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Job Title   Purchasing Director
Contact   Doreen Shaven
Company   Griffith Foods
    12200 S. Central Avenue,
    Alsip, IL 60803
Phone   708.239.2471
Fax   708.371.9547
Submit Date   Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Post Date   Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Company Information   Griffith Foods is a family owned, global organization comprised of three business operations: Griffith Foods, Custom Culinary and Innova Flavors. The common goal of these three operations is to collaborate with food companies to deliver new and exciting food products to consumers. This is achieved by applying superior food science and technology expertise, creative innovation and worldwide presence to create and manufacture unique and customized food ingredient systems, which take Food Beyond Boundaries!
Job Duties   Specific Responsibilities:  Developing and managing supplier relationships in conjunction with internal stakeholders (Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Research & Development, Finance, and Customer Service).  Negotiating and managing strategic contracts that include an emphasis on quality, service and continuous improvement.  Development and management of the budgetary process and the associated Purchase Price Variance (PPV).  Lead and/or support cross functional teams that impact Griffith’s Strategic Positioning.  Work closely with several internal stakeholders to assure an optimized cost of use for all raw materials.  Communicate with internal and external customers on raw material topics, issues, and variances to the Operating Plan.  Drive process solutions and have strong project management skills. Specific Accountabilities:  Manage and develop direct reports across regions.  Supplier Relationship Management (SRM): Execution of supplier scorecard process, supplier audit process as it relates to purchasing, and the rating of suppliers.  Develop partnerships with the supply community.  Manage/oversight of risk associated with Spice & Vegetable.  Establish, monitor, and impact the Operating Plan budget through various tools: Raw Material Forecasting, GCI, $ wtd Lead Time, $ Wtd DPO, etc.  Develop or support the Purchasing team in setting supplier and/or category strategies. Lead or assist in negotiating strategic contracts for specific Global Griffith entities.  Lower cost of use (and breakeven point) for purchasing responsibilities.  Ensure proactive communication of supply chain issues to proper internal and external stakeholders and coordination of solution implementation.  Customer interaction along with direct reports to facilitate market recommendations or as an information source.  Purchasing representative/lead on cross functional projects.  Apply legal and ethical behavior to negotiations and supplier relationships.  Ensure compliance of suppliers to Griffith's quality, regulatory, and legal documentation expectations.
Skills/Knowledge    Bachelor’s degree in Business, Purchasing or Supply Chain.  Master’s (MBA) degree a plus.  Professional certification a plus (CPM/CPIM).  10+ years’ experience in Food or Beverage Purchasing.  10+ years’ progressive Purchasing supervisory background.  Strong knowledge of commodities and risk management.  In depth understanding of MRP/ERP systems.  Strong process and analytical mindset.  Proven, strong negotiation experience.  Contract development and management.  Supplier Relationship Management.  Global sourcing.  Cross functional project management.  Proven cost savings and continuous improvement approach.  Demonstrated communication and presentation skills.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications – Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook.  Bilingual (English & Spanish) is a plus.

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