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Senior Buyer - Purchasing Analyst Job

Job Number: 2017-6460

Address: 2002 Papa John's Blvd

Location: Louisville, KY

Date Posted: 10-18-2017



TheSr Buyer/Supply Chain Analyst will provide analytical and data collect support for the North America Supply Chain Team. Participates in the strategic purchasing process for fresh produce, import products, desserts, cleaning supplies, and energy/waste service management.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned

  • Manage effectively a network of supply partners who are responsible for $90MM in product purchased for PJ Food Service Quality Control Centers.
  • Perform market and logistical analysis to formulate and execute efficient purchasing strategies.
  • Prepare for and participate in supplier meetings, followed by written recap/action item documentation and communication
  • Analyze and evaluate suppliers bid and proposals, negotiate prices and commit to purchases
  • Drive cost savings through continuous improvement activities
  • Resolve any discrepancies with quantity, delivery, cost and quality
  • Collect and organize commodity market data; identify and interpret applicable trends; analyze impacts on supply costs; and develop reports to communicate to SCM Team
  • Assist in the development, execution, and maintenance of contracts and document contract information



  • Proficient in PC Skills with Microsoft Office Suite, Peoplesoft, and Outlook.
  • Ability to work cross functionally within multiple departments and cultures.
  • Advanced organizational skills and excellent follow-up skills.
  • High level financial and analytical skills with reliance on data to drive decisions and the ability to conceptualize solutions.
  • Knowledge of purchasing concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment.
  • Self motivated with the ability to work independently.
  • Understanding of food industry


  • Bachelors Degree Required
  • 5+ years' experience within supply chain, purchasing, and/or finance
  • QSR industry and/or restaurant experience preferred


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Great things are happening at Papa John's! If you are looking for a fulfilling career with an international company, flavored with challenging work, mixed with professional development opportunities, a competitive salary and a collaborative team environment, then look no further! Papa John's seeks people who share our philosophy for success, are looking for quality business practices and meaningful work. All these combine to produce not only the best pizza, but also the best team members!

Papa John's has over 5,000 locations in 44 countries and territories around the world. We offer a competitive benefits and compensation package. Driven to be the best. Better Ingredients. Better People. ®

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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