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Purchasing Agent
Rosemead, CA

Summary of Job Descriptions
The Purchasing Agent (Non-Food) is responsible for achieving optimal arrangements related to purchasing assigned non-food products such as disposable packaging, small-wares, uniforms, cleaning chemicals, etc.  This position executes the selection, evaluation, and negotiation for assigned PRG non-food items, ensuring that the suppliers selected fit Panda’s culture and philosophy, have the necessary capacity,  provide the items at the best price and highest quality.  This position assists the Manager, Purchasing in day-to-day coordination of inventory, production, and product transition and assists with sourcing new product suppliers.


You’ll get a chance to:
•    Identifies suppliers for assigned non-food items and arranges optimal contracts in terms of pricing, quality, timing, and supply availability over the term of the contract.   Ensures costs are within budget.
•    Assists Manager, Purchasing in identifying new suppliers to support future growth.  May attend supplier and industry shows to identify potential suppliers.  Evaluates potential suppliers concerning the viability of their product and acceptability of their manufacturing facility.  Assists with negotiating with new suppliers over cost and collaborates with logistics to bring product(s) into distribution. 
•    Maintains a strong professional relationship between suppliers and the company.  Communicates with suppliers concerning all aspects of the partnership including PRG philosophy and growth plans and aligns suppliers with Panda to support company growth.  Evaluates the effectiveness and fitness of suppliers to determine the company’s procurement strategy.
•    Leads or supports cross-functional projects with departments such as Marketing, Operations Improvement and Operations related to product specifications, quality inquiries, product recall, sourcing new ingredients, testing new products, and phasing in products within distribution. 
•    Assists Manager with global sourcing of non-food items for international expansion.  Sets up inventory management for international operations.

How we reward you:
?    Hybrid Work schedule 
?    401K with company match
?    Yearly bonus opportunity
?    Full medical, dental, and vision insurance 
?    On-site fitness center, biometric screen, and flu shot clinic
?    Discounts at Panda restaurants, theme parks, and gym memberships
?    Paid time off starting at 15 days with 7 federal holidays
?    Continuous education assistance and scholarships
?    Income protection including Disability, Life and AD&D insurance
?    Bereavement leave

Your background & experience:
•    Bachelor’s degree preferred  or equivalent experience 
•    Minimum  three years of experience in Supply Chain Management, preferably in a multi-unit food service and/or manufacturing organization
•    Must have proof of full vaccination via original, photocopied, or digital completed vaccination card 

Panda Strong since 1983
Founded in Glendale, California, we are now the largest family-owned American Chinese Restaurant concept in America. With close to 2,000 locations globally, we continue our mission of delivering exceptional Asian dining experiences by building an organization where people are inspired to better their lives. Whether it’s impacting our team or the communities we work in, we’re proud to be an organization that embraces family values.

You’re wanted here
We value diversity in all forms and know the strength it brings. Workplace equality allows for creative ideas to blossom, diverse points of view to be heard, and improves overall happiness. We like the sound of that.
 
Panda Restaurant Group, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Regardless of your race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, veteran status, you are welcome here. 

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