On-demand food delivery from cloud kitchens in Pakistan.

Procurement Lead at Byte

Lahore, Pakistan
Job Type
3+ years
Connect directly with founders of the best YC-funded startups.
Apply to role ›
Safee Shah
Safee Shah

About the role

Job Description

We are looking for a Supply Chain Lead to join our Operations team. In this role, you will create, manage and optimize Supply Chain processes, largely focusing on the procurement, delivery, and availability of ingredients at our network of cloud kitchens. You will also forecast trends to predict our inventory needs for each cloud kitchen. You will work closely with both vendors and cloud kitchen managers to ensure operational reliability. If you’re passionate about building an efficient Supply Chain from scratch at an early stage startup, let’s talk!


  • Plan and implement the overall supply chain strategy in line with company vision growth plans
  • Create, run and optimize Supply Chain process
  • Lead continuous improvement and automation initiatives to help the company grow rapidly
  • Negotiate with external vendors to secure advantageous terms and ensure procurement reliability
  • Forecast and maintain minimum inventory levels and create visibility for stakeholders
  • Reorder stock from suppliers and keep stock levels updated and accurate
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
  • Predict unfavorable events through analysis of data and prepare control strategies
  • Estimate and establish cost parameters and budgets for purchases
  • Create and maintain good relationships with vendors/suppliers
  • Maintain records of purchases, pricing, and other important data
  • Develop plans for purchasing equipment, services, and supplies
  • Negotiate the best deal for pricing and supply contracts
  • Maintain and update a list of suppliers, delivery times, and potential future development

Skills and Experience

Ideal candidate will have these experiences:

  • 3-5 years Supply Chain operations experience in F&B production or Restaurants chains. At least 1 year experience in hands on Inventory Management
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain management, logistics, or engineering a plus
  • Demonstrable experience leading operational excellence through initiatives like Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Toyota Production System (TPS), 5S, Kaizen, Continuous Improvement, etc
  • Hands on experience handling procurement and inventory for perishable items
  • Systems thinking and a demonstrable history of process creation, integration and optimization
  • Knack for data-driven decision making and using creative tools to solve complex problems
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter: propose ideas rather than needing direction, with a figure-it-out attitude
  • Ability to work under pressure, managing multiple projects in parallel, often under tight deadlines

If you want to build a ground breaking company with a team on a mission to change the world, let’s talk!

Why you should join Byte

Byte is building on-demand food delivery from cloud kitchens. Our vision is to make food-delivery more affordable and accessible in Pakistan. Byte is Pakistan’s first consumer startup to get into Y Combinator, and is backed by top Silicon Valley VCs and senior executives from Uber and McDonald’s.