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Purchasing and Distribution Manager

Oakland, CA

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How you’ll better peoples' day:

You will manage and continually improve costs, on-time delivery, and supply assurance within the distribution network so that our stores have the right product at the right time.


Who you get to work with:

You’ll collaborate with peers across the organization in Supply Chain, Finance, and Operations as you align purchasing and distribution with Philz organizational objectives.


What you get to work on:

Your primary focus will be continuously improving distribution quality, quantity, stock levels, delivery times and transport costs.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Solicit input from key stakeholders on the key areas of opportunity within the distribution network
  • Source packaging, store supplies and various commodities
  • Meet cost, productivity, accuracy, and timeliness targets
  • Develop and maintain a consistent product catalog with distribution Partner
  • Resolve any arising problems, shortages or complaints and develop the right processes to prevent reoccurrence of problems
  • Identify and collaborate with Supply Chain Leadership to achieve an efficient and effective distribution network
  • Management and creation of short, mid, and long-term goals and objectives for distribution network
  • Identify cost-saving and cost-reduction opportunities within the distribution network
  • Budget management 

What You’ll Need to Succeed 

  • Experience with co-packers, 3PL, logistics and warehousing and other 3rd party providers
    Strong sourcing and negotiation skills with experience in negotiating contracts (e.g.
    commodities and packaging)
  • Solid operational management and general business skills and savvy
  • Working knowledge of finance and/or accounting in terms of budgeting, cost management, financial accounting, cost of goods, treasury, and risk management
  • Experience with sourcing and procurement systems - NetSuite and Hubworks
  • Strategic mindset and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Works well cross functionally building strong relationships internally and externally
  • Ability to navigate google workspace (Gmail, Calendar, Meet, Chat, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms)


  • Minimum 5 years of supply management, logistics, distribution, warehousing, or related experience
  • Experience working with 3rd party warehousing and distribution partners
  • Restaurant or retail experience, preferred
  • Proven track record of delivering supply chain related savings
  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, economics, finance, operations, engineering or related area, Master’s degree preferred


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