Jobs and Careers in Purchasing / Procurement from MyFoodRecruiter http://www.myfoodrecruiter.com The Food and Beverage Industry's leading jobs site and employment resource <![CDATA[ Ingredient Buyer in Fort Smith, AR]]> Description:  Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Prepares and submits purchase orders to approved vendors for replenishment of inventory and other supplies or services as may be required. Purchases are generally made of target inventory levels.  Receives and reviews purchase requisitions, maintains material and vendor data files, monitors movement and maintains adequate inventory levels to hit target fill rates. Works with vendors to obtain information concerning product/service, price, the ability of the vendor to produce the product, and within the required delivery date. Maintains records of purchased items, costs, delivery, performance and inventory to ensure accurate documentation of transactions and services. Discusses defects and shortages/overages with quality control/inspection/warehouse/distribution personnel to determine the source of the defect/shortage/overage.  Initiates corrective action to reconcile the problem. Performs other duties as assigned or requested by management. Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience:  Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in business, materials management, or related field; or at least five years of experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  At least one year of purchasing/buying experience required. Language Skills:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Mathematical Skills:  Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Certificates, Licenses, Registration: Must have a valid driver's license and must qualify for the company driving program. Reasoning Ability:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Computer Skills:  To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Accounting software; Inventory software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.  Basic computer skills with Microsoft Office programs is required. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Requirements:  Summary     Places purchase orders with approved vendors for raw materials or other unprocessed ingredients to support a min/max inventory system and supports the efficient operation of the organization.        ]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Procurement in , ON]]> Description:  Our client, a leading CPG company, is currently recruiting a Director of Procurement who will infuse the Procurement Team with their talent, energy and leadership skills. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a corporate culture that is known for its innovative and growth-oriented vision. Responsibilities include: 1) Manage activities related to issue of goods and services contracts 2) Assist the Senior Vice President of Procurement in establishing and accomplishing annual objectives 3) Develop, coordinate and strategically implement procurement sourcing plans that provide maximum value to the business 4) Engage internal stakeholders in order to understand business objectives and desired outcomes 5) Maintain, influence and develop relationships with the leaders and executives 6) Lead and mentor team members ensuring effective functioning of relationships, communication and teamwork within the business 7) Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with suppliers to manage quality and delivery of materials 8) Leverage supplier negotiations 9) Analyze supplier quotations and develop negotiation strategies to enhance company’s competitive position in the market place 10) Collaborate with cross functional teams to support business objectives, as required 11) Manage supplier performance and share feedback on continuous improvement of KPI 12) Negotiate pricing terms and other contractual issues with suppliers

Requirements:  1) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 2) Recent experience in the CPG industry is strongly preferred 3) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in procurement management For the right leader, this is a wonderfully rewarding role with tremendous growth prospects. If you are qualified and think you're a strong fit for this role, please apply ASAP. We thank all applicants, but only candidates who meet our client's criteria will be contacted.]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Purchasing and Supply Chain in , ID]]> Description:  Our client, a leading food safety company, is currently seeking an ambitious and gifted Director of Purchasing and Supply Chain to help lead their team. This is a unique opportunity for a highly motivated candidate with a go-getter attitude and a drive to succeed. Responsibilities include: 1) Oversee all materials are delivered on time and on hand for production 2) Monitor resolution of invoiced pricing discrepancies 3) Assist managers with cost negotiations and best cost ingredient sourcing 4) Provide solutions for better results 5) Guide Purchasing personnel within the department 6) Work closely with Logistics and Production to meet the forecasted production and shipping plan 7) Finalize purchase details of orders and deliveries 8) Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness 9) Perform risk management for supply contracts and agreements 10) Perform other duties as assigned  

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the food safety industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in purchasing and supply chain management For the right leader, this role is a fantastic opportunity to be a key player in the exceptional success of this renowned company. If you are qualified and think this could be you, please apply ASAP!]]>
<![CDATA[ Procurement Manager in , NE]]> Description:  Our client, a leading meat company, is currently seeking an accomplished Procurement Manager to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Lead and guide employees of the Procurement Department 2) Supervise responsibilities according to the organization's policies and applicable laws 3) Interview, hire and train employees 4) Plan, assign and direct work, appraise performance, reward and discipline employees 5) Address complaints and assist in providing appropriate resolutions 6) Discover profitable suppliers and initiate business and organization partnerships 7) Negotiate with external vendors to secure advantageous terms 8) Finalize purchase details of orders and deliveries 9) Examine and test existing contracts 10) Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:  1) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 2) Recent experience in the meat industry is strongly preferred 3) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in procurement management This role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a wonderful company. If you are qualified and think that you are a strong fit for this role, please apply ASAP!]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in , NY]]> Description:  Our client, a leading food service company, is currently seeking an accomplished Buyer to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Handle costs with suppliers that will meet budget, deliver the best financial deal, while achieving a sustainable relationship with the supplier 2) Work constantly with suppliers to search for efficiencies that will improve cost of food 3) Monitor the cost price that company pays and regularly benchmark it to ensure prices are competitive 4) Negotiate rebates with relevant suppliers and ensure that records are updated and funds are invoiced quarterly or annually 5) Ensure that all aspects of suppliers' relationship with the company meet the standards required 6) Identify, select and develop suppliers who are able to meet company current and future needs 7) Ensure that any potential risks to the supply of products are identified and that contingencies are put into effect 8) Ensure suppliers meet materials availability requirements 9) Review sales profit contribution and waste figures of products within categories 10) Ensure delivery of launch schedule and target cost of goods 11) Identify opportunities for improvement and recommend delisting, wherever appropriate

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the food service industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in purchasing This role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a wonderful company. If you are qualified and think that you are a strong fit for this role, please apply ASAP!]]>
<![CDATA[ Category Buyer in , MO]]> Description:  Our client, a leading ingredients company, is looking for a Category Buyer with solid marketing experience. Specifically, we are seeking an individual who is able to handle the following responsibilities: 1) Work closely with leaders for competitive sourcing and distribute assigned products and tasks of measuring and reporting on risk position 2) Maintain relations with the Logistics group for proper possession of given raw materials and products 3) Achieve goals and objectives within the assigned areas of responsibility 4) Achieve targets, competitive as well as budgeted costs for the allocated areas of responsibility 5) Support product innovation by supporting R&D 6) Maintain quality in the identification and sourcing of new raw materials 7) Support sales of distributed products in the respective areas of responsibility 8) Share market information with internal stakeholders, Sales teams and customers as required 9) Support and participate in the budgeting process 10) Perform different tasks related to maintaining pricing practices

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the ingredients industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in purchasing This role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a wonderful company. If you are qualified and think that you are a strong fit for this role, please apply ASAP!]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in , TN]]> Description:  Our client, a leading condiments and sauces company, is currently seeking an accomplished Buyer to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Manage day-to-day procurement and inventory management needs 2) Source, setup and maintain a local network of suppliers 3) Supervise vendor relationship management activities 4) Be accountable for both short-term and long-term planning requirements 5) Identify and execute cost-saving initiatives 6) Assist Research and Development, Sales and Operations in the business development process 7) Generate and maintain a Master Material Plan to optimize material flow 8) Establish lead-times and safety stocks to ensure material availability 9) Enter and maintain purchase orders as needed 10) Collaborate with Finance, Corporate Procurement and the Vice President of Operations to mitigate potential excess and obsolescence 11) Participate in lead projects related to continuous improvement of system functionality 12) Identify process improvement projects to improve overall quality, efficiency and cost

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the condiments and sauces industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in purchasing Our client is seeking an enthusiastic individual who can bring added value and a new approach to their business. If you are qualified and believe this is a challenge you can be successful at, please apply ASAP!]]>
<![CDATA[ Senior Buyer in , WI]]> Description:  Our client, a leading confectionery company, is currently seeking an accomplished Senior Buyer to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Perform spend, contract and market analysis for assigned categories 2) Prepare bid analysis and make sourcing recommendations to strategic sourcing managers 3) Generate material supporting presentations, workshops and negotiations 4) Communicate sourcing decisions to stakeholders 5) Provide necessary inputs for supply agreements 6) Ensure adherence and compliance with procurement processes and policies 7) Develop and execute sourcing strategies for assigned categories 8) Maintain good relationship with suppliers 9) Drive aggressive productivity goals by creating a pipeline of projects 10) Perform business capacity planning and continuity plans 11) Conduct material monitoring program

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the confectionery industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in purchasing This role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a wonderful company. If you are qualified and think that you are a strong fit for this role, please apply ASAP!]]>
<![CDATA[ Sourcing Specialist in , NY]]> Description:  Our client, a leading packaging company, is currently seeking an accomplished Sourcing Specialist to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Collaborate with the Sourcing Manager to negotiate deals and contracts 2) Influence pricing, quantity and delivery schedules 3) Expand relationship with the stakeholders for continual sourcing results and to create win-win situations 4) Deliver cost savings for the company 5) Collaborate with the Sourcing Manager for establishing a Vendor and Materials Lean Practice 6) Negotiate with suppliers to meet quality, delivery and cost objectives 7) Evaluate current and potential suppliers in coordination with supplier quality teams 8) Identify opportunity and implement actions to achieve efficiency 9) Document performance to action plans and timelines for assigned sourcing projects 10) Implement plans to ensure orders meet specified quality and delivery time

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the packaging industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in sourcing This role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a wonderful company. If you are qualified and think that you are a strong fit for this role, please apply ASAP!]]>
<![CDATA[ Senior Procurement Manager in , NY]]> Description:  Our client, a leading ingredients company, is currently seeking an accomplished Senior Procurement Manager to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Perform spend, contract and market analysis for ingredient categories 2) Manage and lead strategic sourcing projects, working cross-functionally both with internal team and vendors 3) Source and qualify new suppliers and vendors 4) Recommend substitutions in the interest of cost, quantity and quality 5) Source ingredients for new products, channels, geographies and categories 6) Support all supply chain programs 7) Monitor supplier performance to ensure that goods and services conform to contract requirements 8) Negotiate contracts and implement objectives in conjunction with purchasing projects 9) Develop partnerships with other key management groups 10) Manage supplier relationships and material monitoring program 11) Evaluate supplier business continuity plans 12) Review supplier audits to ensure compliance with safe quality food program

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the ingredients industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in procurement management This role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a wonderful company. If you are qualified and think that you are a strong fit for this role, please apply ASAP!]]>
<![CDATA[ Manager of Procurement in , MB]]> Description:  Our client, a leading meat company, is looking for a Procurement Manager with solid procurement management experience. Specifically, we are seeking an individual who is able to handle the following responsibilities: 1) Discover profitable suppliers and initiate business and organizational partnerships 2) Negotiate with external vendors to secure advantageous terms 3) Perform risk management for supply centre contracts and agreements 4) Oversee inventory level, procurement, inventory accuracy and report them on the monthly scorecard 5) Direct the Procurement Team and ensure inventory availability and accuracy 6) Evaluate the effectiveness of current processes, determine improvements and coordinate changes 7) Organize and achieve special procurement projects and cost savings initiatives 8) Provide and ensure high level customer service at the distribution center 9) Optimize workflow, utilize space and labor productivity at the distribution center 10) Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the meat industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in procurement management This role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a wonderful company. If you are qualified and think that you are a strong fit for this role, please apply ASAP!]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Director in , CA]]> Description:  Our client, a leading foodservice company, is currently seeking an accomplished and highly skilled Purchasing Director to take the team to new heights of success. Key duties include: 1) Procure all necessary raw materials to meet production schedule demands efficiently and on time 2) Provide accurate assessment of relevant commodity market economic cycles to ensure optimum price and delivery 3) Negotiate supply agreements and implement contract terms and conditions favorable to ongoing operations 4) Resolve supply and ingredient issues on a daily basis 5) Identify cost reduction and innovation opportunities available in the marketplace and make recommendations on how to implement them within the company 6) Maintain and continue to increase knowledge of specific futures and derivative markets 7) Build and maintain strong relationships with vendors and logistics providers on a daily basis to ensure seamless supply of products 8) Manage accurate and complete physical count of ingredients to verify system count 9) Communicate closely with Operations and Sales regarding new products and vendor variations 10) Identify and execute cost savings initiatives to ensure company's financial stability

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the foodservice industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in purchasing management This role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a wonderful company. If you are qualified and think that you are a strong fit for this role, please apply ASAP!]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Sourcing in , OK]]> Description:  Our client, a leading foodservice company, is currently seeking an accomplished and highly skilled Director of Sourcing to take their team to new heights of success. Key duties include: 1) Provide thought leadership around foodservice trends and solutions 2) Represent the foodservice category in support of sales activities 3) Act in accordance with highest ethical standards in performance of duties 4) Exceed contracting goals established in performance plan 5) Develop contracting strategies and gain consensus from both management and clients on financial and operational improvements 6) Enhance and expand contracting portfolio by staying up-to-date on the opportunities and weaknesses associated with assigned portfolio 7) Manage and communicate project status and results with internal departments and clients 8) Ensure that team performance of duties is in accordance with policies and procedures 9) Resolve client and vendor product or service issues 10) Provide leadership for new and complex projects that deliver superior client value

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the foodservice industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in sourcing For the right leader, this is a wonderfully rewarding role with tremendous growth prospects. If you are qualified and think you're a strong fit for this role, please apply ASAP. We thank all applicants, but only candidates who meet our client's criteria will be contacted.]]>
<![CDATA[ Sourcing Manager in , ID]]> Description:  We are seeking a driven individual with a passion for the foodservice industry. One of our clients is looking to add a strong Sourcing Manager to their team. Responsibilities include: 1) Deliver company sales and margin targets by planning, developing, sourcing and negotiating competitively priced product ranges 2) Manage supplier relationships 3) Work collaboratively with key stakeholders to resolve all issues efficiently and effectively 4) Understand opportunities for sales and margin for the category of products and articulate it in a plan with targets 5) Decide what products to sell across the range, including defining how they are sourced and key promotional activity 6) Manage stock, availability, waste and markdowns for all products 7) Manage availability of products through appropriate channels 8) Ensure that products comply with company policy and external legal requirements in relation to trading and product quality 9) Evaluate all purchase acquisitions and purchase orders on a regular basis 10) Maintain purchasing documents, files and records for the purpose of ensuring the availability of documentation and compliance with established policies and regulatory guidelines

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the foodservice industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in purchasing management If you are qualified and aspire to work for an excellent, established company whose employees believe in teamwork and make great contributions to the industry, then this could be a golden opportunity for you. Please apply ASAP!]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in , FL]]> Description:  We are seeking a driven individual with a passion for the seafood industry. One of our clients is looking to add a strong Purchasing Manager to their team. Responsibilities include: 1) Negotiate pricing and vendor requirements 2) Attend the industry trade and purchasing shows 3) Coordinate with vendors and processing facilities 4) Communicate current purchasing status as well as future purchasing initiatives with the management team 5) Develop, source and present market information to the sales force to justify company’s pricing strategy 6) Develop and organize purchasing strategy for the optimum level of customers' product order fulfillment and inventory turns 7) Develop and evaluate vendors 8) Manage and evaluate purchasing department personnels 9) Forecast price trends and their impact on future activities 10) Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the seafood industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in purchasing management If you are qualified and aspire to work for an excellent, established company whose employees believe in teamwork and make great contributions to the industry, then this could be a golden opportunity for you. Please apply ASAP!]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Purchasing in , NY]]> Description:  A leading company in the dairy industry is currently seeking a Director of Purchasing to join their team. The role will be challenging but also highly rewarding and this leader will be a key voice in the company. For the right executive, this is a fantastic opportunity with great growth prospects. Details: 1) Lead strategic identification, development and execution of procurement processes and procedures across the organization 2) Develop and maintain strategic sourcing of ingredients to support the long-term needs of company 3) Drive continuous improvement initiatives focused on procurement cost savings 4) Develop projects and systems through detailed technical and financial negotiations, contract management and supplier relationship development 5) Develop and maintain an overall supplier management program 6) Develop comprehensive view of supply market and action plan to support strategic sourcing 7) Develop and maintain a high-performance culture, resulting in continued success meeting goals and high levels of customer service 8) Manage tactical operations of the sourcing and procurement functions 9) Liaise with counterparts in other functional departments to ensure alignment of activities and objectives as far as demand, quality, inventory, etc. 10) Identify and implement process improvements to increase efficiency and accuracy

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the dairy industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in purchasing management For the right leader, this is a wonderfully rewarding role with tremendous growth prospects. If you are qualified and think you're a strong fit for this role, please apply ASAP. We thank all applicants, but only candidates who meet our client's criteria will be contacted.]]>
<![CDATA[ Procurement and Inventory Manager in , NY]]> Description:  Our client, a leading ingredients company, is currently seeking an accomplished Procurement and Inventory Manager to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Participate in supply chain, marketing and research and development meetings to understand the packaging needs and develop a timeline to source these requests in order to meet product demand 2) Develop sourcing strategies which maximize our procurement leverage to lower costs and maintain optimum inventory levels of packaging 3) Achieve continual productivity improvements in operations, mitigate risk, improve lead times, enhance service levels and improve product quality 4) Procure various and diverse indirect materials and critical plant services 5) Budget packaging and service costs in plant locations and be accountable for the purchase price variance results to the budget 6) Optimize inventory levels using classification to design different levels leading to delivery of required fill rates 7) Set policies, SOPs and procedures for controlling inventory in the inventory storage locations 8) Collaborate closely with field service and other key stakeholders to help achieve business goals and track KPIs 9) Collaborate cross-functionally and coordinate efforts around process improvements 10) Perform all other duties as assigned

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the ingredients industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in procurement and inventory management This role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a wonderful company. If you are qualified and think that you are a strong fit for this role, please apply ASAP!]]>
<![CDATA[ Trader in , CA]]> Description:  We are seeking a driven individual with a passion for the natural / organic industry. One of our clients is looking to add a strong Trader to their team. Responsibilities include: 1) Ensure that the purchasing function and the vendors are reliable as per the agreement with the President 2) Implement purchasing procedures for each type of sale that national sales group creates 3) Create and enhance sales and marketing materials in order to assist national sales group to present itself and its products in a superior way to customers, prospective customers and supplying partners 4) Maintain excellent relations and service with customers and vendors 5) Participate in trade shows as requested to seek both new customers and supplying partners 6) Manage the whole sales process from quoting to delivering the order to customer 7) Perform as a backup for customer service associate in order to provide seamless customer service to all customers 8) Maintain system information integrity 9) Maintain a constant supply of materials for production to run product without excess carrying costs 10) Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the natural / organic industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in sales and purchasing management If you are qualified and possess superb communication skills and have the proven ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced environment, then this could be a great opportunity for you. Please apply ASAP!]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in , CA]]> Description:  Our client, a leading food and beverage company, is currently seeking an accomplished Purchasing Manager to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Plan, organize, direct and control activities related to procurement function 2) Prepare instructions regarding purchasing systems and procedures 3) Analyze market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability and prepare market analysis reports 4) Develop a system to evaluate vendor quotations that utilizes appropriate negotiation and purchasing techniques to ensure quality, price, delivery and service 5) Design, implement, manage and monitor procurement reporting systems to meet company requirements 6) Recruit and maintain suppliers that provide high quality products and services at a better price while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct 7) Prepare and issue purchase orders and change notices 8) Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy 9) Prepare and review contracts, bids, proposals and vendor agreements for legal correctness, price and acceptability of items to specifications 10) Oversee all activities related to procurement of a commodity 11) Assign procurement requests to the appropriate personnel 12) Negotiate or supervise the negotiation of complex requests for equipment, supplies and services from suppliers and subcontractors 13) Direct and coordinate activities of department 14) Review analyses of activities, costs, operations and forecast data to determine department or division progress toward stated goals and objectives 15) Develop freight strategies using a different option to maximize freight efficiency 16) Schedule inbound logistics 17) Complete all necessary records and reports in a timely and accurate fashion 18) Speak with vendors regarding orders 19) Monitor trucks picking up materials 20) Update schedule and cross check all orders 21) Update inbound freight rates and reach out to new carriers

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the food and beverage industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in purchasing management This role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a wonderful company. If you are qualified and think that you are a strong fit for this role, please apply ASAP!]]>
<![CDATA[ Senior Procurement Manager in , CA]]> Description:  Our client, a leading snacks and confectionery company, is currently seeking an accomplished Senior Procurement Manager to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Develop sourcing strategy in conjunction with key business partners to address and meet business needs 2) Provide procurement expertise and assistance to the purchasing unit 3) Establish and maintain cost models for all spends within scope 4) Create and update project progress plans to reflect necessary activities, savings, cost and timing 5) Ensure projects are upheld to business standards prior to implementation 6) Manage supply and overall supplier relationships for multiple categories as defined by the Director 7) Develop and update financial purchase price variance forecast models 8) Prepare annual operating plan for the categories under his/her responsibility 9) Ensure supplier risk is proactively understood and continuity business plans are in place for any potential unpreventable interruption in supply 10) Perform other duties as assigned by the management

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the snacks and confectionery industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in procurement management This position is critical to the team and requires a talent who is both driven and highly skilled. We are looking for real go-getters here, so if you are both qualified and ready to make an impact, please apply!]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in , IL]]> Description:  Our client, a leading ingredient company, is currently seeking an accomplished Purchasing Manager to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Drive the development of new products, programs and services 2) Develop sourcing strategies to ensure business continuity and contingency planning 3) Work with internal business partners and suppliers to develop specifications, drawings and statements of work 4) Perform total cost of ownership analysis 5) Incorporate value engineering principles into sourcing activities 6) Support supplier business reviews to drive continuous improvement 7) Drive and manage strategic relationships with suppliers and business partners to support current and future requirements 8) Identify supply base issues, analyze information to assess root causes, improvement opportunities and associated risks 9) Develop solutions and gain consensus in resolving issues or mitigating supply base risks 10) Identify and execute total cost savings across the supply chain

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the ingredient industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in purchasing management This role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a wonderful company. If you are qualified and think that you are a strong fit for this role, please apply ASAP!]]>
<![CDATA[ Fruit Buyer in , FL]]> Description:  Our client, a leading beverage company, is currently seeking an ambitious and gifted Fruit Buyer to help lead their team. This is a unique opportunity for a highly motivated candidate with a go-getter attitude and a drive to succeed. Responsibilities include: 1) Analyze and select suppliers to deliver quality products, services and supplies in a cost effective manner 2) Prepare specifications and cost-estimating analysis for new items and change order purchase considerations 3) Process a heavy volume of requisitions and purchase orders using an automated system 4) Follow-up to obtain order acknowledgement 5) Ensure timely and accurate fulfillment, plus continuous end-user appraisal 6) Aid end-users in establishing PAR levels and replenishment triggers to prevent mission-critical stock-outs 7) Act as liaison to respond to inquiries, problem solving and complaint resolution from end-user and supplier 8) Adhere to all processes and procedures as outlined in SOP and employee handbook 9) Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information such as pricing lists, emails, faxes, bids, etc. 10) Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:  1) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 2) Recent experience in the beverage industry is strongly preferred 3) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in buying This position is critical to the team and requires a talent who is both driven and highly skilled. We are looking for real go-getters here, so if you are both qualified and ready to make an impact, please apply!]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in , IL]]> Description:  Our client, a leading produce company, is currently seeking an accomplished Purchasing Manager to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Purchase assigned category products 2) Forecast purchase needs and managing processes for order fulfillment 3) Source items internationally and/or locally depending on the seasonality of the product 4) Create purchase orders and negotiating price bids with vendors 5) Coordinate logistics for all inbound shipments arriving by air, trucks, boats and trains to track product 6) Manage assigned category inventory for replenishment 7) Assist accounts payable in relation to purchase order and payment issues 8) Maintain appropriate product quality and safety under USDA standards 9) Communicate with vendors to resolve any arising problems concerning product costs, quantity/quality and/or delivery times 10) Communicate with sales department

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the produce industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in purchasing management This role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a wonderful company. If you are qualified and think that you are a strong fit for this role, please apply ASAP!]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Purchasing in , NY]]> Description:  A leading company in the foodservice distribution industry is currently seeking an accomplished and highly skilled Director of Purchasing to take their team to new heights of success. The role will be challenging but also highly rewarding and this leader will be a key voice in the company. For the right executive, this is a fantastic opportunity with great growth prospects. Key duties: 1) Manage purchasing department 2) Monitor activities of current vendors to improve performance 3) Build stronger relationships between vendors and company 4) Report current vendors’ overall performance 5) Source new vendors 6) Review legal contracts 7) Forecast market trends and implement protocols in lieu of forecast 8) Monitor inventory control for all buyers and all three distribution centers 9) Work closely with accounts payable to improve payment terms 10) Work with Sales department on future contracts 11) Perform additional duties as assigned by senior management

Requirements:  1) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 2) Recent experience in the foodservice distribution industry is strongly preferred 3) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in purchasing management This position is critical to the team and requires an executive who is both driven and highly skilled. We are looking for real go-getters here, so if you are both qualified and ready to make an impact, please apply!]]>
<![CDATA[ Corporate Purchasing Director in , ]]> Description:  1) Evaluate inventories and demand to place replenishment orders2) Analyze changes in market conditions3) Direct and manage purchasing personnel and processes4) Oversee inventory maintenance and accuracy5) Review purchasing decisions6)

