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IT Procurement Specialist

Company: First Watch Restaurants, Inc.
Location: Bradenton
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:
The Procurement Specialist efficiently coordinates the purchasing, staging, shipping, receiving, storing, and coordinating delivery of all IT equipment and software used in production. This role will be responsible for working cross functionally to ensure inventories are accurate and in-sync with company expenditures.

Responsibilities:
The essential functions in this job description are not all-inclusive of this position's duties and responsibilities. - Reliable and dependable attendance is required.Coordinate the procurement and shipping of IT equipment and software for the companySource and partner with reliable and approved vendors and suppliers. Maintain positive working relationships with strategic suppliers to assure cost, quality, and delivery targets are metCoordinate requests for pricing, approvals to purchase, submitting orders to various vendors and timely completion of all purchase orders. Analyze invoices to ensure accuracy of goods deliveredMonitor and expedite orders as neededReceive all shipments and stage equipment to intended First Watch location. Ensure that all the hardware is safely and securely packed and labeled for shippingMaintain an accurate inventory of all equipment received and shipped from the organization, including off-site storage areasMonitor inventory to ensure the flow of goods remains positive and minimum stock levels are maintainedForecast upcoming levels of demand Keep management and internal customers informed of product availability, expected delivery dates and product return to vendor issues Manage RMAs with suppliers and vendorsMonitor Procurement ticket queue for any new requests/ticketsMaintain an accurate Shipping and Delivery Log Complete shipments for break/fix replacements in a timely manner based on in-stock availability Review supplies, works and services to ensure compliance with company procedures and best practicePartner with IT Operations team members to verify and validate license complianceWork closely with Accounting & Purchasing regarding accounts payableProvide outstanding customer service and ensure customer satisfactionMaintain awareness of industry and equipment to support effective negotiations with vendors and supplies on price, quality of goods, deadlines, expectations, etc.

Qualifications:
High School diploma or equivalent. Associates degree in a related field preferredThree (3) years of purchasing/procurement experience, preferably in an IT role One (1) year experience maintaining equipment inventory, shipping and receivingWorking knowledge of basic accounting principles and purchase order management

Who We Are:
First Watch is an award-winning Daytime Dining concept serving made-to-order breakfast, brunch and lunch using fresh ingredients. A recipient of hundreds of local "Best Breakfast" and "Best Brunch" accolades, First Watch's award winning chef-driven menu includes elevated executions of classic favorites for breakfast, lunch and brunch along with First Watch-specific specialties such as our protein-packed Quinoa Power Bowl -, Farmstand Breakfast Tacos, Avocado Toast, Morning Meditation (juiced in-house daily), our Vodka Kale Tonic, Chickichangas and our famous Million Dollar Bacon. In 2021, First Watch was recognized as FSR Magazine's Best Menu and as the fastest-growing full-service restaurant company based on unit growth. There are more than 425 First Watch restaurants in 28 states, and the restaurant concept is publicly traded on the Nasdaq and majority owned by Advent International, one of the world's largest private-equity firms. For more information, visit www.firstwatch.com. -First Watch is an equal opportunity employer. - In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, First Watch will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Keywords: First Watch Restaurants, Inc., Bradenton , IT Procurement Specialist, Other , Bradenton, Florida

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