Global Indirect Procurement Manager

Bloomin' Brands, Inc. Tampa , FL 33602

Posted 8 months ago

Since day one, Bloomin' Brands has done things a little differently than others. We are a company of restaurants, not a restaurant company. All of the Restaurant Concepts at Bloomin' Brands were founded by people who have a genuine passion for food and a desire to share hospitality with others.

As the Global Indirect Procurement Manager, you will be responsible for leading category/supplier management activities (transactional and executional functions) as well as the implementation of the procurement strategy.

Reporting to the Director, Global Procurement, you will be responsible for direct management, strategic sourcing, and procurement of indirect categories within the Supply Chain (packaging, disposables, and smallwares category with 150+ suppliers, 2,300+ SKU's, and totaling $75M in spend annually.

Here's What You Get to Do Every Day:

  • Source, negotiate, and contract products and services that best meet the needs of the business and simplify operations with the lowest Total Cost of Ownership

  • Liaison between internal stakeholders and supplier partners while maintaining healthy supplier relationships

  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) Provide Market Intel specific to each category of spend and provide insights on our brands' competitors

  • Deliver commodity cost targets and/or manage costs and services

  • Risk Management

  • Provide LRP Forecast

  • Contribute to the AOP productivity targets

  • Continue to find areas of addressable spend to drive out cost

  • Maintain and verify accuracy of Store Door and FOB pricing

  • Address and maintain material commitments and contracts

  • Maintain and verify accuracy of all rebates, refunds, and variance accounts

  • Execute samples to support the New Product Development Process

  • Support QA/Commercialization and Food Safety, Design, Facilities, Construction, Finance, Operations, Planning, R&D, and Training

  • Coach, Teach and Train

To be successful in this position you will be:

  • A Results Driver: Deliver cost targets. Work autonomously and have a plan. Be willing to give the unpopular opinion.

  • A Relationship Manager: Liaison between internal stakeholders and supplier partners while maintaining healthy supplier relationships.

  • An Influencer: Be transparent and open. Be vulnerable. Coach, teach, train.

  • Adaptable & Agile: Share early, often, and frequently. Try something new. Prioritize and stay focused. Be willing to learn something new. Be open to new things.

  • Thrive in a Fast Paced High Pressure Environment: Be nimble. Willing to be strategic and tactical in the same day. Be willing to be reactive.

  • Have Fun: Live the values founded by our Principles & Beliefs.

Role Description:

This role includes, but is not limited to: supplier selection and management, commodity analysis, invoice review and approval, budget assembly and reconciliation, project management/coordination, evaluating price trends, KPI analysis, new product development and sourcing. This is a hands-on role with limited supervision requiring initiative and drive. The Global Indirect Procurement Manager/Specialist must possess broad, relevant business knowledge and be able to ruthlessly prioritize competing initiatives. This individual must be able to communicate effectively and appropriately across all levels of the enterprise as required.


The ideal candidate will have the following experiences and qualifications:

  • Highly proficient in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint; ability to quickly learn and utilize various software platforms.

  • Four-year college degree and 7+ years of industry experience in food service preferred

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively multi-task in a fast-paced environment

  • Convey a sense of urgency to achieve outcomes and exceed expectations; persist despite obstacles and setbacks

  • Detail-oriented; strong organizational and time management skills; ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously

  • Demonstrates a strong sense of ownership; Performs with purpose and determination to achieve results on time

  • Is resilient; recovers quickly from setbacks; stays positive and composed

  • Embraces change with a positive, "can-do" spirit; helps implement changes and quickly adapts

  • Regularly demonstrates the essential skills and techniques required of the work and effectively performs those duties and responsibilities in a way that positively impacts the business

About Bloomin' Brands, It's Culture, and the Principles & Beliefs:

  • We believe that if we take care of our people, the institution of Bloomin' Brands will take care of itself

  • We believe that people are driven to be a part of something that they can be proud of, is fun, values them, and that they can call their own

  • These beliefs are a cherished part of our heritage and remain at our core

  • Strong partnership with our Supplier Partners and purveyors

  • 2018 Fortune Magazine World's Most Admired Company

  • 2019 Forbes list for Best Employer for Diversity

  • Bloomin' Brands, Inc. ("BBI") is one of the world's largest casual dining companies

  • 1,500 restaurant locations throughout 48 states

  • Operating in 21 countries

  • Headquartered in Tampa, Florida


Eligible salaried Team Members enjoy competitive pay and benefits (which vary by location according to employment laws and practices), such as:

  • Comprehensive health insurance for you and your family, which includes

prescription drug coverage and Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Dental and vision insurance coverage

  • Paid vacation

  • Paid holidays

  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance

  • Optional supplemental life and AD&D insurance

  • Short- and long-term disability insurance

  • Optional supplemental short- and long-term disability insurance

  • Adoption assistance program

  • Team Member Assistance Program

  • 401(K) plan

  • Deferred compensation plan

  • Meal discount at any Bloomin' Brands' restaurant

  • Recognition programs for outstanding performance

  • Valuable discounts on a variety of products and services

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Global Indirect Procurement Manager

Bloomin' Brands, Inc.