Requirements:  1) Degree (4 year), preferably in business administration or related field2) Management level experience in corporate purchasing within food industry3) Proven ability to manage cost cutting practices and procedures4) Knowledge of PkMS warehous]]>
<![CDATA[ Assistant Purchasing Manager in , ]]> Description:  1) Directly supervise buyers and expedite functions on day-to-day activities. Plan, assign and direct the work of subordinate staff2) Monitor and address team performance to targets3) Assist purchasing manager in identifying qualified secondary so

Requirements:  1) Degree (4 years) mandatory2) Five years of experience including three years of purchasing leadership experience and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience3) Professional certifications desired4) Minimum 5-27 years? experie]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in , ON]]> Description:  1) Plan, organize, direct, and control activities related to the procurement function2) Prepare instructions regarding purchasing systems and procedures to achieve the maximum use of companies financial resources3) Analyze market and delivery cond

Requirements:  1) Degree or college diploma preferred2) Minimum 7-25 years? experience preferred3) Purchasing experience preferably in nuts, dried fruits, consumer packaged, snack foods and confectionery4) Experience in designing, improving and monitoring of]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Agent in , CA]]> Description:  1) Develop and manage implementation of purchasing plans to provide efficient, cost effective procurement of major ingredients/commodity items2) Support all locations by directing uninterrupted flow of ingredients, materials, supplies and services

Requirements:  1) Minimum 5 years? experience preferred2) Strong purchasing background3) Fresh fruits or vegetable background4) Experience in production environment]]>
<![CDATA[ Procurement Manager in , ON]]> Description:  1) Develop and manage implementation of purchasing plans to provide efficient, cost effective procurement of major ingredients/commodity items2) Support all locations by directing uninterrupted flow of ingredients, materials, supplies and services

Requirements:  1) Minimum 5-25 years? experience preferred2) 5+ years in food industry purchasing/procurement management experience3) Food experience in meat preferred, but not critical4) Experience in purchasing raw materials, ingredients, boxes and packagi]]>
<![CDATA[ Sourcing Specialist / Analyst in , NY]]> Description:  1) Satisfy internal customer needs for all materials & services and deliverinnovative solutions from external resources and provide value for ourconsumers2) Better understand markets in which the company is procuring goods and services in orde

Requirements:  1) Degree (4 year) mandatory in Science2) Minimum 2-5 years? experience3) 5 years of working experience in purchasing in a matrix organization4) Strong analytical skills and pragmatism5) Excellent communication skills6) Ability to work]]>
<![CDATA[ CAPEX - Engineering Investment Buyer - North America in , NY]]> Description:  1) Implement the strategies defined by CSD2) Involve in each phase of the CAPEX projects like start, call for tender, negotiation, supplier selection, project execution and project closing3) Act as a leader with industrial process to guarantee a s

Requirements:  1) Degree (4 year) mandatory2) Minimum 2-5 years? experience3) 3 years of industrial/technical experience, preferably in the dairy industry4) Strong collaborative & network animation capabilities5) Curious, open minded, and able to work in]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in , NC]]> Description:  1) Handle purchase of raw materials2) Execute raw material supply plans for plant?s weekly requirements3) Manage supplier and plant relationships4) Negotiate market prices with suppliers5) Participate in cross-functional teams to ensure sp

Requirements:  1) Degree (4 year) preferred2) Minimum 5-30 years? experience preferred3) Experience in purchasing potatoes4) 3+ years purchasing experience5) Direct buying experience]]>
<![CDATA[ Senior Buyer in Confidential, WA]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Manage a sales route of major retail accounts for the Produce Department 2) Work closely with Account Management and Purchasing staffs to develop and stimulate sales 3) Sell all types of business or product lines, new items, promotions and company programs 4) Receive approval for system-wide sales 5) Serve as a key communications link between assigned accounts and Produce Management

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) College (1 to 2 year) or equivalent work experience 2) Minimum 4 - 5 years of related grocery chain sales experience, preferably as an Account Representative or Sales Representative 3) Experience in working independently without direct supervision 4) Valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance coverage and a safe driving record 5) Sales ability demonstrated by a history of achieving and exceeding sales forecasts 6) Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of produce products, suppliers and retailers 7) Demonstrated knowledge of small store merchandising practices and standards 8) Familiar with retail members and their buyers 9) Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing 10) English and Spanish (preferred), both verbal and written]]>
<![CDATA[ Director New Product Sourcing in Confidential, CA]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Manage new product supply chain and source for company’s new categories 2) Support company’s new product lines 3) Oversee sourcing selection, support new product development and prototyping 4) Manage production start-up, steady state production and the end of life production transition 5) Manage overall relationship with key suppliers supporting company’s new product lines 6) Ensure continuity of supply, on-time delivery, quality, pricing, payment terms and supply contracts 7) Work with the R&D team to ensure customer requirements, usage conditions are anticipated and clearly understood 8) Ensure that conditions are adequately simulated with reliability testing and on-going quality is monitored through factory testing 9) Collaborate, share and balance work loads with counterparts to ensure all of company’s product line have full operational support 10) Assist VP of Operations in planning and developing quarterly/annual budgets

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Technical degree (4 year) or equivalent 2) Minimum 10+ years of hands-on experience in operations 3) Experience in international sourcing/manufacturing, particularly Asia 4) Manufacturing engineering/plant management experience 5) Extensive people management experience, including hiring and firing 6) Overseas contract management experience 7) Experience in international and domestic sourcing, procurement/pricing negotiations, interfacing with executive level management 8) New product introduction experience 9) Experience in regulatory/customs, quality management system implementation 10) Strong technical background with a wide range of hands-on manufacturing experience (experience in consumer or hi-tech manufacturing is a plus) 11) Substantial experience with ISO 9000 or other quality management systems 12) Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines 13) Demonstrated ability to make and successfully implement executive level decisions 14) Familiarity with international regulatory requirements (FDA, U/L, FCC and their international equivalents) that company new product lines must comply with 15) Understanding of the principles behind how Oracle works with regard to procurement and inventory management 16) High level of understanding of international custom’s requirements 17) Proven leadership and business acumen 18) Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions 19) Creative, flexible and innovative team player 20) Commitment to excellence and accountability 21) Excellent problem resolution and collaboration skills 22) Strong interpersonal communication skills with an ability to work with people from diverse cultures at all levels 23) Strong analytical skills backed up with strong written, Excel and PowerPoint skills]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in Confidential, CA]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Negotiate with vendors regarding goods and services to obtain the best possible pricing, terms, conditions, item quality and service guarantees 2) Examine vendor bids and make awards 3) Identify vendors for products, services and raw materials 4) Develop new supply sources where current vendors are inadequate, uncompetitive or unreliable or otherwise inappropriate 5) Work with vendors to ensure timely delivery of goods and supplies to optimize inventory levels and minimize storage requirements 6) Collaborate with vendors to identify methods and procedures through which costs may be reduced on the supply side through greater production or distribution efficiency 7) Work with credit/accounting to establish account/credit and terms with vendors as appropriate 8) Formulate in conjunction with the CFO, company-wide purchasing rules, policies and procedures (including approval procedures) and ensure compliance with same on an on-going basis 9) Work closely with the sales and production functions at the company to forecast and monitor company purchasing requirements and ensure uninterrupted availability of product components 10) Work closely with manufacturing plants to ensure appropriate quality of supplies as well as proper and timely arrival of supplies 11) Trace delinquent arrivals and work with vendors to prevent repetitions of unsatisfactory performance 12) Survey markets for latest trends in price, availability, delivery and quality

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Bachelor’s degree 2) Degree in Accounting, Economics, Mathematics or Finance preferred 3) Minimum 7 or more years of experience in food ingredient purchasing/supply chain 4) Minimum 5+ years of purchasing management experience 5) Strong vendor management experience 6) Food and/or manufacturing experience strongly preferred 7) Experience and operating success within a small and privately-owned business preferred 8) Strong food background 9) Familiarity with optimizing inventory levels and with cost accounting analysis relating to product component cost tracking 10) Training and exposure to best practices in a larger corporate setting is strongly preferred 11) High level of skill in the areas of negotiations, preparation of contracts, order fulfillment, forecasting and results measurement 12) Excellent communication in oral and written English]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in Confidential, IL]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Work with Marketing (including Chairman of the Board), Package Engineering and Production departments on developing new items 2) Obtain samples and quotes for cost requests components that have been specified 3) Select the vendor for this activity using current vendor or lacking one using bid results and awards and/or other qualified sources that are in the process of qualifying for bid participation 4) Provide cost estimates for art and tooling for BR form routed by E-mail 5) Provide expert opinion on feasibility of design or print expectations as presented by outside art agencies within project parameters 6) Cross check greenie specs against notes about the project and question as needed and keep file copies of greenie for later reference 7) Develop art for new items using printer or plate maker art sources and/or monitor outside art availability with marketing based on receiving greenie or requests for printed samples 8) Receive complete packaging art via e-mail, print out on plotter and hand route or forward by e-mail for approval by marketing and appropriate plant QA/Packaging Engineer 9) Monitor status until print plate is ordered, produced, delivered and invoiced 10) Monitor vendor performance via rejections or NCM data 11) Issue fines or warnings as needed and warranted 12) Evaluate and source current and new vendors for corrugated display packaging opportunities via vendor visits, sales calls, phone calls, emails and samples 13) Monitor seasonal style guides and TRI compliance for customer specific graphics/display programs as presented by marketing/sales 14) Liaise between the customer and print plate makers/printer regarding issues that affect presentation based on customer requirements 15) Suggest solutions based on personal experience and expertise 16) Coordinate additional outside approvals/ samples/ mockups as needed to support seasonal and/or customer specific programs as requested by Marketing or Sales from their customers or in preparation for internal meetings/presentations 17) Ensure trade publications vendor phone calls, sales visits and presentations monitor market news conditions and trends for corrugated industry and forecast impact on company 18) Approve and code invoices for corrugated art, print plates and cutting dies 19) Enter PO into Oracle purchasing system for some items or delegate to assistant buyer for others 20) Work with appropriate plant A/P, local buyer and receiving to resolve invoice or receiving conflicts matters using oracle matching hold reports 21) Assign and track re-order number to new item components based on receipt of greenie and/or plant level specification sheet or upon receipt of actual art disk or notification of art being posted via FTP site 22) Create item maintenance forms for reorder numbered items using word document 23) Send completed forms to Data Management, cost accounting and buyer using data collected from vendor quotes based on new art for review, like items, and/or input from marketing as to volume and seasonal timing if any 24) Update/create supplier sites as needed in Oracle (Super user responsibility) based on email requests from manufacturing, MRO buyers or other purchasing users 25) Evaluate upcoming production requirements and forecast usage needs for key corrugated or paper stick components via research in ASCP 26) Source vendors for new items for chocolate or cocoa as requested by R/D or marketing 27) Develop additional sources of supply for commodities working with corporate and plant R&D/QA to alleviate any delivery/pricing issues should supply chain be disrupted or favorable buying opportunities presented by any vendor over another 28) Coordinate qualification with Plant Q/A-R/D, Production, Cost Accounting and Marketing 29) Monitor market news, conditions and trends to recommend long term buy strategy 30) Prepare summaries of conditions for management as requested and to support recommendations 31) Select vendor mix and execute blanket purchase orders based on market conditions agreed upon corporate strategy and plant requirements 32) Oversee file and cross check contracts for chocolate/cocoa against oracle system and retained excel files 33) Follow commodity market trends using real time market streaming quote (currently Prophet X) and news articles, vendor opinion and guidance on market conditions and specific issues with any given vendor’s supply chain 34) Review TRI-APPS MRP reports or ASCP for chocolate and cocoa powder usage against purchase orders already placed in consultation with management, purchase additional quantities as market conditions and demand allow 35) Place forward position purchase orders based on historical usage/purchasing data (currently maintained in Excel), current forecast and trends as communicated by marketing managers 36) Prepare parameters for Bi-Annual Packaging Bid by reviewing items in Winspex that are missing attachments have been replaced or have gone dormant or obsolete 37) Identify cutoff for eligible items and vendors/locations that will be invited to participate 38) Review submitted bids and award business 39) Identify cost savings or other opportunities for consolidation 40) Prepare instructions and excel lists for tooling transfers as needed

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Management experience 2) Knowledge of SAP 3) Computer skills (Oracle system and retained Excel files)]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Procurement in , TX]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Oversee the procurement of products and services 2) Identify needs and potential suppliers, review bids and select suppliers 3) Accept delivery of products and inspect the products 4) Maintain vendor relationships and identify potential cost savings 5) Develop and oversee budget and ensure compliance with rules and regulations

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Degree in Business or Economics (or related field) preferred 2) Minimum 10 years of experience in buying commodities (wheat, shortening, sugar, etc.) 3) Logistics and purchasing experience 4) Bakery experience especially cookie/cracker industry (or related food industry) is strongly preferred 5) Located in Abilene, Texas (preferred)]]>
<![CDATA[ sourcing manager in , TX]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Oversee analysis, evaluation and award/implementation of select categories supporting the company?s sourcing activities 2) Manage the activities and work plan for each assigned category being sourced 3) Coordinate activities of personnel responsible for the end to end sourcing process 4) Ensure creation and execution of timelines, sourcing strategies and negotiation tactics with key stakeholders 5) Delegate work to the appropriate individuals in light of capabilities and workload 6) Direct Sourcing Analysis team and ensure delivery of accurate and timely information 7) Define the project scope of selected product categories and effectively manage expectations 8) Interact with all groups inside and outside the organization to ensure project objectives are met 9) Provide ideas that lead to continual improvement to the process at the company relative to sourcing 10) Provide support to business centers, supply chain services, supply chain, quality assurance, national inbound transportation, operating companies and other key stakeholders to ensure accurate project implementation 11) Take accountability for organizing and presenting the initial business case and/or award decision for assigned product categories based on pre-determined objectives

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Bachelor's degree in Business 2) Minimum 2 years of industry and /or food service related experience (preferred) 3) Project Management experience (preferred) 4) Experience with Business Objects a plus 5) Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel 6) Knowledge of Access a plus 7) Knowledge of market influences, trends and supply base 8) Understanding of the company?s operating model to include the areas of sales, merchandising, marketing, operations and supply chain 9) Self-motivated individual 10) High level of initiative and self starter 11) Ability to work independently or as part of a collaborative team 12) Outstanding analytical, problem-solving and negotiation skills 13) Strong written and oral communication skills 14) Strong interpersonal skills 15) Willingness to travel 20%]]>
<![CDATA[ Senior Buyer / Purchasing Manager in Burlington, VT]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Lead the qualification process for new suppliers and ingredients together with R&D, Quality, Finance, CSR and manufacturing plants 2) Scout potential sources of ingredients and technologies required for NPD, principally food ingredients and food products; 3) Participate in the RFP/RFQ bidding process directly in support of other buyers and selection of suppliers as well as in negotiation of supply agreements 4) Adhere to the centralized purchasing practices for the company to ensure compliance with internal financial controls and satisfaction of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements 5) Identify improvement opportunities for materials group teams in utilizing best practices and improved tools 6) Work with the Quality and Production teams to identify and characterize critical attributes and improve functionality 7) Ensure input and maintenance of manufactured item data in the PeopleSoft system, including bill-of-materials and item attributes 8) Follow all policies, procedures, ergonomic standards and safety requirements directed by company and department 9) Perform other duties as requested by management

Requirements:  Please read carefully as only candidates with a background in Food/Beverage/Ingredients Purchasing will be considered for this position.  No students or fresh graduates please. Qualifications / Skills Required 1) BA/BS degree and Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (APP) or higher (Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or APICS certification) preferred 2) Minimum 7+ years of relevant food ingredient purchasing and new product sourcing experience 3) PeopleSoft or other ERP system experience 4) Budget management experience preferred 5) Experience with food ingredient suppliers in manufacturing locations (nationally/internationally) 6) Accounting/financials knowledge (e.g. AP/AR/standard cost/PPV/Capital/making vs. buying analysis, etc.) 7) Understanding of freight, receiving, transportation, etc. 8) Understanding of supply chain strategy and tactics for a manufacturing environment 9) Strong research, negotiating, interpersonal and communication skills 10) Willingness and ability to travel (up to 4 days per month)]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in , OH]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Maintain records of goods ordered and received 2) Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance of company policy 3) Develop and build relationships with key suppliers and customers 4) Assist department in developing and implementing purchasing strategies for products

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Degree (preferred) 2) Minimum 5+ years of ingredient purchasing experience ]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager / Procurement Manager in , TX]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Buy all materials required to support the manufacturing operations of a 24/7 industrial bakery facility as determined by the production plan and ERP system 2) Perform all purchasing functions, including determination of requirements using MRP, preparation and transmission of purchase orders, ensuring the timely delivery of quality materials and resolving discrepancies in purchase orders and invoices 3) Work with assigned suppliers to resolve and business issues 4) Maintain the highest level of professional conduct and safeguard the confidentiality of supplier price information 5) Meet customers requirement 100% of the time 6) Perform all the primary functions associated with the Director of Procurement in his absence

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Bachelors Degree from an accredited college 2) Certification and membership in a related professional organization (preferred) 3) Proven track record of successfully supporting a multiple-line, multiple product category plant with at least 5 years of progressive materials management experience, preferably in bakery/food operations 4) Ability to think ahead and plan over a 3 - 6 month time span 5) Ability to collaborate effectively and foster good teamwork 6) Excellent written and oral communicator 7) Skilled in management, leadership, team building and employee relations 8) Demonstrated solid business judgment and decision making skills 9) Technical and analytical skills in production efficiencies, materials and inventory management and production scheduling 10) Business Acumen ]]>
<![CDATA[ Frozen Poultry Buyer in , FL]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Handle secure inventories for warehouses 2) Handle frozen poultry, including frozen chicken, turkey, fowl, duck and quail 3) Handle additional territories and purchase other miscellaneous items like pheasant, geese and rabbits 4) Secure and maintain relationship with poultry packers in the U.S., Canada and Abroad 5) Maintain adequate warehouse inventories 6) Negotiate and source product from plants for shipment to customers overseas 7) Negotiate and finalize time / volume contracts 8) Maintain supplier / plant visit and attend the Southeastern poultry show once a year in January 9) Purchase frozen chicken, frozen turkey, fowl and ducks

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) High school diploma or 4 years of college degree (preferred) 2) Minimum 5 years of experience in sales or purchasing in the poultry industry 3) Word processing and spreadsheet experience 4) Knowledge of supply-chain management 5) Knowledge of internet 6) Ability to perform financial analyses 7) Good planning and decision-making skills 8) Good communication, negotiation and mathematical skills 9) Interest in merchandising and marketing a plus 10) Willingness to international travel (preferred) ]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager (Supply Chain/Logistics) in , NJ]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Oversee purchasing of raw materials and packaging utilizing the needs list 2) Build a strong supplier relationship and develop an effective partnership 3) Handle price negotiation and budget planning 4) Review open purchase order report 3 times a week 5) Review all received paperwork to ensure correct prices and amount received 6) Review needs list and document on needs list what is needed to order 7) Input purchase orders in Axapta to reflect what is needed off of the needs list 8) Ensure all purchase in house by date 9) Maintain all vendor files in purchasing 10) Perform quarterly review of folding carton forecast and place folding carton orders with suppliers 11) Build and develop relationships with key suppliers 12) React immediately when product is not in house and is needed for the day as well as place order with a different supplier that can provide the product 13) Check letters of guarantee and update them annually 14) Get nutritional, 100 gram report, product specifications, letter of guarantee and kosher certificate for all new ingredients for R&D 15) Review Kosher Certificate annually and get new ones 16) Fill out the OU process form and have Rabbis signature on form Kosher certificates 17) Work with A/P to ensure price on invoice is correct for all POs and answer any other questions 18) Provide QC and Marketing with specifications for corrugate masters 19) Update product specification book continuously 20) Ensure all vendor information is updated in Axapta 21) Enter all new vendor information into Axapta 22) Fill out all credit application for new raw materials, packaging and maintenance vendors 23) Provide accurate information on new packaging cost for new projects for cost accountant 24) Maintain die lines and pallet pattern 25) Review and update corrugate dimensions file 26) Create corrugated master when new products arise and folding cartons or die cut 27) Order office supply, paper supply and factory supply for maintenance or warehouse 28) Work with new uniform contract and set up a new supplier 29) Alert planner and plant managers when inventory is off compared to needs for the week. 30) Develop annual budget process for next year 31) Review all purchase requests and ensure the authorization is received before order is placed 32) Help to lower cost

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Experience of purchasing raw materials and packaging for a food manufacturer, kosher experience a plus 2) Ability to build strong supplier relationship and develop effective partnerships ]]>
<![CDATA[ Procurement Category Manager (Purchasing/Buyer) in , IL]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Perform timely, efficient, ethical and cost effective negotiation and purchasing for material and services 2) Source, negotiate and purchase raw materials, packaging supplies and services within the Procurement Managers scope 3) Participate in negotiation with top suppliers to secure consistent supplies and competitive prices 4) Ensure contract with vendors are consistent with corporate objective 5) Develop purchasing strategy in conjunction with Director of Procurement for each category 6) Develop and document policies and procedures to improve purchasing efficiencies 7) Coordinate purchasing activities with other departments to ensure proper inventory levels are maintained 8) Coordinate purchasing activities with Sales / Marketing / Creative Services for package and/or graphics redesigns 9) Manufacture, distribute and consistently maintain safe and quality food by following good manufacturing practices, allergen controls, food defense, HACCP and SQF 10) Report all food safety and quality issues to manager immediately 11) Partner with others, share knowledge, skills and information within team and across functional areas 12) Enhance technical and functional competency as well as professional and leadership development 13) Work on special projects and assignments

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Bachelors of Arts / Science degree in business discipline (preferred) 2) Minimum 5+ years of experience in purchasing (preferred) 3) Ability to work with other departments 4) Excellent verbal and written communication skills 5) Quality planning and project management skills 6) Computer skills with Microsoft Office application ]]>
<![CDATA[ Packaging Buyer Planner in , VA]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Ensure continuous supply and timely procurement of quality packaging materials in support of manufacturing 2) Work closely with various cross functional departments to include Scheduling, Cost Accounting, Dry Storage, Production, Sales, Marketing, Accounts Payable, QA and R&D 3) Support Packaging Engineer on all packaging projects to include creation, sourcing, sizing, trouble shooting, pricing and purchasing 4) Evaluate daily MRP (materials requirement plan) for assign packaging commodity 5) Coordinate packaging requirement with Marketing Service, Scheduling, Production, Sales and Marketing to support short and long term forecast 6) Generate, adjust and expedite purchase orders for assigned packaging commodities insuring inventory levels are aligned with production schedule requirements. 7) Follow up on purchases to ensure on time delivery 8) Monitor item received, issued and returned to dry storage to ensure inventory accuracy 9) Make sound purchasing decision that avoid price variance, minimize inventory levels and maximize turns 10) Manage age and excess inventory of assign commodity 11) Work with Sales and Marketing to stay within inventory guidelines 12) Source, evaluate and recommend new suppliers and materials that help generate cost savings or reduce usage 13) Maintain data integrity for assigned packaging commodities as defined by company and department guidelines 14) Establish and maintain active relationships with suppliers 15) Monitor the service and quality of product received in support of company goals and objectives 16) Resolve any supplier performance issues on a timely basis to the satisfaction of Sales, Marketing, Quality Assurance and Manufacturing 17) Rate and participate in the semi-annual performance evaluation of assign suppliers 18) Stay current on market conditions that affect price or availability of purchase items 19) Work with suppliers to ensure the latest procedures and technology use 20) Support Purchasing and Materials Planning Manager 21) Contribute to a positive working environment and demonstrate behavior and action consistent with the companys Code of Conduct

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Bachelors degree or related experience 2) Minimum 3 years of experience within the manufacturing industry 3) Knowledge of new packaging items and techniques 4) Exceptional interpersonal, written and oral communication skills 5) Self starter with excellent organization, negotiation, follow up and decision making skills 6) Team player who also work well independently and with little direction 7) Strong math and computer skills, including Excel, Word and Lotus Notes 8) Proficiency in an ERP system utilizing MRP or other replenishment tool. 9) Willingness to travel ]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Procurement / Purchasing in , MB]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Create and manage the companys center-led procurement function 2) Direct material goods and services such as plastic bags and utilities (water and electricity) and indirect goods and services such as fleet vehicles and leases, 3rd party transportation, contract labor, engineering services, pallets and MRO 3) Maintain current knowledge of relevant markets, distribution industry concepts and trends and multi-site service coordination 4) Initiate appropriate actions to maintain corporate and regional location purchasing compliance and identify and apply strategies that will strengthen the companys competitive position 5) Work closely with the regional management teams to lower costs while meeting service requirements through management of key purchased commodities 6) Take responsibility for controlling more than $100 million in annual spending and for initiating and driving process engineered activities to standardize practices across 40+ locations 7) Leverage the companys scale while improving efficiencies and service performance to customers

