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Vice President of Procurement

Company: Artisan Chef Manufacturing Co
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

ABOUT US -The Artisan Chef Manufacturing Company, located in historic Lawrence, Massachusetts, is a multifaceted manufacturer of scratch-made Pastries, Artisan Breads, Fresh Pastas, Gourmet Sauces, Authentic Neapolitan Style Pizza, Calzones, and restaurant-quality prepared meals. If you are passionate about working in a fast-track entrepreneurial environment with state-of-the-art equipment and a driven team, consider working with us!Come join New England's fastest growing Artisan Manufacturing Company. Artisan Chef Manufacturing is searching for dedicated Corporate Manufacturing Chef to add to our team. We are looking for passionate culinary leaders to join us on an incredible growth journey. Artisan Chef Manufacturing is looking for a talented, driven and passionate talent to help us grow. Must be process oriented and detailed.Our brand values and celebrates our teams, hosting numerous all-company outings, delivering ongoing training, investing in their education within the industry, and reward our most exemplary employees.We believe at Artisan Chef Manufacturing, in providing superior service, exceeding our Customers' expectations in every way and in training and taking care of those who make it happen.--BASIC FUNCTIONS -The Vice President of Purchasing will lead the planning and directing of all aspects of policies, objectives, initiatives, and integration of processes that support the business delivery function.-- The VP will drive development of strategies for the Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Operations functions to support and enhance overall corporate strategy and objectives.-- The VPP has a key role in ensuring ongoing product supply for the company. ----This role is responsible for contract negotiations and purchase of ingredients, packaging materials, services, and operating supplies for the company.-- The VPP will serve as well as be an exemplary figure in the follow through of all Company Core Values, policies, and procedures primarily, GMP - Food Safety guidelines.--WORK LOCATIONPrecise location; In Person; On Site.Not RemoteLawrence, MA--ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Must be adept at pricing negotiations, vendor relationships and have a thorough understanding of contracts and terms.Must be skilled at analyzing market conditions and able to provide thoughtful analysis on market trends and make strategic decisions on primary and secondary sourcing options.Oversees daily responsibilities to ensure that the manufacturing facility has all the materials required to support their published plan and works to reconcile expected inventory and yields to actuals.Oversees daily purchases of ingredients, packaging, operating supplies, and services.Sources new ingredients and materials and manages any specification changes.Negotiates pricing and contracts and manages vendor performance.Develops long range sourcing plans to ensure supply of critical ingredients and materials.Produces detailed, polished, professional communications both to vendors and internally to peers.Manage and maintain vendor contracts and compliance to contract terms.--MANAGEMENT SCOPE--Management Responsibility--SUCCESSFUL FACTORS---Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Broad understanding of all purchasing functions.Broad understanding of ingredients and management of perishables.Broad understanding of manufacturing capabilities and constraints.Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of senior managers and peers.----MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's Degree preferred in Business, Supply Chain, Operations Management, or another related field.Equivalent work experience accepted.Must be very skilled in Microsoft Excel or equivalent applications.Minimum Experience Required: 7 Years in food manufacturing procurement, retail, or foodservice company.Advanced excel skills required; must understand formula construction, pivot tables, data types.--Knowledge of ERP/MRP packages with a high degree of comfort handling data.Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions in mathematical, verbal, or written form.Able to deal with multiple variables and imperfect data sources.--PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS--The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.---- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee may be required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.-- Specific vision abilities required by this job.--EQUIPMENT USED--Refer to Safety Procedures and Equipment Section--WORKING ENVIRONMENT--The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.---- The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.--BENEFITS-401(k) matchingDental insuranceHealth insuranceLife insurancePaid time offReferral programVision insuranceAccident InsurancePhone Allowance----

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