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Director of Supply Chain

Local Kitchens

Local Kitchens

Operations
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

ABOUT US

Local Kitchens is a technology-enabled restaurant platform that brings beloved restaurant brands and world-class chefs to every neighborhood. Our mission is to bring communities together through food, made possible by technology that enables a better future for the restaurant industry. Our long term goal is to serve 25,000 communities around the world and enable emerging brands and chefs to reach every household across our platform. Come join us as we reshape the $900bn restaurant industry through technology while bringing high-quality food options to families in every neighborhood of the world.

ABOUT THE ROLE

This is the most exciting and challenging Supply Role in all of restaurants. You'll be building supply chain for the future of restaurants - Local Kitchens! As the Director of Supply Chain, you will manage the sourcing, procurement, and logistics of all supplies necessary for the operation of our restaurants. By effectively managing the supply chain, you play a critical role in ensuring the success and profitability of the restaurant company while upholding quality standards and guest satisfaction across all locations for a multi-unit restaurant company.

  • Strategic Sourcing: Develop and implement sourcing strategies to ensure the timely and cost-effective procurement of high-quality ingredients, food products, beverages, equipment, paper goods, cleaning materials, and other supplies needed across all restaurant locations.

  • Supplier Management: Identify, evaluate, and establish relationships with suppliers and vendors. Negotiate contracts, pricing, and terms to secure favorable agreements while maintaining quality standards, ensuring reliability of supply, at the most favorable prices.

  • Inventory Management: Oversee vendor inventory levels and forecasting to prevent stockouts or excess inventory. Implement inventory control procedures and systems to optimize inventory turnover and minimize waste.

  • Cost Control: Monitor and analyze supply chain costs, including procurement costs, transportation expenses, and inventory holding costs. Identify opportunities for cost reduction and efficiency improvement initiatives.

  • Quality Assurance: Develop and enforce quality standards for all incoming supplies, ensuring compliance with food safety regulations and company standards. Implement quality control processes to safeguard the integrity and freshness of ingredients between both our vendors and four wall restaurants.

  • Logistics and Distribution: Coordinate logistics operations to ensure timely delivery of supplies to each restaurant location. Optimize transportation routes and modes to minimize costs and streamline delivery processes.

  • Collaboration with Operations: Work closely with restaurant operations leadership to understand their supply needs and preferences. Collaborate on menu development, promotions, and special events to ensure supply availability and support business objectives.

  • Compliance and Risk Management: Stay informed about regulatory requirements related to food safety, labeling, recalls, and sourcing practices. Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and industry standards to mitigate risks and liabilities.

  • Technology Adoption: Leverage technology solutions such as supply chain management software, inventory tracking systems, and data analytics tools to improve visibility, efficiency, and decision-making in the supply chain.

  • Continuous Improvement: Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) to assess supply chain performance and identify areas for improvement. Implement process enhancements and best practices to enhance operational efficiency and customer satisfaction.

  • Team Leadership: Lead and develop a team of supply chain professionals, providing guidance, coaching, and support to foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and excellence. Scale team based on business scale and needs.

  • Sustainability Initiatives: Explore opportunities to integrate sustainable sourcing practices and environmentally friendly packaging options into the supply chain strategy, aligning with corporate social responsibility goals while maintaining fiscal responsibility and budgets.

ABOUT YOU

  • Expert collaborator across many different stakeholders

  • Extreme attention to detail

  • Comfortable using and implementing different software systems like R365

  • Strategic ability to give menu feedback to reach win-win solutions on menu regarding cost and taste

  • Passion for high quality ingredients and delicious food

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years experience with high SKU supply chain

  • Experience opening new markets

  • Experience in Compliance and Risk Management

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong negotiation skills