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Post-secondary degree in Purchasing, Logistics or Operations 2) Minimum 8 years of experience in various supply chain areas like strategic sourcing, purchasing, contracting, in-sourcing/outsourcing, transportation, lean manufacturing, network strategy and performance/cost tracking 3) Experience in an internal or external advisory role 4) Strategic planning experience related to operations strategy alternatives within a product manufacturing environment 5) Strong knowledge of purchasing principles, practices and procedures 6) Strong contractual writing skills 7) Effective sourcing and negotiating skills 8) Exceptional organizational and communication skills 9) Willingness to travel overnight (20-30%) ]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer (Sourcing/Procurement) - Food in , ON]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Conduct replenishment buying of grocery category 2) Interface with brand management on purchasing initiatives and maintain strong vendor relationships 3) Develop sales pipelines and accurately forecast business opportunities 4) Conduct inventory replenishment duties of fresh stock for designated distribution center 5) Maintain regular communication with brand management members on new products, sales and marketing goals and vendor programs 6) Establish a network of colleagues from each division, for the success of their respective programs, to collaborate and share best practices 7) Make recommendations to improve product lines and enhance program for new product review and consideration 8) Maintain an adequate in-stock position while turning inventory frequently enough to avoid heavy shrink 9) Make recommendations for SKU rationalization analysis 10) Observe HACCP and Safe Quality Food (SQF) policies and procedures, as appropriate for location 11) Perform all duties and responsibilities in an ethical manner and in accordance with company policies and procedures

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) University Degree is required; preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory. No students or fresh graduates please ]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in , CA - South]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Manage the overall food purchasing function 2) Evaluate vendor performance, prepare and analyze purchasing reports and work with Operations Manager to develop enhanced product selections, vendor relationships, product specifications and delivery logistics that result in improved quality, efficiency or cost 3) Develop and monitor purchasing policies and enhance processes to optimize operational efficiencies 4) Develop strategy for reducing food cost while maintaining or enhancing quality 5) Create initiative in support of the strategies 6) Implement tactics and measure progress 7) Identify purchasing goals 8) Construct tools to measure progress toward goals 9) Provide regular progress reports and presentations 10) Manage product and vendor analysis so as to make recommendations regarding alternate vendors, products or services for management review 11) Drive strategy regarding vendor rationalization toward administrative efficiencies 12) Create and monitor reports with variable year and seasonal prices information 13) Prepare periodic value and summary reports to update management in support of operational decisions toward cost savings and operational efficiencies, while maintaining quality and sustainability goals 14) Support the Executive Chef with market information needed in the development of cost effective menus 15) Work with culinary staff and vendors to determine food substitutions 16) Coordinate product cuttings, follow-up research and product / vendor modifications 17) Monitor and measure each vendor?s performance against the contract, purchasing agreement, product specifications and delivery logistics 18) Verify accuracy of contract pricing 19) Monitor all food contracts with comprehensive timeline and terms database, ensuring appropriate performance clauses, renewal and re-bidding processes are coordinated timely 20) Maintain database / filing system of contracts and contract clauses 21) Establish and implement method to monitor both process efficiencies as well as policy / procedure compliance 22) Develop food purchasing strategies that align with and support the short-term and long-term strategies and planning within each department 23) Ensure that supplier capability match food operation growth plan for product categories

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) University Degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply) 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (No students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the Meat industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in Purchasing ]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager (Procurement / Buyer / Sourcing ) in Southern California, CA - South]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Manage the overall food purchasing function 2) Evaluate vendor performance, prepare and analyze purchasing reports and work with Operations Manager to develop enhanced product selections, vendor relationships, product specifications and delivery logistics that result in improved quality, efficiency or cost 3) Develop and monitor purchasing policies and enhance processes to optimize operational efficiencies 4) Develop strategy for reducing food cost while maintaining or enhancing quality 5) Create initiative in support of the strategies 6) Implement tactics and measure progress 7) Identify purchasing goals 8) Construct tools to measure progress toward goals 9) Provide regular progress reports and presentations 10) Manage product and vendor analysis so as to make recommendations regarding alternate vendors, products or services for management review 11) Drive strategy regarding vendor rationalization toward administrative efficiencies 12) Create and monitor reports with variable year and seasonal prices information 13) Prepare periodic value and summary reports to update management in support of operational decisions toward cost savings and operational efficiencies, while maintaining quality and sustainability goals 14) Support the Executive Chef with market information needed in the development of cost effective menus 15) Work with culinary staff and vendors to determine food substitutions 16) Coordinate product cuttings, follow-up research and product / vendor modifications 17) Monitor and measure each vendor?s performance against the contract, purchasing agreement, product specifications and delivery logistics 18) Verify accuracy of contract pricing 19) Monitor all food contracts with comprehensive timeline and terms database, ensuring appropriate performance clauses, renewal and re-bidding processes are coordinated timely 20) Maintain database / filing system of contracts and contract clauses 21) Establish and implement method to monitor both process efficiencies as well as policy / procedure compliance 22) Develop food purchasing strategies that align with and support the short-term and long-term strategies and planning within each department 23) Ensure that supplier capability match food operation growth plan for product categories

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) University Degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply) 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (No students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the Meat industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in Purchasing ]]>
<![CDATA[ Inventory Analyst in , ON]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Ensure integrity of all inventory transactions for the purpose of effective and efficient inventory related financial reporting 2) Maintain strong collaborative working relationships with Finance and Operations team members to ensure inventory results are reported accurately and efficiently 3) Manage the daily reconciliation process of inventory transactions through variance analysis, coordinating, preparing and entering adjustments as required to resolve discrepancies in a timely manner 4) Review the physical inventory for accuracy, including stock transfers to and from various warehouse locations 5) Get involved in daily, weekly, monthly and annual inventory cycle counts 6) Act as a liaison to all warehouses/locations to resolve inventory cycle count variances in a timely and accurate manner 7) Prepare and distribute all required reporting, including but not limited to daily/weekly inventory analysis 8) Coordinate and review all cycle count activities and transactions 9) Perform monthly inventory variance analysis to support general ledger account reconciliations, preparing accounting entries as required, to support the month end financial closing process

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 2) Recent experience in the organic food industry is strongly preferred 3) Preference will be given to people who have recent experience in Inventory]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Purchasing & Procurement in Pennsylvania, PA]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies and procedures and ensure compliance to these procedures 2) Conduct effective sourcing of food ingredients, parts, supplies, and equipment to maximize profitability/savings and improve delivery lead time 3) Manage vendor relationships to ensure quality and competitive pricing, including optimization of terms on common vendors used in subsidiaries 4) Effectively manage processes to ensure timely closure of customer complaints; 5) Maintain optimal inventory levels to balance the demands from customers, administrative effectiveness and cash flow related to these functions 6) Improve the timeliness of deliveries 7) Manage the movement of equipment and parts into and out of the country in accordance with the company policy and comply with local, US and international law 8) Manage the required documentation and forms for the efficient and cost effective execution of all import/export activities 9) Plan and implement import/export strategy and activities consistent with company objectives 10) Liaise with other departments in order to establish and maintain effective import/export activities and support in relation to the organizational operating functions

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) At least 8 years in the purchasing or procurement function with a Food or CPG industry company (candidates from a food or beverage industry background will be given preference) 2) University degree is required. MBA is a nice to have but not required. 3) Previous experience managing staff; 4) Excellent negotiation skills and a strong understanding of negotiation science; 5) Strong understanding of complex sourcing contracts and reverse auctioning processes is useful;      ]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in , PA]]> Description:  1) Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies and procedures and ensure compliance to these procedures2) Conduct effective sourcing of parts and general purchasing to maximize profitability/savings and improve delivery lead time3) Manage vendor relationships to ensure quality and competitive pricing, including optimization of terms on common vendors used in subsidiaries4) Effectively manage RMA/RTV processes to ensure timely closure of customer complaints5) Maintain optimal inventory levels to balance the demands from customers, administrative effectiveness and cash flow related to these functions6) Improve the timeliness of deliveries7) Manage the movement of equipment and parts into and out of the country in accordance with the company policy and comply with local, US and international law8) Manage the required documentation and forms for the efficient and cost effective execution of all import/export activities9) Plan and implement import/export strategy and activities consistent with company objectives10) Liaise with other departments in order to establish and maintain effective import/export activities and support in relation to the organizational operating functions

Requirements:  1) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)2) Recent experience in the Food and Beverage Equipment industry is strongly preferred3) Preference will be given to people who have recent experience in Purchasing Management]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager (Procurement / Sourcing ) in New Jersey, NJ]]> Description:  1) Procure raw materials and ingredients through the development and implementation of commodity strategies plans and the management of supplier relationship 2) Manage price negotiation, planning, production, inventory control, quality control and factory control. 3) Implement procurement strategy and policies 4) Forecast procurement needs 5) Create and implement KPIs 6) Develop expertise to support growth for new projects on a continuous basis 7) Monitor macro trends in supplier and contract base and implement plans to react 8) Build and develop relationships with key suppliers and customers 9) Lead the procurement group in all phases 10) Identify and develop training opportunities 11) Order materials and services as per negotiated and appropriately approved 12) Review quotations 13) Prepare purchase requisitions, approve and issues purchase orders in accordance with company policy and negotiated terms and conditions 14) Maintain procurement files 15) Track Purchasing activity and measurements 16) Train purchasing clerks and salesmen in the department 17) Discuss defective or unacceptable new goods or services with users, vendors and others to determine cause of problem and take corrective and preventative action 18) Ensure supplier compliance with site and company requirements for safety 19) Manage vendor relationships and assist in building effective partnerships 20) Assist department in developing and implementing purchasing strategies for products 21) Take over an existing project of customized and private label food products 22) Plan, develop and buy materials, parts, supplies and equipments in a timely and cost effective way while maintaining appropriate quality standards and specifications 23) Deal with suppliers and brokers 24) Develop and review purchase requests and ensure authorization as necessary to facilitate the timely purchase of new food products 25) Help to lower the cost and secure agreements 26) Liaise with the Accounts Payable Department to ensure accurate and timely payment of invoices, as necessary for the business with the supplier

Requirements:  1) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (No students or fresh graduates please) 2) Recent experience in the food industry is strongly preferred 3) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in Purchasing Management]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Purchasing ( Procurement / Sourcing ) in , NJ]]> Description:  1) Oversee procurement of raw materials and ingredients through the development and implementation of commodity strategies plans and the management of supplier relationship 2) Oversee price negotiation, planning, production, inventory control, quality control and factory control 3) Get nutritionals, 100 gram report, product specifications, letter of guarantee, certificates for all new ingredients needed for R&D 4) Review certificates and get new ones annually 5) Oversee procurement of raw materials and ingredients through the development and implementation of commodity strategies plans and the management of supplier relationship 6) Oversee price negotiation, planning, production, inventory control, quality control and factory control 7) Implement procurement strategy and policies 8) Forecast procurement needs 9) Create and implement KPIs 10) Develop expertise to support growth for new projects on a continuous basis 11) Monitor macro trends in supplier and contract base and implement plans to react 12) Build and develop relationships with key suppliers and customers 13) Lead the procurement group in all phases and identify and develop training opportunities 14) Order materials and services as per negotiated and appropriately approved 15) Review quotations and prepare purchase requisitions, approve and issues purchase orders in accordance with company policy and negotiated terms and conditions 16) Maintain procurement files and track Purchasing activity and measurements 17) Train purchasing clerks and salesmen in the department 18) Discuss defective or unacceptable new goods or services with users, vendors and others to determine cause of problem and take corrective and preventative action 19) Ensure supplier compliance with site and company requirements for safety 20) Manage vendor relationships and assist in building effective partnerships 21) Assist the department in developing and implementing purchasing strategies for products 22) Take over an existing project of customized and private label food products 23) Plan, develop and buy materials, parts, supplies and equipment in a timely and cost effective way while maintaining appropriate quality standards and specifications 24) Deal with suppliers and brokers 25) Develop and review purchase requests and ensure authorization as necessary to facilitate the timely purchase of new food products 26) Help to lower the cost and secure agreements 27) Liaise with Accounts Payable Department to ensure accurate and timely payment of invoices, as necessary for the business with the supplierImplement procurement strategy and policies 28) Forecast procurement needs 29) Create and implement KPIs 30) Develop expertise to support growth for new projects on a continuous basis 31) Monitor macro trends in supplier and contract base and implement plans to react 32) Build and develop relationships with key suppliers and customers 33) Lead the procurement group in all phases and identify and develop training opportunities 34) Order materials and services as per negotiated and appropriately approved 35) Review quotations and prepare purchase requisitions, approve and issues purchase orders in accordance with company policy and negotiated terms and conditions 36) Maintain procurement files and track Purchasing activity and measurements 37) Train purchasing clerks and salesmen in the department 38) Discuss defective or unacceptable new goods or services with users, vendors and others to determine cause of problem and take corrective and preventative action 39) Ensure supplier compliance with site and company requirements for safety 40) Manage vendor relationships and assist in building effective partnerships 41) Assist the department in developing and implementing purchasing strategies for products 42) Take over an existing project of customized and private label food products 43) Plan, develop and buy materials, parts, supplies and equipment in a timely and cost effective way while maintaining appropriate quality standards and specifications 44) Deal with suppliers and brokers 45) Develop and review purchase requests and ensure authorization as necessary to facilitate the timely purchase of new food products 46) Help to lower the cost and secure agreements 47) Liaise with Accounts Payable Department to ensure accurate and timely payment of invoices, as necessary for the business with the supplier

Requirements:  1) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (No students or fresh graduates please) 2) Recent experience in the food industry is strongly preferred 3) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in Purchasing Management]]>
<![CDATA[ Senior Buyer in , NV]]> Description:  Our client, a leading food ingredients company, is currently seeking an accomplished Senior Buyer to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Work closely with senior management to build challenging and achievable cost reduction targets 2) Identify savings opportunities, supported by analysis and stakeholder engagement 3) Manage all strategic sourcing initiatives across all key spend areas 4) Manage cross-functional teams including key internal stakeholders and suppliers 5) Work effectively with suppliers to ensure high level of service and quality 6) Ensure that orders are delivered on time and at cost 7) Resolve billing and shipping problems and provide information to suppliers 8) Identify suppliers, select merchandise and negotiate bills of sale for a business 9) Inspect deliveries for shipping errors, improper handling or quality issues 10) Ensure the products are delivered on time

Requirements:  1) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 2) Recent experience in the food ingredients industry is strongly preferred 3) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in purchasing This position is critical to the team and requires a talent who is both driven and highly skilled. We are looking for real go-getters here, so if you are both qualified and ready to make an impact, please apply!]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Analyst in , FL]]> Description:  Our client, a leading distribution company, is currently seeking an accomplished Purchasing Analyst – Protein (Meats) to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Monitor supply and inventory on a daily basis 2) Escalate supply issues to management in a timely manner and provide recommendations to correct shortages 3) Work with the IT department to automate reports, create dashboards for monitoring data and communicate results in an executive summary format for the company management 4) Analyze supplier spend, supply, demand, pricing, quality and capacity utilization vs. demand 5) Run standard daily and monthly reports from company applications and communicate results to suppliers, distributors and internal departments 6) Provide analysis to drive positive Supplier Relationship Management based on Scorecards and Voice of the Supplier results 7) Conduct a supplier segmentation to determine critical suppliers and escalate if critical suppliers have moved in a negative direction 8) Analyze changes and trends within the data, present them to the team and make sure that each team member is driving their day-to-day supplier interactions with this knowledge top of mind 9) Liaise between the Protein Team and Demand Planning/Promotions Team to execute smooth product launches while ensuring zero supply issues 10) Lead communication with suppliers and internal supporting company teams at all times 11) Maintain contracts and monitor expiration dates, provide timely updates to the team and ensure all changes are properly documented according to contract management process 12) Assist team in the collection of historical volume data on products and commodities 13) Use historical data to develop industry analysis and price forecast changes 14) Communicate allocations by supplier and product to the Landed Cost Reporting team 15) Create weekly publication for company detailing all ongoing projects, including next steps, check points and estimated completion dates

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the distribution industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in purchasing analysis This role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a wonderful company. If you are qualified and think that you are a strong fit for this role, please apply ASAP!]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in , FL]]> Description:  Our client, a leading food company, is currently seeking an accomplished Purchasing Manager to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Establish effective relationships and communication with key internal and external stakeholders 2) Develop and implement strategic supply chain initiatives from raw material procurement to the delivery of finished product to the restaurants 3) Maintain inventory at minimum acceptable levels 4) Develop and maintain a commodity risk management program that will allow us to interpret, track and forecast key cost drivers and market factors for designated sourcing category 5) Ensure the availability of raw materials, work in processes and finished goods in the supply chain 6) Work closely with the company’s distribution and logistics department to ensure the lowest landed cost of finished goods while improving inventory turns 7) Reduce freight costs and utilizing the company’s redistribution centers in order to maximize supply chain efficiencies 8) Drive continuous improvement throughout the entire supply chain 9) Manage strategic partnerships with the company’s key vendors 10) Perform other duties as assigned by the management team

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the food industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in purchasing management This role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a wonderful company. If you are qualified and think that you are a strong fit for this role, please apply ASAP!  ]]>
<![CDATA[ Senior Buyer in , NY]]> Description:  Our client, a leading grocery/specialty company, is currently seeking an accomplished Senior Buyer to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Review open buy requirements, issue purchase orders and expedite delivery of the material or service as appropriate 2) Achieve total cost improvement and inventory reduction targets 3) Work on strategic purchasing initiatives with purchasing manager and/or corporate commodity manager 4) Achieve inventory reduction targets assigned by manager 5) Achieve supplier PPM targets as assigned by manager 6) Resolve invoice discrepancies 7) Monitor and maintain the purchasing category value completeness and accuracy of the items assigned 8) Work on strategic purchasing initiative projects with purchasing manager and/or strategic sourcing manager 9) Purchase assigned raw materials and/or parts to support project demand in a cost effective and timely manner 10) Perform other related duties as assigned

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the grocery/specialty industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in buying This role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a wonderful company. If you are qualified and think that you are a strong fit for this role, please apply ASAP!]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in , PA]]> Description:  Our client, a leading food company, is currently seeking an accomplished Purchasing Manager to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Manage and facilitate all facets of purchasing management activities 2) Locate vendors and interview them to determine product availability and terms of sales 3) Represent company in negotiating the best possible price and service 4) Maintain vendor and item specification database 5) Source various menu ingredients 6) Request samples from vendors 7) Develop new supply sources where vendors are inadequate or have insufficient supplies 8) Trace late arrivals from purchase orders 9) Implement sourcing strategies to support corporate and divisional objectives 10) Provide the company competitive advantage in the areas of materials supplies and services 11) Develop and implement sourcing strategies to include spend analysis and market consideration 12) Manage and optimize supplier performance, including continuous improvement, innovations, obsolescence and reduction in total cost of ownership 13) Drive continuous improvement in all aspects of procurement process 14) Work with buyers to identify future sourcing opportunities 15) Maintain 99% or higher service level 16) Verify inventory status, delivery schedules and successfully resolve any problems with delivery, supply, invoicing and rejections 17) Direct the department to ensure that it is adequately staffed and managed to achieve results 18) Coach subordinates to improve their performance and business effectiveness 19) Train new buyers on company systems, policies and procedures and ensure that best practices are utilized across the team

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the food industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in purchasing management If you are qualified and believe you have the ability to excel in this role, this could be your opportunity to work with an excellent and respected company in the food industry. Please apply ASAP!]]>
<![CDATA[ Procurement Manager in , AZ]]> Description:  Our client, a leading meat company, is currently seeking an accomplished Procurement Manager to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Develop category sourcing strategies to include overall market, industry and supply base analysis, category and supplier segmentation, sourcing activity facilitation, bid analysis, negotiations, contracting and implementation 2) Provide joint process improvements, volume concentration, price/cost optimization and global sourcing where applicable 3) Communicate market information, pricing and strategy impacts to business units, functions and additional stakeholders 4) Create and manage cost models for key suppliers as needed 5) Prepare budgets, market forecasts and financial plans by conducting market analysis using relevant market and industry data 6) Conduct meetings with new and existing suppliers to gain knowledge of their respective industry and provide recommendations for the company’s short and long-term sourcing strategy 7) Oversee supplier relationship management activities, including contract and purchase order management, key performance indicators (KPI’s), scorecards, issue resolutions and business reviews 8) Manage the process to source and qualify potential suppliers and their products 9) Engage in productivity, cash flow and innovation projects driven by Procurement, R&D, Operations or Marketing which may include “end to end” opportunity assessment work for targeted integrated suppliers 10) Ensure appropriate risk management, capacity and contingency plans incorporating best in-class techniques and industry benchmarks 11) Develop and communicate on an ongoing basis category planning to reflect changes in the supply, industry landscape and the needs of the company 12) Support and execute procurement and business unit strategies 13) Ensure individual goal setting and achievement

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the meat industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in procurement management This position is critical to the team and requires a talent who is both driven and highly skilled. We are looking for real go-getters here, so if you are both qualified and ready to make an impact, please apply!]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in , NY]]> Description:  Our client, a leading beverage company, is currently seeking an accomplished Purchasing Manager to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Analyze production needs and creatively anticipate demand 2) Utilize sales & demand grids for expected fluctuations of products 3) Conduct market analysis to ensure purchasing meets needs 4) Negotiate with vendors for best possible price and service 5) Establish purchasing relationships to maximize cost savings 6) Assess product strength and viability comparative to pricing 7) Manage external manufacturing and co-packing relationships 8) Develop suppliers as required by project management 9) Ensure just-in-time delivery and proper documentation 10) Ensure accurate inventories/cycle counts using management information systems 11) Provide reporting to company, customers and suppliers 12) Follow environmental and safety regulations of the company and government 13) Comply with safety regulations, company rules and business ethics

Requirements:  Requirements: 1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the beverage industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in sales in purchasing management If you are qualified and aspire to work for an excellent, established company whose employees believe in teamwork and make great contributions to the industry, then this could be a golden opportunity for you.]]>
<![CDATA[ Senior Buyer in , MA]]> Description:  Our client, a leading ingredients company, is currently seeking an accomplished Senior Buyer to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Analyze consumer buying patterns and predict future trends 2) Review performance indicators, such as sales and discount levels 3) Manage plans for stock levels 4) React to changes in demand and logistics 5) Meet suppliers and negotiate terms of contract 6) Maintain relationships with existing suppliers and source new suppliers for future products 7) Attend trade fairs to select and assemble a new collection of products 8) Write reports and forecast sales levels 9) Present new ranges to senior retail managers 10) Train and mentor junior staff

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the ingredients industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in supply chain/inventory management This role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a wonderful company. If you are qualified and think that you are a strong fit for this role, please apply ASAP!]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in , CA]]> Description:  Our client, a leading Baked Goods company, is currently seeking an accomplished Purchasing Manager to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Procure all necessary raw materials to meet Production Schedule demand efficiently and on-time  2) Provide accurate assessment of the relevant commodity market economic cycles to ensure optimum price and delivery  3) Negotiate supply agreements and implement contract terms and conditions favorable to ongoing operations  4) Resolve supply and ingredient issues on a daily basis  5) Identify cost reduction and innovation opportunities available in the marketplace and make recommendations on how to implement them within the company  6) Maintain and continue to increase knowledge of specific futures and derivative markets and how they operate  7) Build and maintain strong relationships with vendors, logistics providers, and bakery personnel on a daily basis to ensure the seamless supply of ingredients  8) Manage accurate and complete physical count of ingredients to verify ERP system count  9) Communicate closely with Operations and Sales regarding new products or vendor variations 

