About sweetgreen:

sweetgreen is on a mission to build healthier communities by connecting people to real food. We passionately believe that real food should be convenient and accessible to everyone. Every day in each sweetgreen, our 3,500+ team members make food from scratch, using fresh ingredients and produce delivered that morning. And in our local communities, we’re committed to leaving people better than we found them. We’re in the business of feeding people, and we’re out to change what that means.

The Supply Chain Specialist has Four Core Responsibilities

  1. Manage the last-mile distribution of our ingredients to restaurants regionally, including vendor management and resolution of service problems
  2. Lead on supply chain deliverables in the opening of new restaurants
  3. Manage distributor inventory levels and re-ordering of select restaurant supplies
  4. Manage KPI tracking of our distributors

How to Support our Stores and Increase our Supply Chain Transparency

Provide regional support to restaurants by managing vendors and resolving service problems

  • Provide regional support to restaurants by managing distributors and finding lasting solutions to service problems
  • Develop relationships with head coaches and area leaders to provide best in class supply chain support for restaurant operations
  • Proactively address vendor, product, and supply chain problems ensuring that the right products are in the right locations at the right times in the right quality and quantity and at the right price
  • Find the root cause of distribution problems to develop systemic process updates
  • Monitor and address outstanding credit requests

Support Supply Chain Deliverables for New Restaurant Openings

  • Communicate new restaurant opening schedules, timelines, and vendor deliverables
  • Ensure vendor preparedness for new locations

Manage distributor inventory levels and re-ordering of select restaurant supplies

  • Support distributor level purchasing decisions to reduce potential downstream overproduction/food waste and ensure reliable supply to stores

Manage KPI tracking of our distributors

  • Own monthly reporting and analysis of distributor performance
  • Use KPI tracking to drive service level improvements and efficiencies

 Desired Traits

  • Commitment to building a more sustainable food system and creating sustainable sourcing solutions for all key stakeholders: our customers, our community, our producers, our distributors, and our company
  • A passion for advocating for restaurant teams and meeting the expectations of our sweetgreen customers
  • Willing to place the team’s success before individual accolades
  • Proficient in honest, open, and effective communication with internal and external partners
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize and transparently manage timelines
  • Demonstrate creative problem-solving abilities and resourcefulness
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel and strong ability to think analytically
  • Driven by desire for continuous process improvement, and able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to occasionally travel to meet restaurant leadership and attend company events

Desired Experience

  • 2+ years of experience in restaurant management, procurement, and/or supply chain management
  • Experience with ERP or back of house management software
  • Prior experience in restaurant operations or managing vendors preferred

What you'll get:

  • Competitive pay + bonus plan granted based on performance 
  • Health, dental + vision insurance
  • Flexible PTO, because we respect the need for work/life harmony
  • An opportunity to make a real impact on the people around you, both by growing them and by connecting them to real food
  • To live the sweetlife and celebrate your passion + purpose
  • A collaborative family of people who live our core values and have your back
  • A clear career path with opportunities for development, both personally and professionally
  • Our annual Impact Retreat offsite
  • Free sweetgreen swag
  • Complimentary sweetgreen

Come join the sweetlife! 

sweetgreen provides equal opportunities for everyone that works for us and everyone that applies to join our team, without regard to sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, any service, past, present, or future, in the uniformed services of the United States (military or veteran status), or any other consideration protected by federal, state, or local law. 

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