Director of Purchasing

Director of Purchasing

International Agricultural and Produce Company

An international manufacturer of produce and agricultural goods is seeking a Director of Purchasing for their Chicago, IL facility. They will be responsible for implementing and applying the purchasing policy with objectives focusing on cost, deadlines, and quality. This is a strategic part of the organization who will be responsible for creating and maintaining sustainable global sourcing policy and cultivating international supplier relationships.

Job Functions:

  • Creating and managing the purchasing policy within their scope
  • Creating and monitoring the purchasing budget
  • Building national and international supplier relationships
  • Purchasing raw materials such as: fruits, vegetables, organic flavors, and natural pigments
  • ERP and SRM tool management
  • Management of buyers/purchasing assistants

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, Agriculture, or other related fields
  • 6+ years experience of agricultural raw materials procurement
  • 20-30% travel
  • International experience is a plus
  • Management experience is a plus
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