Purchasing Manager, Non-Foods

US-TX-Plano
Requisition ID
2017-3807
Department (Portal Searching)
Purchasing
6800 Bishop Rd
Plano
TX
75024

Overview

The position of Non-Foods Buyer for Raising Cane’s is responsible for managing the execution of purchasing strategy and works collaboratively to support other departments within Raising Cane’s.

The Non-Foods Buyer will be involved with co-developing supply chain initiatives with members of the Supply Chain team and will support company goals and objectives by implementing those initiatives amongst Suppliers and internal stakeholders.  Reporting to the Director of Purchasing, the Non-Foods Buyer will be responsible for the procurement and management of various non-food items and services.

Responsibilities

  • Develop long term strategic supplier relationships that ensure a continuous supply of critical non-food ingredients that meet Raising Cane’s specifications while also preserving the unit economic model
  • Develops scalable systems and processes that create efficiencies 
  • Support the development, testing, and implementation processes for existing and new products allowing for proper collaboration between supply chain, Ops, R&D, and marketing to ensure the highest quality of products to Restaurant Operations and Customers
  • Negotiate all non-food and service contracts to achieve and maintain the best possible pricing and business parameters while enhancing quality and safety
  • Continually evolve Raising Cane’s risk management strategy to aid in accurate forecasting and price stabilization while minimizing the impact of volatile markets
  • Lead the distribution team in analyzing supplier FOB points and all freight lanes to identify the most opportune time to add production facilities and/or take control of Raising Cane’s freight lanes to lower inbound freight costs
  • Continually lead the matching and approval process for new suppliers on all proprietary/primary products to enhance quality while ensuring continuous supply and to create a competitive landscape
  • Work collaboratively with Total Quality, Restaurant Excellence, and R&D to ensure that non-food items going into our restaurants meet specifications and contribute to outstanding Customer and Operator experiences
  • Provide guidance to Raising Cane’s Director of Purchasing and Supply Chain team on supply chain threats relative to safety and/or market instability or any other issues that may compromise the company’s ability to meet its strategic objectives.

Qualifications

  • BS degree in a field requiring strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to work in a high growth/high pace environment
  • Strong analytical skills – must be able to take a complex set of variables and deliver solutions that achieve the desired business result.   
  • Purchasing experience – strong knowledge and connections within non-foods purchasing category (paper/packaging, chemical, apparel, and services). 
  • Negotiation – negotiate effectively with suppliers to achieve optimal solutions that deliver an ensured supply, Raising Cane’s quality, competitive costs, and innovative product development while capturing benefits of an integrated restaurant system, all with a long term perspective.
  • Project Management Skills- accurately develop project parameters, perform and manage project tasks and key deliverables all while choreographing the work of cross-functional team members.  Project management experience with print production and design for packaging and apparel items preferred
  • Computer Skills - advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office based software including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.   Prepare complex presentations using PowerPoint or similar software.

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