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the Baked Goods industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in purchasing This role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a wonderful company. If you are qualified and think that you are a strong fit for this role, please apply ASAP!]]>
<![CDATA[ Corporate Purchasing Manager in , NY]]> Description:  Our client, a leading snack and confectionery company, is currently recruiting a Corporate Purchasing Manager who will infuse the team with their talent, energy and leadership skills. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a corporate culture that is known for its innovative and growth-oriented vision. Responsibilities include: 1) Keep the raw material price database up to date with assistance from the Coordinator  2) Assist the coordinator in the collection and reporting of new raw material prices and options to the divisional pricing departments as requested  3) Coordinate Quarterly price updates with the vendor base 4) Maintain published raw material index files for quarterly price movement tracking  5) Maintain vendor price files as backup to the raw material database 6) Conduct annual solvent bids and maintain quarterly pricing with related negotiations 7) Coordinate raw material costs for all new business opportunities (NBO’s) and bid packages  8) Assist in price negotiations and the determination of best value or lowest cost materials within the supply base 9) Take and file/store notes in vendor meetings 10) Coordinate off site meetings for the department 11) Attend all or the majority of vendor meetings both onsite and off site in order to become familiar with relationships and the process by which materials are made and supplied 12) Define and run MBE/WBE (Minority based and Woman based enterprise program)  13) Direct and oversee the coordinator in the preparation of MBE/WBE reporting to customers and be responsible for the accuracy of the reporting and meeting customer objectives in the growth of the program 14) Coordinate Fedex Freight program 15) Maintain vendor payment term files and vendor rebate files 16) Coordinate trade in kind donations and related collections for charity efforts  17) Direct the coordinator to keep track of donations 18) Lead cost savings projects as directed or requested 19) Work within a department that continuously drives down material costs based on current expenditures and play a key role in that objective  20) Participate in the on-site safety program 21) Coordinate the annual freezer pop raw material price lock when and if requested  22) Help control and report divisional raw material inventory levels and purchases 23) Be the backup to all duties of the Corporate Director of Purchasing during absence for travel, vacations etc...  24) Assist the food safety coordinator by contacting vendors who have not yet complied with the Food Safety Documentation requirements and assist as needed in garnering this information from New Vendors  25) Coordinate various indirect material and expense contracts and bids, i.e.: Hazardous Waste, Cores, Solid Waste and MRO  26) Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the food and beverage industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in corporate purchasing For the right leader, this is a wonderfully rewarding role with tremendous growth prospects. If you are qualified and think you're a strong fit for this role, please apply ASAP. We thank all applicants, but only candidates who meet our client's criteria will be contacted.]]>
<![CDATA[ Director Of Purchasing in , NY]]> Description:  A leading company in the Dairy industry is currently seeking a Director Of Purchasing to take the team to new heights of success. The role will be challenging but also highly rewarding, and this leader will be a key voice in the company. For the right executive, this is a fantastic opportunity with great growth prospects. Key duties include: 1)Oversee all purchasing activity, policies and processes 2)Develop and manage best in class purchasing policies, processes, systems, tools and training within Indirect Spend categories  3)Partner with and provide purchasing leadership and insight to the other functions within the company as required  4)Develop and lead a high performing team of purchasing professionals by hiring appropriate talent and providing appropriate training, development, performance feedback and establishing stretch objectives 5)Establish a high level of capability, knowledge, productivity, accountability and decision making within the Purchasing group  6)Champion the transfer of purchasing knowledge between all functional groups 7)Ensure that purchased materials, suppliers and services are in compliance with the company’s requirements 8)Create competitive advantage of the business through innovations within purchasing area of his / her responsibility 9)Supervises employees in the Purchasing Department 10)Oversees overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the dairy industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in purchasing For the right leader, this role is a fantastic opportunity to be a key player in the exceptional success of this renowned company. If you are qualified and think this could be you, please apply ASAP!]]>
<![CDATA[ Senior Buyer in , NV]]> Description:  Our client, a leading natural/organics company, is currently recruiting a Senior Buyer who will infuse the team with their talent, energy and leadership skills. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a corporate culture that is known for its innovative and growth-oriented vision. Responsibilities include: 1) Identify and source suppliers that meet business requirements including cost, quality and delivery objectives  2) Negotiate both long-term agreements and individual transactions 3) Research and procure special ingredients for new projects 4) Issue, reschedule and cancel purchase orders based upon company’s demands  5) Use collected data to grade and choose suppliers, carriers, and freight forwarders  6) Maintain all supplier qualification and certification documents  7) Coordinate shipping and scheduling with various locations and companies 8) Verify accuracy of invoices  9) Collect and log data related to supplier performance  10) Prepare and transmit supplier performance scorecards on a periodic basis 11) Ensure supplier completion of all corrective actions 12) Ensure on-time deliveries of purchase orders 13) Transmit open purchase order reports to suppliers on a regular basis  14) Identify and resolve any issues with open purchase orders  15) Interact with staff at all levels, and with groups of wide social, cultural, and educational diversity  16) Prepare and present performance reports for management review  17) Perform all other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Supply Chain 

Requirements:  1) Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the food and beverage industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in senior buying For the right leader, this is a wonderfully rewarding role with tremendous growth prospects. If you are qualified and think you're a strong fit for this role, please apply ASAP. We thank all applicants, but only candidates who meet our client's criteria will be contacted.]]>
<![CDATA[ PROCUREMENT MANAGER in , FL]]> Description:  PROCUREMENT MANAGER The Broad line Procurement Director is responsible for all aspects of product procurement to include, leading and managing procurement team as measured by fill rates, inventory levels and turns, dead and obsolete inventory, and margin and cost of goods.  Functions as a team member within the department and organization, as required, and performs any assigned duty to best serve the company.  The Procurement Director will perform the following duties: Develops and executes a standardized category management platform via strategic component implementation in order to improve the company's financial performance.  Implements components include process and policy development, performance management, compliance management, talent management, supplier management, IT integration, and internal relationship building. Develops and executes Local Earned Income programs to attain company goals. Supports and develops back-haul and logistics income opportunities.   Supports functional activities include establishing accountability at different levels within procurement and category management. Communicates policies and business drivers clearly and compellingly. Drives improved procurement performance. Integrates procurement and category management objectives with business' objectives. Assesses staff competencies. Develops and retains high performing staff. Links procurement and category management business plans to supplier partner strategies. Develop relationships with key business decision makers internally and externally. PRODUCT MERCHANDISING - Develop new product needs based on customer needs and R.O.I. - Monitor market changes through communications with outside sources. - Meet with new product suppliers. - Provide information to buyers and sales force. - Manage product presentation for sales meetings. - Coordinate purchasing/merchandising and marketing meetings. - Develop marketing tools for the sales force.                                      EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT - Recruit, interview, hire, and replace employees as necessary. - Set performance objectives for buyers annually. - Review performance of buyers and other department employees.              - Direct department as necessary. PROGRAM EVALUATION - Develop new programs defined by company objectives. - Review existing programs for cost effectiveness. - Change purchasing programs when periodic evaluations dictate a change is necessary. - Establish vendor rebate program.                            - Continuous evaluation of programs through interactions of sales and market conditions. FINANCIAL COST/BID MANAGEMENT - Price bids with bid coordinator.                 - Oversee tracking awards of bids.                             - Oversee price changes weekly.                                 - Evaluate and direct forward buys and buy ins. Qualifications: •    Bachelor’s degree (BA) in Business Management, Procurement or related field preferred. •    Candidate must have a minimum of 6 – 10 years of experience in the industry.   •    Food service supervisory experience a must. •    Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal, organizational and customer service skills. •    Self-motivated with ability to work under and meet strict deadlines individually, as well as in a team environment. •    Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects/tasks in a fast pace, changing environment. •    Basic knowledge of MS Office Suite.  AS400 experience a plus.

Requirements:  FOOD/BVG PLANT MFG BACKGROUND]]>
<![CDATA[ PURCHASING MANAGER in , MS]]> Description:  As a key member of our plant team, the Purchasing Supervisor will be responsible for the components of ordering and maintaining Inventory on spare parts, MRO supplies, and raw materials. This is a hands-on position that will meet with the maintenance and production teams daily to support operations and manage storeroom inventories to reduce downtime and costs. Daily shop floor interaction is necessary to be successful in this position and the ideal candidate will spend a significant amount of time in the storeroom making improvements. Specific accountabilities include the following: • MRO and OEM spare parts management • Storeroom organization, management and improvement • Ordering and managing inventory of raw material for production • Developing supplier relations and working closely with vendors Job Requirements • Experience in a related purchasing I storeroom position- preferably in a manufacturing setting • Demonstrated organization and leadership abilities • Proven oral and written communication skills • Proficiency in MS Office and CMMS inventory systems • Passion for continuous Improvement and to challenge the status quo • Analytical skills wlth a history of data driven decision making

Requirements:  FOOD/BVG PLANT MFG BACKGROUND]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in , FL]]> Description:  Our client, a leading chemical & packaging company, is currently seeking an accomplished Purchasing Manager to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Manage 100+ vendor relationships with aggregate purchasing volume around $25MM 2) Manage two experienced buyers (i.e., one who covers chemicals and the other covers packaging) 3) Manage inventory program, which covers 100+ chemical and packaging items totaling approximately $1.5MM 4) Manage high volume of international orders, including imports to the USA and foreign-to-foreign drop shipments 5) Manage sourcing functions for both chemicals and packaging 6) Develop and manage program for repackaging chemicals, which may be purchased in bulk (e.g., tank trucks) and repackaged into totes or drums with the aid of third party service providers 7) Attend trade shows and visit vendors in the USA and overseas 8) Assist Compliance Manager with regulatory compliance relating to chemical business 9) Buy outside services, construction, raw material, and packaging items 10) Ensure that the capacity, material management, and quality programs meet or exceed established requirements

Requirements:  1) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 2) Recent experience in the chemical & packaging industry is strongly preferred 3) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in purchasing management If you are qualified and this seems like just the right opportunity to take your career to the next level, please apply – we want to hear from you!]]>
<![CDATA[ Produce Buyer in , PA]]> Description:  We are seeking a driven individual with a passion for the produce industry. One of our clients is looking to add a strong Produce Buyer to their team: 1) Negotiate and coordinate with approved growers/shippers of product to effect adequate inventory levels in the warehouse 2) Communicate with Sales and Receiving Departments to ensure product received coincides with purchase orders and is either properly noted as available for sale or “frozen” pending inspection or rework 3) Work with receiving to coordinate disposition and payment of distressed product or product that does not meet good delivery standards or brand specifications 4) Control the quality of inventory and food safety issues 5) Monitor day-to-day activities or product being received to ensure compliance with good receiving standards and food safety policies and procedures 6) Communicate with approved growers/shippers to effectively place an order and arrange for either delivery or pick up 7) Monitor daily inventory levels to ensure adequate inventory levels are maintained and replenished 8) Work with sales to effect the proper procurement of special order items 9) Manage assigned produce categories, which includes maintaining adequate stock and quality levels 10) Maintain vendor compliance with regards to product specifications, food safety, service levels and costs

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the produce industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in procurement If you are qualified and aspire to work for an excellent, established company whose employees believe in teamwork and make great contributions to the industry, then this could be a golden opportunity for you.]]>
<![CDATA[ PURCHASING SUPERVISOR in , MS]]> Description:   As a key member of our plant team, the Purchasing Supervisor will be responsible for the components of ordering and maintaining Inventory on spare parts, MRO supplies, and raw materials. This is a hands-on position that will meet with the maintenance and production teams daily to support operations and manage storeroom inventories to reduce downtime and costs. Daily shop floor interaction is necessary to be successful in this position and the ideal candidate will spend a significant amount of time in the storeroom making improvements. Specific accountabilities include the following: • MRO and OEM spare parts management • Storeroom organization, management and improvement • Ordering and managing inventory of raw material for production • Developing supplier relations and working closely with vendors Job Requirements • Experience in a related purchasing I storeroom position- preferably in a manufacturing setting • Demonstrated organization and leadership abilities • Proven oral and written communication skills • Proficiency in MS Office and CMMS inventory systems • Passion for continuous Improvement and to challenge the status quo • Analytical skills wlth a history of data driven decision making

Requirements:  FOOD/BVG PLANT MFG BACKGROUND]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in , NJ]]> Description:  Our client, a leading ingredients company, is currently seeking an accomplished Purchasing Manager to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Manage the on-hand and on-order packaging to ensure plant operations run efficiently 2) Ensure company has multiple suppliers and develop existing and new business partnerships 3) Negotiate with external vendors to secure the most advantageous prices and terms 4) Manage the supply budget for assigned product lines 5) Finalize details of orders and deliveries 6) Examine and re-evaluate existing contracts 7) Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness 8) Collaborate with key plant management to ensure the clarity of the specifications and expectations of the company 9) Work closely with plant management and engineers to support the on-demand and limited inventories of necessary parts for plants 10) Help the company manage its supplier base, inventory and cash management for your product lines 11) Recommend proper supply contracts and agreements to SVP of Supply Chain 12) Control spending and build a culture of long-term savings on procurement costs

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the ingredients industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in purchasing management For the right individual, this role is a fantastic opportunity to be a key player in the exceptional success of this renowned company. If you are qualified and think this could be you, please apply ASAP!]]>
<![CDATA[ Assistant Buyer in , SC]]> Description:  Our client, a leading ingredients company, is currently seeking an accomplished Assistant Buyer to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Identify cost savings and promote competitiveness through quoting, negotiating, etc. 2) Develop supply base using SQF methods and other measurements 3) Track costs and negotiate and maintain agreements with suppliers 4) Measure supplier performance 5) Oversee supplier problem resolution 6) Reduce materials and tooling costs by conducting cost/value analysis with current suppliers 7) Create and negotiate agreements with suppliers to provide the best value and a long term positive relationship 8) Negotiate and communicate with suppliers to maintain inventory levels to meet annual objectives 9) Work aggressively and on a timely basis to meet plant purchasing goals 10) Issue purchase orders for contracted companies 11) Order raw materials as needed for customer orders 12) Check freight prices on inbound-freight manifests and update in the system as required 13) Provide support to other departments within the company 14) Work with engineering to provide updated information for raw materials being used for new blends or sales 15) Maintain and update SQF vendor files as needed 16) Work with accounts payable for pricing errors, invoices not received and proof of deliveries 17) Perform all other duties as assigned

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the ingredients industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in procurement If you are qualified, possess superb communication skills and have the proven ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced environment, then this could be a great opportunity for you.]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Purchasing in , FL]]> Description:  A leading company in the food distribution industry is currently seeking a gifted and supremely skilled Director of Purchasing to lead their team. The role will be challenging, but also highly rewarding, and this leader will be a key voice in the company. For the right executive, this is a fantastic opportunity with great growth prospects. Key duties include: 1) Develop measures and controls for the purchasing function 2) Oversee inventory in company owned distribution centers 3) Forecast and project internal and external trends 4) Track inventory rotation and SKU requirements 5) Develop and track KPIs for purchasing teams and its members 6) Develop leadership capability of the purchasing function 7) Work closely with the VP of Sales on business needs, travel, support, etc. 8) Assist in leading market status meetings with sales and purchasing teams 9) Support internal stakeholders with purchasing needs 10) Foster partnership with Sales 11) Foster Helmsman relationship 12) Develop relationships with new and existing vendors 13) Ensure key account visits for sales and vendors 14) Develop and drive Vendor Rebates and Vendor Purchasing programs 15) Manage the purchasing function budget 16) Stay up-to-date with market conditions 17) Attend industry trade shows 18) Participate in strategic planning 19) Perform additional duties as assigned or required

Requirements:  1) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 2) Recent experience in the food distribution industry is strongly preferred 3) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in purchasing management For the right leader, this is a wonderfully rewarding role with tremendous growth prospects. If you are qualified and think you're a strong fit for this role, please apply ASAP. We thank all applicants, but only candidates who meet our client's criteria will be contacted.]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Procurement in , IL]]> Description:  Our client, a leading meat company, is currently seeking a gifted and supremely skilled Director of Procurement who will infuse the team with their talent, energy and leadership skills. For the right executive, this is a phenomenal opportunity with tremendous growth prospects. Duties include: 1) Develop Procurement Strategy and implement Procurement annual plans 2) Interface with plant managers to plan and prioritize purchasing activities 3) Review planned orders, create requisitions for purchased items and manage approval process 4) Transmit and prioritize approved purchase orders and support documents to supplier 5) Track order acknowledgement, prepare and communicate shortage and backlog reports 6) Provide visibility of potential interruptions to internal customers 7) Track orders and confirm system lead times, delivery dates and costs 8) Review, update and maintain purchase orders until they are closed 9) Ensure orders adhere to supplier agreements and contracts 10) Report and deal with non-conformances 11) Direct staff in resolving reception and invoice discrepancies 12) Identify opportunities and implement actions to achieve efficiencies

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the meat industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in procurement management For the right leader, this role is a fantastic opportunity to be a key player in the exceptional success of this renowned company. If you are qualified and think this could be you, please apply ASAP!]]>
<![CDATA[ Manager of Purchasing in , PA]]> Description:  Our client, a leading pet food company, is looking for a Manager of Purchasing to join their team. If you have the required experience and are up for a challenge, this could be a great opportunity for you. 1) Manage all areas of inventory and ordering 2) Develop purchasing strategy in support of overall business objectives 3) Source and purchase raw materials, grain, finished goods & packaging at negotiated best price 4) Manage vendor performance and relationships 5) Lead supplier business reviews and drive supplier performance improvements 6) Negotiate and administrate purchase contracts 7) Achieve favorable terms and reduce costs with suppliers 8) Schedule on time receipt of materials 9) Manage inventory levels as required by production schedule and customer orders 10) Achieve financial, operational and quality results

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the pet food industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in purchasing & inventory management Our client is seeking an enthusiastic individual who can bring added value and a new approach to their business. If you believe that you are a good fit for this role, please apply ASAP.]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Planning Assistant in , CA]]> Description:  A leading company in the food industry is currently seeking a Purchasing Planning Assistant to join their team. For the right individual, this is a fantastic opportunity with great growth prospects. Details: 1) Source vendors for purchasing of ingredients & other raw materials 2) Negotiate price with vendors 3) Follow up with vendors on component deliveries 4) Fax and email signed purchase orders to vendors 5) Follow up with vendors on order receipts and delivery schedules 6) Monitor markets and inventory levels 7) Follow up on appropriate import paperwork with vendors & custom brokers 8) Work closely with internal partners to achieve the goals of the company 9) Follow up on outstanding vendor quotes and vendor samples as directed by manager 10) Play a strategic role in the business planning process

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the food industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in a food manufacturing field and purchasing of commodity materials This role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a wonderful company.]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer - Protein in , LA]]> Description:  Our client, a leading meat distribution company, is currently seeking an accomplished Buyer - Protein to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Maintain optimum levels of inventory while maintaining service levels 2) Know market conditions and pricing for all items bought 3) Source new supply opportunities 4) Know freight and shipping to optimize cost of goods purchased 5) Handle category management 6) Assist sales with increasing and adding COP items to its existing and new customers 7) Select new products and review old ones 8) Find the right suppliers 9) Ensure that the products are delivered on time 10) Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the meat distribution industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in procurement This role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a wonderful company.]]>
<![CDATA[ Strategic Sourcing Manager in , CA]]> Description:  Our client, a leading dairy company, is looking for a Strategic Sourcing Manager to join their team. If you have the required experience and are up for a challenge, this could be a great opportunity for you. 1) Plan and coordinate the resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality and quantity specifications 2) Negotiate agreements and perform agreement related duties 3) Develop individual sourcing and category strategy for a matrix organization including supply market and industry analysis, category and supplier segmentation, sourcing, negotiations, contracting and implementation with a focus on achieving supplier diversity goals 4) Perform continuous improvement opportunities with suppliers with a focus on total cost of ownership 5) Perform financial planning with direct accountability for productivity and cash flow contributions for overarching procurement 6) Maintain strong relationships and communication with stakeholders in R&D, operations, supply chain and the business units to ensure alignment on goals and direct and manage resources and activities appropriately 7) Adhere to all the business units and procurement policies, procedures and systems 8) Participate in the supply base design and optimization process to ensure successful contract execution 9) Leverage supplier capabilities and maximize opportunities to meet quality, cost and service requirements 10) Contribute to planning and discussion in work sessions and brain storming groups to develop future opportunities

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the dairy industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in strategic sourcing management If you possess strong communication skills and have the proven ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced environment, then this could be a great opportunity for you.]]>
<![CDATA[ Senior Buyer in , CA]]> Description:  Our client, a leading Wholesale/Distribution/Grocery company, is currently seeking an accomplished Senior Buyer to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Supervise the replenishment buyer and purchasing clerk 2) Provide guidance and assistance to other buying staff members 3) Manage and continuously review the Purchase Order System (MRP) 4) Purchase materials in line with inventory targets 5) Develop sourcing strategies, lead negotiations and implement sourcing initiatives 6) Maintain strong and up-to-date awareness of all commodities, markets and vendor movement indicating any potential impact to the company 7) Check and authorize designated invoices for stock, packaging and carriage items 8) Oversee the day-to-day management of the purchasing profile with focus on continuous improvement within purchasing 9) Manage Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) 10) Perform any other duties which may be required by management

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the Wholesale/Distribution/Grocery industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in purchasing, pricing, and inventory control of fresh meat products This role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a wonderful company. If you think you are a good fit for this role, please appy ASAP!]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in , WY]]> Description:  Our client, a leading meat company, is currently seeking an accomplished Buyer to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Select vendors 2) Prepare and issue Po’s 3) Input, expedite, and track purchase orders 4) Negotiate price, delivery, and logistics 5) Monitor vendor performance and contract compliance 6) Enforce compliance with company expectations 7) Identify and implement cost savings initiatives 8) Initiate and resolve any complaints, concerns, and claims related to purchased product 9) Assist with necessary data entry related to company raw materials 10) Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required (preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply) 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the meat industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to people with recent experience in food ingredient procurement This role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a great company.]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in , TX]]> Description:  Our client, a leading food safety company, is currently seeking an accomplished Purchasing Manager to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Aid company in selecting products for purchase by testing, observing or examining items 2) Confer with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability and delivery schedule 3) Determine method of procurement such as direct purchase or bid 4) Estimate value of orders 5) Prepare purchase orders or bid request 6) Forecast price and market trends to identify changes of balance in buyer-supplier power 7) Manage and maintain warehouse purchasing software for multiple inventory locations 8) Maintain required accounting records 9) Negotiate with vendors to seek improved outcomes for the company 10) Perform all administrative and other accounting duties as assigned

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required (preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply) 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the food safety industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to people with recent experience in purchasing management This role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a great company.]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Purchasing in , ON]]> Description:  Our client, a leading dairy company, is currently seeking an accomplished Director of Purchasing to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the purchasing activities of the department 2) Develop purchasing policies and procedures 3) Identify vendors and negotiate or oversee the negotiation of contracts 4) Review and process claims against suppliers 5) Participate in procurement operations, commodity management interfaces, materials, logistics, contract management, supplier management and contract administration 6) Develop and implement purchasing/inventory policies, including the development, implementation and review of SOP’s and KPI’s 7) Oversee delivery schedules, monitor progress and contact clients and suppliers to resolve issues 8) Analyze inventory needs based on sales trends and inventory levels 9) Place purchase orders ensuring flow of inventory that guarantees optimum stock levels and meets turnover goals 10) Make alternate arrangements in the event of shortages or delayed deliveries to minimize impact on the organization 11) Stay current with internal and external factors impacting procurement function 12) Recommend cost-savings alternatives for senior manager’s review/consideration

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required (preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply) 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 2) Recent experience in the dairy industry is strongly preferred 3) Preference will be given to people with recent experience in purchasing management This role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a great company.]]>
<![CDATA[ Senior Buyer in , CA]]> Description:  A leading company in the organic food industry is currently seeking a Senior Buyer to join their team. For the right candidate, this is a fantastic opportunity with great growth prospects. Details: 1) Negotiate favorable payment terms, together with strategic supplier holdings of inventory for longer lead time supplies, to ensure prompt delivery as required, and minimize holding costs, while understanding the total cost of purchase 2) Coordinate with marketing and supplier artwork departments, to ensure timely completion of projects 3) Manage contracts and compliance 4) Establish vendor assurance program with packaging and capital supplier base 5) Review MRP and determine whether appropriate level of raw ingredients and supplies for production quantities are available at lowest cost option 6) Support and follow all company policies, procedures and principles 7) Receive and process purchasing requests for company’s production needs 8) Confirm price and quantity and schedule due date for vendor, warehouse and carriers 9) Develop and research environment friendly and sustainable packaging innovations 10) Coordinate sourcing of manufacturing and capital equipment

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required (preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply) 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the organic foods industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to people with recent experience in purchasing, inventory control and materials planning This could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the right person who is looking to make a positive career change. If you think this could be you, please apply!]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in , LA]]> Description:  We are on the lookout for a driven individual with a passion for the meat industry. One of our clients is looking to add a strong Buyer to their team: 1) Maintain optimum levels of inventory while maintaining service levels 2) Ensure market conditions and pricing for all items bought 3) Know freight and shipping to optimize cost of goods purchased 4) Source new supply opportunities 5) Manage inventory levels 6) Interact with the entire business unit 7) Ensure on time delivery from suppliers 8) Expedite and escalate as required to meet a dynamic production schedule 9) Analyze MRP plan to procure the correct material to the required production dates 10) Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required (preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply) 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the meat industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to people with recent experience in purchasing If you’d like to be part of this rare opportunity and feel you can contribute to the company’s growth, let us know by submitting your resume and application.]]>
<![CDATA[ Raw Materials Procurement Manager in , CT]]> Description:  Our client, a leading pet food company, is currently seeking an accomplished Procurement Manager, Raw Materials to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Lead the development, alignment and implementation of sourcing strategies and supplier network capability and capacity for assigned materials 2) Manage the data related to assigned materials, including budget and price variance forecasts, volume reconciliations and develop visibility to impact change to all raw material requirements 3) Develop and execute deployment strategies to meet business requirements in accordance to latest forecasts 4) Ensure the company’s ability to execute daily material ordering, deployment and procure to pay processes to meet business production requirements 5) Coordinate timelines, inventories and transitions during material changes so as to minimize transition costs, without impact to CSLs 6) Maintain supplier relations, negotiate prices and oversee contract and follow up on deliveries through completion 7) Create, measure and communicate supplier performance metrics to improve service and reduce costs 8) Engage in reviews with suppliers and internal/external stakeholders based on total cost 9) Work to optimize the total cost and drive productivity savings 10 Minimize and communicate any service related issues to all internal stakeholders 11) Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required (preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply) 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the pet food industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to people with recent experience in procurement management If you think you're a perfect match for this role, you could be just the person to fill the position. Please apply ASAP.]]>
<![CDATA[ Packaging Procurement Manager in , CT]]> Description:  Our client, a leading pet food company, is currently seeking a driven and ambitious Packaging Procurement Manager to join their team. This is a unique opportunity for a highly motivated professional who has a go-getter attitude. 1) Direct the development and execution of standards, controls, policies, procedures and performance metrics to effectively and efficiently manage the acquisition, inventory and deployment and reporting of spend for all packaging materials 2) Develop and execute procure to pay strategies to meet business requirements in accordance to latest and strategic forecasts which includes inventory management, deployment, financial analysis, supplier management, contract management and reporting 3) Coordinate timelines, inventories and transitions during packaging change-overs to minimize write-offs without impact to CSLs and create visibility to financial impact of such changes 4) Negotiate contracts and manage the competitive bid process effectively and efficiently 5) Oversee contract follow up and deliveries 6) Create and communicate supplier metrics to improve service and reduced costs 7) Engage in reviews with suppliers and internal/external stakeholders based on total cost of both goods and services 8) Work to optimize total cost and drive productivity savings 9) Maintain awareness and manage risk associated with key market trends and prices so as to optimize total cost to the company 10) Work with suppliers and internal stakeholders on development of new materials, products or services to optimize opportunity 11) Minimize and communicate any service related issues to all internal stakeholders 12) Manage and measure work and development of one direct report in the area of inventory management and deployment of materials

