- Location:Prairie du sac, WI 53578
1240 Water St
Prairie Du Sac, WI 53578
The Category Manager takes ownership and leads food or equipment categories to ensure the most competitive delivered total value to all Culver's restaurants. This person will grown and maintain trust with all suppliers, distributors, team members and franchisees. From this role, future multiple career paths could ensue! Essential Functions: • Lead and manage supplier performance for multiple categories. Communicate expectations to suppliers and hold them accountable for results • Develop trust and solid two-way relationships with suppliers • Takes ownership and is accountable for essential business food, packaging, or equipment areas vital to Culver’s success • Administers purchase agreements, contracts, RFQ’s or RFP’s • Function as a liaison on specification, development, and delivery changes between suppliers and internal departments such as Design Services, Menu Development, Operations, and restaurants as applicable • Ensure compliance of supplier contracts, pricing agreements and all onboarding documents • Collaborate with existing or new suppliers to meet or exceed business expectations (service, value, reliability, risk management, transparency) • Develop and implement process improvement and cost savings strategies • Troubleshoot concerns from franchisees regarding products, services, and distribution issues • Problem-solve with suppliers of product defects or quality assurance concerns and implement corrective action plan as necessary • Communicate product and distribution matters to our franchisees and field personnel in a timely and appropriate manner • Complete supplier business reviews, anticipate future supply needs and coach suppliers to achieve long range planning and development goals • Identify and assess risk related issues, communicate with Senior Leadership and appropriate stakeholders as needed, action plan to mitigate • Coordinate testing and development of new products which includes negotiating test parameters • Monitor & forecast movement of products including strategy for minimizing excess or obsolete inventory positions • Source and analyze market reports and understanding product and commodity trends as well as their impact on product costs and the system • Orchestrate, and, when appropriate, participate a cross-functional team member
• Four year degree in Supply Chain Management, Business or related degree or relevant work experience. • 3+ years relevant working experience in a supply chain management position. • ISM Certification (CPM/CPSM) or other supply chain certification desired but not required • Working knowledge of pricing agreement, contract language, product manufacturing, risk management, contingency planning, and Supply Chain Management for multi-unit concept • Fluency in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. SharePoint a plus. • Demonstrated experience with negotiation, supplier relationship management, and project management skills $60000-$90000
We offer workplace flexibility including a hybrid work model and flexible work hours with the added benefit of "restoration Friday's." Join us in our beautiful Support Center in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin right on the Wisconsin River, just a short drive from Madison!