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Purchasing Manager

Company: Burkett Restaurant Equipment
Location: Perrysburg
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Burkett Restaurant Equipment & Supplies is a leader in the distribution of new and used restaurant equipment. We have been recognized as one of the fastest growing private companies in the foodservice industry by Inc. Magazine and were awarded the 2019 Management Excellence Award by Foodservice Equipment Reports Magazine (FER). If you're looking for a positive and energetic company where your ideas are valued, Burkett is the company for you!

We are seeking to hire a full-time Purchasing Manager to join our Purchasing Team.

Job Title: Purchasing Manager

Primary Objective: The Purchasing Manager is responsible for ensuring product availability while achieving the lowest overall cost to the organization and service level targets.

Primary Functions: This position is responsible forday-to-day management of vendor relationships, planning and managing the buying of all products in a timely and cost effective manner in order to maintain inventory levels and control costs according to operational service levels, Inventory Turnover and overall financial targets.

Reports To: VP of Operations

Directly Supervises: Buyer(s) & Purchasing Associate(s)

Scheduled Hours: Mon-Fri / 8:00am-5:00pm

FLSA Status: Salary-Exempt

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Forecast procurement needs by distribution channel
  • Review quotes and order products and services
  • Track purchasing activity and report measurements
  • Discuss defective or unacceptable goods with users, vendors, and others to determine the root cause and take corrective and preventative action
  • Develop and review purchase requests and ensure authorization as necessary to facilitate the timely purchase of products
  • Help to lower costs through negotiations and secure agreements
  • Liaise with accounting to ensure accurate and timely payment
  • Build and develop relationships with key suppliers
  • Effectively manage inventory turns
  • Mitigate exposure to inbound freight costs through consolidation and negotiation
  • Monitor change orders to ensure appropriate product availability
  • Review and respond to monthly supplier performance metrics
  • Manage purchase order processing for all Equipment, Small wares, Office Supplies, Parts, Stainless Steel, Furniture, Supplies and Operational Services.
  • Work closely with Sales to forecast demand
  • Define and implement service agreements for improved efficiency and effectiveness with approved service providers
  • Plan and implement necessary process / system reporting improvements
  • Manage purchasing processes to ensure compliance to company policies
  • Executing Buyer team training and other duties as assigned as related to continuous improvement of the Buyer processes
  • Lead benchmarking efforts of products and logistics and present recommendations to add or remove suppliers for future products
  • May be required to lead or participate as a key member on cross-functional teams for the successful planning and implementation of projects.
    • ERP Role & Responsibilities
      • Implementing department searches and dashboards
      • Responsible for troubleshooting moderate complexity user issues within team user roles
      • Responsible for providing end user training.
      • Document and implement user procedures to create and promote standardization
      • Resolve of data integrity issues within departmental transactions and master records
      • Functional testing and roll-out of customization's
      • Process monitoring through system reporting and dashboards
      • Contribute to BI-related projects focused on the continuous improvement of the business operation.

        • Bachelor's Degree preferred or technical education with experience
        • Minimum 5 years' experience leading a Purchasing team
        • Experience managing multiple product strategies
        • Highly organized and motivated, ability to work independently, and maintain accurate and detailed reports
        • Experience leading and managing a team is strongly preferred
        • Great problem solving skills; customer focused
        • Strong attention to detail and sense of urgency
        • Excellent negotiation skills
        • Knowledge of scheduling and planning process mapping
        • Proficient with distribution ERP systems
        • Proven ability to develop supplier performance and behavior
        • Proven critical thinking skills and long term/strategic vision
        • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, strong verbal and written communication skills
        • Ability to manage multiple priorities and demanding time frames
        • Exhibits confidence and contributes to team building through a positive attitude
        • Maintains composure in high stress environments and situations
        • Demonstrates Courtesy, Respect, Integrity, Discipline, Responsibility, Accountability
        • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)


          The Company offers competitive wages, a complete benefits package which includes options for Health, Dental, Vision, Short & Long Term Disability, Company paid & Voluntary Life options, Paid Time Off & Holidays after a 30 day waiting period, and a 401(k) retirement program after 90 days of employment.

          Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
          Responses containing salary requirements are preferred

          We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer & a Drug Free Workplace.

Keywords: Burkett Restaurant Equipment, Toledo , Purchasing Manager, Professions , Perrysburg, Ohio

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