Purchasing Manager

Doc B's Restaurant Chicago, IL
  • Depends on experience
  • Full Time
  • Employer Unlikely to Respond

Doc B’s Restaurant first opened in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood in 2013. We have since grown into a 9-unit restaurant group with locations in Chicago, Florida, and Texas. Doc B’s is seeking an experienced Purchasing Manager who can meet operational product needs in a timely manner, evaluate and recommend new products to increase profitability while upholding our standards and expected level of execution. This role will oversee our recipe management system and manage and maintain our inventory software (Compeat Advantage).


  • Comprehensive knowledge of all menu offerings, plating/presentation, and pricing; ability to build out and maintain Compeat platform to help develop our theoretical vs. actual cost of goods
  • Establish and maintain a professional relationship among all vendors, and build ongoing partnerships with vendor community
  • Understand and comply with various health code, safety, liquor laws according to state regulations


  • Oversee the purchase and distribution of high-quality products and supplies
  • Monitor inventory; continuously reevaluate current portfolio for cost-effectiveness in either operations or productivity
  • Seek out new products that could increase profitability; recommend and implement strategic initiatives
  • Negotiate pricing directly with manufacturers and distributors
  • Develop purchasing and pricing structure for food and LBW, and create controls to monitor waste
  • Review, manage, maintain, and analyze inventory reports, sales projection reports and provide recommendations on any necessary adjustments to inventory levels
  • From the corporate office, assist restaurants with par levels


  • Previous experience in Purchasing, Procurement, Supply Chain Management, or related field
  • Previous experience in contract strategy and negotiation, knowledge of contract terms and conditions
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in business, finance or related field
  • Management experience in the restaurant/hospitality industry a plus
  • Experience with vendor relationships across multiple regions/states a plus
  • Experience with Aloha POS, proficiency with Compeat Advantage software strongly preferred


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