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Procurement Manager

Location: GH Foods Green Cove Springs, FL

Renaissance Food Group is a fresh food company with a mission to create fresh, healthy, good food. Headquartered in Rancho Cordova, CA with four company-owned fresh food facilities located in Sacramento and Riverside, CA; Houston, TX; and Green Cove Springs, FL, we proudly handcraft our Garden Highway branded products on a made-to-order production model. At Renaissance Food Group, we pride ourselves on employee retention by investing in our team members through opportunities for advancement and individual growth. We believe the key to our recipe for success lies within our people, and strive to empower passionate individuals who share the same sense of family, dedication, and pride.

Summary

Drives sustainable supply chain practices through effective supplier management and raw product procurement with the goals to reduce costs, improve quality, and deliver optimal service for customers. This will involve interfacing and coordinating efforts with Operations, Sales, Business Development, Plant teams and other departments as necessary. Provides direct on-site support to Regional Directors of Operations.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Working under the guidance of Corporate Operations, create and implement supply chain management processes that encompass effective planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing and procurement, conversion, and relevant logistics management activities
  • Coordinate and collaborate with channel partners; growers, suppliers, intermediaries, third party service providers, and customers
  • Liaison between Operations & Sales functions to align with company manufacturing strategy in planning, scheduling, and sequencing supply chain to maximize Quality, Production, & Logistics
  • Be familiar with and study key planning activities that bring manufacturing strategies to life through timely coordination of orders, materials, capacity, labor, raw product costs/yields and inventory at plant level
  • Work, communicate and support Business Unit Team to ensure supply chain needs and specifications are being met at plant level to achieve optimal manufacturing requirements
  • Enhance raw product specifications with supply base and develop relationships with supply base to ensure year round coverage
  • Learn Company product specifications and production processes to align with raw product parameters to ensure Supply Chain is meeting Production & QA requirements
  • Work closely with Quality & Food Safety team to ensure vendor compliance and new vendor process for Vendor Approval Process
  • Develop strong working relations with key staff at production facility
  • Assist in the coordination of new product launch requirements & seasonal product transitions. This will involve the integration of Sales & Operations staff and extend to production facilities, plant production and Regional Directors of Operations.
  • Coordinate logistic opportunities to insure efficiencies in transportation of product into the plants at the optimal costs.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job requires no direct supervision over any personnel. Domestic travel required and International travel may be required.

Competency:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Oral Communication – Speaks and understands so as to follow directions and get clarification; Responds well to questions.
  • Written Communication – Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures. Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time. Supports organization’s goals and values.
  • Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities using good project management skills; Uses time efficiently, Must be results-focused.
  • Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
  • Adaptability – Manages competing demands; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan

QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience Level, Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering, Food Science, Business and/or 5+ years’ experience in other relevant discipline or field acceptable.
  • Five to seven years’ experience required.
  • Experience in food manufacturing setting preferred.

Language Skills:

Ability to read, write and comprehend complex instructions and specifications required. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization. Fluent Spanish is preferred.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.

Computer Skills:

Intermediate to Advanced level skills in Word, Excel, and Outlook required. Ability to communicate effectively with others through electronic systems.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Self-starter with ability to take initiative if needed
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities while producing quality results in an efficient manner with minimal supervision.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:

The job has minimal hazards consistent with a traditional office environment.

Note to Recruiters and Third Party Placement Agencies:

Renaissance Food Group will not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any RFG employee. RFG will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Any unsolicited resumes received will be considered property of RFG and will be processed accordingly.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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