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Director of Procurement

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 285631/003_1552565932
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 14/03/2019

Director of Procurement - Food & Beverage / Building Materials

Job Description:

Our client is a global food and beverage company who is actively seeking a Director of Procurement to spearhead the initiative to renovate their establishments. The Director of Procurement is directly responsible for the strategic procuring of construction and building materials for the new design of its franchises. Candidate will also be accountable for exploring new partnerships to ensure competitive supplier sourcing and pricing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assures supplier consistency on delivery and quality of goods, as well as cost certainty through implementation of long-term strategies and planning.
  • Development of year on year productivity cost reduction plans and continuous improvement goals
  • Supports the new organization rebranding launch and development
  • Drives Design to Value (DtV) work with R&D, Operations, and Finance by evaluating current products and identifying and implementing initiatives to reduce TCO
  • Oversight of annual budget process, monthly purchase price variance (PPV) and procurement cost plans
  • Oversight of procurement team training, mentoring, development and further growth and improvement to meet goals and objectives.

Requirements:

  • 7-10 years of experience in procurement/sourcing/category management
  • Bachelors Degree (Masters/MBA is preferred)
  • Strong experience working with global stakeholders
  • Ideally has experience in the procurement/ sourcing of construction and building materials
  • Strong preference for at least 5 years of experience in the restaurant, grocery or food and beverage industry
  • Experience running large scale national projects and initiatives
  • Ability to liaise and coordinate with large corporate client
  • Ability to manage and work well with a team of individuals to complete projects efficiently
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

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