Procurement Manager

Location: Philadelphia, PA

The Procurement Manager is responsible for the successful management of products and suppliers with a focus on Foodservice disposables.

The position reports to the Director of Supply Chain Management and works closely with other members of the Procurement team. The position will interact on a regular basis with Marketing, Sales, Operations, Finance and Purchasing. The Procurement manager is responsible for maintaining positive working relationships with our vendor community.


  • Bachelor’s Degree; with a Minimum of 2+ years of similar procurement management experience in a distribution environment, including 2-3 years’ experience with foodservice product lines
  • Proven negotiating abilities
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office products (specifically Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • Possess excellent oral and written business communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to analyze data and identify root causes
  • Capable of working both independently and as part of a team to provide superior customer satisfaction to both internal and external customers
  • Must be detailed oriented and well organized
  • Candidates with experience with Six Sigma or Lean Processes are preferred

Essential Duties:

  • Develops, negotiates, and manages supplier programs and relationships
  • Researches and approves new suppliers, items and cost changes
  • Conducts regular category reviews with preferred suppliers and senior management
  • Manages vendor communications and consistently provides vendor performance feedback and resolves issues based on vendor scorecard assessment.
  • Analyze business and customer trends; develop plan and execution strategy using key findings that results into a profitable concept-selling format.
  • Plan, develop, and implement the marketing efforts of an assigned product line(s)
  • Develop and execute necessary marketing communication plans, to include external communication to customers, and internal communication to inside and field sellers.
  • Understand, analyzes competitive information and establishes pricing strategies with sales management
  • Assist Procurement team in item life cycle analysis
  • Understands and demonstrates PJP’s Core Values
  • Performs other duties as assigned

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