About the role:
The Supply Chain Associate will work directly alongside of the Supply Chain Manager to place orders based on projections and to build and maintain strong relationships with farmers and vendors. This position will also work closely with our Supply Center team to support in daily inventory, product quality, and communication with vendors around inbound logistics. Leveraging strong project management and communication skills, the Supply Chain Associate works to support the full Supply Team in it’s goals to source with integrity, drive financial results, and build effective systems for the field as Dig continues to grow.
- Bid and negotiate contracts for grocery and produce items and identify cost saving opportunities
- Coordinate logistics, and resolve inbound transportation issues
- Identify new sourcing opportunities (farms, vendors, tech solutions, etc)
- Track, and report on weekly price changes and budget tracking
- Prepare, send and edit purchase orders
- Track, resolve and escalate all stages of an order: PO placement, delivery scheduling, delivery ETAs, late deliveries, trucking issues, product quality issues, post-delivery issues with product. Document all issues for vendor performance reports
- Compile information on ingredients coming on and off the menu during menu changes and communicate volume changes, new items additions, and updated usage projections to vendors
- Communicate monthly and quarterly projections to existing vendors on core menu items
- Provide support and communicate supply team and supply center updates to our restaurant leaders
- Support the supply center team with tech solutions for operational excellence in addition to maintaining and improving upon existing systems
- Analyze and track supply center inventory numbers
- Ensure farmers and vendors complete onboarding documents and compile stories and collect information about our vendors and farm partners in order to document DIG’s journey to rebuild our food system.
- 1 - 2 years experience in a supply chain operations or purchasing role
- Knowledge of produce and familiarity with farms and growing seasons in the northeast
- Highly organized with extreme attention to detail
- Proven ability to be able to work with multiple departments with many moving parts and demonstrating strong communication skills
- Strong analytical skills: you are just as comfortable building an excel model as you are pulling asparagus out of the ground
- Relationship development and deal negotiation experience
- A strong work ethic, ability to work autonomously and self-sufficiently
- Passion for sustainable food systems and a strong desire to make an impact
Work perks: Aside from the standard job description fare (competitive salary, medical, dental, vision) we also offer:
- Macbook laptop
- Flexible vacation time
- Phone reimbursement
- Equinox gym membership, based on eligibility
- Commuter benefits
- Bonus potential
- A (hypo-allergenic) dog friendly HQ (they’re amazing stress-relievers)
- Complimentary DIG lunch everyday
DIG is a farm-to-table food company with over 25 locations in New York and the Northeast, serving seasonal vegetables and culinary comfort food on an urban scale.
The company is built on a culture of driven curiosity and ambitious innovation, finding and implementing new solutions to offering a simple, healthy, affordable meal. Our mission is to build a better food system (one vegetable at a time) that offers a better deal to customers, cooks, and farmers alike.
Since getting started in 2011, we have focused on the essentials of our mission- building kitchens, training chefs, and developing one-on-one relationships with over 50 partner farms. The next few years will be a period of expansion, as we open in new cities and use the platform we’ve built for a better conversation around sourcing, cooking, and the business of food.
And did we mention free DIG for all employees? We strongly recommend the sweet potatoes.
DIG believes in the power of a shared table to bring people together as we are committed to building a culturally inclusive team. Diverse candidates encouraged to apply.