Supply Chain Category Specialist | Portillo's

Supply Chain Category Specialist

Job Category: Restaurant Support Center
Schedule: Full Time

Job Details

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

Enable our Purpose to create lifelong memories by igniting the senses with unrivaled food and experiences:

 

Family:  Work together to make everyone feel at home, and we step up when someone needs help

·       Support the Sr Manager, Strategic Sourcing in achieving cost reductions in assigned categories

·       Collaborate directly with stakeholders (internal and external) to develop optimization strategies and improvement plans

 

Greatness:  We’re obsessed with being the best and work hard to continuously improve.  Our greatness is rooted in Quality, Service, Attitude and Cleanliness

·       Conduct Supplier and Distributor price audits to ensure reporting measures consistent with contract price negotiations.

·       Measuring and tracking performance of suppliers

·       Develop knowledge and best practices in the categories within areas of responsibility

 

Energy:  We move with urgency and passion, while maintaining attention to detail

·       Analyzing supplier performance data to provide input to category sourcing strategy

·       Ensuring execution of strategies within user area

 

Fun:  We entertain our guests, we connect authentically, and we make each other smile

·       Development and support of presentation materials for key stakeholders

·       Develop strategic plans for contracting and improving managed categories

 

 

 

ORGANIZATION RELATIONSHIPS

This position reports to the Sr. Manager, Strategic Sourcing and supports the work of the Supply Chain and Food Safety Team, a group of approximately 5+ people.  The Supply Chain Category Specialist interacts extensively with cross functional departments in support of organizational initiatives. 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Educational Level/Certifications

·       Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business Administration or related field

·       OR, High School or equivalent and 5-8 years related work experience is required.  Related work experience includes supply chain/sourcing work experience.

Minimum Work Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • 2+ Years Supply Chain

·       Experience in Supply Chain product / packaging sourcing

·       Experience in distribution and/or logistics

·       Strong presentation and engagement skills.

·       Strong analytical and problem solving skill.

·       Aptitude for balancing multiple priorities with strong organization and prioritization capability.

·       Exceptional ability to build consensus across a wide range of constituents.

 

Travel Requirement

  • Occasional travel may be required 5%

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

·       Small/Medium group presentation skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office; Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook.
  • Strong communication skills.

·       Strong team player

Educational Level/Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business Administration or related field preferred
  • Supply Chain Professional Certification preferred

Work Experience and Qualification

  • Experience working in restaurant business management, food distribution, supply chain, inventory management, or similar role.