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JOB TITLE: Director Ingredient and Commodity Procurement


The Director Ingredient and Commodity 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.



  • Manages the purchase of $120 million in dairy, commodity, chips/tortilla and bakery products
  • Reports directly to Senior Vice President of Purchasing
  • Creates and implements strategic purchasing programs for all ingredient and commodity products
  • Ensures that appropriate costing techniques are used to achieve overall least landed cost for products
  • Develops risk management and hedging programs for products and raw materials as needed
  • Partners with QA to ensure food safety and quality standards are being delivered
  • Communicates purchasing activities to Brand personnel and Franchisee community as needed




  • Minimum 5 years of commodity procurement experience
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Understanding of cost components and formula pricing
  • Strong understanding of commodity markets
  • Ability to create risk management and hedging programs
  • Ability to create product sourcing strategy
  • Ability to motivate and direct supplier base
  • Ability to work closely with marketing and culinary
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Travel up to 10%


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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