The Procurement Associate develops and executes strategic sourcing and purchasing plans to ensure profitability, optimize manufacturing operations and consistently meet customer expectations. This position understands and leverages the relevant supply markets and applies data-driven sourcing practices to achieve the best total value.
Key responsibilities for this Brunswick, Georgia-based position include managing the procurement and sourcing process for protein raw materials, packaging and ingredients, maintaining effective international supply networks, fostering partnerships with key suppliers and optimizing pricing, quality and reliability of supply over the long term. The successful incumbent will also effectively manage inventory levels and supplier delivery schedules, administer purchasing contracts and lead cross-functional process improvement initiatives.
BS./B.A. degree in Business, Supply Chain or related field.
2-5 years purchasing and procurement experience, protein procurement preferred
Sound knowledge of strategic sourcing concepts and methods
Excellent negotiation and communication skills
Strong analytical skills and financial acumen
Proficiency in MS Office especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Exposure to ERP order to cash systems and MRP planning systems is preferred
Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
Willingness to travel internationally as business needs require (minimum 25%)
CPIM/CPP certification preferred
Additional Salary Information: Annual profit sharing plan
About King & Prince Seafood
King & Prince Seafood is a premier producer of value-added and sustainable seafood products with manufacturing facilities in Redmond and Bellingham, WA, and Brunswick, GA. For over 65 years, our team of talented professionals has been delivering the highest quality seafood products to national accounts and food service distributors throughout North America. Adopting the benchmark Global Standard for Food Safety, we consistently receive the highest grades for our company’s food safety and quality systems in our three facilities. As part of Nissui, the second largest seafood company in the world, we offer exceptional pay and benefits and a work environment committed to Safety, Quality, Engagement, Fairness and Teamwork.