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National Purchasing/Inventory Control Manager

at Quality Custom Distribution

Posted: 9/21/2019
Job Reference #: 4523

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  • LocationUS-TX-Frisco
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    JOB SUMMARY: Serves as the regular contact between QCD and Customer’s Purchasing Supply Chain Team to manage and coordinate the Master Inventory Listing, including rapid problem response and resolution, new inventory items and LTO schedules, supports customer’s inventory data systems such as EDI Transmissions, weekly cycle counts, coordinates all inventories, product launches, stock recoveries, communicates changes and updates in all product lines with all QCD Locations. Represents QCD on all Customers Conference calls as QCD’s Purchasing Subject Matter Expert.



    1. Supervises’ a Team of Purchasing Coordinators responsible for all the proper ordering and inventory control functions for all 20+ QCD Distribution Centers. To include mentoring, development of skills and training, performance reviews, balance and coordination of work flow , directs new assignments and projects and responsible for continuous improvement. 25%
    1. Daily interface and Contact with Customers Supply Chain and Purchasing Teams via conference calls, direct phone calls, and email communication on all product related issues (stock recoveries) , promotions, new rollouts, pricing and serves as the Subject Matter Expert representing QCD on all Purchasing related matters. 30%
    1. Coordinates and assists in the management of all new product rollouts with the QCD Distribution Centers and QCD Customer Service. 15%
    1. Responsible for the proper completion, coordination and reconciling of all QCD Quarterly Inventories.10%
    1. Monitors QCD wide Inventory Levels for proper assured supply, inventory turns, and protects against loss for depleted items. 5%
    1. Serves as the Subject Matter Expert to resolve situations that arise in reference to either product, supplier, EDI, PO’s or Carrier Issues. 5%
    1. Works in conjunction with GSF and SBUX’s IT departments on system functionality and compatibility between the two operating systems. 5%
    1. Performs other related and assigned duties as necessary. 5%


    *Manage a group of 5 to 10 associates meeting customer and company performance goals and expectations


    *Inventory stock levels, out of stock and quality standards

    *Customer and Company satisfaction

    *Special Projects

    *Continuous Improvement Initiatives

    *Teamwork within department and across departments


    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and experience equivalent to:

    Education/Certification: Bachelor’s Degree in a Business related discipline

    Experience: 7 to 10 years of relevant experience in purchasing and inventory control in the food or restaurant Industry.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Knowledge of (B/basic; J/journey; E/expert):

    *Purchasing and Inventory indicators ( days on hand, inventory turns, cost of inventory, ABC’s etc. (E)

    *Purchasing concepts and techniques (E)

    *Computer inventory management and database applications (E)

    *PC Word processing/spreadsheet software (E)

    *Math and analytical skills (J)

    *Order processing concepts and techniques (E)

    *Relevant department concepts, polices, and regulations (J)

    *Supervisory Skills and Management (J)

    *Communication and Interpersonal Interaction (J)

    *Customer Service and Relationship (J)

    *Effective written and communication

    *Experience in freight rates and freight movement coordination (J)

    Skill and ability to:

    *Identify and/or foresee problems or irregularities for early resolution or prevention.

    *Read and process written information with a high degree of accuracy

    *Communicate and coordinate effectively with vendors, customers and associates verbally and in writing

    *Work effectively in a general business environment, with a focus on high levels of quality and customer


    *Supervise a team of individuals to accomplish and support company and department objectives

    *Acts in accordance with GSF's Values and Creed