Bay Area Regional Culinary Purchasing Manager

Bay Area Regional Culinary Purchasing Manager
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Menlo Park, CA
Meta is seeking a Regional Culinary Purchasing Manager to oversee the Culinary Purchasing Program for the Bay Area region. This role reports directly to the Culinary Programs Director and will manage a team of Purchasers. The candidate best suited for this role must be able to work strategically and cross-functionally with internal and external stakeholders and can effectively lead a team in delivering operational excellence. Our Global Culinary organization is composed of multiple teams that work together to support our operations around the globe. Our mission is to ​​nourish our Meta community through responsibility and hospitality.
Bay Area Regional Culinary Purchasing Manager Responsibilities
  • Oversees all aspects of purchasing within the Region.
  • Develops strong collaborative relationships with key stake holders to manage standards, consistency and spend.
  • Responsible for team and individual(s) development.
  • Creates and manages purchase orders for the region.
  • Reviews invoices and approves payments.
  • Manages cafe, smallwares and equipment budgets across the region.
  • Sources, negotiates and manages suppliers in accordance with our Global Culinary Purchasing Standards.
  • Works actively to source diverse suppliers within the region in accordance with Meta's standards.
  • Provides direction, leadership and develops a team of Purchasers.
  • Implements and maintains sustainable procurement practices.
  • Manages the per diem meal program within the region.
  • Works with our food safety and compliance team to comply with local legislation and adhere to culinary best practices when managing suppliers and processes.
  • Liaises with cross functional teams for any new cafe openings and follows the (new sites or buildings) project plans for purchasing.
  • Becomes a subject matter expert on Meta's integrated cafe purchasing software and our internal company procurement tool.
  • Facilitates regional purchasing meetings.
  • Works with other regional purchasing managers to review the purchasing strategy and actively suggests areas of continual improvement.
  • Attends trade shows and stays up-to-date on forecasted trends across the industry.
  • Flexibility to travel if necessary.
  • Minimum of 5-10% travel is expected.
Minimum Qualifications
  • 10+ years experience in a regional culinary purchasing role managing multiple outlets.
  • Proven financial acumen with experience managing large accounts.
  • Proven experience in planning, sourcing, negotiating, contracting and supplier management.
  • Proven stakeholder management, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in leading change, improving processes and operational excellence.
  • Experience to think critically and strategically prioritize work based on business priorities.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and G-Suite.
  • Professional communication skills.
  • Proven people management skills.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in food, procurement, supply chain, business or related field.
  • Hotel or food industry procurement experience.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience with National and/or Global Contract Negotiations.
About Meta
Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.
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