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Job Title: Strategic Sourcing Manager

Company: Clark Associates, Inc.

Clark Associates, Inc. is the fastest growing distributor of foodservice equipment and supplies in the country.  Products are sold through three channels of distribution, including TheWebstaurantstore.com (e-commerce model), The Restaurant Stores (cash & carry model), and Clark Food Service Equipment (traditional dealer model). The procurement department is responsible for managing the 310,000+ items available to those channels.  Our approach to business is how well we can service the customer. In procurement, we work hard to offer the broadest and best assortment of product, the best price and value, and to always be in stock. 

We are looking for a determined and resourceful person to source food service equipment and supplies from both domestic and overseas manufacturers as a Strategic Sourcing Manager. This role focuses on finding new sources for current products, as well as find sources for new products, with an emphasis on building out our existing private label brands. This is a fast-paced position that requires time management and prioritization skills, as well as fine attention to detail. 

Job responsibilities:

  • Sourcing international and domestic suppliers and products
  • Creating and developing profitable private label brand product lines based on marketplace evaluation
  • Communicating effectively with manufacturers to develop a desirable end product and price

 Job skills:

  • Ability to navigate negotiations with manufacturers
  • Solid research, data reporting and analysis skills
  • Great relationship builder with internal managers and their staff
  • Good prioritization and organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills; emphasis in Excel
  • Foreign language fluency a plus

No industry knowledge needed; extensive training will be provided.

Come join the Clark Associates team! We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package including paid time off, a competitive medical/dental insurance package, 401K match, and wellness programs. Employees appreciate using our onsite gym facilities or benefiting from the gym membership reimbursement program.

Our onsite café allows employees the chance to enjoy fresh, healthy meals without leaving the office! Clark Associates often rewards our hardworking employees with fun events and perks to show our appreciation for their dedication and purposeful work towards our company growth — catered holiday meals, bringing in popular food trucks, and team building events are just a few things we do to promote an enjoyable, positive work environment for everyone.

This is not a home based position. You must be able to work out of our office in Lancaster, PA. Please include a cover letter with your application.