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Job Title: Purchasing Ingredients Manager
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Location: Bakersfield, CA
 

INSPIRING THE FRESH REVOLUTION AND THE FUTURE OF FOOD.

About Campbell Fresh (C-Fresh) Division

Campbell Fresh, a division of Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB), is on a mission to inspire the fresh revolution by making fresh foods more accessible, available and affordable. Expanded beyond the Bolthouse Farms business in 2015, the division leverages a cold-chain go-to-market platform to bring fresh refrigerated products to produce, deli and dairy departments of grocery stores nationwide. C-Fresh is comprised of revered brands such as Bolthouse Farms and Garden Fresh Gourmet and includes a robust portfolio of products across various categories including, fresh carrots, super-premium and ultra-premium beverages, refrigerated salad dressings, refrigerated hummus, salsa, dips, sides and soups.



JOB DESCRIPTION:

Purchasing Ingredients Manager will be responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit.  Responsibilities include maintaining inventories of existing supply, identifying new supply sources, negotiating and managing spend contracts, training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work. Directs and coordinates activities of personnel engaged in purchasing and distributing materials, equipment, and supplies in an organization by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.



JOB DUTIES:
Plans, organizes, directs, and controls activities related to the procurement function.
Organizes, supervises, and directs the work of storeroom and central supply personnel engaged in receiving, issuing, and delivering supplies and equipment.
Prepares instructions regarding purchasing systems and procedures.
Analyzes market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability, and prepares market analysis reports.
Develops a system to evaluate vendor quotations that utilizes appropriate negotiation and purchasing techniques to ensure quality, price, delivery, and service.
Designs, implements, manage, and monitor procurement reporting systems to meet company requirements.
Recruits and maintains suppliers that provide high quality products and services at a better price while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct.
Prepares and issues purchase orders and change notices.
Reviews purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.
Prepares and reviews contracts, bids, proposals, and vendor agreements for legal correctness, price, and acceptability of items to specifications.
Oversees all activities related to procurement of a commodity, from intent to purchase through delivery of commodity.
Assigns procurement requests to the appropriate personnel.
Negotiates or supervises the negotiation of complex requests for equipment, supplies, and services from suppliers and subcontractors.
Develops and installs clerical and office procedures and practices, and studies work flow, sequence of operations, and office arrangement to determine expediency of installing new or improved office machines.
Arranges for disposal of surplus materials.
Perform other duties as assigned

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge /experience of purchasing principles and practices
Strong communication and negotiation skills
High level of systems knowledge
Wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected 
Ability to work in a schedule- driven environment
Detail oriented with focus on analytical skill set 
High degree of professional integrity, ethics, and confidentiality 
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  
Bachelor’s degree with four years or related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience 
Valid California Driver License with a clean driving record
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Previous experience with JD Edwards platform a plus
Proven, reliable, work history 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Frequent use of hands and fingers dexterously to operate office equipment
Must be able to sit for an extended period of time during work period


The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

 

Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law.


 
The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.
 
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