Aug 31, 2019

Seafood Category Manager

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • St Simons, GA 31522, USA
Full-Time Purchasing - Procurement

Job Description

Rich Products Corporation

Rich's has been able to pull off something rare in the business world: a culture that successfully blends the latest business practices with family values. That means our associates are able to work for a great company while also benefiting from a work environment that fosters world class professionalism combined with family intimacy. Our benefit offerings are reflective of this unique blend of Life, Work and Family .


This role will own the relationship with assigned Global and /or Regional seafood suppliers, manage the Seafood category, ensuring that Rich's requirements for delivery, quality, cost and safety are met, and that Rich's Values are maintained throughout the supply base.

  • Develop and maintain a long-term sourcing roadmap identifying key sourcing opportunities.
  • Implement cost savings initiatives, by working with internal business partners to understand the key business requirements, identifying capital requirements, developing business cases and being the Procurement lead for the implementation of the project.
  • Negotiate supplier agreements, providing the maximum total cost of ownership benefit, and optimization of supply chain requirements.
  • Develop key supplier metrics, conduct periodic reviews, and provide daily management of suppliers including Supply Chain support for: forecasting, pricing, invoicing and inventory levels.
  • Responsible for key financial analytics supporting the completion of critical reports including, monthly financial projections. Present market reports to key stakeholders including, executive leaders, business leads and customers.
  • Collaborate with marketing and R&D to drive innovation and commercialize new products through identification of suppliers, providing product cost to meet P&L objectives, identifying product supply chain challenges/opportunities, and providing commodity expertise to develop business plan.
  • Provide leadership to and mentor other team members, as well as, developing best practices for processes, such as; supplier relationship management, financial and supplier risk mitigation, and negotiations.
  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum 10 years job related experience in the seafood industry.
  • Strong understanding of seafood quality including food safety, food fraud, and responsible sourcing certifications.
  • Experience in global seafood markets, including international logistics, ocean freight, brokerage and tariffs.
  • Excellent financial analysis and strong negotiation skills.
  • Experience with complex data modeling and complex data management.
  • Will include international and domestic travel, up to 40%.
  • Working Knowledge of SAP or similar systems.


Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Rich's"), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich's. Please contact Rich's Human Resources department if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.



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