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required (preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply) 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the pet food industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to people with recent experience in packaging management This role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a great company.]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in , CA]]> Description:  A leading company in the food production industry is currently seeking a Buyer to join their team. For the right candidate, this is a fantastic opportunity with great growth prospects. Details: 1) Manage production forecast and inventory management 2) Negotiate, prepare, and execute PO’s/contracts 3) Develop new and alternate sources, initiate purchase orders to ensure timely delivery and optimize vendor performances for requirements commensurate with quality, service, price and delivery 4) Maintain a purchasing score-card of vendors 5) Communicate manufacturing information and requirements to suppliers 6) Maintain relationships with existing suppliers while seeking new ones 7) React to any changes in customer demand 8) Attend trade events 9) Find the right suppliers 10) Pitch ideas to senior management

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required (preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply) 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the food production industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to people with recent experience in purchasing If you’re a confident communicator with the ability to manage multiple tasks at one time and thrive in a busy atmosphere, this could be a great opportunity for you.]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in , NJ]]> Description:  Our client, a leading food company, is currently seeking an accomplished Buyer to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Purchase frozen foods and vegetables from international suppliers 2) Monitor inventory levels to keep products in stock but not over stocked 3) Negotiate arrangements with suppliers for purchase and distribution of product 4) Build, develop and maintain vendor and business relationships to support functional objectives 5) Compile and manage information related to scheduling and inventory 6) Assess supplier capabilities to qualify them as new source 7) Review supplier performance metrics on a regular basis, identifying opportunities for improvement 8) Identify potential new products and suppliers as well as new sources of revenue 9) Solicit promotions, discounts from all suppliers and payment terms favorable to the company 10) Analyze industry trends and procurement performance to support company requirements

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required (preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply) 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the food industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to people with recent experience in purchasing This position is critical to the team and requires a qualified individual to fill the role… someone with a real go-getter attitude!]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in , MO]]> Description:  We are on the lookout for a driven individual with a passion for the distribution and outsourcing industry. One of our clients is looking to add a strong Packaging Buyer to their team: 1) Confer with existing vendors to obtain product information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule 2) Maintain awareness of market trends, technology and food safety 3) Communicate with vendors to find out status of an order 4) Communicate effectively with all department supervisors and at all levels of the organization 5) Contact vendors regarding discrepancies with quantity and quality 6) Interface with all departments and resolve problems and issues 7) Review bid proposals and negotiate contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority 8) Maintain inventory control 9) Analyze data to optimize inventory levels 10) Communicate favorable purchasing opportunities to management

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required (preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply) 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the distribution and outsourcing industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to people with recent experience in purchasing If you’d like to be part of this rare opportunity and feel you can contribute to the company’s growth, let us know by submitting your resume and application.]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Agent in , MO]]> Description:  Our client, a leading distribution and outsourcing company, is currently seeking a driven and ambitious Purchasing Agent to join their team. This is a unique opportunity for a highly motivated professional who has a go-getter attitude. 1) Work efficiently with internal departments 2) Confirm available inventory items by verifying stock and scheduling delivery 3) Purchase raw materials and other operating supplies and/or services in timely manner to support the manufacturing of finished foods and new product development 4) Co-ordinate with vendors to obtain information concerning product, negotiate price, ability or vendor to provide product or service of delivery date 5) Demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions 6) Co-ordinate purchasing activities with manufacturing, planning and other departments to acquire inventory in a cost effective and timely manner 7) Track and maintain proper levels of stocked inventory 8) Work with suppliers to order and expedite product shipments and deliveries 9) Analyze price proposals, financial reports and other data to determine reasonable prices 10) Analyze and process purchase requisitions assigned by the Manager

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required (preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply) 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the distribution and outsourcing industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to people with recent experience in purchasing This position is critical to the team and requires a qualified individual to fill the role... someone with a real go-getter attitude!]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in , MO]]> Description:  Our client, a leading meat company, is currently seeking a driven and ambitious Purchasing Manager to join their team. This is a unique opportunity for a highly motivated professional who has a go-getter attitude. 1) Prepare reviews and approve purchase order placement for accuracy and optimal delivery and pricing 2) Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures 3) Participate in the development of specifications for services, equipment, products, supplies, or substitute materials 4) Arrange meetings, prepare and present reports, and provide information to identify purchasing requirements 5) Create purchasing plans and vendor performance objectives, and report performance against plan and business objectives 6) Obtain purchased items by forwarding orders to suppliers, monitor and expedite orders and supervise supply contracts, as required 7) Keep information accessible by sorting and filing documents 8) Provide purchase planning and control information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends 9) Set up meetings with vendors to negotiate improved pricing, product quality, delivery and formulating policies with suppliers 10) Forecast requirements and order products to meet sales demands 11) Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy, then authorize payment for purchases by forwarding receiving documentation 12) Attend internal product development meetings to identify new product demands, schedules, and procurement needs 13) Review, evaluate and recommend specifications for issuing and awarding bids to suppliers through RFQ process 14) Forward available inventory items by verifying stock and schedule the deliveries accordingly 15) Obtain recommendations from suppliers for substitute items, and approval from the requisitioning department 16) Perform other duties as required

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required (preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply) 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the meat industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to people with recent purchasing and sourcing experience If you’re a confident communicator with the ability to manage multiple tasks at one time and thrive in a busy atmosphere, this could be a great opportunity for you.]]>
<![CDATA[ Sales & Procurement Coordinator in , TX]]> Description:  A brilliant opportunity exists for an outstanding individual capable of fitting in to this very rewarding Sales & Procurement Coordinator role. Our client, a leading food packaging company, is looking to hire someone who can bring additional value to the role. If you’re dedicated and energetic, and can ensure thorough attention to detail at all times, this could be the perfect role for you. 1) Assist in distributing marketing materials to customers as well as potential customers 2) Draft and submit purchase orders to vendors and/or suppliers for inventory and non-inventory items 3) Procure raw materials for production in SAP System 4) Develop and maintain raw material specifications with coordination of R&D 5) Order ongoing supplies for the facility needed for production, sanitation and everyday use for operating the facility 6) Assist in maintaining shared drive files including Personnel, Procurement, R&D, Sales, etc. 7) Assist in special projects such as preparing PowerPoint presentations used by the Marketing team for potential customers 8) Develop and maintain pricing proposal spreadsheets, and proposed offers to customers and/or potential customers 9) Work with customer based web systems in setting up new products or new supplier agreements 10) Set high standards and measures of excellence to ensure quality assurance in every aspect of work performed 11) Adhere to all company policies and procedures 12) Follow detailed procedures to ensure accuracy in the entry and reporting of data 13) Identify and resolve issues timely by gathering and analyzing information skillfully

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required (preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply) 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the food packaging industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to people with recent experience in sales & procurement This position is critical to the team and requires a qualified individual to fill the role... someone with a real go-getter attitude!]]>
<![CDATA[ Supply Chain Planner in , AB]]> Description:  Our client, a leading company in the meat industry, is currently recruiting a Supply Chain Buyer/Planner to provide leadership and energy to its supply chain management team. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a corporate culture that is known for having an innovative and growth oriented vision. Responsibilities include: 1) Provide backorder reports on stock purchases 2) Maintain the inventory ledger and ensure its accuracy 3) Review purchase requisitions for accuracy and completeness 4) Process requisitions and purchase orders in SAP 5) Seek new suppliers based on best price, quality, availability, reliability, and technical support 6) Review performance of preferred suppliers on a regular basis 7) Follow up on orders placed with suppliers 8) Track market conditions and price trends 9) Manage receiving of goods 10) Ensure items received are in good condition 11) Assist the Supply Chain Manager as needed

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required (preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply) 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the meat industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to people with recent experience in supply chain management This could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the right person who is looking to make a positive career change. If you think this could be you, please apply!]]>
<![CDATA[ Procurement Manager in , NJ]]> Description:  Our client, a leading meat company, is currently recruiting a Procurement Manager to provide leadership and energy to its Procurement Management Team. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a corporate culture that is known for having an innovative and growth oriented vision. Responsibilities include: 1) Analyze and evaluate sources and pricing alternatives to control costs and meet targeted price points 2) Build, develop and maintain vendor and business relationships to support functional objectives 3) Assess supplier capabilities to qualify them as new sources 4) Lead supplier selection and supplier qualification activities 5) Review supplier performance metrics on a regular basis, identifying opportunities for improvement 6) Monitor and manage supply base risk and develop business continuity plans 7) Analyze industry trends and procurement performance to support company requirements 8) Solicit promotions and discounts from all suppliers and payment terms favorable to the company 9) Incorporate product quality specifications into all purchase orders to maintain high company quality standards 10) Compile and manage information related to scheduling and inventory

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required (preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply) 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the meat industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to people with recent experience in procurement management If you think you're a perfect match for this role, you could be just the person to fill the position. Please apply ASAP.]]>
<![CDATA[ Procurement Manager in , NJ]]> Description:  Our client is a leading meat company and is currently seeking an accomplished Procurement Manager to join the team. Here is an overview of the role: 1) Analyze and evaluate sources and pricing alternatives to control costs and meet targeted price points 2) Build, develop and maintain vendor and business relationships to support functional objectives 3) Assess supplier capabilities to qualify them as new sources 4) Lead supplier selection and supplier qualification activities 5) Review supplier performance metrics on a regular basis, identifying opportunities for improvement 6) Monitor and manage supply base risk and develop business continuity plans 7) Analyze industry trends and procurement performance to support company requirements 8) Solicit promotions and discounts from all suppliers and payment terms favorable to the company 9) Incorporate product quality specifications into all purchase orders to maintain high company quality standards 10) Compile and manage information related to scheduling and inventory

Requirements:  1) A university degree is required (preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply) 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the meat industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to people with recent experience in procurement management This role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a great company.]]>
<![CDATA[ Senior Buyer in , NY]]> Description:  Our client, a leading food company, is currently seeking a Sr. Buyer to join their team. For the right candidate, this is a fantastic opportunity with great growth prospects. Details: 1) Work well under pressure in a high volume environment 2) Create, monitor and respond to movement reports 3) Import products from foreign markets such as dry goods, meat, produce, seafood, etc. 4) Recommend and implement process improvements 5) Establish strategic relationships with key suppliers 6) Foster close working relationships with associated departments 7) Improve purchasing methods 8) Support all system testing/validation to ensure business requirements are met 9) Prepare and issue orders in a timely manner 10) Maintain high personal safety and environmental standards

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply) 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the food industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to people having recent experience in buying If you believe you have the ability to excel in this role, this could be the right opportunity to work with a great company in the food industry.]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Agent in  , WI]]> Description:  If you’re someone who is game for a challenge and has the purchasing experience our client – a leading beverage/packaging company - is looking for a Purchasing Agent. This could be the best opportunity out there for you! Read on… 1) Assist with all aspects of incoming and outgoing shipments 2) Establish effective inventory controls, record all materials and schedule timely shipments 3) Manage the sourcing of ingredients and packaging materials for beverage products 4) Assist with negotiating supply contracts for ingredients and packaging materials 5) Qualify vendors for raw materials and packaging components with the R&D and QA departments 6) Establish effective supply chain and inventory controls with the Production Department 7) Schedule shipments of raw materials and finished goods to and from the facility 8) Establish economic order quantities for applicable ingredients and packaging 9) Review all purchase orders and material requirements to ensure needed parts are in inventory 10) Interact with other departments, including Production, QA and R&D Requirements: 1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply) 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in the beverage/packaging industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to people having recent experience in purchasing If you find yourself to be a perfect match for this role, you could be just the person to fill the position. Please apply ASAP.

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<![CDATA[ Senior Buyer in Houston, TX]]> Description:  We are on the lookout for a driven individual with a passion for the meat industry. One of our clients is looking to add a strong Senior Buyer to their team:1) Negotiate prices and make purchases for plant locations2) Introduce new items from suppliers to the various sales departments3) Process purchase orders and follow-up with vendors and end-users throughout the procurement process4) Report and escalate any potential purchase order issues, as related to non-compliance on lead times, need-by-dates, and price increases5) Verify all vendor costs, quality and levels of service6) Identify potential suppliers7) Develop market knowledge and contacts for new and alternate products8) Conduct research to ascertain market trends and needs9) Comply with all purchasing policies and procedures10) Create reports and statistics to analyze trends as needed

Requirements:  1) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)2) Recent experience in the meat industry is strongly preferred3) Preference will be given to people having recent experience in purchasingThis role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a great company.]]>
<![CDATA[ Senior Buyer in Tulsa, OK]]> Description:  We are on the lookout for a driven individual with a passion for the meat industry. One of our clients is looking to add a strong Senior Buyer to their team:1) Negotiate prices and make purchases for plant locations2) Introduce new items from suppliers to the various sales departments3) Process purchase orders and follow-up with vendors and end-users throughout the procurement process4) Report and escalate any potential purchase order issues, as related to non-compliance on lead times, need-by-dates, and price increases5) Verify all vendor costs, quality and levels of service6) Identify potential suppliers7) Develop market knowledge and contacts for new and alternate products8) Conduct research to ascertain market trends and needs9) Comply with all purchasing policies and procedures10) Create reports and statistics to analyze trends as needed

Requirements:  1) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)2) Recent experience in the meat industry is strongly preferred3) Preference will be given to people having recent experience in purchasingThis role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a great company.]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in , ON]]> Description:  A brilliant opportunity exists for an outstanding individual capable of fitting in to this very rewarding Buyer role. Our client is looking to hire someone who can bring in additional value to the role; so if you're someone who is dedicated, energetic and can ensure thorough attention to detail at all times, this could be the perfect role for you.1) Analyze specifications and determine best source for procurement of products2) Obtain oral/written quotations from suppliers3) Negotiate prices, terms and agreements with suppliers4) Ensure availability of materials to support sales and production requirements5) Establish and maintain effective communication with suppliers and department heads6) Attain cost reduction goals7) Monitor inventory levels and supplier performance8) Establish and monitor logistics for incoming shipments9) Analyze problems leading to root-cause identification and establishing effective corrective action10) Participate in quality improvement process

Requirements:  1) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)2) Recent experience in the beverage equipment manufacturing industry is strongly preferred3) Preference will be given to people having recent experience in purchasingOur client is seeking an enthusiastic individual who can bring added value and a new approach to their business. If you believe this is a challenge you can be successful at, please apply ASAP.]]>
<![CDATA[ Senior Buyer in , LA]]> Description:  We are on the lookout for a driven individual with a passion for the meat industry. One of our clients is looking to add a strong Senior Buyer to their team:1) Negotiate prices and make purchases for plant locations2) Introduce new items from suppliers to the various sales departments3) Process purchase orders and follow-up with vendors and end-users throughout the procurement process4) Report and escalate any potential purchase order issues, as related to non-compliance on lead times, need-by-dates, and price increases5) Verify all vendor costs, quality and levels of service6) Identify potential suppliers7) Develop market knowledge and contacts for new and alternate products8) Conduct research to ascertain market trends and needs9) Comply with all purchasing policies and procedures10) Create reports and statistics to analyze trends as needed

Requirements:  1) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)2) Recent experience in the meat industry is strongly preferred3) Preference will be given to people having recent experience in purchasingThis role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a great company.]]>
<![CDATA[ Procurement Manager in New York City, NY]]> Description:  We are on the lookout for a driven individual with a passion for the beverage industry. One of our clients is looking to add a strong Procurement Manager to their team:1) Develop and implement strategies for purchasing area aligned with the company's beverage objectives2) Create an environment for employees aligned with the company culture through constant communication and reinforcement3) Develop and implement strategies for attracting and retaining employees4) Maintain procurement/pricing files5) Conduct periodic supplier reviews to monitor supplier performance and financial stability6) Develop and implement strategies and practices that support employee engagement7) Maintain at par levels of stock and complete requisition for additional supplies as appropriate8) Maintain and research pricing for all purchased goods9) Maintain all records needed for accounting10) Manage the operation of the Purchasing Department, and train employees on proper goods receiving and storage methods

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the beverage industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people having recent experience in procurement managementThis role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a great company.]]>
<![CDATA[ Procurement Manager in Philadelphia, PA]]> Description:  We are on the lookout for a driven individual with a passion for the beverage industry. One of our clients is looking to add a strong Procurement Manager to their team:1) Develop and implement strategies for purchasing area aligned with the company's beverage objectives2) Create an environment for employees aligned with the company culture through constant communication and reinforcement3) Develop and implement strategies for attracting and retaining employees4) Maintain procurement/pricing files5) Conduct periodic supplier reviews to monitor supplier performance and financial stability6) Develop and implement strategies and practices that support employee engagement7) Maintain at par levels of stock and complete requisition for additional supplies as appropriate8) Maintain and research pricing for all purchased goods9) Maintain all records needed for accounting10) Manage the operation of the Purchasing Department, and train employees on proper goods receiving and storage methods

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the beverage industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people having recent experience in procurement managementThis role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a great company.]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Assistant in Phoenix, AZ]]> Description:  One of our clients, who specializes in foodservice, is looking for a go-getter to add to their Purchasing Team.1) Source vendors for purchasing of ingredients & other raw materials2) Negotiate price with vendors3) Run purchase order reports and follow-up with vendors on component deliveries4) Follow-up with vendors on order receipts and delivery schedules5) Edit final receiver reconciliation of incoming goods6) Perform faxing and emailing signed purchase orders to vendors7) Follow-up on appropriate import paperwork with vendors & custom brokers8) Follow-up on outstanding vendor quotes and vendor samples as directed by Manager9) Liaise with suppliers on store deliveries of related projects10) Monitor markets and inventory levels

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the foodservice industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people having recent experience in purchasingIf you imagine yourself working for an excellent company whose employees believe in team work and making great contributions to the industry, this could be a golden opportunity for you.]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Assistant in San Jose, CA]]> Description:  One of our clients, who specializes in foodservice, is looking for a go-getter to add to their Purchasing Team.1) Source vendors for purchasing of ingredients & other raw materials2) Negotiate price with vendors3) Run purchase order reports and follow-up with vendors on component deliveries4) Follow-up with vendors on order receipts and delivery schedules5) Edit final receiver reconciliation of incoming goods6) Perform faxing and emailing signed purchase orders to vendors7) Follow-up on appropriate import paperwork with vendors & custom brokers8) Follow-up on outstanding vendor quotes and vendor samples as directed by Manager9) Liaise with suppliers on store deliveries of related projects10) Monitor markets and inventory levels

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the foodservice industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people having recent experience in purchasingIf you imagine yourself working for an excellent company whose employees believe in team work and making great contributions to the industry, this could be a golden opportunity for you.]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Assistant in , CA]]> Description:  One of our clients, who specializes in foodservice, is looking for a go-getter to add to their Purchasing Team.1) Source vendors for purchasing of ingredients & other raw materials2) Negotiate price with vendors3) Run purchase order reports and follow-up with vendors on component deliveries4) Follow-up with vendors on order receipts and delivery schedules5) Edit final receiver reconciliation of incoming goods6) Perform faxing and emailing signed purchase orders to vendors7) Follow-up on appropriate import paperwork with vendors & custom brokers8) Follow-up on outstanding vendor quotes and vendor samples as directed by Manager9) Liaise with suppliers on store deliveries of related projects10) Monitor markets and inventory levels

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the foodservice industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people having recent experience in purchasingIf you imagine yourself working for an excellent company whose employees believe in team work and making great contributions to the industry, this could be a golden opportunity for you.]]>
<![CDATA[ Procurement Manager in , NJ]]> Description:  We are on the lookout for a driven individual with a passion for the beverage industry. One of our clients is looking to add a strong Procurement Manager to their team:1) Develop and implement strategies for purchasing area aligned with the company's beverage objectives2) Create an environment for employees aligned with the company culture through constant communication and reinforcement3) Develop and implement strategies for attracting and retaining employees4) Maintain procurement/pricing files5) Conduct periodic supplier reviews to monitor supplier performance and financial stability6) Develop and implement strategies and practices that support employee engagement7) Maintain at par levels of stock and complete requisition for additional supplies as appropriate8) Maintain and research pricing for all purchased goods9) Maintain all records needed for accounting10) Manage the operation of the Purchasing Department, and train employees on proper goods receiving and storage methods

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the beverage industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people having recent experience in procurement managementThis role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a great company.]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Agent in , NY]]> Description:  Our client is currently seeking a driven and ambitious Purchasing Agent to join their team. This is a unique opportunity for a highly motivated professional who has a go-getter attitude.1) Ensure competent quality execution of all regular purchasing duties and administrative works, including but not limited to order processing and scheduling2) Maintain complete updated purchasing records/data and pricing in the system3) Ensure necessary materials are present to meet production needs4) Maintain and track vendor documentation and issues, provide reporting and summarize data5) Source new vendors and products, providing market and product knowledge to internal clients when necessary6) Perform cost analysis of products7) Track and maintain commodities data feed from various data sources8) Analyze commodities data to help purchasing decisions9) Maintain vendor relations to gain necessary support from vendors10) Ensure vendor negotiations on pricing terms, delivery and warehousing schedules, etc.

