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Procurement Manager (Closed)

Date Posted: 2/3/2020

Job #1570770
Nashville, Tennessee

Position Characteristics:

  • Build and maintain good business vendor relationships while seeking out new or alternative vendors as required. 

  • Prepare a monthly report by vendor of purchasing activity including: price deviations, quality problems, on-time deliveries, late deliveries, promotions and sales velocity. 

  • Maintain contact with all markets and vendors through personal contact, professional associations and trade publications. 

  • Prepare an annual budget and plans to support APF with purchasing services. 

  • Establish and direct a cost reduction program aimed at lowering overall purchased goods costs. 

  • Establish and maintain raw material inventory and periodically check quantities to ensure accuracy. 

  • Resolve order and billing discrepancies in coordination with accounting and vendors; respond to inquiries on any material received. 

  • Process returned purchase items that are not acceptable or do not meet specifications. 

  • Communicate with management concerning new products and forecasts for new and existing products. 

  • Initiate and distribute change notices for purchased items such as changes in specifications, part numbers and sources. 

  • Communicate with shipping/receiving regarding incoming and outgoing shipments daily. 

  • Communicate with vendor the need for promoting or returning slow moving inventory. 

  • Communicate with management current market information. 

  • Procurement experience in USDA environment and raw materials. 

  • Provide leadership to create an environment committed to quality, food safety, team member safety, and positive team member relations. 

  • Monitor all materials to evaluate yields and product quality. 

  • Prepare and maintain a variety of daily data for production metrics and analysis. 

  • Actively pursue opportunities that will improve plant’s cost position. 

  • Promote a safe workplace, ensure compliance with safety policies and address hazards. 

  • Communicate and monitor specific expectations for supervision and team members. 



  • Bachelor’s Degree, MBA highly preferred 

  • 5 years or more related experience 

  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized 

  • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills