Director of Purchasing

Full Time Boca Raton, FL

 

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Who We Are and What We Do:

iPic Entertainment has over 15 locations across the US and many more under development. iPic presents our guests with an affordable, luxury movie going experience unlike any other movie theater.  Our guests can relax and escape with great comfort, hospitality, and amenities. In addition, we offer a progressive, genuine dining experience for our guests to enjoy. You can learn more at www.workatipic.com 

 

Director of Purchasing

The Director of Purchasing has an exciting role at iPic, as they are responsible for the oversite of iPic Entertainments purchasing for over 15 locations including the corporate office and New Store Openings.  The Director of Purchasing will lead iPic Entertainment in an effort to perform strategic procurement's, contracts and determine standards for sourcing resources.

 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Manage, develop, lead and execute purchasing strategies with suppliers including contract compliance.
  • Identify and implement actions that continually position the business and brand(s) for increased quality and reduced costs.
  • Manage and cultivate vendor and supplier relationships while forecasting financial and market trends to identify change of balance in buyer-supplier power.
  • Works directly with National Director of Beverage and Corporate Executive Chef to source high quality, cost effective F&B resources in support of menu innovation which includes all ingredients, dry goods, and packaging.
  • Gathers, analyzes, and distributes informational reports pertaining to industry market information for F&B / Restaurant commodity items.
  • Assists finance team by developing restaurant F&B forecast for each fiscal year and periodic updates as required.
  • Support and oversee site level purchasing budgets, spending and pricing structures and ensuring appropriate required documentation is clear.
  • Monitor, forecast upcoming levels of demand / seasonal both geographical and films.
  • Responsible for sourcing F&B supplies and FF&E while determining/standardizing the quality, quantity and timing of deliveries at current locations and new sites.
  • Develop negotiation strategies and close deals with optimal terms.
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expense and improve effectiveness.
  • Execute strategic procurement activities across multiple categories of spend.
  • Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking while mitigating risks.
  • Develop (NSO) New Store Opening Standard Operating Procedures / Standardized purchasing outline / Introduction of on-site ordering “Declining Budget” protocols.

 

 

Experience & Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have experience in purchasing, including:

 

  • BS Degree in related field is preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience as purchasing manager, agent, or officer. Progressive growth from hands-on, frontline roles to leadership preferred.
  • Restaurant and Hospitality experience is required.
  • ​Familiarity with sourcing, vendor management and vendor management software.
  • Track record of success with bias for action, high energy level and desire to succeed.
  • Proven ability to network and negotiate effectively and efficiently. 
  • Experience managing, gathering and analyzing data.
  • Leader in the industry and an expert in purchasing trends and innovation.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, solid executive presence, self-confidence, and professional maturity.
  • Must possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, analytical, communication and time management skills.
  • Solid judgement along with strong decision making and leadership skills

 

 

 

 

 

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