Sourcing Manager

Posting ID : A1068528958
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Business Mgmt

For over 90 years, Manzana has been crafting premium apple products, in the rolling hills of Sonoma County, California. We believe in taking care of the environment and our people. The quality of our products and our reputation is a reflection of this dedication.

Manzana is seeking an experienced Sourcing Manager. The Sourcing Manager is responsible for overseeing grower operations for Manzana Products Co., Inc. with the goal of providing a consistent, high quality fruit supply. Manages the procurement of fruit and fruit products, nationally and internationally, for the North Coast and private label business. This position is responsible for consistently supplying cost effective fruit that meets company objectives, while establishing and maintaining positive grower relations. Also responsible for developing fruit sourcing and negotiating to ensure supply to achieve quality and quantity goals at targeted costs.

General Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Grower Relations

*Develops and maintains a positive relationship between Manzana, our Growers and our Brokers.
*Oversees growing operations to ensure that fruit meets quality, cost and volume objectives.
*Monitor and analyze changing internal business needs such as demand of clients, retailers and the external supply market.
*Communicates issues or problems to Grower or Manzana, when appropriate. Actively seeks resolution of such concerns.
*Manages the harvest season in accordance with contracted tonnages, maturity parameters, and Manzana limitations/in-flow; provides ongoing crop estimates for planning purposes.
*Manages fruit payment processing, and Cash Flow projections and reporting.
*Negotiates the best conditions, quality, terms of payment and service. Completes documentation of contract terms and agreements.
*Contributes to the vision and strategy for branded and private label products.

Territory and Contract Management

*Develops sourcing to ensure on-going supply of fruit and fruit products to achieve the highest quality and quantity goals at targeted costs.
*Negotiates supply contracts with Growers within agreed parameters to meet targeted quality, quantity and cost objectives.
*Ensures contract terms are being met by both Company and Grower. Manages contract terminations, Evergreens for assigned Growers. Advises on contract re-sign potential and desirability.
*Maintains accurate Grower, Orchard, Yield and Contract data within the company database.
Provides Grower payment analysis.

Additional Responsibilities

*Keeps up to date with best practice apple production, quality and management practices to act as a resource for Manzana and our Growers.
*Develops and manages the Sourcing Operating Budget.
*Operates and manages resources within the approved operating budget.
*Manzana Products Co., Inc. charges all employees the responsibility to fully participate in all company policy and program initiatives for Food Safety, Food Quality and Food Defense; each employee, no matter their position or job function serves a key role in contributing to safe, quality food.


*Minimum 7 years in fruit procurement, grower relations or related experience.
*BS Degree in related field desired.
*Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) required.
*Must have a valid driver's license and must be insurable under Manzana's auto policy

Please send resume and cover letter.

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