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Title Purchasing Manager
City Boston
State MA

The Purchasing Manager is responsible for the purchasing of all food products for meals (breakfast, lunch, & snacks) we provide daily to local schools. He or she will be responsible for all product ordering (e.g. broadline distribution, direct orders, produce, and packaging) inventory, and spec compliance, specifically: planning, purchasing, placing PO’s, receiving product, inventory management, vendor relations, and reporting required for the role. The Purchasing Manager reports to the local Market Leader & Home Office Senior Director of Purchasing.



Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Daily purchasing - purchases according to menu planning, product specifications, and COGs control system using costing tools and budgets as directed by the Senior Director of Purchasing & G.M.
  • Determine, place and confirm all purchase Orders - correct/efficient ordering patterns/cycles ie. even pallets. Schedule deliveries.
  • Adhere to Master Specification List - ordering Rev Foods spec’d products only.
  • Order new products in a timely manner to arrive prior to menu date. Discontinue products as directed by Senior Director of Purchasing.
  • Minimize Stock out/emergency protocol.
  • Manage Frequency of delivery vs. storage space and menu date.
  • Participate and provide input (specifics) with Menu Planning.
  • Book freight when needed. Coordinate shipping/receiving of product to/from off-site facilities.
  • Manage USDA Foods, if applicable.
  • Manages the procedures for ordering, receiving, storing, and packaging meals and foods items in large quantities. Implementing and maintaining “first in first out” principles of inventory management.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with all internal departments and employees.
  • Ensures food and packaging returns and credits are accurately processed as directed by the G.M..
  • Coordinate product quality issues and vendor performance with Director of Purchasing & Quality Assurance.
  • Enter all MA's. (Merchandise Arrivals)
  • Maintain positive manufacturer/distributor relationships.
  • Manage all weekly mandatory COGS, including all reports.
  • Establishes a culture of respect, hard work, consistency and effective communication in the production facility and when interfacing with outside clientele.
  • Works with Production Manager to oversee daily waste log and accuracy of waste cost reporting.
  • Participates in hiring, staff training and development, and the supervision of the receiving staff.
  • Manage the Fruit Rotation & Compliance, as it relates to purchasing (i.e., purchasing correct sizes/varieties).
  • Manage the overall process of taking inventory, including input and reports.
  • Responsible for information in Rev Foods purchasing system (Eatec): purchasing, receiving, updating pricing, inventory counts.
  • Adheres to the Federal, State, and District rules and regulations pertaining to school meals and child nutrition compliance.
  • Complies with all state and federal Health and Safety codes.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, and follows through on requests in a timely manner.


The successful candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:

Must have the following:

  • High volume experience (we serve over 30k meals a day)
  • Competence with long lead times.
  • Large batch cooking experience (we make hundreds of gallons)
  • Perpetual inventory system experience.
  • Ordering depletion system knowledge.
  • Intermediate to advanced analytical skills with Excel, database systems, etc.

General qualifications:

  • Foodservice experience preferred.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and drive needed to work effectively within a young and growing company.
  • Two to three years food purchasing and vendor management experience.
  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong computer skills are required - proficiency in Excel and Outlook and the ability to quickly learn new programs is required.
  • Able to work well with others and participate as part of a team.
  • Proven management experience including training and development of team.
  • Able to multi-task in a professional, respectful manner with keen attention to detail.
  • Committed to the Revolution Foods mission that all children will have access to nutritious, tasty food to support the development of healthy minds and bodies.
  • Able to lift 50 pounds and physically perform requirements of job.
  • Forklift certified a plus.
  • Bi/Multi Lingual is a plus.
  • Valid driver's license required.
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