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:
Flexible vacation time
Equinox gym membership, based on eligibility
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.