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  • Sector: Manufacturing
  • Function: Buyer
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  • Expiration Date: 16 October 2022
  • Job Ref: Nelson_2172255_1663359807

Job Number: 2172255


The Buyer takes a lead role in the purchasing and procurement of all product and packaging materials needed to manufacture and produce all products. They also assist with the oversight of logistics and supplier quality as well as lead other projects related to inventory and storage of materials, cycle counts, etc. Must be energetic, detail oriented, tenacious and be able to establish advantageous relationships with suppliers while securing the best possible deal for the company.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Procurement of raw materials, commodities, components, supplies, and services.
  • Sourcing of new suppliers.
  • Negotiations with new and existing suppliers.
  • Management of our vendor performance program.
  • Taking ownership for cost, on time delivery, and quality.
  • Comply with all Plant, State and Federal, and SQF regulations.
  • Completes warehouse and production activities while assuring consistency and conformance to standards.
  • Take corrective action whenever there is a non-conformance to food safety requirements and/or product quality specifications.
  • Place non-conforming products on hold and report all deviations of standards to Supervisor and/or QA immediately and wait further direction.
  • Address Sanitation and GMP deviations, as directed


  • 5 plus years of purchasing experience including experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Basic knowledge of manufacturing - Open to experience in any industry
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Experience using a MRP system.
  • Experience with Outlook and Word
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel.

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