Procurement Manager

  • Miami, FL, United States
  • Procurement
  • Full-Time

Procurement Manager
Location: Miami, FL

Who You’ll Work For

REEF’s mission is to connect the world to your block. 

We transform underutilized urban spaces into neighborhood hubs that connect people to locally curated goods, services, and experiences.

With an ecosystem of 4,500 locations and a team of 15,000 people, REEF is the largest operator of mobility, logistics hubs, and neighborhood kitchens in North America.

Together we are leveraging the power of proximity to keep our communities moving forward in a sustainable and thoughtful way. 

What You’ll Do

Responsible for planning and executing new product and item introductions, promotions, and product deletions from a Supply Chain perspective for all represented ghost kitchens brands and working with suppliers and distributors, and field personnel to ensure proper execution of events. Assesses and prepares for any disruptions to the supply chain process and serves as the primary Supply Chain representative for feasibility, planning, risk analysis, and mitigation of menu deployment, brand rollouts, brand expansions, and Purchasing Category Team projects.

KEY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Develops and implements supply chain plans for new product introductions, promotions, and deletions. Manages the full scope of supply chain plans beginning with new product identification through testing, system introduction, maintenance, and deletion. Executes against demand forecasts based on historical usage patterns, promotional activity, brand counts, and other pertinent factors. Works with suppliers and distributors on production plans to support all events. Evaluates full supply chain plan effectiveness upon completion and documents and applies learnings to future events.

• Proactively evaluates risks regarding suppliers and ingredients and identifies and evaluates potential factors and occurrences that could adversely impact product availability, REEF or brand liability, and other event execution. Takes the initiative and resolves issues and problems throughout the lifecycle of projects. Recommends and implements options for mitigating risks and liabilities and communicates those potential impacts to Supply Chain Management and Category Teams, and Cross-functional stakeholders. Leads Brand Success and Purchasing Category Team project discussions and recommends best options based on Supply Chain-related cost, risk, and feasibility. Represents entire Supply Chain group on cross-functional teams regarding supply chain requirements, perspectives, and implications, and provides recommendations for successful execution across the supply chain.

• Collaborates with distributors and suppliers to ensure supply chain plans are correctly executed and monitors and addresses event execution issues across the entire supply chain, from suppliers, through the distribution network, to the restaurants. Reviews and analyzes sales, demand, and Supply Chain execution throughout an event, adjusts the plan as required, and communicates changes to appropriate internal and external individuals. Leads efforts to resolve product flow and supply issues and communicates with Category Teams and distributors, as required. Responsible for providing subject matter expertise to other Program Managers and indirectly leads them. Act as go-to and provides support and mentorship.

• Works closely and enhances collaborative relationships across brand development groups, suppliers, distributors, and field personnel. Participates in and leads cross-functional and intra-departmental teams to provide expertise and decisions on Supply Chain capabilities and implications. Works with distributors to ensure appropriate alignment of event management responsibilities and develops plans for resolving issues with distributor execution of responsibilities.

• Identifies, recommends, develops, and implements tools and enhancements to supply chain systems and processes to improve Supply Chain efficiency, new product, item event management, and distributor performance. Maintains documentation of processes and procedures. Performs ad-hoc analyses as needed.

• Performs other related duties, tasks, and responsibilities as required, assigned, and directed.

What We Want From You:

• Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business Administration/Management, Supply Chain, Finance, Accounting, Economics, or related field.
• At least 5 years of procurement experience with food & beverage contract and category management experience.
• Expertise in running sourcing initiatives such as RFx and vendor selection processes, as well as supplier quality and performance accountability scorecards.
• Proven financial acumen with consultative, analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Proven negotiation skills with experience negotiating commercial terms and service level agreements.
• Proven ability to manage competing agendas and priorities while translating complex information across internal and external stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in business administration or similar.
• Current or prior foodservice and/or hospitality industry experience preferred.
• Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) or similar qualification or studying towards CIPS qualification.
• Certified Associate Program Management - Certification PMI or equivalent supplier quality management certificate.

What We’ll Provide

Medical
Dental
Vision

Life and Disability
401K
Paid Time Off (PTO)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Frequently operate small office equipment such as a computer, tablet, and copier/printer, telephone.
  • Work is performed in a professional office environment.

WORKING CONDITIONS: 
Work is performed indoors for extended periods of time including up to the entire duration of shift.

REEF Technology is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. REEF does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. REEF complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.