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JOB TITLE: Director, Protein Procurement

BRAND: Support Center

LOCATION: Atlanta, GA

The Director - Protein Procurement is an integral member of the Supply Chain team they are responsible for partnering with suppliers to ensure FOCUS Brands operating concepts receive optimal pricing for quality products.  In addition this role serves as a liaison with our franchise partners and internal customers.

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manages the purchase of $52 million in meat products
  • Manages a Manager of Protein Purchasing
  • Reports directly to Vice President of Procurement
  • Creates and implements strategic purchasing programs for all meat 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

 

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 5 years of procurement experience
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Thorough understanding of carcass value, cost components and formula pricing
  • Strong knowledge of meat and feed ingredient markets
  • Basic understanding of meat processing technology
  • Demonstrated ability to create product sourcing strategy
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and direct supplier base
  • Ability to work closely and in partnership with marketing and culinary teams
  • Excellent communication skills
  • International sourcing skills a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably within food science

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