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Director, Supply Chain Non-Food Procurement

Supply Chain
Dallas, TX
June 11, 2024

Director, Supply Chain (Non-Food Procurement)
Dallas TX

What does it mean to be a BrinkerHead? We play like a team, take pride in our culture and seek every opportunity to make people feel special. Life is short. Work happy. At Brinker, we connect, serve and give to create the best life for our Team Members, Guests and community. Through our cultural beliefs, Brinker empowers its Team Members to positively impact our 4 Key Results: Engaging Team Members, Bringing Back Guests, Growing Sales
and Increasing Profits. Brinker International is an equal opportunity employer; we foster an inclusion environment that promotes respect, diversity of thought and success for all.

Job Summary

Brinker is seeking an experienced Director to provide leadership within the Non-Food Procurement (NFP) team on all strategic activities involving Supply Chain support for assigned non-food spend categories, including smallwares, back-of-house and bar equipment, front-ofhouse furniture, new construction and reimages, and associated restaurant services. The Director will lead a team to develop and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, the
Supply Chain team, and other internal stakeholders (Culinary Operations, Architecture & Design, Restaurant Operations, Risk Management) to ensure alignment between business strategy and sourcing execution within non-food procurement. It is the Director’s role to ensure the team is positively impacting the business through:
• Sourcing strategies that support Brinker’s goals for reliable product availability, cost management and increased profitability,
• Adequate supply of necessary supplies at the right place at the right time
• Strategic review of categories, including assessment and implementation of innovation
• Partnering with cross functional partners to use experience in this area to review and improve upon our kitchen equipment.

Your Key Job Functions

• Develop and implement Supply Chain strategies for each assigned product category to support the joint business objectives of Brinker.
• Lead a productive and engaged NFP team through effective coaching, priority setting, performance management, and talent selection.
• Development of long-term alliances with suppliers and internal stakeholders to leverage the company’s knowledge and purchasing power and secure the best products, service, quality and price in the industry.
• Foster and maintain positive, productive relationships between the NFP team, suppliers, and internal stakeholders.
• Enhance strategies for product sourcing and development, supplier negotiations, and effective inventory management to support menu rollouts and new product implementations.
• Analyze complex data, negotiate prices and terms, and develop contracting recommendations based on sound judgment, problem solving, and financial analysis.
• Fully understand the strategic sourcing model, including editing, reviewing, and managing contracts. Ensure contract compliance.
• Continually seek out and develop new suppliers to ensure a competitive edge in the industry and the lowest possible delivered cost to all Brinker restaurants.
• Oversee the creation, issuance, and management of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) using appropriate department processes & technology.
• Provide regular reports to group and Supply Chain senior leadership on the status of key supplier initiatives and innovation for the non-food category; develop a Supplier scorecard.
• Take a lead role in addressing difficult product and stakeholder support issues; convey a sense of urgency and drive issues to closure, in a positive and productive manner.
• Ensure that Brinker’s Code of Business Conduct is followed in dealings with all suppliers and distributors.

What You Bring to the Team

• BA/BS or equivalent in skills and training
• 10 or more years of supply chain experience in the restaurant or hospitality industry required, along with 5-7 years of management experience.
• Experience in strategically evaluating non-food categories and suppliers (small wares, packaging, décor, and equipment).
• Must also have experience with logistics, supply chain systems and process development.
• Must have strategic sourcing experience, including reviewing, editing, and approving contracts with current & future suppliers.
• Leadership - Ability to establish clear expectations aligned with organizational prioritiesa nd build a strong team that can effectively execute against those expectations. Work through others to achieve results, and encourage performance through motivation, recognition and timely feedback. Facilitates knowledge transfer within and outside of the department.
• Strategic Management - Ability to develop distinctive strategies to achieve competitive advantage; translate broad strategies into specific objectives and action plans; align the organization to support strategic priorities; foresee and take action to deal with problems and opportunities. Assumes personal responsibility for implementing change initiatives by leveraging Culture of Accountability.
• Judgment/Decision Making - Ability to analyze complex data and make appropriate business judgments based on sound reasoning, problem solving, and financial analysis.
Anticipates potential problems through objective and systematic evaluation of information, and quickly decides on the most appropriate action.
• Communication, Presentation and Reporting Skills - Ability to make clear, concise and convincing business presentations and reports using data that will have high level impact with executive and senior level management.
• Coaching and Developing Others – Creates a culture where people seek opportunities for growth, obstacles for development are removed, and appreciative and constructive feedback is practiced.
• Influencing – Makes an impact on the organization by demonstrating subject matter expertise and influencing others’ actions and results, with or without formal authority. Role models strong collaboration by creating cross-functional project teams and building relationships across the organization.
• Relationship management - Ability to interact effectively both formally and informally; foster trust and cooperation among coworkers, suppliers, and franchise partners. Understands and effectively navigates organizational politics, demonstrates Brinker Cultural Beliefs and uses the Culture of Accountability to accomplish objectives.

Why Brinker

We offer a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, and 401(k) with company match and generous dining discounts. Every team member working at the Restaurant Support Center (aka Brinker headquarters) is eligible for
annual bonus potential. Our campus includes an onsite gym plus opportunities to increase your wellbeing with onsite Yoga and boot camp programs. Work/Life/Fun balance in a casual and collaborative work environment! Team members enjoy company-wide events and celebrations. Regular volunteer
opportunities with our community give back programs.

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