Director - Procurement at Inspire Brands in Atlanta, Georgia

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Job Description:

Under limited supervision, assumes full buying responsibility for selected categories. Other areas of responsibility include price negotiation, planning, production, and inventory control.


* Enables brands to efficiently and effectively maximize the value they receive from suppliers

  • Conducts the RFP process, bid analysis and review, contract negotiations, and blanket purchase agreement creation

  • Develop/execute purchasing strategies for products including monitoring macro trends in supplier base, implementing plans to react, and developing/executing purchasing strategies for products

* Identify and realize cost-savings and cost-reduction opportunities

  • Develop ideas for cost savings initiatives within owned categories

  • Evaluate potential margin initiatives, document with business case and champion change in support of department/company initiatives.

* Minimizes risk of supply disruption

  • Identifies supply and supplier issues. Analyzes information to assess root cause, improvement opportunities, and associated risk.

  • Develops solutions and gains consensus to resolve supply issues.

* Build strategic relationships

  • Build relationships with supplier working team / contacts.

  • Builds collaborative relationships with Brand Core Team / Directors.

  • Understand Brands' needs and build supplier relationships to meet those needs.

* Monitors purchasing performance

  • Participates in S&OP process and coordinates supplier's production to meet demand.

  • Monitors supplier performance and completes supplier scorecard.

* Leads high performing team

  • Supervises, coaches, and develops the members of the purchasing/sourcing team.

  • Ensures quality execution of the performance management process and personal developmental plans.

* Other responsibilities as assignment by management


  • 4 year degree required

  • Graduate degree preferred

  • 5+ years in supply chain and procurement experience with at least two of the following categories: sauces, seasonings, cheese, dairy, protein, oils, dressings, beverage or condiments


  • Experience in procurement and negotiation strategies

  • Understand and function effectively in a team environment

  • Proven track record of success in leadership positions

  • Restaurant / Food Service experience

Inspire Brands is a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes nearly 32,000 Arby's, Baskin-Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin', Jimmy John's, Rusty Taco and SONIC Drive-In restaurants worldwide.

We're made up of some of the world's most iconic restaurant brands, but we're much more than just a restaurant company. We're a team of hundreds of thousands who individually and collectively are changing the way people eat, drink and gather around the table. We know that food is much more than a staple-it's an experience. At Inspire, that's our purpose: to ignite and nourish flavorful experiences.

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