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Director, Food Procurement

Company: Highgate Hotels L.P.
Location: Louisville
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Tracking Code 213836-886 Job Description Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions, LLC, a Yum! Brands Co-op, is currently seeking a Director, Food Procurement, to join the Food and Packaging Procurement team in Louisville, KY. Overview of PositionThis role is responsible for providing strategic leadership and driving key results for the dairy and sauce categories (-$950 million in spend) across Yum! Brands (Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, Habit Burger) and A&W.Essential FunctionsStrategic Leadership

  • Develops, secures alignment, and implements the strategic vision for the dairy and sauce categories across all brands. Recognized thought leader for dairy and sauce industries, as well as aware of emerging trends in the respective categories.
  • Leads the categories in the development and execution of breakthrough sourcing strategies and negotiations that draw from thorough category/industry analysis and a deep understanding of the business.
  • Ensures that short and long-term strategies and resulting allocation decisions effectively support the business success across all critical elements including food safety, quality, supply assurance, innovation and sustained competitive pricing.
  • Provides critical leadership and execution focus to achieve Brand, Yum! and RSCS objectives for sustainability and supplier diversity. Ensures sourcing strategies consider these important areas and that supplier decisions and initiatives support attainment of the desired goals.
  • Collaborates with CRM (Commodity Risk Management) to manage commodity market risks within the respective categories and accurately forecast future costs. Proactively ensures physical supply Agreements are structured to enable effective risk management approaches and looks for new opportunities to manage exposures within the category.
  • Proactively identifies future business trends and develops new partnerships, as needed, to best meet the emerging needs of the business.Collaboration
    • Closely collaborates with Brand resources on food innovation and commercialization to achieve desired objectives. Ensures effective supply base capability to meet innovation needs.
    • Collaborates with cross-functional resources and influences decision-making to achieve improved system solutions across a variety of areas including marketing calendar/promotional timing, supply contingency, inventory, innovation, cost savings, and product costing/COGS.
    • Proactively engages cross-functional partners to support broader strategy considerations to support more effective solutions. Deep understanding of business, changes required, and potential risks associated with strategy shifts. Proactively addresses these considerations in strategies.
    • Shares category, supplier, and procurement knowledge with counterparts to expand organizational knowledge and capability.
    • Develops and effectively leverages supplier relationships to maximize value delivery and ensure supplier focus, resource allocation, and execution support Brand needs for success.
    • Coach and develop peers and teammates across food and packaging procurement to drive additional value and to attain greater responsibilities within RSCS.World Class with Class - Our Values
      • Candidate will be a leader of WC 2 values and proactively drive business solutions based on the following expectations:
        • Integrity
          • Uncompromising adherence to being honest, truthful and ethically strong at all times.
          • Ability to garner trust and respect of all constituents, while managing tight timelines in a dynamic environment.
          • Ability to make decisions
            • Ability to develop and make strategic solution decisions.
            • Proactive
              • Candidate will have an extremely high level of ambition and motivation for success, will be solutions oriented, results driven and a self-starter.
              • Breakthrough results
                • Candidate will embrace change to drive results.
                • High expectations of stakeholders
                  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with the ability to shift gears quickly.
                  • Strong organizational skills, including ability to prioritize. Flexibility and adaptability to change is crucial.
                  • Candidate will promote and champion the RSCS World Class with Class Values (WC 2 ) by acting with integrity, delivering breakthrough results, being transparent and collaborate, recognize and celebrate, being humble and respectful, serve our members and pursue growth and lifelong learning. Required Skills
                    • Bachelor's degree in business or related field. Prefer Master's or MBA in Agribusiness Management/Economics.
                    • Minimum of 8 to 10 years of experience in procurement, supply chain or commodity management.
                    • Must have food procurement experience. Experience with QSR or CPG procurement or within the food industry.
                    • Ability to develop strategic vision and align resources to execute against it.
                    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to aid in building effective relationships, assess business needs and deliver results.
                    • Strong negotiation skills and demonstrated ability to influence internal and external outcomes.
                    • Experience with detailed cost analysis, inventory management, commodity/food industry knowledge, knowledge of various food specifications, dairy/ingredient markets, supplier development, planning and forecasting, and contingency planning.
                    • Ability to penetrate details, analyze situations, synthesize disparate information to make sound decisions in a dynamic environment.
                    • Acts with a sense of urgency and ability to determine when a need for thoroughness versus speed is appropriate.
                    • Effective coach/mentor to develop individuals to increase organization capacity and capability.
                    • Effectively manages external business relationships to gain support for RSCS strategies and create incremental value.
                    • Demonstrated capability to effectively assess business risks, develop and execute strategies to mitigate.
                    • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and critical issues simultaneously.
                    • Advanced communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal.
                    • Strong proficiency using Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Microsoft Teams. Job Location Louisville, Kentucky, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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