Operational Buyer

Logistics/Supply Chain/Distribution/Transportation Bakersfield, California


SUMMARY: Operational Buyer is a stuff position responsible to fulfill the requirements of the production
plans within the agreed cost and transforming all the Raw and Pack materials requirements into orders
based on existing contract between the company and the supplier. His scope is covering the direct materials
including the related service. At the same time doing all the needed communication follow up and suppliers
service reporting.
▪ Monitor supply signals through the demand & supply view ensuring delivery dates, lead times and
required quantities are correct and finally creating purchase orders ensuring their fulfillment by the
▪ Ensuring that manufacturing requirements are available at the production date.
▪ Daily Review to monitor daily performance and take any necessary action to adjust the delivery
schedule accordingly and discuss with planning team any material supply issue.
▪ Provide forecast/PO’ to the suppliers reflecting the future requirements 3-12 months.
▪ Control the material stock cover based on the agreed target level/Production cover.
▪ Run the un-receipt orders report on Daily / Weekly basis and take the necessary action on the spot.
▪ Manage directly with the defined supplier the delivery of materials: this includes creating, sending,
confirming, receiving, investigating errors and discrepancies in blocked or parked invoice.
▪ Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and keep up good communications.
▪ Control out of stock materials through the Daily / Weekly issue monitoring report.
▪ Highlighting any Increase/Decrease in demand and the impact on the materials.
▪ Communicate with Warehouse, Production, QA any new /changes in your materials.
▪ Monitor shelf-life expiration for all materials and discuss the results with the planning, R&D, QA&
production team to avoid any expiration that might occur.
▪ Adhering to FRONERI procedures and standards.
▪ Always keep 5S in your workplace.
▪ Update the planning parameters on the system for materials when it is needed.
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Key Measurements
▪ Supplier Performance
▪ Stock cover
▪ Closing Stock value
▪ Buying Price Variance
▪ Supplier Complaints
▪ Production Attainment
▪ PO Accuracy
▪ Developed ability of Excel skills
▪ Developed ability of analytical thinking.
▪ Highly developed ability of negotiation and communication skills.
▪ Strong leadership, analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
▪ Good knowledge of purchasing, commercial understanding, and cost breakdown.
▪ Ability to manage entire order to payment process.
▪ Results Orientated.
▪ Work well in a team and under pressure.
Key Relationships Internal to FRONERI Group Key Relationships External to FRONERI Group
-Finance, R&D, Marketing, Planning, Logistics,3PL
and QA
-Key Suppliers
-Courier service companies
Key Experience:
▪ Min. 1-3 years of experience in a relevant position.
Personal Qualities:
▪ Must be able to win trust and respect of others.
▪ Must be able to identify potential impacts of a problem on all relevant areas of the operation
▪ Must be able to give a point of view clearly and firmly while open to objections.
▪ Eye for detail- Able to balance priorities.
▪ Able to see the bigger picture beyond the scope of their job.
▪ Thinks outside of the box.

The pay scale for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The pay scale disclosed below has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role, and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. The pay scale for employees currently in this role is $38 per hour.  A good faith estimate of the range the company will pay for successful applicants for the current opening is $38 per hour.