Full Time Salaried Buyer, Culinary

The Buyer is responsible for:


Liaise with Strategic Sourcing & Procurement , Accounts Payable, Park Sr. Culinary Leadership, and other Division and Park Disciplines on projects and processes that impact multiple disciplines

Project Support: Implementation of and assistance with development of national contracts, equipment and service, menu development and projects as assigned by park or division

Sourcing of Locally Managed Categories/Products from opportunity identification, strategy, RFx, negotiation, product evaluation through implementation

Bid evaluation – develop request for proposal / quote documents, analyze alternatives and negotiate pricing

Develop vendor award recommendations and deliver recommendation presentations to key stakeholder groups

Team Leadership: Train team on proper use of company systems and execution of PO process in compliance with SEA’s SPP including issues resolution, vendor queries, blocked invoices; and other duties as assigned

Inventory Management: Material master maintenance, developing and maintaining replenishment plan, plan and maintain inventory levels

Execution of PO process as required.

Ensure the timely issuance and closure of purchase and service orders from approved requisitions

Partner with Accounts Payable to resolve vendor payment issues and develop recommendations for process improvements

Supply Base Management: Supplier performance reviews, transactional and service issues resolution, product related quality and safety issues resolution, documents i.e. W9, COI

Lead the Culinary Operations Team in maximizing use of facility ordering systems.

Ensures implementation of tools, systems and best practices to optimize cycle times and drive efficiencies through automation (SAP, SEApass, CertFocus, EDI, ERS….)

Performance Measurement: Timely execution of prescribed metrics to measure compliance with established best practices to maximize operational efficiencies and COS

Ensure consistent application of Procurement processes across constituent groups

•Ensure compliance with Sourcing and Procurement policies and provide educational feedback to client organizations where appropriate

Establish and monitor supplier pricing agreements to ensure compliance

•Liaise with Corporate departments including I.T., Compliance, Finance, Audit and Legal on cross-functional projects as necessary


Candidates with the following qualifications will be considered:

Prefer 3 plus years of experience in Procurement or Strategic Sourcing

Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Business, Finance or similar discipline is preferred

Solid understanding of Strategic Sourcing, Procurement and Supply Chain

CPM, CPSM certification is preferred

Demonstration of continuing professional education is desired


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