Purchasing Manager Blue Apron
We?re looking for an experienced negotiator to join the Blue Apron team as Purchasing Manager. You?ll be supporting our production facilities and corporate headquarters, so you enjoy the true sense of multitasking and managing multiple demands.
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.
Ability to self-motivate and problem solve in a fast paced setting filled with tight deadlines.
Computer competency, including MS Office (Excel, Word, etc).
Willingness to learn and grow to meet the changing requirements of the job.
3+ years experience in a similar purchasing role, food purchasing experience required.
Bachelor?s Degree in related field.
Produce buying experience.
Established relationships with growers and shippers.
||Jersey City, NJ |
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.
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|Headquarters:||5 Crosby St|
New York, NY 10013
|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.
Learn more at www.blueapron.com|
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