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Procurement Category Manager - Seafood

Company: Pacific Seafood Group
Location: Clackamas
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:


To work as an extension of central procurement. Promoting all of our Central Procurement branded and commodity items to our distribution centers and outside customers

Key Responsibilities:

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Be a role model in projecting and applying The Pacific Group Diamond Philosophy (Productivity, Quality, Excellence and Teamwork)
  • Become an expert on assigned Central Procurement managed programs. Understanding full product specifications, sourcing model, seasonality and product variations
  • Manage all sourcing on assigned Central Procurement managed programs. Working directly with producers and processors
  • Understand competing products in our markets and how our programs compete with them
  • Support cost reduction for company through leveraging the volume of all distribution centers
  • Assist in the development and implementation of strategic sourcing and procurement processes managed throughout our sales network
  • Achieve optimum cost while ensuring high level of quality/service and the respect of delivery targets
  • Development of price forecasts for key market drivers and communicate to our selling teams
  • Supply day-to-day management to insure product availability and performance
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of key material market suppliers and cost infrastructure
  • Assist with Negotiations with vendors as applicable for the procurement of all materials, supplies, equipment and services
  • Manage supplier service levels, product projections, fill rates, q/c issues
  • Secure and analyze quotations on all targeted business
  • Develop new supply sources and group programs when assigned and where vendors or item offerings are inadequate
  • Follow and enforce good safety practices
  • Monitor product performance in the market place and manage the supply chain to ensure our products are on track
  • Monitor cost and markets to optimize cost and quality
  • Manage customer price contract terms
  • Understand all import requirements, documentation etc.
  • Manage category and product line sales performance in all locations and at all levels, the DC, the sales reps, key accounts etc.
  • Assist with preparation of budgets and forecasts
  • Actively present our programs and participate in the local training and companywide sales meetings as well as all group meetings.
  • Communicate daily market conditions, incoming products, current inventory, potential/current outages to all
  • Work to understand and influence receiving standards and shipments and coordinate with all branches.
  • Review inventory, item movement/history, ad projections, and product supply; determine need and place orders
  • Manage inventory at targeted levels
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

    What You Bring to Pacific Seafood:

    A. Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field, or
    • Five years related experience or training
    • Must be willing to travel through our distribution markets bi-monthly, international travel annually as well as other domestic travel
      • Five or more years of prior experience purchasing seafood for wholesale distribution

        Total Compensation

        At Pacific Seafood your base wage is only a portion of your overall compensation package. We invest in our Team Members through a comprehensive and attractive total rewards package, including but not limited to:
        • Health insurance benefits options, including medical, prescription, vision, dental, basic group life and short-term disability
        • Flexible spending accounts for health flex and dependent care expenses
        • 401(k) Retirement Plan options with generous annual company profit sharing match
        • Paid time off for all regular FT team members, to include sick days, paid holidays, vacation and personal time
        • Employee Assistance Program - Confidential professional counseling, financial, and legal assistance provided at no charge to Team Members and immediate family members
        • Product Purchase Program
          • Product purchase program

            Pacific Seafood is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Associated topics: assistant general manager, conference, deli manager, frontend, general manager, gerente de cocina, manager, partner, produce manager, restaurant general manager

Keywords: Pacific Seafood Group, Portland , Procurement Category Manager - Seafood, Executive , Clackamas, Oregon

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