Exempt or Non-Exempt (assigned by Compensation per FLSA guidelines)


The Purchasing Manager, Food & Packaging, Disposables, and Indirect, is part of a pooled resource group of purchasing professionals. This position will primarily be responsible for food and packaging product categories, but may have other responsibilities as assigned. This role will be required to support both domestic supply and potentially international markets as well. The Purchasing Manager is expected to develop, present, provide detailed recommendations, and once approved, implement supply chain strategies for their categories This position is also responsible for monitoring, reporting, and participating in commodity risk management for the commodity areas assigned.


Develop, present, and execute once approved, contracting and procurement best practices and standard operating procedures (SOP's) to deliver a World Class Supply Chain.

The Purchasing manager is expected to develop comprehensive written strategies for execution in support of the business needs, goals, and objectives set for the given area or responsibility.

Subject matter expertise for given areas of assignment.

Volume forecasting needs for assigned categories with regular updates on actual vs. contracted

Monitor and report out on key commodity areas as assigned which will contribute to commodity risk management and hedging programs as developed and implemented.

Prepare contracts (and standard forms of agreements) to match approved sourcing strategies for implementation.

Primary point of contact for suppliers for area of responsibility on a day to day basis.

Responsible to identify and implement supply opportunities and strategies to optimize cost of goods sold.

Monitor and optimize the existing food service and paper categories to ensure continuous supply and anticipate the needs of a growing enterprise.

Works closely with the Director of Purchasing to establish Supply Chain Best Practices, develop mission critical cost savings initiatives, and set, track, and report on the progress of the initiatives.

Drive Process improvement in assigned area of supply chain to deliver greater efficiencies from a cost, operational, and overall financial impact to the business.

Works collaboratively with leaders of other departments (Operations, Facilities, Culinary, Food/Beverage, etc.) to gain alignment to ensure supply at the best cost for the system.


BS Business, MBA (preferred) or equivalent degree in Supply Chain, Business, Finance, or other equivalent and relevant to perform this function.


Minimum of 10 years of experience in Supply Chain Procurement given the assigned areas of responsibility, minimum of 5 years at a Manger level, with demonstrated ability to meet above listed job responsibilities. Keen understanding of underlying commodities in the Food and Paper category of Food Service, and other assigned responsibilities.


Multi Year experience in managing effectively the above listed areas of responsibility

People and results oriented

Bottom line management skills and strategic thinker

Excellent negotiation, presentation, and oratory skills

Good working understanding of commodities and risk management programs and hedging.

Deep analytical skills

Expert working knowledge on Excel and Power Point.

Demonstrated experience in contract development and execution

Keen negotiation skills and supplier strategy development

Advanced working knowledge of Supply Chain Data Warehouses and Administered contract management systems.

International Supply Chain experience


The Purchasing Manager is limited on the spend authorities as established by corporate governance.

Authority to implement against all agreed upon and approved supply change strategy as directed

Authority to implement process improvements in contracting once approved




Purchasing Manager

Review the statements below then click the checkbox of the response that best describes the position. Limit to one response per statement.

The impact of decisions

by this position to the overall objectives and long-term goals is best described as:

Limited to task-related activities

Contributes to the completion of company projects and goals.

Exerts some influence on the overall objectives and long-range goals of the company.

Effects are long-lasting and heavily influence the future course of the company.

Decisions affect the financial, employee or public relations posture of the company.

The level of autonomy

given to this position is best described as:

Follows specific, detailed instructions

Work is under general supervision. Work is reviewed for adequacy and accuracy throughout the assignment.

Participates in determining the objectives of an assignment. Plans, schedules and arranges own activities in

accomplishing objectives. Work is reviewed at completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.

Work is performed with little supervision. Is able to exercise considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignment.

Works under consultative direction toward long-range goals and objectives. Assignments are self-initiated. Virtually self-supervisory.

The following statement best describes the complexity of problems

and the skills required to solve

Solves routine problems of limited scope and complexity, following established policies and procedure

Develops solutions to a variety of problems of medium scope and complexity. Refers to policies and practices for guidance.

Develops solutions to a variety of complex problems. May refer to established precedents and policies.

Develops solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation. Must also align with organization objectives.

Develops solutions to problems of unusual complexity, requiring a high degree of ingenuity, creativity and innovativeness.

The depth of knowledge

in the given field for this position is best described as:

Limited use and/or application of basic principles, theories and concepts.

Frequent use of general knowledge of industry practices, techniques and standards. General application of concepts and principles.

Complete understanding and application of principles, concepts and standards. Full knowledge of industry practices.

Contributes to the development of new concepts, techniques and standards. Considered expert in field within organization.

Develops advanced concepts, techniques and standards. Develops new applications based on professional principles and theories. Viewed as expert in field within the organization.

Respond only if there are direct reports - the leadership

requirements for the position are best described as:

Supervises and coordinates daily activities of business support staff. Sets priorities and coordinates resources for the team. Provides ongoing coaching.

Manages professional and/or supervisors. Determines priorities for own area and manages the performance of employees to ensure objectives are achieved. Has accountability for managing financial resources.

Provides leadership to managers. Develops operational plan to align with business objectives for own function while managing the performance of employees to ensure objectives are achieved. Develops financial and operational objectives

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Position Type: Full-Time Permanent

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Company Profile
Futurestep is the global industry leader in high-impact recruitment solutions, offering fully customized, flexible strategies to help organizations meet specific workforce needs. Our clients turn to us for proven expertise, a global process and infrastructure, proprietary competency models, innovative sourcing strategies, and a unique approach to measuring and optimising business impact. As a Korn/Ferry Company, Futurestep can meet a variety of workforce requirements. From recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and project recruitment, to single search and consulting, our solutions apply a truly world-class capability to identify, attract and retain the people who drive business success.

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