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Purchasing Manager

Company: DO & CO
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Are you an internationally minded professional? Do you have a can-do mentality, can you push yourself and others forward and are you eager to contribute to DO&CO ambitious growth plans?

What you'll be doing

You will work with multiple functions to focus on the overall purchasing need for the company along with partnering with our Operations teams to drive our order management process. In supporting these functions, you will be accountable for all Purchase Order creation, and all inbound order acceptance, resolution and processing including validation, organization, and accuracy of these deliverables.

In case you don't know who we are:
We have a passion for hospitality culinary delights on every banquet floor and in the sky. With the three business segments of Airline Catering, International Event Catering, and Restaurants, Lounges & Hotels, DO&CO offers gourmet entertainment all over the world. We operate in 31 locations, 11 countries and 3 Continents, maintaining the highest standard of quality in both our products and services. We refine the classics, develop the unknown and grow constantly - sometimes beyond our own expectations.

A day as a Purchasing Manager:

  • Measure food cost percentage
  • Supervise and develop an existing team: Buyer(s), Admin Clerk(s) and Receivers
  • Develop and streamline process, e.g. accessibility, availability, cost, and quality assurance
  • Assist in food presentations and develop in conjunction with management and manage pricing structure to meet food cost goals
  • Guarantee systems for best price/value for products such as: High value fish, meat, poultry, specialties, dairy fruits and produce and basic F&B supplies
  • Create and monitor reports with variable year and seasonality prices input in order to create most cost effective high-end menus together with corporate executive chefs
  • Analyze procurement and financial data in conjunction with the Unit Controller for opportunities including supplier rationalization, tenders, aggregation and specification alternatives
  • Attend food tasting sessions for new products
  • Maintain contracts, buy side related paperwork, and related files
  • Develop sourcing plans and budgets, track results as necessary to meet contract obligations
  • Review Purchase requisitions, obtain competitive quotes and plan Purchase Orders
  • Monitor and resolve supplier performance and business issues that may occur to ensure food safety compliance, HACCP regulations, and FDA regulations
  • Establish cross-functional sourcing targets such as redesign improvements, material and process standardization
  • Manage day-to-day supplier communications
  • Establish and negotiate agreements and maintain business relationships with the established supplier to assure on-time delivery, favorable pricing, and capacity allocation and Purchase termsWhat you have:
    • Awareness of the operational sequences
    • Ability to work well within the team as well as independently
    • Planning, co-ordination, communication and leadership skills
    • Three (3) to five (5) years in related purchasing or contract purchasing field
    • Background in institutional and contract food purchasing
    • Proficient in using Microsoft: Word, Excel, Outlook, purchasing software preferred.
    • System knowledge MS Navision
    • Contract and negotiation skills
    • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) knowledge required
    • Ability to reduce complex issues to basic components
    • Ability to work well in a fast paced environment and with a diverse clientele that requires a hands on approach to our guests needs
    • Ability to complete assigned tasks within the given time in order to meet strict deadlines
    • Flexibility (different shifts - night, weekends, holidays)What We Offer

      • Salary that matches your level of expertise
      • A wonderful workplace to call home, events, fun colleagues, and all other regular salary/benefits stuff
      • A business where you can have a real impact, we're not afraid of new ideas!
      • Genuine career development opportunities, both nationally and internationally
      • The opportunity to work with and represent one of the most innovative players in the luxury global gourmet entertainment marketDO&CO is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status

Keywords: DO & CO, Des Plaines , Purchasing Manager, Executive , Des Plaines, Illinois

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