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JOB TITLE: Director - Produce Procurement

BRAND: FOCUS Brands

LOCATION: Atlanta, GA

The Director, Produce Procurement will manage the purchase of approximately $25 million in fresh and processed produce products and will need to create a domestic and international sourcing and processing program for all produce products.  This director will need to ensure appropriate costs and partner with QA to ensure food safety and quality standards. 

  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manages the purchase of $25 million in fresh and processed produce products
  • Reports directly to Vice President of Procurement
  • Will create a domestic and international sourcing and processing program for fresh produce products
  • Creates and implements ongoing strategic purchasing programs for all produce products
  • Ensures that appropriate costing techniques are used to achieve overall least landed cost for products
  • Partners with QA to ensure food safety and quality standards are being delivered
  • Communicates purchasing activities to Brand personnel and Franchisee community as needed

 POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 5 years of produce procurement experience
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Understanding of cost components and formula pricing
  • Understanding of various raw material (lettuce, tomato, avocado) markets
  • Basic understanding of produce processing technology
  • Ability to create domestic and international product sourcing strategy
  • Ability to motivate and direct supplier base
  • Ability to work closely with marketing and culinary
  • Excellent communication skills, Spanish language skills a plus
  • International travel and sourcing skills required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

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