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Category Supply Chain Manager

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Culver's - Prairie du Sac, WI

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The Category Supply Chain Manager takes ownership and leads food and/or logistics categories to deliver full value to all Culver's restaurants. This person will grow and cultivate trusting relationships with all suppliers, distributors, team members and franchisees. 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 • Take ownership and initiative; is accountable with food and/or logistics categories vital to Culver’s success • Function as a liaison on specification, development, and delivery changes between suppliers and internal departments such as Menu Development, Operations, and restaurants as applicable • Ensure compliance and execution 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 drive process improvement and cost savings strategies • Trouble shoot concerns regarding products, services, and distribution issues • Problem-solve with suppliers on product defects or quality assurance concerns; implement and oversee 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, develop and implement action plans to mitigate • Coordinate testing and development of new products • 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


• Four year degree in Supply Chain Management, Finance, Business or related degree or equivalent relevant work experience • 6 years holistic Supply Chain Management experience including procurement ideally in restaurant, food manufacturing, manufacturing or logistics industries • ISM Certification (CPM/CPSM), ASCM or other supply chain certification preferred • Demonstrated experience with negotiation, relationship management, problem solving, logistics, and project management skills • Fluency in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and SharePoint

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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!