Director of Purchasing, East Coast Blue Apron
About the role
Purchase and maintain optimum levels of inventory to fulfill production of outbound recipe kits.
Establish and maintain regional vendor relationships while continuously researching new or alternative sources of supply. Negotiate with suppliers for favorable prices, terms, quality, and delivery. Resolve problems related to invoicing, product quality, or delivery.In coordination with other internal production locations, maintain national vendor programs.
Monitor produce market conditions to avoid sharp market increases and availability issues. Communicate favorable purchasing opportunities to management.
Understand application of freight and shipping to optimize cost of goods purchased.
Analyze and maintain recipe food costs to stay within weekly recipe budget.
Oversee receiving of product in accordance with company receiving procedures.
In coordination of Quality Control, ensure incoming product meets or exceeds the recipe?s quality specifications.
Ensure accurate, up-to-date item information within the database. Enter new products and price changes promptly and accurately into a purchase order system.
Minimize shrinkage/spoilage of perishable products. Obtain credit from suppliers where applicable for returned, damaged, or spoiled goods. Coordinate storage of items to be returned to suppliers.
Participate in periodic inventory counts. Conduct inventories as requested by management.
Attend weekly company meetings and review food cost summaries with the team.
Communication skills ? must have good listening skills in addition to excellent verbal and written communication abilities.
Strong negotiation skills.
Excellent organizational skills.
Capacity to multitask to meet multiple demands and instructions coming from both the production facility and the corporate headquarters.
Ability to self-motivate and problem solve in a fast paced setting filled with hard deadlines.
Computer competency, including Excel & Word.
Willingness to learn and grow to meet the changing requirements of the job.
Minimum of 3 years foodservice experience.
Bachelor?s Degree in related field.
Bi-lingual, preferably English and Mandarin Chinese.
Produce buying experience.
Established relationships with growers and shippers.
To apply for this position, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your resume and an email explaining why you are interested in this job.
||Brooklyn, NY 11206 |
Blue Apron makes cooking fun and easy. We'll provide you with all the ingredients that you need to make a delicious meal in exactly the right proportions.
Shipping Product Angel Investors: Bessemer Venture Partners
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|Headquarters:||Brooklyn, NY 11206|
|Company Profile:||Blue Apron is a New York-based start-up that is changing the way people cook at home. Our weekly subscription service delivers everything you need to make fresh meals. We go shopping for our customers at wholesale, and deliver all the ingredients in exactly the right proportions, along with beautifully printed recipe cards. It's like having your own private chef-- you'll discover new recipes, eat fresher food, and save both time and money.
We're a small, energetic team of foodies and work in a very fast-paced, high-growth environment. Our company is backed by top venture capital firms, including First Round Capital and Bessemer Venture Partners.
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