Sr Manager, Sourcing in Virtual / Travel

$150K - $200K(Ladders Estimates)

Panera Bread   •  

Virtual / Travel

Industry: Food & Beverages


8 - 10 years

Posted 54 days ago


  • Source cutting-edge products and services that will enhance Panera Warmth and increase the value of our customers experience.
  • Spearhead efforts of sourcing new items and conducting tests that offer results for the appropriate party to make directional decisions.
  • Maintain the rollout (Charter) program on a daily basis that offers timely and accurate communication to other departments within Panera as well as outside suppliers.
  • Coordinate efforts that support promotions (Celebrations) with new items, to the point of approval.
  • Offer direction when forecasting and budgeting for potential new items.
  • Support Purchasing by sourcing product suppliers who have a known capacity and financial stability that support ongoing use of new items within Panera.


  • BS required, MBA preferred.
  • Eight plus years in the food service industry specifically related to procurement and/or research and development.
  • Needs to have a creative mindset that can envision an out of the box business approach to accountabilities.
  • Experience with building relationships with suppliers as well as contract negotiations and foodservice operations.
  • Attention to detail and great customer service skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Proficient in Discoverer, Oracle, and Power Point a plus.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.

Valid Through: 2019-9-16