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Director of Procurement

City of Industry, CA

Discipline: Purchasing Job Number: 9004 Industry: Distributor/Broker

Job Description

Kinsa is recruiting for a:  Director of Procurement / Distribution 

Location: Los Angeles, CA Area

Our client, a foodservice distribution company, is looking for a Director of Procurement to add to their team this person will work closely with internal business leaders and employees to optimize the procurement function. This person is responsible for implementing methods, practices, and techniques to ensure the most efficient purchasing activities throughout the organization.

Competitive Base Salary and bonus opportunity
Medical, Dental, Vision
Paid Vacation/Holidays
Retirement Benefits 

Expected Outcomes: 
Create an environment within the Procurement function that fosters teamwork, effective communication, responsiveness, customer service and embraces change
Design and lead best in class Procurement department through the design of procedures, planning tools, systems, supplier network and continuous improvement projects across the supply chain
Lead the strategic sourcing activities of all domestic and international raw materials and film/packaging 
Negotiate vendor/partner agreements for optimized pricing, service and efficiency
Cross-functionally partner with Sales & Marketing, Operations and Finance on strategic planning
Perform risk assessment and develop contingency plans as necessary to address uninterrupted raw material and finished product supply
Forecast future supply needs and initiate proactive communications identifying short-term and long-term supplier capacity constraints
Develop functional and departmental protocols, policies, forecast employment needs and trends and create budgets; operate within budget and allocated resources 

Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business, or related field (Preferred
7+ years of procurement leadership experience in foodservice distribution environment
Experience with ERP Systems (Target Preferred)
Experience negotiating pricing


Meet Your Recruiter

Rob Navarro
Sr. Recruiting Consultant at Kinsa Group

Rob has 9 years of leadership experience in the Foodservice industry in addition to 10 years of experience in the Recruiting and Staffing industry, with the last 5 of those years at Kinsa. If you’re seeking a new job, let him put his food and beverage industry network connections to work for you!
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