PROCUREMENT MANAGER - OCEAN MIST FOODS, CASTROVILLE, CA

The Procurement Manager is responsible for coordinating the purchase and delivery of all needed raw materials on a just-in-time basis to satisfy the daily/weekly demand schedules of the value-added processing plant.  This includes ensured that the established raw sourcing plan is optimized to deliver the highest quality and best economics to the facility. 

KEY ELEMENTS OF YOUR POSITION

  • Reporting to the VP of Operations, the Procurement Manager is solely responsible for the purchase and delivery of all raw material needed to satisfy the demand of the value-added processing plant.
  • This position will ensure that required raw product levels are met by strategically working with sales, harvest operations and outside vendors.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate daily with plant and harvest operations on raw material demand planning and forecasts.
  • Proactively seek ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiently of purchasing processes and tools to support the needs of the business.
  • Strategically develop and optimize the supplier network to meet supply requirements.
  • Develop, monitor and refine KPIs and metrics for both raw product and sales information.
  • Conduct market research and analysis for benchmarking current costs and projecting trends.
  • Support new products and packaging through development, trial, commercialization phases.
  • Identify supply risks and develop contingency plans to mitigate potential issues. Recommend alternative materials and/or supplies to ensure secure supply.
  • Act as an innovation scout for new technologies and sustainable packaging solutions.
  • Coordinates with regional departments to ensure consistent quality and smooth flows of product and information.
  • Oversee negotiation of contract pricing and structured fobs by commodity weekly within given timetables to ensure value, quality, availability, and food safety.
  • Manages vendor relations and supplier development with selected vendors. 
  • Manages quality control, product rejections and resolves vendor disputes.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience with operational purchasing, perishable good preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Operations, Business or other closely related field.
  • Must be a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Ability to communicate in English and Spanish at a fluent level is highly desired.

SUBMIT YOUR RESUME:

Email: careers@oceanmist.com