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Assistant Director of Purchasing

Company: Alpha Baking Company
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

**795BR****Auto req ID:**795BR**Job description:**Location: 5001 W. Polk St., Chicago, IL 60644The Assistant Director of Purchasing reports to the Purchasing Director and oversees and directs the activities of the Purchasing Department.Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:+ Developing and implementing purchasing strategies+ Hedging and executing futures strategies+ Collaborates with other departments and leadership to identify and develop needs and requirements for materials, products, and acceptable substitutions+ Assesses current material availability; reasonably predicts future availability based on the market, delivery systems, and other variables+ Constructs negotiation strategies and closing deals+ Prepares and processes purchase orders and requisitions for materials, supplies, and equipment+ Evaluates and approves conditions for issuing and awarding bids+ Resolves grievances with vendors, contractors, and suppliers+ Maintains and/or implements purchasing and recordkeeping systems+ Acts as the company's representative in negotiations with suppliers+ Coordinates removal or disposal of surplus materials+ Performs other duties as assigned**Title:**Assistant Director of Purchasing**City:**Chicago**State/Province/Region:**Illinois**About us:**Alpha Baking Company, Inc., a national distributor of breads, rolls and buns, as well as sweet goods, was founded in 1979. Headquartered in Chicago, Alpha Baking has three production plants in Illinois and others in Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Alpha Baking's retail brands include S. Rosen's, MaryAnn, Natural Ovens Bakery, Kreamo, and Golden Hearth, with additional product sold under private label agreements and the Alpha Baking foodservice brand. Our broad array of products can be found in national restaurant chains, quick service restaurants, schools, institutions, major league sports franchises, national grocery chains and independent grocery stores.**Required qualifications, skills and experience:**+ At least 5 years of experience, ideally in the food industry+ Ability to build relationships with vendors+ Thorough understanding of materials and supplies used in the company+ Supervisory and leadership skills with the ability to effectively train others is a plus+ Strong verbal and written communication skills with proven negotiation skills+ Knowledge of grains and oil seeds commodities+ Commodity background in the food industry, especially the baking industry is a plus+ Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills+ Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail+ Knowledge in commodity contracting including hedging and future strategies is a plus+ Proficiency in MS Office or related software and familiarity with basic office and computer equipment+ Strong analytical and problem-solving skills+ Understanding of business and management principles**EEO statement:**We are an equal opportunity employer with policies prohibiting unlawful discrimination on the basis of any protected classification under applicable local, state and/or federal laws which include race, color religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or veteran status, Alpha Baking Company, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.**Shift:**1st Shift

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