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California: Purchasing Manager


Domaine Chandon is seeking a Purchasing Manager:

Domaine Chandon, Inc., is the leading sparkling wine producer in the Napa Valley and an emerging producer of varietal wines. Founded in 1973, Domaine Chandon was the first American sparkling wine venture established by a French Champagne house, Moet & Chandon. Domaine Chandon, Inc., is a part of the Wine & Spirits Division of LVMH – Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the leading worldwide luxury goods company specializing in the wine and spirits, fashion, leather goods, perfumes, cosmetics, watches, jewelry and selective retailing.

The mission of the Purchasing Manager will be to achieve the highest quality and lowest cost of dry materials, in order to become the wine industry benchmark as it relates to bottling quality and COG efficiency.
Fully exploit the global and local competencies of Estates & Wines and Mo√ęt Hennessy in order to develop a learning organization able to meet the current and future company needs.

1/ Purchasing
Ensure the role of Purchasing Manager for Domaine Chandon California & Newton: dry goods, packs material, maintenance (security, cleaning, outsourced contractors…)
Assess the consistency of the local programs with the Estates & Wines global strategy
Liaise with Moet Hennessy Purchasing Director to supply information regarding annual dry goods requirements or to lead the negotiations of a particular dry goods item for the LVMH purchasing group
Develop synergies among DCC wineries and negotiate as one company whenever it is possible while recognizing global opportunities as appropriate.
Act as SAP business process owner for the MM module and provide guidance as a resource for DCC employees
Address and solve accounting issues with suppliers

2/ Negotiating
Extend the area covered by purchasing to grapes contracts, winegrowing supplies and services, restaurant supplies and food purchases and HR services.
Review company contracts, leases and services to ensure accuracy of competitive bidding process, maintenance of supplier performance clauses and efficiencies of common purchases are coordinated
Ensure that special rates and discounts are maximized with legal guidelines
Coordinate with freight forwarder cost efficient means of transporting dry goods and consumables

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