Company: Busch Gardens, Tampa, FL Job Title: Culinary, Buyer – YR Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or 3+ year management experience in a structured supply chain management organization At least 5 years procuring goods and services in a structured supply chain management organization preferred Professional certification such as ISM’s C.P.S.M or C.P.M. preferred; Serve Safe certification desired Solid understanding of Supply Chain Management processes with emphasis on PO process, competitive bidding, contract administration Understand COS, expense and capital budgeting and forecasting processes Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with strong verbal and written skills Strong decision making, problem solving, influencing and persuasion skills to lead diverse work groups towards a common goal Ability to assess market conditions and provide timely input on factors that will impact COS to leadership Experience with SAP or other ERP system; Intermediate proficiency in Excel and Word, working knowledge of PowerPoint Experience with best practices that drive efficiencies in the P2P process including EDI, vendor portals, EFT, ERS Ability to understand and execute established metrics to measure supply management performance Ability to analyze product costs vs. menu application vs. preparation to identify opportunities to reduce total cost and present those to Culinary Leadership Attain / maintain the C.P.S.M. certification through ISM and participate in professional development activities to keep abreast of current industry best practices Demonstrate exemplary integrity and ethics in all instances Responsibilities: Represents the Supply Chain Management organization through leadership that aligns functional and operations requirements to meet stakeholder needs as well as integrate strategic imitative to drive efficiencies in processes and deliver on savings targets. Liaise with Strategic Sourcing & Procurement, Accounts Payable, Park Sr. Culinary Leadership, and other Division and Park Disciplines on projects and processes that impact multiple disciplines Project Support: Implementation of and assistance with development of national contracts, equipment and service, menu development and projects as assigned by park or division Responsible for all park purchase transactions for all material groups under the Culinary umbrella. This includes support of stakeholders outside of Culinary Operations with their needs in the assigned categories (i.e. animal feed for Zoo). Sourcing of Locally Managed Categories/Products: RFX process, contract administration Team Leadership: Train team on proper use of company systems and execution of PO process in compliance with SEA’s SPP including issues resolution, vendor queries, blocked invoices; and other duties as assigned Ensures compliance with SEA policies including purchasing policy, legal policy, risk management. Inventory Management: Material master maintenance, developing and maintaining replenishment plan, plan and maintain inventory levels Execution of PO process as required Supply Base Management: Supplier performance reviews, transactional and service issues resolution, product related quality and safety issues resolution, documents i.e. W9, COI Lead the Culinary Operations Team in maximizing use of FOES to include ongoing team member training, collaboration with unit management to ensure pars are in line with demand, maintaining order books. Perform audits to identify gaps requiring corrective measures to maintain system functionality. Ensures implementation of tools, systems and best practices to optimize cycle times and drive efficiencies through automation Performance Measurement: Timely execution of prescribed metrics to measure compliance with established best practices to maximize operational efficiencies and COS Supplier Diversity & Sustainability Additional Information Date Posted: 4/28/2014 Date Removed: 5/12/2014 Department: Culinary Salary: $43,488 - $54,360 Position Type: Salary Job ID: #948 Relocation Provided: Yes Recruiter: Miguel Morales External candidates must apply with resume at www.buschgardensjobs.com.