Our team is working alongside a booming international food company located in Fremont who is currently recruiting for a Procurement Category Manager specializing in Perishables - Dairy, Deli and Grocery. This position is going to work cross-functionally with other category managers and with a fast-paced, evolving team. The ideal candidate will have strong category knowledge, be self-motivated, have vendor knowledge for perishable items and strong excel skills.
This person should be interested in working in a growing start-up environment, be flexible and adaptable, and willing to take on new challenges!
Requirements and Responsibilities:
- Proactively manage budget and category spend
- Establish and execute cost-saving initiatives
- Strong category knowledge of dairy, deli and grocery category
- Develop and maintain strong relationships with vendors
- Strong negotiation skills
- Work cross-functionally internally to strategize with other team members and departments
- Work with buyers and warehouse managers to grow department and maximize efficiency
- Forecasting for product demand and sourcing effectively as a result
- BA Degree/ 4 Year Degree is preferred
- 5+ years of experience is preferred
- Experience working in grocery, dairy and deli
- Ability to take ownership of a portfolio
- Ability to work in a fast-paced business environment and maintain high energy
- Excellent communication and writing skills
- International Vendor knowledge a plus
- Proven track-record of excellent skills in negotiation and stakeholder management
This is a full-time permanent position that offers a base, bonus, benefits and long term incentives. This position is located in Fremont, CA.