Performs functions to procure indirect materials and support the operational and strategic procurement functions of the organization.
Calculate and analyze production needs; create purchase orders to meet production demand - This includes the procurement of indirect materials, including but not limited to ingredients and spices, films and plastics, corrugated, plant supplies, PPE and janitorial
Coordinate and organize all activities that pertain to the Strategic Sourcing function, including but not limited to RFP's, timelines, schedules, data analysis, price negotiation, and contract management
Actively pursue and recommend cost savings opportunities
Evaluate safety stock levels of ingredients and packaging based upon product mix, sales forecast, market conditions, seasonality and lead times to ensure supply while meeting inventory objectives
Establish mutually beneficial relationships with the supplier network
Support, provide, and generate analyses and scorecards to measure supplier performance and supplier adherence to compliance requirements while providing recommendations for item improvement, supplier change, etc.
Develop, track and report on KPI's, analyze trends and provide recommendations to savings, process improvements, etc.
Review inventory accuracy between book to floor; investigate and resolve discrepancies; and provide and implement solutions for improved inventory tracking and accuracy
Work closely with Planning, Operations, QA and R&D to ensure materials are available on time and in full when needed
Participate in the data collection and management of the Approved Supplier Program, including the input of supplier data for ERP, WMS, and PLM
Track PO fulfillment including verification of quantities, prices and on time deliveries
Serve as a liaison between suppliers and production in the resolution of sourcing and supply issues, including the processing of product quality claims by gathering and compiling data, analyzing trends, and implementing a robust Root Cause Failure Analysis and Corrective Action function
Assist and provide comprehensive back up on raw material purchasing and other supply chain related functions as needed or requested
Perform other functions as assigned
Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain or related field
3-5 years inventory management and purchasing experience
Able to work with and apply complex mathematical concepts,
Able to effectively speak, read and write English
Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Outlook
Working knowledge of other Microsoft Office programs and ERP systems
Strong organizational and analytical skills
Analytical Thinking: The ability to tackle a problem by using a logical, systematic sequential approach.
Communication: The ability to give and gather information and actively manage the communication process by asking questions, conveying complex information in plain language, listening and considering others' views, state own views clearly and concisely, and address conflict in a professional and productive manner.
Drive for Results: Dedicated to achieving the best results by taking a dynamic approach to work, perseveres and uses metrics to analyze performance.
Detail Oriented: Thoroughness in accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved no matter how small; monitors and checks work or information; and plans and organizes time and resources efficiently.
Customer Focus: Pursuit of the highest level of customer service; anticipate the customer's future needs and trends; identify opportunities to benefit customers; strive to resolve customer concerns; and offer advice and guidance in responding to customer inquiries
Results Orientation: The ability to focus on the desired result of one's own and one's unit work, setting challenging goals, focusing effort on the goals and meeting or exceeding them.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.