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the food & beverage industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people having recent experience in purchasingIf you find yourself to be a perfect match for this role, you could be just the person to fill the position. Please apply ASAP.]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Purchasing in , PA]]> Description:  A brilliant opportunity exists for an outstanding individual capable of fitting in to this very rewarding Director of Purchasing role. Our client is looking to hire someone who can bring in additional value to the role; so if you're someone who is dedicated, energetic and can ensure thorough attention to detail at all times, this could be the perfect role for you.1) Review, analyze and lead strategic sourcing and procurement activities in a cost effective and timely manner2) Manage all areas of inventory and ordering3) Develop purchasing strategy in support of overall business objectives4) Source & purchase raw materials, grain, finished goods & packaging at negotiated best price5) Manage vendor performance and relationships6) Lead supplier business reviews and drive supplier performance improvements7) Be responsible for the negotiation and administration of purchase contracts with suppliers to achieve favorable terms and reduce costs8) Schedule on time receipt of materials9) Manage inventory levels as required by production schedule and customer orders10) Manage financial, operational and quality results

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the pet food industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in purchasingOur client provides their employees with support in an environment that promotes growth and success. If you share the same passion, they welcome your application for consideration!]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Agent in , WI]]> Description:  We are on the lookout for a driven individual with a passion for the ingredients and packaged food industry. One of our clients is looking to add a strong Purchasing Agent to their team:1) Deal primarily with sourcing ingredients and packaging materials2) Assist with all aspects of incoming and outgoing shipments3) Establish effective inventory controls, record all materials, and schedule timely shipments4) Manage the sourcing of ingredients and packaging materials for beverage products 5) Assist with negotiating supply contracts for ingredients and packaging materials6) Qualify vendors for raw materials and packaging components with the R&D and QA departments7) Establish effective supply chain and inventory controls with the Production Department 8) Schedule shipments of raw materials and finished goods to and from the facility 9) Establish economic order quantities for applicable ingredients and packaging10) Perform other duties as required

Requirements:  1) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)2) Recent experience in the ingredients and packaged food industry is strongly preferred3) Preference will be given to people having recent experience in PurchasingIf you imagine yourself working for an excellent company whose employees believe in team work and making great contributions to the industry, this could be a golden opportunity for you.]]>
<![CDATA[ Seafood Buyer in , BC]]> Description:  A leading company in the foodservice industry is currently seeking a Seafood Buyer/Trader to join their team. For the right candidate, this is a fantastic opportunity with great growth prospects. Details:1) Buy seafood from industry sources2) Co-ordinate activities with company's processing and sales teams3) Negotiate with current suppliers to achieve best price & stock availability4) Work with suppliers for stock deadlines for customers5) Liaise with warehouse regarding stock control6) Review and execute purchase requisitions in a timely manner7) Work closely with inventory to ensure seafood quality and volume requirements8) Negotiate prices, terms and quality requirements9) Resolve complex delivery or other related problems with purchases and invoices10) Analyze market trends and cost factors for materials

Requirements:  1) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)2) Recent experience in the foodservice industry is strongly preferred3) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in purchasing/procurementOur client is seeking an enthusiastic individual who can bring added value and a new approach to their business. If you believe this is a challenge you can be successful at, please apply ASAP.]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in , KY]]> Description:  Our client is a leading food company and is currently seeking an accomplished Purchasing Manager to join the team. Here is an overview of the role:1) Co-ordinate and supervise all aspects of purchasing of packaging, raw materials and ingredients, inventory control with a support function to warehouse for cycle counts, etc.2) Co-ordinate purchases using an approved purchasing process for raw materials, packaging supplies and services with certified vendors in the most financially advantageous manner possible3) Source and screen potential suppliers in accordance with established vendor certification guidelines4) Co-ordinate bid processes for suppliers according to established guidelines5) Provide assistance as needed in the development of new products i.e. packaging design, new ingredients, labels, etc.6) Maintain specification manual of all purchased raw material specifications in accordance with established guidelines7) Maintain historical pricing on commodities8) Schedule incoming production materials as needed to prevent out of stock situations9) Monitor inventory accuracy and investigating material variances exceeding established guidelines10) Monitor receiving of inventory into computer system11) Reconcile invoices that do not match receiving and purchase order amounts12) Provide report to Plant Manager for direction and supervision13) Work with plant personnel, warehouse managers and shift supervisors to ensure optimal procurement of raw materials and other services14) Interact with vendors to secure necessary products and services15) Procure adequate raw materials and other services in a timely manner16) Obtain bids and provide recommendations on major purchases to the executive group17) Review and update SQF policies and procedures on a regular basis

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in food industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in purchasing managementThis role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a great company.]]>
<![CDATA[ Senior Buyer in Southern California, CA]]> Description:  Our client is currently seeking a driven and ambitious Senior Buyer to join their team. This is a unique opportunity for a highly motivated professional who has a go-getter attitude.1) Ensure all aspects of driving sales, margin and turn within category of responsibility2) Execute assortment plans, product selection/sourcing, pricing, vendor negotiations and promotional marketing in collaboration with Division Merchandise Manager and within company plans3) Create reports to analyze sales, margin and inventory and identify trends and recommend and execute business opportunities to minimize risks4) Maintain accurate vendor and item information to best control procurement and logistical flow of merchandise until it reaches our customer5) Research and negotiate vendor base to identify the best value for company's customer6) Evaluate, select, design and develop merchandise for both core and non-core distribution and presentation in store7) Supervise, train and develop team partners to support total development8) Confer with suppliers to obtain product or service information such as price, availability and delivery schedule9) Utilize Enterprise Resource Management systems to monitor purchasing process and eventual order acceptance10) Research and resolve product discrepancies related to product quantity and quality

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the wholesale grocery industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in purchasingThis role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a great company.]]>
<![CDATA[ Poultry Buyer in , GA]]> Description:  A brilliant opportunity exists for an outstanding individual capable of fitting in to this very rewarding Poultry Buyer role. Our client is looking to hire someone who can bring in additional value to the role; so if you're someone who is dedicated, energetic and can ensure thorough attention to detail at all times, this could be the perfect role for you.1) Purchase proteins and materials to meet usage requirements and schedule for operations2) Ensure poultry operations are meeting and exceeding objectives3) Negotiate prices and pricing agreements for best value and to ensure supplies 4) Lead efforts in the research, selection and management of supplier relationships for protein categories5) Co-ordinate with operations to ensure the timing and use of frozen meat inventory6) Recommend, manage and execute strategic inventory and other forward pricing programs7) Participate in regular performance, business and financial reviews with suppliers8) Ensure that data is accurate and maintained in a timely manner for a supplier scorecard9) Ensure that suppliers are informed of their scorecard results and that appropriate actions are completed10) Prepare yearly product pricing forecasts for the company's annual operating plan and budget11) Review this forecast on a regular basis12) Monitor relevant commodity markets to ensure forecasting accuracy for contract negotiations and product pricing13) Ensure all food safety programs are fully implemented14) Identify, implement and monitor continuous improvement and on-going cost reductions in conjunction with the productivity projects identified

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the meat/poultry industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in purchasingOur client is seeking an enthusiastic individual who can bring added value and a new approach to their business. If you believe this is a challenge you can be successful at, please apply ASAP.]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in , OH]]> Description:  A leading company in the healthcare industry is currently seeking a Purchasing Manager, Ingredients/Dairy to join their team. For the right candidate, this is a fantastic opportunity with great growth prospects. Details:   1) Maintain records of goods ordered and received 2) Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment 3) Review purchase order claims and contracts with conformance to company policy 4) Co-ordinate with engineers and management to identify all new product requirements to meet all business requirements 5) Conduct research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality 6) Analyze all market conditions and prepare estimate of all cost trends and administer inventory level of products to ensure maximization of all assets 7) Design and execute all sourcing strategies for various product categories and integrate all processes to ensure continuous improvements to processes 8) Assist Quality Department and maintain quality of all vendor products and supervise all contracts in coordination with vendors 9) Collaborate with various departments to develop and implement all purchasing strategies for products and maintain records of all invoices 10) Control Purchasing Department budgets

Requirements:  1) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 2) Recent experience in the healthcare industry is strongly preferred 3) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in purchasing management If you imagine yourself working for an excellent company whose employees believe in team work and making great contributions to the industry, this could be a golden opportunity for you.]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Purchasing in , IL]]> Description:  Our client is seeking a passionate and dedicated individual with a minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar Director of Purchasing role.1) Be responsible for the direction of the materials management and purchasing function to achieve service, cost and inventory goals as well as the development of best in class processes to drive service level improvement2) Work across functional boundaries to ensure high level of customer service and satisfaction relative to inventory service levels and management and communication of inventory failures3) Lead a team who source, select suppliers and purchase of raw materials at the most cost effective price, ensuring the meeting of quality standards and delivery requirements4) Oversee procurement of raw materials and ingredients through the development and implementation of commodity strategy plans and the management of supplier relationship and use of MRP system5) Oversee the qualification process of new vendors6) Represent the company's best interest in negotiation of contracts and services and the formulation of effective policies and pricing with suppliers, vendors and delivery systems and hold each accountable to the terms and conditions of the contracts and internal budgets7) Identify new vendors and suppliers of materials and supplies to determine current pricing levels, product availability and terms and conditions of sales and delivery systems8) Resolve current vendor grievances and claims and replace them as necessary9) Discuss defective or unacceptable new goods or services with users, vendors and others to determine cause of problem and take corrective and preventative action10) Oversee procurement forecast needs11) Oversee the purchasing process, requisitions and purchase orders for supplies, review the records of goods orders and received, verify inventory records and levels, verify all pricing and volumes, develop and implement purchasing standards, contract management instructions and policies and procedures12) Lead supplier relationship management and contract compliance monitoring by partnering with key business stakeholders to develop and track key supplier performance metrics13) Work with key business partners and senior leadership to gain a solid understanding of strategic direction and supply requirements, corporate business objectives and priorities to develop sourcing plans and global/regional strategies for procurement of materials14) Drive the investigation of vendor performance issues and develop solutions to ensure overall performance and quality15) Provide effective communication both internally and externally with vendors16) Lead supplier relationship management by establishing principles, processes and tools to consistently manage suppliers

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the snack food industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in purchasing managementOur client provides their employees with support in an environment that promotes growth and success. If you share the same passion, they welcome your application for consideration!]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Procurement in , WA]]> Description:  A leading company in the baked goods/grocery/deli industry is currently seeking a Director of Procurement to join their team. For the right candidate, this is a fantastic opportunity with great growth prospects. Details:1) Identify needs and potential suppliers2) Accept delivery of products and inspect the products3) Identify potential cost savings and develop and oversee budget4) Prepare a plan for the purchase of equipment, services and supplies5) Ensure compliance with rules and regulations and oversee procurement staff6) Maintain vendor relationships7) Analyze procurement requirements and select the most appropriate methods based on interpretation and assessment of established policies, practices and experience8) Provide advice and guidance to clients on procurement matters, and coach clients on relevant processes9) Review and approve invoices for payment10) Analyze, negotiate and prepare contractual agreements, ensuring appropriate terms and conditions

Requirements:  1) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)2) Recent experience in the baked goods/grocery/deli industry is strongly preferred3) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in procurement and vendor relationsThis role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a great company.]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in , NY]]> Description:  A leading company in the snack food industry is currently seeking a Purchasing Manager to join their team. For the right candidate, this is a fantastic opportunity with great growth prospects. Details:1) Provide a high level of purchasing support to the field by resolving problems and answering questions, which may involve communicating with various vendors2) Assist in opening of new accounts by helping to determine appropriate vendors, process credit applications and arrange for necessary equipment3) Co-ordinate online order training by supplier and coordinate first deliveries, in some cases4) Identify, track and audit all vendor programs for accuracy5) Analyze and evaluate vendor proposals to determine value to the company6) Implement programs that are awarded and follow through to completion at the facility level7) Participate in meetings, trainings, etc. for the purpose of conveying and gathering information required performing job function8) Perform a wide variety of spreadsheet and analytical assignments which are used to negotiate with vendors, determine areas of cost savings, and measure adherence to company's program at the facility level9) Participate in the proposal process by working with the Operations team to identify potential suppliers10) Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the snack food industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people who have recent experience in purchasing managementIf you're a confident communicator with the ability to manage multiple tasks at one time and thrive in a busy atmosphere, this could be a great opportunity for you.]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in , GA]]> Description:  A leading company in the baked goods industry is currently seeking a Purchasing Manager to join their team. For the right candidate, this is a fantastic opportunity with great growth prospects. Details:1) Contract all large volume raw materials when appropriate based on market conditions2) Purchase all raw materials and packaging supplies3) Co-ordinate all items for use in production to ensure that they are available when needed4) Monitor warehouse inventory for all items to keep an appropriate stock level5) Ensure that all minimum and maximum are appropriate in MRP system so that raw materials can be replenished when necessary6) Select low cost / high quality vendors7) Develop and maintain strategic vendor relations8) Work with other departments to co-ordinate new item development and assist with bringing new items to market9) Forecast price trends and their impact on future activities10) Other tasks as assigned

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the baked goods industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people who have recent experience in purchasing managementIf you find yourself to be a perfect match for this role, you could be just the person to fill the position. Please apply ASAP.]]>
<![CDATA[ Ingredient Buyer in , WI]]> Description:  One of our clients, who specializes in liquid feed supplements industry, is looking for a go-getter to add to their Purchasing Team.1) Support and aid in all ingredient buying decisions2) Understand the dynamics of molasses movements during and after the LA grind which includes truck, rail and barge movements3) Work with ingredient suppliers on quality issues concerning their ingredients4) Work directly with plants to make sure that they are storing and handling certain ingredients properly5) Assist in the completion of the monthly price lists6) Provide pricing to Sales Team for "custom" products7) Provide contracts and bookings for products8) Explore for new and/or alternative ingredients and work with company's technical staff to figure out if we can use them and in what products9) Take advantage of buying ahead if ingredients are poised to increase in price10) Forecast and communicate to the Sales Team what prices of ingredients may do in the next month11) Manage pricing structures when significant cost changes occur or experience ingredient shortages, outages, or excesses12) Keep in contact with Sales Team on competitors pricing13) Manage margins on products and look for ways to improve these margins

Requirements:  1) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)2) Recent experience in the liquid feed supplements industry is strongly preferred3) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in purchasingThis position is critical to the team and requires a qualified individual to fill the role... someone with a real go-getter attitude!]]>
<![CDATA[ Senior Buyer in Bay Area, CA]]> Description:  Our client is a leading organic food company and is currently seeking an accomplished Senior Buyer to join the team. Here is an overview of the role:1) Meet purchasing operational standards by contributing purchasing information to strategic plans and reviews, implement production, productivity, quality and customer-service standards, resolve problems and identify purchasing system improvements2) Proactively communicate between sales, demand planning, production scheduling and suppliers to ensure clear understanding, agreement, and communication of all supply requirements3) Purchase and oversee raw materials and company packaging components for production and warehouse needs based upon request from department managers4) Liaise with co-packers5) Work with Quality Assurance personnel in updating quality standards, problem solving and communicating conditions that affect quality in purchasing6) Meet purchasing financial standards by providing annual budget information, monitoring expenditures, identifying variances and implementing corrective actions7) Participate in the development of specifications for products, supplies or substitute materials8) Implement, write and manage contracts, policies and procedures9) Present comprehensive data to VP Operations for buying and contracting decisions, develop and maintain a network of approved vendors10) Conduct regular vendor performance review ensuring best value and service11) Conduct "spend analysis", identify over-purchases and look for cost savings opportunities12) Research, oversee and initiate vendor/supplier relationships and selections13) Negotiate, manage and coordinate vendor agreements14) Create and conduct cost analysis and savings on all projects15) Manage and maintain purchase orders and all executing documents

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the organic food industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people who have recent experience in purchasingIf you find yourself to be a perfect match for this role, you could be just the person to fill the position. Please apply ASAP.]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in , MA]]> Description:  A leading company in the beverage industry is currently seeking a Chemistry Buyer to join their team. For the right candidate, this is a fantastic opportunity with great growth prospects. Details:1) Monitor balances on chemicals to ensure minimum stock levels2) Recommend and implement methods to increase the quality of products and service3) Supports risk and compliance program management4) Manage procurement performance metrics5) Develop and execute purchasing objectives6) Co-ordinate purchasing activities with other supply chain functions7) Implement procedures and work instructions that apply to raw material and container purchasing8) Provide analysis for various quantitative measures for vendors9) Develop material supply market strategy10) Assess material capacity utilization and supply / demand impact

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the beverage industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in purchasing / procurementIf this seems like just the right opportunity to take your career to the next level, please apply - we want to hear from you!]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in , VT]]> Description:  Our client is currently recruiting a Buyer to provide leadership and energy to its Purchasing Team. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a corporate culture that is known for having an innovative and growth oriented vision. Responsibilities include:1) Ensure credit control, collection and reporting2) Maintain accounts receivable insurance program3) Assist General Manager as appropriate and in report preparation4) Oversee local accounts payable function and ensure coordination with central accounts payable5) Manage administrative and customer service employees6) Maintain all payroll records and local payroll reporting7) Ensure union dues billing, health & welfare, pension payments and reconciliation8) Comply with administrative policy and procedures9) Handle corporate requests for information10) Adhere to all company policies, procedures and safety rules as stated in the employee handbook and otherwise posted or communicated11) Maintain good communications with other departments such as Sales, Accounting and Warehouse to ensure proper inventory and cash flow

Requirements:  1) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)2) Recent experience in the packaged goods industry is strongly preferred3) Preference will be given to people who have recent experience in purchasingThis role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a great company.]]>
<![CDATA[ Supply Chain and Procurement Manager in , GA]]> Description:  Are you a confident communicator with the ability to manage multiple tasks at one time? Do you thrive in a busy atmosphere? Then you could be the ideal individual to join this globally recognized organization based in Georgia.1) Develop and meet cost reduction targets2) Co-ordinate category savings programs and track and report savings3) Maintain cost and product / service information in current and future procurement systems and support the utilization of e-procurement technologies4) Develop performance processes to incorporate metrics and establish continuous improvement plans5) Manage product discontinuations or changes6) Obtain stakeholder feedback and communicate program progress (including key performance metrics and program benefits) to internal stakeholders7) Reduce the supplier base8) Oversee and manage category savings programs that are relevant and provide cost reductions for operations9) Utilize creative approach to reduce total cost10) Capitalize on supplier capabilities and market trends

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the meat/poultry industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in procurement managementIf this seems like just the right opportunity to take your career to the next level, please apply - we want to hear from you!]]>
<![CDATA[ Senior Buyer in , OH]]> Description:  We are on the lookout for a driven individual with a passion for the food industry. One of our clients is looking to add a strong Senior Buyer to their team:1) Work with vendors and production to resolve defective material claims2) Control inventory and maintain it within company parameters3) Maintain positive working relationship with internal and external customers4) Monitor, analyze and improve procurement logistics processes and procedures5) Maintain strong working relationships and communications directly with suppliers6) Review vendor performance regularly7) Maintain purchase order status and shipment tracking information8) Ensure that all goods and services are acquired in accordance with current purchasing policies and procedures9) Participate in the supplier assessment process10) Maintain up to date records on pricing for each raw ingredient and packaging item11) Interpret appropriate market research

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the food industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in purchasingThis is an amazing opportunity for someone who isn't afraid of rolling up their sleeves to get things done and has a great attitude. Our client believes in adding value to each and every thing they do and are looking for someone with similar values.]]>
<![CDATA[ Procurement Analyst in , IN]]> Description:  A leading company in the pet food industry is currently seeking a Procurement Analyst to join their team. For the right candidate, this is a fantastic opportunity with great growth prospects. Details:1) Support procurement initiated projects2) Engage in continuous improvement, process enhancements and process failure resolution initiatives3) Communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyze information needs and functional requirements4) Monitor project progress regularly so as to report project status to procurement management5) Provide recommendations on all procurement related issues, plans, reports, trainings and metrics6) Analyze industry trends and market competitions to develop business improvement initiatives7) Identify and develop standard processes8) Develop and maintain strong customer relationships9) Develop best practices, work processes, systems and tools10) Investigate and identify potential new suppliers and vendors11) Communicate plant needs with supply chain coordinator

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the pet food industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in procurement analysisIf you believe you have the ability to excel in this role, this could be the right opportunity to work with a great company in the pet food industry.]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Procurement in , TX]]> Description:  A brilliant opportunity exists for an outstanding individual capable of fitting in to this very rewarding Director of Procurement role. Our client is looking to hire someone who can bring in additional value to the role; so if you're someone who is dedicated, energetic and can ensure thorough attention to detail at all times, this could be the 'perfect' role for you.1) Procure all meat proteins (beef, chicken, pork, turkey)2) Manage $80+M in annual spend3) Negotiate pricing for spot buys and forward contracts4) Manage vendor performance, quality, timeliness and responsiveness5) Establish vendor master purchase agreements6) Work closely with sales & operations to forecast material demand8) Interface successfully with the company's various business units and departments7) Work with senior management to develop raw material hedging strategies9) Develop and execute a long-term strategy to facilitate improvements for procurement services10) Identify areas for improvement to continually drive performance and business results11) Develop sourcing and procurement activities that support key business objectives

Requirements:  1) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)2) Recent experience in the meat industry is strongly preferred3) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in procurement managementIf you imagine yourself working for an excellent company whose employees believe in team work and making great contributions to the industry, this could be a golden opportunity for you.]]>
<![CDATA[ Senior Buyer in , WI]]> Description:  Our client is currently recruiting a Senior Buyer to provide leadership and energy to its purchasing team. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a corporate culture that is known for having an innovative and growth oriented vision. Responsibilities include:1) Interpret and communicate purchasing procedures and policies to departments, vendors and staff2) Monitor the maintenance of records regarding pricing and ordering of materials, prepares reports analysis and recommendations3) Negotiate contracts and bid proposals4) Analyze departmental purchase requisitions for completeness and accuracy of information5) Learn leading edge purchasing techniques and champion the use of formal category management techniques and processes6) Assist in the preparation of monthly commodity projections and market conditions to various business units7) Evaluate and purchase materials for company facilities at a competitive cost8) Promote value engineering analyses to support ongoing performance improvement and cost reduction9) Manage competitive bid process on a routine and regular basis for all major categories10) Review cost of goods regularly and make substitution recommendations in the interest of cost, quantity, quality or delivery time

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the dairy industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people who have recent experience in purchasingThis role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a great company.]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in , WI]]> Description:  Our client is currently seeking a driven and ambitious Buyer to join their team. This is a unique opportunity for a highly motivated professional who has a go-getter attitude.1) Develop an organization's purchasing strategy2) Evaluate bids and make recommendations based on commercial and technical factors3) Forecast price trends and their impact on future activities4) Liaise between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers5) Conduct research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality6) Maintain relationships with existing suppliers and sourcing new suppliers for future products7) Meet suppliers and negotiating terms of contract8) Analyze consumer buying patterns and predicting future trends9) Monitor and report items/categories/business trends within assigned categories10) Maintain awareness of company's marketing strategies and competitive activity

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the meat industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people who have recent experience in purchasingIf you find yourself to be a perfect match for this role, you could be just the person to fill the position. Please apply ASAP.]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in , FL]]> Description:  Our client is currently seeking a driven and ambitious Buyer to join their team. This is a unique opportunity for a highly motivated professional who has a go-getter attitude.1) Lead category sourcing activities2) Analyze market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability/price and prepare market analysis reports3) Oversee all activities related to procurement of a material, from intent to purchase through delivery of the material4) Utilize cost models/price calculators to ensure pricing for new items is accurate5) Manage the bidding process, review suppliers price quotes and financial reports before negotiating contracts6) Monitor stock and delivery schedules provided by planning team to ensure product ordered is delivered at appropriate time7) Co-ordinate logistic functions with the Shipping Department pertaining to all vendors8) Establish and manage senior executive relationships within the category supply base9) Assist on planning the purchase of indirect materials and supplies10) Monitor supplier performance and help coordinate quarterly business review with key suppliers

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the meat industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people who have recent experience in logistics/distribution managementIf you believe you have the ability to excel in this role, this could be the right opportunity to work with a great company in the meat company.]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in , CA]]> Description:  A brilliant opportunity exists for an outstanding individual capable of fitting in to this very rewarding Buyer role. Our client is looking to hire someone who can bring in additional value to the role; so if you're someone who is dedicated, energetic and can ensure thorough attention to detail at all times, this could be the ?perfect' role for you.1) Perform purchasing/buying duties by analyzing inventory requirements and placing purchase orders for materials/products2) Identify and select vendor to procure requisitioned commodities, meeting criteria such as price, quantity, quality, and delivery date and places orders3) Issue purchase requisition and purchase orders based on the established monthly production plan4) Obtain required documentation of any material as specified by Quality Control Department (Certificate of Analysis, packing list, MSDS, etc.)5) Calculate and co-ordinate packaging/label requirement to ensure a smooth production run of the finished good6) Resolve conflict concerning material at the vendor levels7) Work together with various internal departments including quality control, sourcing, R&D, graphics and resolve any manufacturing process issues related to purchasing/raw materials8) Co-ordinate delivery and confirm with vendor that all materials are consistent with the specification and meeting delivery date9) Work with third party manufacturer or co-packer to ensure timely delivery of ordered material/product10) Control the opening and closing of manufacturing jobs and the flow of materials from suppliers11) Provide support for new product development12) Maintain production documentation13) Perform additional related job duties or projects as instructed by Supervisor

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the nutritional supplements industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in purchasingIf you imagine yourself working for an excellent company whose employees believe in team work and making great contributions to the industry, this could be a golden opportunity for you.]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in , LA]]> Description:  Our client is currently seeking a driven and ambitious Buyer to join their team. This is a unique opportunity for a highly motivated professional who has a go-getter attitude.1) Maintain optimum level of inventory to accomplish service levels2) Evaluate market conditions / trends, pricing, and locating new supply sources, negotiating prices, programs, terms and freight3) Assist sales in the pursuit to increase and add COP items to its existing and new customers4) Know market conditions and pricing for all items bought5) Source new supply opportunities6) Know freight and shipping to optimize cost of goods purchased7) Resolve purchasing problems between department and vendor8) Write and distribute complex and technical bid invitations or requests for proposals9) Examine and analyze departmental purchase requisitions for completeness and accuracy of information10) Analyze and evaluate sources and pricing alternatives to control costs and meet targeted price points

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the meat industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people who have recent experience in purchasingThis position is critical to the team and requires a qualified individual to fill the role... someone with a real go-getter attitude!]]>
<![CDATA[ Assistant Purchasing Manager in , GA]]> Description:  A leading company in the meat industry is currently seeking an Assistant Purchasing Manager to join their team. For the right candidate, this is a fantastic opportunity with great growth prospects. Details:1) Assist Purchasing Manager as needed2) Communicate with sales staff regarding requests to source new items (SKUs) and new manufacturing vendors3) Gather specific detailed item information for sales and purchasing support4) Process requests from sales for up dated pricing from current vendors5) Obtain POS materials and item listings from current vendors and maintain those files on the server6) Assist with purchase order issues, includes communicating with sales about purchase order issues involving customers7) Process purchase orders as needed8) Maintain and organize vendor files and vendor contact information9) Establish and maintain high standards of relationships with suppliers for the most cost-effectiveness and favorable services10) Any other task as assigned by Purchasing & Distribution Manager

