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Inspire Brands Procurement Manager in Atlanta, Georgia

Under limited supervision, assumes full buying responsibility for selected categories. The Procurement Manager responsibilities include price negotiation, planning, production, and inventory control in food & beverage categories. This position will interface with many facets of the company, including but not limited to Legal, Brand Support, & Culinary.


Enables brands to efficiently and effectively maximize the value they receive from suppliers

  • Conducts the RFP process, bid analysis and review, contract negotiations, and blanket purchase agreement creation

  • Develop/execute purchasing strategies for products including monitoring macro trends in supplier base, implementing plans to react, and developing/executing purchasing strategies for products

Identify and realize cost-savings and cost-reduction opportunities

  • Develop ideas for cost savings initiatives within owned categories

  • Evaluate potential margin initiatives, document with business case and champion change in support of department/company initiatives

Minimizes risk of supply disruption

  • Identifies supply and supplier issues. Analyzes information to assess root cause, improvement opportunities, and associated risk

  • Develops solutions and gains consensus to resolve supply issues

Build strategic relationships

  • Build relationships with supplier working team / contacts

  • Builds collaborative relationships with Brand Core Team / Directors

  • Understand Brands' needs and build supplier relationships to meet those needs

Monitors purchasing performance

  • Participates in S&OP process and coordinates supplier's production to meet demand

  • Monitors supplier performance and completes supplier scorecard

Leads high performing team

  • Supervises, coaches, and develops the members of the purchasing/sourcing team

  • Ensures quality execution of the performance management process and personal developmental plans

Other responsibilities as assignment by management


  • 4-Year Degree in Business, Supply chain, finance, or other equivalent and relevant to perform this function.

  • Graduate degree preferred

  • 5+ years in supply chain and procurement


  • Experience in procurement and negotiation strategies

  • Understand and function effectively in a team environment

  • Proven track record of success in leadership positions

  • Restaurant / Food Service experience required

Inspire Brands is a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes nearly 32,000 Arby’s, Baskin-Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin’, Jimmy John’s, and SONIC Drive-In restaurants worldwide.

We’re made up of some of the world’s most iconic restaurant brands, but we’re much more than just a restaurant company. We’re a team of hundreds of thousands who individually and collectively are changing the way people eat, drink and gather around the table. We know that food is much more than a staple—it’s an experience. At Inspire, that’s our purpose: to ignite and nourish flavorful experiences.