A private equity backed produce company required a Purchasing Manager to build the purchasing strategy and own the company-wide purchasing function with a focus on building a team, establishing efficient processes, and implementing systems to enhance automation.
The challenge was in identifying an individual with an understanding of commodity price fluctuations to establish competitive contracts, experience developing supplier scorecards, and a track record of driving cost reduction initiatives.
3P Partners successfully head hunted and placed an individual with an impressive track record of 6+ years of produce industry experience. This individual was selected for their experience implementing cost saving measures and leveraging volume to renegotiate pricing. Their interpersonal skills and experience establishing and maintaining strong vendor relationships made them stand out.