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VP Purchasing - Retail Grocery

Company: Job Juncture
Location: New Bedford
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Job Description:

Chain of grocery supermarkets, employing 1,000 with 8 locations serving 100,000 customers with planned expansion.




Direct, coordinate and manage all purchasing activities for the company.

Work with COO to develop departmental objectives.

Drive standardization of processes and procedures to achieve cost savings.

Develop and improve systems and tools to support accurate and efficient purchasing,

measurable through performance metrics for all levels of purchasing activities.--

Manage format pricing structures.--

Represent the company Internationally and develop executive level relationships with all suppliers.--

Reduce vendor risks by developing scorecards and analyzing vendor performance.--

Manage the leveraging of corporate purchasing power with Category Managers to ensure price negotiation is

performed for any company wide purchased items and any promotional items.

Oversee Purchasing department (4 Category Managers, 3 Senior Buyers, 21 Buyers) to ensure purchasing strategies,

policies and procedures are being followed and sourcing and purchasing meets sales and margin goals.

Work closely with Operations to identify opportunities for improvement and to improve implementation of purchasing initiatives.





10+ years' progressive experience in purchasing and sourcing for multi-store, grocery retail organizations.

Salary $100 - $110K + $30K annual living allowance

+ 25% performance bonus

100% paid Company Health Plan

4 weeks' vacation

11 paid holidays

10% product discounts

$3-5K Relocation.

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