Job Description: Urban Remedy is plant-based organic food company that embodies the belief that Food is Healing. Blending ancient medicinal principals with modern culinary innovation, we offer the cleanest, naturally functional food. All of our ready-to-eat meals, snacks and cold pressed juices are certified organic, certified non-GMO, gluten free, and low glycemic. Urban Remedy ships directly to customers from its headquarters in Point Richmond, CA and also operates several retail locations in the San Francisco Bay Area.In this position, you will be responsible for managing all purchasing of ingredients, packaging, supplies, service contractors, equipment and materials for the company. The scope is broad, ranging from sourcing new vendors, vendor negotiation, placing and adjusting orders, tracking inventory, planning future purchasing, preventing spoilage, and monitoring product costs and quality. We are a growing business with a lot of moving parts and the right candidate is comfortable with an all hands on deck environment. The role reports directly to the VP of Operations. This is an outstanding opportunity for anyone passionate about food and committed to responsible sourcing.The right candidate must have strong quantitative skills, proficiency in Excel, extreme attention to detail, a positive and collaborative attitude, a track record of responsible administration, and a passion for fresh, sustainable food. Experience in a buying role, preferably with food, is required.Responsibilities & Duties: Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and proceduresRepresent UR in negotiating contracts and formulating policies with suppliers; resolve claims and grievancesWork with R&D and production teams to identify and source hard-to-find productsPrepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipmentConduct inventory counts; develop and communicate inventory management policies and track inventories using manual and computerized systemsManage receiving; ensure incoming product meets or exceeds the recipe’s quality specificationsOversee Lot Tracking proceduresLead contingency planning when availability issues are a possibilityAnalyze and maintain recipe food costs to stay within budget; aggressively identify and pursue cost savings against targets; optimize freight and shippingManage assistant purchasing managerAttend weekly company meetingsPerform other related duties as neededRequirements: BS degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration preferredFamiliarity with sourcing and vendor managementA knack for negotiation and networkingWorking experience of vendor management software; Quickbooks experience preferredAbility to gather and analyze data and to work with figuresSolid judgment along with decision-making skillsStrong leadership capabilitiesBilingual preferred (Spanish)Urban Remedy offers great pay for great people, paid time off, health and wellness benefits for full-time employees, training and growth opportunities, generous discounts on all Urban Remedy organic food, and a working environment where you can be your best self, work collaboratively, and have fun!As Urban Remedy Crew you will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our customers, employees, and communities. We are looking for someone who understands that Food is Healing and believes in our health and wellness culture.At Urban Remedy we empower our crew to embrace change, act with integrity, honor accountability, and encourage creativity; knowing that together, we are family.
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