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Brock has built an extraordinary team passionate about great food and superior service. We are a family business—and that makes us different. Our company shares the Brock family name and the core values of personal responsibility and commitment to our client’s satisfaction.

We seek candidates at the top of their craft across the spectrum of culinary disciplines: management, chefs, and support employees. We are proud to have a deeply experienced and enthusiastic team at Brock that excels in their profession.

For human resources and recruiting, this means attracting and retaining exceptional talent and matching their diverse skills, backgrounds, and experiences with the right opportunity. It also means developing and challenging employees to grow their skills and knowledge.

This commitment to quality talent is one reason Brock is a preferred employer and a leader in corporate dining and independent schools.

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Comprehensive Medical Insurance
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Dental Insurance
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Director of Purchasing
Philadelphia, PACorporate Office
Job Type
Full-time
Description

Director of Purchasing

Full-Time  Benefits Eligible

Schedule: Hybrid Possibility

Base Salary: 120K - 130K

Bonus Potential



Position Summary


Manage all aspects of purchasing vendors, product sourcing and contract maintenance within the organization. Negotiate and manage contracts with suppliers, vendors and service providers to ensure favorable terms and conditions. Collaborate closely with various departments such as Culinary, Finance and Operations to develop and execute contract strategies that align with the Company’s goals. Analyze market trends, identify cost-saving opportunities and mitigate risks associated with contractual agreements. Oversee licensing requirements for client locations and assists in meeting Company’s Diversity goals and strategies. Track Operations’ progress in meeting the purchasing goals established by Operations and Finance.


Brock & Company, Inc. is the premier provider of contract food management to private and independent schools and corporations throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions. We aim to deliver outstanding quality food services exceeding our clients’ expectations every day. With an extensive array of clients, Brock has a formula for success that is simple. We focus on top quality products combined with people who have a passion for food and service. Brock provides a family-owned, corporate supported, financially sound organization that is committed to our clients and associates and is always striving for excellence.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Contract Management

Lead negotiations with suppliers, vendors and service providers to establish mutually beneficial contractual agreements.

Ensure contracts meet Company requirements in terms of quality, cost, delivery and service level agreements.

Develop and maintain comprehensive contract management system that can track contract performance, expiration dates, renewals and amendments.

Monitor compliance with contractual obligations and enforce contract terms as necessary.


Vendor/Supplier Management

Cultivate strong relationships with key suppliers and vendors to foster collaboration, resolve issues and drive continuous improvement.

Evaluate supplier performance and conduct periodic supplier assessments to ensure alignment with Company standards.

Evaluate field driven supplier expectations as required to fulfill contractual obligations.

Travel, as needed, to meet with potential and current vendors and/or local food producers to ensure both quality and innovative products are able to enhance the Company’s culinary program.

Manage and optimize supplier rebate programs.


Cost Analysis and Optimization

Analyze pricing structures, market trends and supplier capabilities to identify opportunities for cost savings and process efficiencies.

Develop cost-saving initiative and implement strategies to optimize procurement process.

Ensure Company’s complex network of suppliers of highly perishable food products is properly aligned to ensure that each field account has timely access to products and items needed to success while maintaining budget and other operational constraints.


Client Relations

Communicate regularly with clients about state of the commodities market as well as how CPI in impacting Company operations.

Participate in on-site client meetings with District Manager, Culinary Team and Sr VP Operations to discuss how purchasing is impacting the successes or challenges of the unit’s operations.

Conduct on-site visits to review unit program and work with Culinary and Operations on creative solutions fit to individual unit needs.


Performance Reporting

Prepare regular reports and presentations for senior management to communicate contract performance, savings achievements and key metrics

Provide insights and recommendations for improvement based on data analysis and market research.


Cross-Functional Collaboration

Work with Culinary, Finance and Operations to develop contract strategies that support business objectives.

Communicate effectively with internal stakeholders to ensure alignment and transparency throughout the Unit’s contract lifecycle. 

Ensure supply chain meets Operations requirements and resolves vendor issues to meet these objectives.

Conduct unit site visits as necessary to evaluate supplier performance and unit opening preparedness.

Support evolving client demands related to supplier diversity, non-GMO, local business, and sustainability with focus on reducing Brock’s carbon footprint.


Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/D/V

Please respond with resume or letter of intent

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