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Restaurant Purchasing Director

Go Chicken Go
Kansas City, KS
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: dental, life insurance, medical, vision,
Job Description

Restaurant Purchasing Director

Reports To
The Purchasing Director will report to the President.

Key Functions:

Handling the analysis of commodities as well as buying and contract negotiation on all proteins and deli meats, grains, doughs, batters and breads, oil, dairy, and miscellaneous grocery.

Job Overview

The Purchasing Director position is a critical upper-level leadership and management role, responsible for the overall purchasing and coordination of packaging, ingredients and raw materials for Go Chicken Go, Inc. a fast casual restaurant chain. These areas of responsibility include but are not limited to negotiating contracts, purchasing, and vendor management of all Go Chicken Go packaging, ingredients, and raw material needs. The Purchasing Director will report directly to the President but will ultimately have responsibility for all purchasing for Go Chicken Go, Inc. operations.

Responsibility for purchasing should be understood to include oversight and management of all pricing structures, formulas, and margins to determine the most favorable result for GCG operations. Must have a strong understanding of market conditions and trends. Must have a working knowledge of effective negotiation techniques per industry. This ultimately includes execution of all purchasing, contract execution, supervision of supply chain and inventory management.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Responsible for the marketing and sale of used cooking oil
  • Coordinate the provision of all necessary ingredients, raw material, and packaging to produce required products
  • Provide weekly/monthly requirements of packaging, ingredients, and raw materials
  • Coordinate the supply of foods and raw materials to each GCG location
  • Negotiate contracts in the most favorable terms for GCG
  • Create and execute allocation of daily and weekly sales orders
  • Schedule weekly transport plans for the collection/delivery of raw materials
  • Audit invoices for pricing and quantities delivered
  • Monitor and amend Transport Plan as necessary and communicate to Operations
  • Schedule orders for packaging, ingredients, and raw materials
  • Optimize and control inventory levels of all ingredients, packaging, and raw materials
  • Coordinate schedule amendments arising out of variances to forecasts or orders
  • Coordinate with Operations, Finance, and management team on a regular basis
  • Research of new products and implementation at store level
  • Evaluate and recognize Industry trends
  • Develop and nurture new vendor relationships
  • Undertake special assignments in relation to inventory management, procurement, product distribution and other related areas


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • MBA preferred
  • Minimum five years Purchasing manager role
  • Effective oral and written skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and determine task priorities
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent computer skills with emphasis on Excel
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail



Company Description
Go Chicken Go started as a service station, Go Gas, located at 7th and Kansas Ave in Kansas City, Kansas. Go Gas was operated by Bill and Mary Hendrix who thought it would be a good idea to start selling fried chicken inside the gas station. The fried chicken, gizzards & livers soon became a huge hit and the gas pumps were removed, the name was changed, and Go Gas became the first Go Chicken Go in 1969. The original location was later relocated to the existing restaurant at 7th and Central in Kansas City. In the 1970’s, Bill and Mary with the help of their children, opened two other Go Chicken Go locations, one at 38th and Leavenworth Road next to the Milkhouse and another in the former Dees Hog House Building in the West Bottoms, both locations were later closed. In 1985 the Hendrix Boys, Bill, Mike and Dennis purchased the restaurant from their parents and through the years expanded the concept to five locations throughout the Kansas City area.

What started as a family business has remained family owned and operated for more than forty years. Today the restaurants continue to be owned by two of the Hendrix Boys, Bill and Mike, along with Mike’s daughter Andrea Lowe. The operations of the company are directed by Alex Lowe and other family members spend time managing the different restaurant locations and the corporate office. Several employees at the restaurants have been with the company since the beginning and have all become part of the family, their loyalty to the brand is a big reason for its success today.

Go Chicken Go


Kansas City, KS



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