Buyer

Sales Santa Cruz, California


Description

Duties and Responsibilities

As a Buyer, you will be involved in the purchasing of key ingredients to keep our manufacturing and packaging processes running smoothly without interruptions.

As a member of Supply Chain, you will:

Organize all elements of the Supply Chain Procurement, including:

  • Contract packaging materials for corrugate, bottles, caps, labels, bottle sleeves, caddies and other components, which may include raw ingredients used to produce gummies
  • Daily MRP review to overcome demand/supply issues
  • Resolve any invoice discrepancies
  • Negotiate best prices and quantities to ensure continuous and advantageous material supply
  • Work closely with Production Planning to ensure there are no material supply interruptions
  • Coordinate material efforts between Production, Planners, and Shipping to achieve customer on time delivery performance
  • Communicate with Customer Service, Distribution, Planning, and Production personnel to resolve any issues in meeting customer orders
  • Other duties as requested or assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Logistics or related field and 1 year of experience
  • In lieu of degree, 2 or more years purchasing/procurement experience
  • Intermediate skill in MS Office and ERP systems
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience purchasing for a manufacturing company
  • Problem solving skills
  • Detail oriented and strong organization skills to meet shifting needs
  • Excellent cross-functional team skills

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to work in a stationary position, may move from one area to another, frequently operates a computer/office equipment, and frequently communicates with others. The employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally move and/or lift or move up to 25 pounds.

EEO statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.