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Purchasing Manager

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Date: Nov 16, 2022

Location: Irwindale, CA, US, CA 91706

Company: Bonduelle

What if your job had a real impact? 

By joining Bonduelle, the world leader in ready-to-use plant-based food, you are deciding to make a positive and sustainable impact on yourself, others, and the planet. You will play an active part in our mission: "inspire the transition toward a plant-based diet to contribute to people's well-being and planet health". Bonduelle is a family-run company of 14,600 people which provides over 100 countries with vegetables. 

Well established in the United States, our business unit includes 4 production facilities with more than 3,200 associates. We process fresh vegetables, salads and meal solutions with our own brands: Ready Pac Foods®, Bistro®, Ready Snax®, Cool Cuts® and Bonduelle Fresh Picked™. Join us at Bonduelle to start an adventure where people come first and contribute to a better future through plant-based food!


Position Summary:
As a Purchasing Manager, you are considered a professional in the Supply Chain Project Management space with comprehensive and thorough knowledge to function in complex planning activities. To ensure success in this role, you should possess extensive experience in supplier management and in-depth supply chain knowledge.  You will be responsible for functioning as a liaison between suppliers and internal BFA customers to drive supplier inventory management, supplier performance, and end-of-life projects that impact organizational KPIs and financial results. The scope will also focus on developing an in-depth understanding of other business areas, including but not limited to supply planning, material optimization, inventory planning, systems/data management, reporting/ analysis, and continuous improvement initiatives. This position will report to the National Manager, Supply Chain Projects.     


What you will Do:

  • Managing inventory to optimize fill rates, maximize operational performance, and minimize cost. 
  • Acting as a liaison and communicating performance needs to suppliers, procurement, and supply chain leadership.
  • Involved in negotiating favorable procurement contracts with regards to service expectations
  • Leveraging supplier scorecard to measure performance that drives on-time delivery, order fulfillment, quality, and pricing targets weekly.
  • Monitoring the company's demand for products to avoid supply shortages or obsolete inventory.
  • Keeping abreast of vendor and supplier-related activities in the industry
  • Support and influence business decisions related to planning for core inventory levels of LTO, strategic customers, and unique ingredients.  
  • Build collaborative relationships with key stakeholders to execute planning decisions and action items. 
  • Monitor and manage capacity of inventory in relation to demand of customer orders for multiple products or sites. 
  • Set stock levels and monitor inventory health for multiple products, suppliers, along with managing the shelf life of the material. 
  • Gain cross-collaborative impact assessments within Supply Chain teams and provide organizational feedback in situations of crisis, emergencies, and impact. 
  • Apply supply chain planning practices and procedures to identify areas of improvement. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Higher education level or 5+ years experience in Procurement or Supplier Management
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree required in Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Finance, Business Administration or a related field. 
  • APICS Certification or other accredited Supply Chain Certification.
  • Functional expertise and knowledge of ERP software – JDE, SAP, etc. 
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite, Google Suite, Tableau
  • Business management, supply chain, and strategic sourcing knowledge
  • Advanced analytical skills
  •  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Self-Motivated, energetic, dependable, honest, and thorough. A versatile, self-starter with a positive attitude.


Desired Qualifications:

  • 5 years of work experience preferably in procurement or continuous improvement role.
  • Some supervisory or leadership experience is preferred. 
  • Master’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Finance, Business Administration or a related field. 
  • Excellent understanding of tools and systems supporting Supply Planning processes (e.g. JDE, Oracle Tools, MRP, ERP, Supply Chain Design Tools, Six Sigma)

Bonduelle Fresh Americas requires its employees to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19, where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation. If you are unable to provide proof of vaccination, you will be required to provide proof of a COVID test on a weekly basis


Bonduelle Fresh Americas is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe in hiring individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to create a workforce that truly reflects our communities. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to veterans and individuals with disabilities or special needs during the application process and employment. If you need assistance, please contact us at (626) 856-8686 or