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the meat industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in purchasing managementOur client is seeking an enthusiastic individual who can bring added value and a new approach to their business. If you believe this is a challenge you can be successful at, please apply ASAP.]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in , GA]]> Description:  We are on the lookout for a driven individual with a passion for the meat industry. One of our clients is looking to add a strong Buyer to their team:1) Receive and process purchasing requests2) Confirm price, quantity and schedule due date for vendor, warehouse, and carriers for every request3) Input purchase orders into computer system and email to vendor / supplier4) Distribute purchase orders to accounting and warehouse departments same day after entered into computer system including purchase order updates / revisions5) With the goal of optimizing freight to keep shipping costs down, consolidate orders for traffic scheduling6) Follow-up and confirm daily delivery schedules with vendor / suppliers and carriers to ensure that deliveries occur in a time to meet production schedules7) Co-ordinate and schedule in-bound delivery with warehouse to ensure storage requirements can be met and personnel are available8) Monitor and confirm accuracy of inventory status9) Order full product based on lead-times for delivery to meet sales demands10) Resolve problems and issues arising from purchase of services, supplies and equipment with internal and external clients

Requirements:  1) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)2) Recent experience in the meat industry is strongly preferred3) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in purchasingIf you believe you have the ability to excel in this role, this could be the right opportunity to work with a great company in the meat industry.]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in , TX]]> Description:  Our client is a leading food and beverage company. 1) Resolve purchasing problems between department and vendor 2) Conduct staff meetings with sales personnel to introduce new merchandise 3) Ensure production and customer requirements are met in order to avoid any potential production disruptions 4) Manage vendor relationships and supplier contracts 5) Adhere to min/max inventory levels as required and ensure proper management of inventory turns and ordering 6) Investigate potential suppliers to determine if they meet the specified requirements 7) Communicate with internal and external contacts to provide information on materials, quantities, shipping and delivery 8) Review invoices for price and quantity discrepancies and follow guidelines to resolve

Requirements:  1) 2 years of college with coursework in Business Administration, Accounting, or a related field 2) Minimum 3 to 5 years of experience as a buyer 3) Experience with MRP systems 4) Knowledge of purchasing practices and procedures 5) Good team-working and effective organizational skills]]>
<![CDATA[ Central Purchasing Manager in , BC]]> Description:  Our client is a leading food and beverage company. 1) Audit and ensure accuracy of purchase requisitions and vendor invoices prior to payment through the company’s A/P process 2) Monitor proper storage, rotation and security of materials and ensure all products remain wholesome and prevent loses through spoilage 3) Monitor procurement reporting systems to meet company requirements 4) Negotiate complex requests for materials 5) Maximize in-bound supply chain management practices 6) Build, develop and maintain vendor and business relationships to support functional objectives

Requirements:  1) BA in Business or Supply Chain 2) Food experience preferred 3) SAP Materials Management knowledge and experience required 4) Strong negotiation and contract skills 5) Strong supplier management skills 6) Proficient in Microsoft Office 7) 6+ years of experience in purchasing for food and beverage companies 8) Ability to adapt to changing priorities 9) Previous supervisor experience (remote personnel management preferred)]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Purchasing in , WI]]> Description:  Our client is seeking a passionate and dedicated individual with a minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar Director of Purchasing role.1) The Director of Global Purchasing leads, develops, and coaches the matrix structured global Category Management.2) Additionally this position has Regional accountability for the execution of the global strategies on +$150MM of commodity spend in North America.3) This position reports directly to the Vice President of Procurement.4) Leads category strategic activities for a commodity category in all Regions5) Will be the key point of contact for key stakeholders across all regions/businesses on commodity category6) Responsible for development of Global category strategies7) Oversees the process to select and manage global suppliers8) Drives annual productivity improvements in category globally9) Champions the development of risk management strategies in the Category10) Develop and implement regional sourcing strategies for categories in America's Region11) Analyzes market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability/price, and prepares market analysis reports.12) Oversees all activities related to procurement of a material, from intent to purchase through delivery of the material13) Monitors procurement reporting systems to meet company requirements.14) Capture real savings in the region15) Track performance within each spend category and define budgetary impact on P&L16) Recruits and maintains suppliers that provide high quality products and services at a better price while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct.17) Prepares and issues purchase contracts and change notices.18) Prepares and reviews contracts, bids, proposals, and vendor agreements for legal correctness, price, and acceptability of items to specifications19) Reviews and resolves vendor claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the food and beverage industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in purchasingThis is an amazing opportunity for someone who isn't afraid of rolling up their sleeves to get things done and has a great attitude. Our client believes in adding value to each and every thing they do and are looking for someone with similar values.]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in , WI]]> Description:  We are on the lookout for a driven individual with a passion for the food and beverage industry. One of our clients is looking to add a strong Buyer to their team:1) This position will have accountability for $20-40MM + of food or commodity spend.2) The Buyer will actively participate in the strategic sourcing activities for the America's Region, with the goal of achieving significant initial cost reductions, while maintaining/improving product quality and vendor service levels.3) This position is responsible for supporting execution of global category strategies in his/her region and is accountable for implementation of all regional and global cost optimization initiatives that are approved by the category leadership.4) Supports category sourcing activities in the America's Region.5) Analyzes market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability/price, and prepares market analysis reports.6) Oversees all activities related to procurement of a material, from intent to purchase through delivery of the material.7) Monitors procurement reporting systems to meet company requirements.8) Vendor selection and negotiation process for regional vendors.9) Recruits and maintains suppliers that provide high quality products and services at a better price while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct.10) Negotiates complex requests for materials.11) Works day-to-day with the other functions in the region on implementation of category sourcing initiatives.12) Ensures categories are contracted in line with the sourcing strategy to avoid maverick buying.13) Ensures master agreements are properly coded into local contracts for the region.14) Prepares and issues purchase contracts and change notices.15) Prepares and reviews contracts, bids, proposals, and vendor agreements for legal correctness, price, and acceptability of items to specifications.16) Develops and utilizes a system to evaluate vendor quotations with the appropriate negotiation and purchasing techniques to ensure quality, price, delivery, and service.17) Continuously interacts with Global Category Management team.18) Directly solves operational issues with vendors.19) Reviews and resolves vendor claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the food and beverage industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in purchasingThis position is critical to the team and requires a qualified individual to fill the role... someone with a real go-getter attitude!]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in , WI]]> Description:  A leading company in the food and beverage industry is currently seeking a Purchasing Manager to join their team. For the right candidate, this is a fantastic opportunity with great growth prospects. Details:1) This position will have accountability for $50-100MM spend.2) This position is responsible for ensuring execution of global category strategies in America's region and is accountable for implementation of all regional and global cost optimization initiatives.3) Leads category sourcing activities in the America's Region.4) Analyzes market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability/price, and prepares market analysis reports.5) Oversees all activities related to procurement of a material, from intent to purchase through delivery of the material.6) Monitors procurement reporting systems to meet company requirements.7) Capture real savings in the region.8) Track performance within each spend category and define budgetary impact on the company's P&L.9) Vendor selection and negotiation process for regional vendors.10) Recruits and maintains suppliers that provide high quality products and services at a better price while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct.11) Negotiates complex requests for materials.12) Works day-to-day with the other functions in the region on implementation of category sourcing initiatives.13) Ensures categories are contracted in line with the sourcing strategy to avoid maverick buying.14) Ensures master agreements are properly coded into local contracts for the region.15) Prepares and issues purchase contracts and change notices.16) Prepares and reviews contracts, bids, proposals, and vendor agreements for legal correctness, price, and acceptability of items to specifications.17) Develops and utilizes a system to evaluate vendor quotations with the appropriate negotiation and purchasing techniques to ensure quality, price, delivery, and service.18) Continuously interacts with Global Category Management team.19) Ensure early involvement of regional perspective into category strategies.20) Collaborates with team to develop Global Category Strategy.21) Provides substantial input to global risk management strategies.22) Directly solves operational issues with vendors.23) Reviews and resolves vendor claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the food and beverage industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in purchasing managementOur client is seeking an enthusiastic individual who can bring added value and a new approach to their business. If you believe this is a challenge you can be successful at, please apply ASAP.]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in Bay Area, CA]]> Description:  We are on the lookout for a driven individual with a passion for the food & beverage industry. One of our clients is looking to add a strong Purchasing Manager to their team:1) Our client is seeking a Purchasing Manager to lead the supply chain to support the company's continued growth.2) Cost effectively source & secure raw materials in support of baseline business and new product introductions, and to meet sales demand.3) Responsible for proactive communication between sales, demand planning, production scheduling and suppliers to ensure clear understanding, agreement, and communication of all supply requirements.4) Work with Quality Assurance personnel in updating quality standards, problem solving, and communicating conditions that affect quality in purchasing.5) Meet purchasing financial standards by providing annual budget information; monitoring expenditures; identifying variances; implementing corrective actions.6) Participate in the development of specifications for products, supplies or substitute materials.7) Present comprehensive data to VP Operations for buying and contracting decisions; develop and maintain a network of approved vendors.8) Conduct regular Vendor performance reviews ensuring best value and service.9) Conduct 'spend analysis," identify over-purchases and look for cost savings opportunities.10) Supervise Buyers and Planner/Scheduler.11) Purchase and manage all raw materials and company packaging components for production and warehouse needs based upon request from department managers.12) Liaise with co-packers.13) Implement, write and manage all contracts, policies and procedures.14) Research, oversee and initiate all vendor/supplier relationships and selections.15) Negotiate, manage and coordinate all vendor agreements.16) Create and conduct cost analysis and savings on all projects.17) Manage and maintain Purchase Orders and all executing documents.

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the food & beverage industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in purchasing managementThis role is a great opportunity for the right person looking to advance their career with a great company.]]>
<![CDATA[ Senior Buyer in , MA]]> Description:  If you're someone who is game for a challenge and has the purchasing/procurement experience our client is looking for, this could be the best opportunity out there for you! Read on...1) Pricing and Contract negotiations2) Must be able to build strong relationships with suppliers and manage the relationship effectively including resolution of any issues3) Monitor suppliers' performance to ensure that goods and services conform to the contract requirements4) Sourcing and qualifying of new suppliers/vendors5) Manage competitive bid process on a routine and regular basis for all major categories6) Review cost of goods regularly and make substitution recommendations in the interest of cost, quantity, quality or delivery time.7) Work with the Plant Controller to perform cost or price analyses

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the meat/frozen food industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in purchasing/procurementIf you imagine yourself working for an excellent company whose employees believe in team work and making great contributions to the industry, this could be a golden opportunity for you.]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Procurement in , WI]]> Description:  1) Develop sourcing and procurement activities that support key business objectives 2) Maintain strong relationships with key internal stakeholder and suppliers to identify opportunities for improvement and drive best practices globally 3) Develop and execute a long-term strategy to facilitate improvements for procurement services 4) Implement best practices in procurement and supplier management to support commercial and operational objectives 5) Update procurement strategies based on changing market conditions 6) Analyze market and delivery trends so as to develop procurement technologies and processes that support those trends

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply) 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in food & beverages industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to people who have recent experience in purchasing management]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in , CA]]> Description:  Our client is a leading organic industry and is currently seeking an accomplished Buyer to join the team. Here is an overview of the role:1) Responsible for the delivery of purchased materials to meet corporate sales demand.2) Process purchasing requests, confirming price, quantity and schedule due date for vendor, warehouse and carriers3) Input purchase orders into computer system and distribute to Accounting and Warehouse departments.4) Consolidate orders for traffic scheduling5) Ensure that deliveries occur in a time to meet production schedules6) Coordinate with Warehouse to ensure storage requirements can be met and personnel are available.7) Monitor and confirm accuracy of inventory status of co-packer inventory report, communicating any problem situations to other departments8) Update planned order MRP upon changes and requirements weekly9) Maintain accurate record-keeping systems of purchase items, co-packer production, yield results and inventory levels10) We are excited to be working with this progressive, values-oriented client.11) They are a fast growing company and it seems like a perfect time to join their team.

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the organic industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people who have recent experience in purchaseIf you find yourself to be a perfect match for this role, you could be just the person to fill the position. Please apply ASAP.]]>
<![CDATA[ Strategic Sourcing Manager in , MA]]> Description:  1) Negotiate all commitment with frozen seafood suppliers2) Ensure both short and long term service and cost objectives, set by management3) Negotiate product cost to ensure competitive prices, quality standards, supply and customer needs are met4) Partner with sales team to ensure continuity between procurement and the customer needs5) Sustain aggressive growth and profitability through strong vendor relationships and negotiations6) Enhance existing partnership and develop new strategic alliances7) Leverage relationships with vendors to get closer to the source8) Seek out new vendors and resources to enhance competitiveness continuously9) Work with key customers and other members of the procurement team to establish relationships with key vendors to ensure product availability, conformance to specification and inventory requirements10) Manage the inventory levels and ensure the correct amount of product is on hand

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the frozen/sea food industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in strategic sourcing management]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in , IA]]> Description:  Our client is seeking a passionate and dedicated individual with a minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar Procurement Manager role.1) Analyze and evaluate sources and pricing alternatives to control costs and meet targeted price points2) Build, develop and maintain vendor and business relationships to support functional objectives3) Assess supplier capabilities to qualify them as new source4) Lead supplier selection and supplier qualification activities5) Monitor and manage supply base risk and develop business continuity plans6) Solicit promotions, discounts from all suppliers and payment terms favorable to the company7) Incorporate product quality specifications into all purchase orders to maintain high company quality standards8) Maximize in-bound supply chain management practices9) Conduct on-going development of inventory strategies to determine cost effective use of inventory investment10) Develop and implement cost savings projects

Requirements:  1) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)2) Recent experience in the food industry is strongly preferred3) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in procurement managementOur client is seeking an enthusiastic individual who can bring added value and a new approach to their business. If you believe this is a challenge you can be successful at, please apply ASAP.]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in , MN]]> Description:  1) Analyze and evaluate sources and pricing alternatives to control costs and meet targeted price points2) Build, develop and maintain vendor and business relationships to support functional objectives3) Lead supplier selection and supplier qualification activities4) Review supplier performance metrics on a regular basis, identifying opportunities for improvement5) Monitor and manage supply base risk and develop business continuity plans6) Analyze industry trends and procurement performance to support company requirements7) Compile and manage information related to scheduling and inventory

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the nutrition supplement/medical food industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in procurement management]]>
<![CDATA[ Procurement Specialist in , WA]]> Description:  1) Analyze and evaluate sources and pricing alternatives to control costs and meet targeted price points2) Build, develop and maintain vendor and business relationships to support functional objectives3) Assess supplier capabilities to qualify them as new source4) Lead supplier selection and supplier qualification activities5) Review supplier performance metrics on a regular basis, identifying opportunities for improvement6) Monitor and manage supply base risk and develop business continuity plans7) Analyze industry trends and procurement performance to support company requirements

Requirements:  1) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)2) Recent experience in the food industry is strongly preferred3) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in procurement]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer ( Purchasing / Procurement / Sourcing ) in , KY]]> Description:  1) Analyze and evaluate sources and pricing alternatives to control costs and meet targeted price points2) Build, develop and maintain vendor and business relationships to support functional objectives3) Assess supplier capabilities to qualify them as new source4) Lead supplier selection and supplier qualification activities5) Review supplier performance metrics on a regular basis, identifying opportunities for improvement6) Monitor and manage supply base risk and develop business continuity plans7) Analyze industry trends and procurement performance to support company requirements

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the sauces / food packaging industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in purchasing]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Procurement in , WI]]> Description:  1) Develop sourcing and procurement activities that support key business objectives 2) Maintain strong relationships with key internal stakeholder and suppliers to identify opportunities for improvement and drive best practices globally 3) Develop and execute a long-term strategy to facilitate improvements for procurement services 4) Implement best practices in procurement and supplier management to support commercial and operational objectives 5) Update procurement strategies based on changing market conditions 6) Analyze market and delivery trends so as to develop procurement technologies and processes that support those trends

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply) 2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please) 3) Recent experience in food & beverages industry is strongly preferred 4) Preference will be given to people who have recent experience in purchasing management]]>
<![CDATA[ Poultry Manager ( Buyer / Sourcing / Procurement ) in Southern California, CA]]> Description:  1) Develop strategic sourcing programs which maximize the value for the protein categories purchased and manage the overall poultry portion cutting area2) Meet usage requirements and schedules for the poultry cutting operation to ensure company objectives are achieved3) Develop a weekly least cost market position and communicating the plan with all necessary OPCOs4) Support department risk management philosophies within company policy parameters5) Identify and assign special projects6) Support productivity projects, multi-protein supply development, cross-functional team support7) Develop and communicate a buying strategy consistent with other competitive cost programs to limit market impact to the company8) Purchase proteins and materials (e.g., poultry) to meet usage requirements and schedules for operations9) Ensure that poultry operations are meeting / exceeding objectives10) Negotiate prices and pricing agreements for best value and to ensure supplies11) Lead efforts in the research, selection and management of supplier relationships for protein categories12) Coordinate with operations to ensure the timing and use of frozen meat inventory13) Recommend mange and execute strategic inventory and other forward pricing programs14) Participate in regular performance, business and financial review with suppliers15) Ensure that data is accurate and maintain in a timely manner for a supplier scorecard16) Ensure suppliers are informed of their scorecard results and that appropriate actions are completed17) Prepare yearly product pricing forecasts, i.e. standard cost, for the company's annual operating plan and budget18) Review the forecast on a regular basis with the General Manager / President, reports variances, review supporting rationale and make recommendations19) Monitor relevant commodity markets to ensure forecasting accuracy for contract negotiations and product pricing20) Ensure all food safety programs are fully implemented21) Identify, implement and monitor continuous improvement, and on-going cost reductions in conjunction with the productivity projects identify22) Ensure continuous improvement efforts should align with overall business strategies

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the food service industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people who have recent experience in Poultry Management]]>
<![CDATA[ Senior Director, Supply Chain - Procurement / Logistics in Georgia, GA]]> Description:  1) Enhance and execute the global supply chain strategy for company, while meeting or exceeding the key metrics of quality, cost, delivery, safety and service2) Provide a high rate of return on investment by facilitating growth, maximizing productivity and continuously improving the quality of products and services3) Enhance and execute a global supply chain footprint strategy to meet the demands of client's growing customer base, including a sound manufacturing, supply base strategy and make / buy strategy as the company executes a combined outsourced and internal manufacturing model4) Manage global third party manufacturing agents, ensuring continuity of quality, cost, delivery, safety and service metrics5) Fulfill the promise of the company's products and services value proposition6) Create and implement a culture that prioritizes customers first and foremost7) Execute continuous improvement measures, especially related to cost, delivery and safety8) Develop a culture that promotes speed and efficiency across the supply chain9) Effectively communicate with and support internal customers and stakeholders10) Minimize the total procurement cost of raw materials, packaging and services11) Lead change as an active member of the Senior Executive Team12) Work effectively with Sales Department to ensure a common understanding of requirements and capabilities and build an accurate and reliable forecast13) Assist in the development of new and innovative services for company customers

Requirements:  1) University degree is required (preference will be given to those with degree in relevant field, though all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply)2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)3) Recent experience in the meat industry is strongly preferred4) Preference will be given to people have recent experience in supply chain management]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in Confidential, PA]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Oversee executive and management of company’s Purchasing function and staff 2) Communicate internally and externally 3) Source and research new vendors 4) Negotiate key contracts for major ingredients and packaging items with attention to timeliness and cost effectiveness 5) Serve as a member of the Senior Management team offering insight to the company’s strategic direction 6) Participate actively in various department meetings, including product development, waste and new projects 7) Identify obsolete inventory and look for solutions in conjunction with Finance and Marketing 8) Participate in and reconcile quarterly physical inventory 9) Look aggressively for new vendors for all ingredient and packaging items 10) Communicate frequently, both internally and externally, via phone, vendor calls, emails and face-to-face meetings 11) Negotiate pricing/contracts with vendors, which may require visits to key vendors 12) Train, monitor and evaluate performance of the purchasing function and staff 13) Research information on new ingredients and packaging 14) Oversee Key RFP process (specifications/nutritionals/country of origin/allergens) and new packaging 15) Monitor vendor performance with assistance of other departments 16) Identify and implement improvements to current purchasing system

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) College degree 2) Minimum 10 years of purchasing experience 3) Food background preferred 4) Purchasing management experience preferred 5) Ability to work on many different projects concurrently 6) Skilled at working independently and in a fast-paced environment 7) Exceptional problem-solving abilities 8) Good organizational skills 9) Excellent communication, math reasoning and computer (Excel, Word) skills]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in Confidential, CA]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Monitor closely produce forecasts, market trends and suppliers to determine future prices and availability of assigned product lines 2) Work closely with major produce suppliers and brokers to identify buying and promotional opportunities 3) Keep Produce Division’s management and sales representatives informed of market conditions 4) Select vendors based on quality, pricing and availability 5) Work with vendors to negotiate prices, delivery terms and any available promotional allowances 6) Monitor daily sales and inventory levels and re-order products at optimal time and price 7) Work closely with warehouse management to verify receipt of items ordered and monitor inventory levels, shelf-life of products and movement trends 8) Ensure timely shipments as well as coordinate with warehouse inventory control and shipping 9) Work closely with sales representatives on new member set-ups and establishment of delivery schedules 10) Work closely with members, retailers, brokers and sales representatives to monitor retail marketplace 11) Identify sales and promotional opportunities along with competitor promotional and pricing strategies 12) Develop promotional programs to maximize sales levels based on knowledge of product availability, pricing as well as promotional and accrual funds 13) Introduce programs to Sales staff and work closely with sales representatives to maximize sales 14) Work closely with members and retailers to locate needed products 15) Negotiate purchase prices and delivery terms and expedite delivery of product to meet sales opportunities 16) Act as a Key Account Sales Representative to major member/retailer 17) Provide a full range of purchasing and sales services to ensure that customer maximizes sales levels 18) Draft bulletin announcements to be mailed to the membership 19) Assist members and vendors requesting appropriate buying information

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) 2 – 3 years of college or equivalent work experience 2) Minimum 3 – 4 years of retail or wholesale purchasing and sales experience with at least 4 years as a Produce Buyer and 2 years in produce sales 3) Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the produce industry, including products, vendors, market pricing factors and quality indicators 4) Knowledge of Produce division’s operations, policies and procedures would be an asset 5) Demonstrated ability to develop sales opportunities, follow through with sales representatives and optimize sales and profit margins 6) Skilled at applying knowledge of the produce industry in forecasting of product prices and effective future buying of seasonal products 7) Demonstrated ability to work independently without direct supervision 8) Accomplished at communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, with all levels of management, sales representatives and retailers]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer - Contract Manufacturing in Confidential, VT]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Scout new contact manufacturers in support of R&D/new product development 2) Lead the qualification process and management of all contract manufacturers of ingredients together with R&D, Quality, Finance, CSR and company’s manufacturing 3) Ensure all aspects of the on-going relationship with company’s contract manufacturers 4) Lead the RFP/RFQ bidding process directly in selection of contract manufacturers and negotiation of supply agreements 5) Adhere to the centralized purchasing practices for the company to ensure compliance with internal financial controls and satisfaction of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements 6) Identify improvement opportunities for materials group teams in utilizing best practices and improved tools 7) Ensure the input and maintenance of manufactured item data in the PeopleSoft system, including bill-of-materials and item attributes 8) Follow all policies, procedures, ergonomic standards and safety requirements directed by company and the department 9) Perform other duties as requested by management

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) BA/BS degree and Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (APP) or higher (Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or APICS certification) preferred 2) Minimum 10+ years of experience in sourcing with significant Contract Manufacturing in the production of food ingredients 3) Relevant purchasing experience 4) PeopleSoft or other ERP system experience 5) Experience in leading RFP/RFQ cross-functional teams in at least $25M annual bids 6) Budget management experience preferred 7) Experience and knowledge of food ingredient suppliers, contract manufacturers and manufacturing locations nationally/internationally 8) Appreciation of the specialty coffee market 9) Accounting/financials knowledge (e.g. AP/AR/standard costs/PPV/capital/making vs. buying analysis, etc.) 10) Strong knowledge and experience in Contract Manufacturing 11) Understanding of freight, receiving, transportation, INCO terms, etc. 12) Understanding of supply chain strategy and tactics for a manufacturing environment 13) Ability to follow company’s policies and procedures 14) Skilled at following instructions or directions 15) Positive, motivated team player with ability to work effectively in a cross-functional and fast-paced environment 16) Punctual individual with Microsoft Office advanced skills (e.g. Excel pivot tables and other formulas, PeopleSoft query ability) 17) Demonstrated leadership skills with ability to persuade/influence directly, indirectly, internally and externally 18) Highly-developed analytic, problem-solving and organizational skills 19) Strong problem-solving and analytical skills 20) Strong research, negotiating, interpersonal and communication skills 21) Willingness and ability to travel (25% – 50%) and work in flexible hours]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer - Innovation in Confidential, VT]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Lead the qualification process for new suppliers and ingredients together with R&D, Quality, Finance, CSR and manufacturing plants 2) Scout potential sources of ingredients and technologies required for NPD, principally food ingredients 3) Participate in the RFP/RFQ bidding process directly in support of other buyers and selection of suppliers as well as in negotiation of supply agreements 4) Adhere to the centralized purchasing practices for the company to ensure compliance with internal financial controls and satisfaction of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements 5) Identify improvement opportunities for materials group teams in utilizing best practices and improved tools 6) Work with the Quality and Production teams to identify and characterize critical attributes and improve functionality 7) Work with the Sensory teams to identify flavor and other quality standards to be included with ingredients specifications 8) Ensure input and maintenance of manufactured item data in the PeopleSoft system, including bill-of-materials and item attributes 9) Follow all policies, procedures, ergonomic standards and safety requirements directed by company and department 10) Perform other duties as requested by management

