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Purchasing Manager - Full-Time - Union, NJ

Company: Fortune Fish & Gourmet
Location: Union
Posted on: May 4, 2024

Job Description:

OpportunityOur Purchasing Manager position is an engaging and demanding role. It requires a high level of well-rounded experience, with an ability to thrive in a dynamic environment. We are seeking an individual who can collaborate with internal and external experts to both manage and expand our supply chain. The position is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated individual who thrives in a dynamic environment. This position manages a portfolio of products, no people management responsibility. Purchasing Manager RoleYou will manage the purchasing of a wide range of perishable proteins, as well as associated packaging materials. You will coordinate movement of materials through a growing, national distribution network. Principal Duties & Responsibilities Manage the relationship with vendors for assigned products.
Partner with suppliers in developing strategic alignment between the supply base and multiple National distribution centers.Manage inventory through multiple sales channels and national distribution centers.Coordinate between internal departments to drive profitability and eliminate waste. Experience /SkillsRequiredHigh school degreeMinimum two (2) years' experience with perishable purchasing:Sound working knowledge of strategic purchasing principles, materials management, and end to end supply chain management.Analytical skills with comprehensive knowledge of ERP system.Solid knowledge of consignment activities and vendor inventory management.Capacity to analyze, quantify, and act upon purchasing related analytics.Ability to customize/create new metrics to optimize performance.Strong negotiation and presentation skills:Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to build a sustainable business case for a proposed solution.Ability to negotiate with external vendors to provide company with strong inventory positions in tight markets. High attention to detail, while meeting timelines as required (multi-tasking ability). Proficient with Microsoft Office: Microsoft Excel - able to build spreadsheets with pivot tables.DesiredBachelor's degree in business, statistics, or engineering5 years' experience with perishable purchasingExperience in a mid-sized organizationTier one or two supplier purchasing professional experienceExperience with Supply Chain managementTotal Compensation PackageBase salary plus annual bonus potential. Base salary is commensurate with experience. 401K with company matchPaid vacation, holidays and sick daysHealth Benefits (medical, dental, vision)Life and disability insuranceEmployee discount planCommuter benefit programWellness programsCOMPANYD'Artagnan is part of Fortune Fish & Gourmet, the Country's leading processor, distributor and importer of quality seafood, meats, and gourmet products. D'Artagnan, headquartered in Union, New Jersey, was founded in 1985 and is now the leading brand in the country, specializing in sustainably raised meats, poultry, game, charcuterie, truffles, and mushrooms. D'Artagnan is dedicated to natural, sustainable, and humane production and products. Over the years, D'Artagnan has built relationships and partnerships with farmers and ranchers who share the same philosophy and believe in free-range, preservative-free, and organic products. With over $170M in revenue and a team of 260 employees, it is a hugely successful and well-recognized enterprise. D'Artagnan is organized around three distinct business lines: Food Services (Hotels, restaurants, etc.), Retail, and Online; each business line having a specific business model. D'Artagnan sells products in all 50 states and buys products all over the world. D'Artagnan has established an outstanding reputation over the years, built on a simple yet key principle: to provide its clients with the highest quality. For decades now, it has been acclaimed by the industry and customers all over the country and is recognized as a world-class company by many world-class chefs. In addition, the D'Artagnan website continues to grow in popularity and reach - serving as a trusted destination for home cooks across America looking for the best tasting, restaurant-quality ingredients and specialty food products.We seek employees who are passionate -- with a burning entrepreneurial and team spirit to join our growing company.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Local candidates only, no relocation support. Direct applications only; no third-party agencies.

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