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  • Sector: Warehouse
  • Function: Purchasing Assistant
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  • Expiry Date: 11 April 2021
  • Job Ref: Nelson_2156675_1617764848

Job Number: 2156675

Procurement Assistant Manager

Location: Remote with occasional meeting on site in Sonoma County.

Compensation: To $80K plus excellent benefits and opportunity for growth!

Procurement Assistant Manager manages all procurement activities with the focus of the role on maintaining adequate inventory levels for all products, while managing positive relationships with key contract manufacturers and packaging suppliers as the main point of contact. The ideal candidate can identify priorities and execute follow up based on the needs of the business and critical timelines.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plan, schedule, direct and execute production and procurement activities based on forecast.

  • Manage relationships with contract manufacturers

  • Enter purchase orders and manage backlog of open orders, process receipts

  • Review packaging and component inventory, ensuring all items are delivered on-time to contract manufacturers for production

  • Manage production priorities based on inventory levels and retailer deadlines

  • Track and identify trends in supplier performance, address performance issues with suppliers

  • Thorough understanding of bill of materials and processing purchase orders and production orders in an ERP system

  • Negotiate pricing with manufacturing and packaging suppliers

  • Maintain accurate item master database in ERP system, create new SKUs, create and update BOMs

  • Communicates incoming deliveries and priorities to the distribution center team, and assists with projects as needed


  • 2 plus years purchasing or similar experience at a CPG company required

  • Experience using an ERP system required, SAP preferred

  • Experience working with contract manufacturers or 3PL with inventory responsibilities required

  • Experience with forecasting and sales analysis preferred

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, etc.)



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