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641 Procurement Manager Seafood- Georgia

 

Procurement Manager – Seafood   

This is about raw material procurement for value added seafood.  This role is raw material sourcing meets new product development, with the business acumen to know where the net profit is.

You should understand costs associated with every step of the supply chain from the farm to the finished value added product. 

You should understand the underlying value of the raw material (mostly shrimp but some scallops and calamari) and understand co-packing, cost plus business relationships. 

You should know Asian and Indonesian markets/sources and be able to develop multiple sources of supply. 

You should be able to work with new product development teams and understand the role the source raw material plays in that equation.

If you are good at these things, and want to work for a great company, and live where it is warm, by the beach, in south GA (pretty much paradise) or in the Seattle market (either would work) you should read further….

 

Position Summary

Develops and executes strategic sourcing and purchasing plans for seafood raw materials to maximize value, optimize manufacturing operations and consistently meet customer expectations.  This position understands and leverages the relevant raw material markets and applies data-driven sourcing practices to achieve the best total value. 

Essential Duties and Responsibil     

  • Develops and executes strategic seafood sourcing and purchasing plans to meet customer expectations while optimizing production and logistics operations at the lowest cost.
  • Manages the seafood procurement process to support timely scheduling and communication with support departments ensuring efficient use of resources.
  • Develops and maintains an effective supply network.
  • Cultivates and maintains partnerships with key suppliers to secure optimal pricing, quality and reliability of supply over the long term.
  • Manages inventory levels for all items using information provided by the Supply Chain group.
  • Minimizes obsolescence and distressed inventory.
  • Understands and stays abreast of current market and industry trends, sourcing strategies and methods, and relevant regulatory policies. 
  • Leads purchasing, sourcing and process improvement initiatives involving functional areas such as R&D, Operations, Sales and Marketing.
  • Monitors and manages delivery schedule from suppliers.
  • Manages purchasing contracts for timely and accurate execution with favorable terms and conditions.
  • Fosters an environment of continuous improvement throughout the organization

Qualifications

  • B.S./B.A. degree in Supply Chain or closely related field.
  • 5-10 years experience in protein procurement, seafood preferred.
  • Knowledge of strategic sourcing concepts and methods
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • CPM certification preferred
  • Strong analytical and financial acumen
  • Proficiency in MS Office especially Excel, Word and Powerpoint.
  • Exposure to MFGPRO and MRP systems is preferred

This position will offer a competitive base salary, an exceptional benefits package that includes a matching 401k, and relocation assistance.

This is a retained FishJobs search.  Interested candidates should feel free to contact Frank J. Biederer, Sr Partner, FishJobs LLC at 404 925 8900 or frank@fishjobs.com.  All conversation and correspondence will be treated in confidence.