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) BA/BS degree and Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (APP) or higher (Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or APICS certification) preferred 2) Minimum 10+ years of relevant food ingredient purchasing and new product sourcing experience 3) PeopleSoft or other ERP system experience 4) Experience in leading RFP/RFQ cross-functional teams in at least $25M annual bids 5) Budget management experience preferred 6) Experience with food ingredient suppliers in manufacturing locations (nationally/internationally) 7) Experience in food manufacturing preferred 8) Appreciation of the specialty coffee market 9) Accounting/financials knowledge (e.g. AP/AR/standard cost/PPV/Capital/making vs. buying analysis, etc.) 10) Understanding of freight, receiving, transportation, INCO terms, etc. 11) Understanding of supply chain strategy and tactics for a manufacturing environment 12) Ability to follow company’s policies and procedures 13) Skilled at following instructions or directions 14) Positive, motivated team player with ability to work effectively in a cross-functional and fast-paced environment 15) Punctual individual with Microsoft Office advanced skills (e.g. Excel pivot tables and other formulas, PeopleSoft query ability) 16) Demonstrated leadership skilled along with ability to persuade/influence directly, indirectly, internally and externally 17) Highly-developed analytic, problem-solving and organizational skills 18) Strong problem-solving and analytical skills 19) Strong research, negotiating, interpersonal and communication skills 20) Willingness and ability to travel (up to 25% – 50%) and work in flexible hours]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in Confidential, MD]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Work closely with various stakeholders in Production, Accounting, Distribution, IT Systems and Sales as well as with the CFO 2) Negotiate with vendors regarding goods and services to obtain the best possible pricing, terms, conditions, item quality and service guarantees 3) Examine vendor bids and make awards 4) Identify vendors for products, services and raw materials and develop new supply sources where current vendors are inadequate, uncompetitive or unreliable or otherwise inappropriate 5) Work with vendors to ensure timely delivery of goods and supplies to optimize inventory levels and minimize storage requirements 6) Collaborate with vendors to identify methods and procedures through which costs may be reduced on the supply side through greater production or distribution efficiencies 7) Work with Credit/Accounting to establish account/credit and terms with vendors as appropriate 8) Conduct audits of vendors as necessary to ensure compliance with all company requirements for purchasing, fulfillment, quality and nutritional standards 9) Comply with corporate guidelines on business ethics and standards of behavior 10) Work closely with the CFO to establish a chart of authority outlining the extent to which line officers within the company, by position, may commit the firm’s resources 11) Formulate in conjunction with the CFO, company-wide purchasing rules, policies and procedures (including approval procedures) and ensure compliance with same on an on-going basis 12) Build a Purchasing team as appropriate over time and select, lead, manage, train, guide and support its members 13) Work closely with the Sales and Production functions at the company to forecast and monitor company purchasing requirements and ensure uninterrupted availability of product components 14) Work closely with the head of Production to establish adequate levels of safety stock for product components, including raw materials and packaging and set-up stock tracking functionality in the ERP system to ensure compliance 15) Work closely with Manufacturing Plants to ensure appropriate quality of supplies as well as proper and timely arrival of supplies 16) Trace delinquent arrivals and work with vendors to prevent repetitions of unsatisfactory performance 17) Work with the Product Development function regarding new product development to source new items for innovative products 18) Travel to production facilities, distribution centers and to key vendors on a periodic basis to ensure smooth execution of the supply function and the maintenance of supply standards 19) Survey markets for latest trends in price, availability, delivery and quality 20) Accomplish all tasks as appropriately assigned or requested 21) Develop close working relationships with a wide variety of vendors and service representatives 22) Establish win-win arrangements with suppliers 23) Secure attractive and preferential terms and pricing for the company wherever possible but with a focus on optimal and sustainable long-term results that balance quality of product and service with cost impact 24) Ensure that vendor materials and requirements meet established standards and those applicable policies, practices and procedures are understood and followed

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Economics, Mathematics or Finance preferred 2) Minimum 7+ years of increasingly more responsible experience in food ingredient purchasing/supply chain along with at least 5 years of purchasing management experience 3) Experience and operating success within a small, privately-owned business preferred 4) Food and/or manufacturing experience strongly preferred 5) Training in and exposure to best practices in a larger corporate setting strongly preferred 6) Familiarity with optimizing inventory levels with cost accounting analysis relating to product component cost tracking 7) Ability to demonstrate the highest level of honesty and personal integrity 8) Skilled at building trust and following through on commitments 9) Ability to work in ambiguous situations, establish criteria and define work protocols 10) Adept at multi-tasking and taking responsibility for producing measurable results within deadline 11) Ability to collaborate with company personnel and guide the company to the adoption of new purchasing policies and procedures as well as purchase planning 12) Self-motivated and ability to work independently without continuous supervision 13) High level of skill in the areas of negotiations, preparation of contracts, order fulfillment, forecasting and results measurement 14) Flexible and capable of adapting to different roles in a dynamic and fast-paced environment 15) Strategic vision coupled with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus 16) Excellent communication skills with an ability to interact and work with staff and management at all levels 17) Strong analytical and problem-solving skills 18) Superior organizational skills and follow-through 19) Excellent communication in oral and written English]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in Confidential, NY]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Deal with wholesale restaurants, hotels, caterers, etc.

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Diploma (preferred), purchasing qualification not a must 2) Minimum 7 years of experience in sea food or other food products an asset]]>
<![CDATA[ Procurement Manager in Confidential, MA]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Procure necessary packaging, scheduling machines for production in order to handle shorts and deal with longs 2) Handle procurement of product from outside sources 3) Coordinate with sales, customer service and production management

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Minimum 5 – 10 years of related experience 2) Self-motivated leader that can work to solve issues in stressful situations such as during seasonal spikes in business 3) Ability to handle inventory management in a growing perishable commodity and branded business 4) Demonstrated ability to succeed 5) Great people skills]]>
<![CDATA[ Procurement Manager in Confidential, MA]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Procure necessary packaging, scheduling machines for production in order to handle shorts and deal with longs 2) Handle procurement of product from outside sources 3) Coordinate with sales, customer service and production management

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Minimum 5 – 10 years of related experience 2) Self-motivated leader that can work to solve issues in stressful situations such as during seasonal spikes in business 3) Ability to handle inventory management in a growing perishable commodity and branded business 4) Demonstrated ability to succeed 5) Great people skills]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in Confidential, NY]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Deal with wholesale restaurants, hotels, caterers, etc.

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Diploma (preferred), purchasing qualification not a must 2) Minimum 7 years of experience in sea food or other food products an asset]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in Confidential, BC]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Ensure that adequate materials are in place to support orders generated from sales forecasts 2) Liaise with Sales and Quality to ensure packaging and materials are as per the specifications 3) Update and maintain information in a timely manner in the ERP system 4) Source new suppliers as well as solicit and promote cost reduction proposals from vendors 5) Maximize inventory turns with correct quantities ordered, timely deliveries, inter-branch transfers and removal of any products not moving at the required rate 6) Work closely with vendors, brokers, freight carriers, etc. to ensure timely delivery of required products 7) Ensure compliance with local by-laws and regulations, including procurement strategies related to HACCP, GMP, FDA, CFIA, ISO, USDA 8) Issue purchase orders to suppliers

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Minimum 2 - 5 years of experience in purchasing roles 2) PMAC designation or enrolled towards a PMAC designation, or an equivalent level of experience desirable 3) Experience with ERP and MRP systems 4) Experience in packaged goods and consumer products within the food segment 5) Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with internal staff and suppliers 6) Skilled at working in a fast-paced environment 7) Self-starter individual with willingness to learn and embrace change 8) Proficiency in Microsoft Office with knowledge of Outlook and Excel 9) Strong communication skills in English (oral and written)]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in Confidential, BC]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Ensure that adequate materials are in place to support orders generated from sales forecasts 2) Liaise with Sales and Quality to ensure packaging and materials are as per the specifications 3) Update and maintain information in a timely manner in the ERP system 4) Source new suppliers as well as solicit and promote cost reduction proposals from vendors 5) Maximize inventory turns with correct quantities ordered 6) Oversee timely deliveries, inter-branch transfers and removal of any products not moving at the required rate 7) Work closely with vendors, brokers, freight carriers, etc. to ensure timely delivery of required products 8) Ensure compliance to local by-laws and regulations, including procurement strategies related to HACCP, GMP, FDA, CFIA, ISO, USDA 9) Issue purchase orders to suppliers as required

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Minimum 2 - 5 years of experience in purchasing roles 2) Experience with ERP and MRP systems 3) Experience with packaged goods and consumer products within the food segment will be a plus 4) PMAC designation or enrolled towards a PMAC designation, or an equivalent level of experience is desirable 5) Self-starter individual with ability to clearly and effectively communicate with internal staff and suppliers 6) Willingness to learn and embrace change 7) Ability to work in a fast-paced environment 8) Proficiency in MS Office with knowledge of Outlook and Excel 9) Strong communication skills in English (oral and written)]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in Confidential, BC]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Ensure that adequate materials are in place to support orders generated from sales forecasts 2) Liaise with Sales and Quality to ensure packaging and materials are as per the specifications 3) Update and maintain information in a timely manner in the ERP system 4) Source new suppliers as well as solicit and promote cost reduction proposals from vendors 5) Maximize inventory turns with correct quantities ordered 6) Oversee timely deliveries, inter-branch transfers and removal of any products not moving at the required rate 7) Work closely with vendors, brokers, freight carriers, etc. to ensure timely delivery of required products 8) Ensure compliance to local by-laws and regulations, including procurement strategies related to HACCP, GMP, FDA, CFIA, ISO, USDA 9) Issue purchase orders to suppliers as required

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Minimum 2 - 5 years of experience in purchasing roles 2) Experience with ERP and MRP systems 3) Experience with packaged goods and consumer products within the food segment will be a plus 4) PMAC designation or enrolled towards a PMAC designation, or an equivalent level of experience is desirable 5) Self-starter individual with ability to clearly and effectively communicate with internal staff and suppliers 6) Willingness to learn and embrace change 7) Ability to work in a fast-paced environment 8) Proficiency in MS Office with knowledge of Outlook and Excel 9) Strong communication skills in English (oral and written)]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Purchasing in Confidential, IA]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Develop policies and best practices, which coordinate purchasing and central stores activities with company objectives and specific needs of user departments 2) Select suppliers, negotiate most advantageous terms and issue purchase orders to protect company’s interest 3) Obtain the best value in all areas for money spent in consistent with needs of the requisitioning department 4) Expedite delivery from suppliers as needed to ensure delivery in time to meet maintenance and operating schedules 5) Liaise between suppliers and other company departments on all issues involving purchased materials, equipment and services 6) Ensure that department activities are conducted in a safe manner 7) Facilitate an accident-free and safe working environment in all areas of company 8) Interview sales representatives and study markets as a guide to future commitments 9) Communicate items of interest to appropriate departments and management 10) Submit timely reports to management concerning price trends, availability and recommendations for potential substitute materials, equipment and services 11) Participate in developing contracts for buying important items of supply such as capital equipment, coal, natural gas, operating ingredients, etc. 12) Plan purchases and delivery schedules to maintain adequate reserve requirements 13) Take advantage of anticipated price or other trends 14) Ensure compliance with federal, state or local government regulations relating to purchase of materials, equipment and services 15) Review and approve purchase orders prior to issuing 16) Audit and approve invoices 17) Expedite payments with Accounting Department to take all cash discounts and maintain high credit rating 18) Supervise handling of surplus or salvage materials and negotiate sales of such materials 19) Keep records and maintain control to prevent duplication of inventories 20) Identify and eliminate any losses from pilferage and spoilage and prevent stock outs 21) Complete additional duties as assigned by Senior Vice President of Operations 22) Ensure that all functions are carried out in a manner, which reflects favorably on the department and company 23) Procure and source activities in line with plant objectives, policies and procedures for two separate manufacturing facilities 24) Oversee annual spend of $250-$275M annually for all plant materials, excluding corn

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Bachelor’s degree and CPM preferred 2) 10 years of purchasing experience in a manufacturing setting 3) Well-versed in energy risk management to include natural gas, coal, emission allowances (environmental requirements) and electricity as well as chemicals and MRO 4) Energetic individual with an ability to perform multi-faceted projects comfortably in conjunction with day-to-day activities 5) Resourceful and well-organized participative management style advocate with team concept 6) Diplomatic, intelligent and articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of organization 7) Ability to manage multiple projects at a same time successfully 8) Skilled at getting along with diverse personalities in a tactful, respectful and mature manner 9) Ability to establish credibility and be decisive 10) Accomplished at assessing abilities of others 11) Act as a coach in development of leadership skills 12) Good reasoning ability with sound judgment 13) Result- and people-oriented, forthright and honest with high ethical standards 14) Process minded with an affinity for continuous improvement 15) Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities with operational focus]]>
<![CDATA[ Senior Buyer in Confidential, BC]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Control all purchasing functions 2) Negotiate with vendor in regard to long-term pricing 3) Manage inventory and forecast

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Degree preferred (4 year) 2) Degree as Certified Professional Purchaser or equivalent experience and training 3) Minimum 7 – 10 years of Food Buying/Manufacturing experience]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Purchasing in Confidential, VT]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Provide leadership and direction for company’s Specialty Coffee Business Unit (SCBU) purchasing organization 2) Focus principally on coordinating the supply chain’s multi-site purchasing program including the establishment and deployment of policies, goals, priorities, standards, processes, resource assignments and tools used in controlling and reporting performance, improvement, cost and supplier management and system maintenance 3) Plan, develop and direct the activities of the procurement professionals of company’s SCBU and principally focus on the Supply Chain Purchasing Team 4) Work collaboratively with Finance, the Coffee Department, IST, Law Department, Service, Maintenance and Keurig Business Unit buyers to establish standardized purchasing policy, processes, guidelines, controls and continuously improve practices 5) Establish and manage supplier selection criteria 6) Participate in RFP and RFQ bidding preparation and review supply agreement negotiations, cost of goods sold budgeting and savings opportunities 7) Develop and deploy key performance indicators accessible to stakeholders that inform and guide performance of the procurement team 8) Maintain full compliance with financial controls and SOX reporting requirements 9) Provide department budget recommendations and establish controls to assure optimum deployment of resources within approved budget 10) Report on purchasing activities and cost management performance to senior management 11) Follow all policies, procedures, ergonomic standards and safety requirements directed by company and the department 12) Perform other duties as requested by management

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Bachelor’s degree in a related field (advanced degree preferred) 2) 10+ years of experience in purchasing management with a demonstrated record of achievement and advancement (professional certification preferred) 3) Experience in Lean Manufacturing strongly preferred 4) Expertise in Tier 1 enterprise resource planning systems such as PeopleSoft, SAP or similar 5) Demonstrated ability to lead and participate in cross-functional teams with multi-site purchasing management experience highly preferred 6) Thorough understanding of purchasing management systems 7) Ability to directly and indirectly manage others, work autonomously and in a team environment to get along with others and with the management both internally and externally 8) Ability to follow company policies and procedures as well as operating principles 9) Competence in Microsoft Office skills especially Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint 10) Excellent communication and facilitation skills 11) Willingness to travel and work flexible hours]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Purchasing in Confidential, VT]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Provide leadership and direction for company’s Specialty Coffee Business Unit (SCBU) purchasing organization 2) Focus principally on coordinating the supply chain’s multi-site purchasing program including the establishment and deployment of policies, goals, priorities, standards, processes, resource assignments and tools used in controlling and reporting performance, improvement, cost and supplier management and system maintenance 3) Plan, develop and direct the activities of the procurement professionals of company’s SCBU and principally focus on the Supply Chain Purchasing Team 4) Work collaboratively with Finance, the Coffee Department, IST, Law Department, Service, Maintenance and Keurig Business Unit buyers to establish standardized purchasing policy, processes, guidelines, controls and continuously improve practices 5) Establish and manage supplier selection criteria 6) Participate in RFP and RFQ bidding preparation and review supply agreement negotiations, cost of goods sold budgeting and savings opportunities 7) Develop and deploy key performance indicators accessible to stakeholders that inform and guide performance of the procurement team 8) Maintain full compliance with financial controls and SOX reporting requirements 9) Provide department budget recommendations and establish controls to assure optimum deployment of resources within approved budget 10) Report on purchasing activities and cost management performance to senior management 11) Follow all policies, procedures, ergonomic standards and safety requirements directed by company and the department 12) Perform other duties as requested by management

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Bachelor’s degree in a related field (advanced degree preferred) 2) 10+ years of experience in purchasing management with a demonstrated record of achievement and advancement (professional certification preferred) 3) Experience in Lean Manufacturing strongly preferred 4) Expertise in Tier 1 enterprise resource planning systems such as PeopleSoft, SAP or similar 5) Demonstrated ability to lead and participate in cross-functional teams with multi-site purchasing management experience highly preferred 6) Thorough understanding of purchasing management systems 7) Ability to directly and indirectly manage others, work autonomously and in a team environment to get along with others and with the management both internally and externally 8) Ability to follow company policies and procedures as well as operating principles 9) Competence in Microsoft Office skills especially Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint 10) Excellent communication and facilitation skills 11) Willingness to travel and work flexible hours]]>
<![CDATA[ Senior Buyer in Confidential, BC]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Control all purchasing functions 2) Negotiate with vendor in regard to long-term pricing 3) Manage inventory and forecast

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Degree preferred (4 year) 2) Degree as Certified Professional Purchaser or equivalent experience and training 3) Minimum 7 – 10 years of Food Buying/Manufacturing experience]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Purchasing in Confidential, IA]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Develop policies and best practices, which coordinate purchasing and central stores activities with company objectives and specific needs of user departments 2) Select suppliers, negotiate most advantageous terms and issue purchase orders to protect company’s interest 3) Obtain the best value in all areas for money spent in consistent with needs of the requisitioning department 4) Expedite delivery from suppliers as needed to ensure delivery in time to meet maintenance and operating schedules 5) Liaise between suppliers and other company departments on all issues involving purchased materials, equipment and services 6) Ensure that department activities are conducted in a safe manner 7) Facilitate an accident-free and safe working environment in all areas of company 8) Interview sales representatives and study markets as a guide to future commitments 9) Communicate items of interest to appropriate departments and management 10) Submit timely reports to management concerning price trends, availability and recommendations for potential substitute materials, equipment and services 11) Participate in developing contracts for buying important items of supply such as capital equipment, coal, natural gas, operating ingredients, etc. 12) Plan purchases and delivery schedules to maintain adequate reserve requirements 13) Take advantage of anticipated price or other trends 14) Ensure compliance with federal, state or local government regulations relating to purchase of materials, equipment and services 15) Review and approve purchase orders prior to issuing 16) Audit and approve invoices 17) Expedite payments with Accounting Department to take all cash discounts and maintain high credit rating 18) Supervise handling of surplus or salvage materials and negotiate sales of such materials 19) Keep records and maintain control to prevent duplication of inventories 20) Identify and eliminate any losses from pilferage and spoilage and prevent stock outs 21) Complete additional duties as assigned by Senior Vice President of Operations 22) Ensure that all functions are carried out in a manner, which reflects favorably on the department and company 23) Procure and source activities in line with plant objectives, policies and procedures for two separate manufacturing facilities 24) Oversee annual spend of $250-$275M annually for all plant materials, excluding corn

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Bachelor’s degree and CPM preferred 2) 10 years of purchasing experience in a manufacturing setting 3) Well-versed in energy risk management to include natural gas, coal, emission allowances (environmental requirements) and electricity as well as chemicals and MRO 4) Energetic individual with an ability to perform multi-faceted projects comfortably in conjunction with day-to-day activities 5) Resourceful and well-organized participative management style advocate with team concept 6) Diplomatic, intelligent and articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of organization 7) Ability to manage multiple projects at a same time successfully 8) Skilled at getting along with diverse personalities in a tactful, respectful and mature manner 9) Ability to establish credibility and be decisive 10) Accomplished at assessing abilities of others 11) Act as a coach in development of leadership skills 12) Good reasoning ability with sound judgment 13) Result- and people-oriented, forthright and honest with high ethical standards 14) Process minded with an affinity for continuous improvement 15) Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities with operational focus]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Procurement in Confidential, NC]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Identify/develop present and future capacities with respect to manpower as well as machinery 2) Ensure product requirements are met in the most cost-efficient manner 3) Setup and maintain a comprehensive process to ensure required quality standards are met and adhered to 4) Ensure production is scheduled to meet production plans and are executed effectively and on time 5) Develop manufacturing budget and establish processes/checks as well as ensure its adherence to the budget 6) Establish and maintain effective working relationships with functional support departments 7) Ensure timely communication and proper operational execution

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Degree (4 year) in Business or Engineering/Technical 2) Experience in dealing with food machinery preferably with baking equipment, conveyors etc. 3) International experience or far east/Latin America experience (highly preferred)]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Procurement in Confidential, NC]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Identify/develop present and future capacities with respect to manpower as well as machinery 2) Ensure product requirements are met in the most cost-efficient manner 3) Setup and maintain a comprehensive process to ensure required quality standards are met and adhered to 4) Ensure production is scheduled to meet production plans and are executed effectively and on time 5) Develop manufacturing budget and establish processes/checks as well as ensure its adherence to the budget 6) Establish and maintain effective working relationships with functional support departments 7) Ensure timely communication and proper operational execution

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Degree (4 year) in Business or Engineering/Technical 2) Experience in dealing with food machinery preferably with baking equipment, conveyors etc. 3) International experience or far east/Latin America experience (highly preferred)]]>
<![CDATA[ VP - Purchasing & Supply Chain in Confidential, NY]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Oversee all food and non-food areas of purchasing 2) Maximize profit 3) Manage suppliers and negotiate for better prices

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Degree (4 year) 2) Minimum 10 years of experience 3) Strong commercial awareness 4) Negotiation and project management skills 5) Accomplished at strategic planning 6) Willingness and ability to travel (within U.S.A.)]]>
<![CDATA[ Sr. Buyer in Confidential, TX]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Purchase packaging materials 2) Ensure that packaging materials are available on time to meet plants’ production schedules 3) Create POs for short and long lead-time items based on forecasts and minimum order quantities 4) Monitor packaging inventories to minimize write-offs and maximize availability

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) 8+ years of buying experience 2) Hands-on fresh commodities and packaging experience]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Coordinator in Confidential, BC]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Handle the day-to-day functions of a buyer 2) Assist the Director of Purchasing with special projects 3) Serve as back up to existing Purchasing staff 4) Maintain all pricing brackets, deals, etc. 5) Source need products 6) List new products for the department 7) Key in orders for the department 8) Oversee in-depth category analysis, pricing, product and programs 9) Test comparable products

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Degree (4 year) or diploma in Business or Technology Management 2) Minimum 3 – 5 years of experience in a purchasing role 3) Strong demonstrable experience or background in logistics 4) Sound knowledge of commodities and negotiations]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Strategic Sourcing in Confidential, FL]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Lead the development, implementation and alignment of sourcing strategies and supplier network capabilities for selected product categories 2) Achieve business objectives 3) Manage the sourcing function for a stated category of products 4) Work closely with the VP Supply Chain to identify sourcing opportunities as well as receive guidance on vendor negotiations 5) Monitor market trends and supply/demand factors, technology advancements, legal dictates and communications 6) Help in the decision making process to meet the strategic goals of the organization 7) Search out continually new sourcing opportunities and implement as needed to maintain a competitive advantage 8) Develop key supply chain metrics and drive improvement 9) Work collaboratively with team members to prioritize and drive implementation 10) Develop and identify supply chain metrics, tools and processes to optimize sourcing, supplier activities and efficiencies 11) Consolidate, source and develop alternative sources ensuring uninterrupted supply of goods delivered in a cost effective and quality manner 12) Manage cost-savings initiatives to achieve annual cost reduction objectives 13) Direct the development and negotiation of complex agreements with suppliers encompassing key program specifications and objectives 14) Manage governance and control programs

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Bachelor’s degree (MBA preferred) 2) 10+ years of experience in commodities (buying futures, options) and risk management 3) Working knowledge of HFCS, fructose, corn and juice extracts along with the market, hedging and procurement 4) Willingness to relocate to Southern Florida]]>
<![CDATA[ Pork Sourcer in Confidential, ON]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Support the execution and implementation of sourcing strategies for pork 2) Develop and implement sourcing strategy 3) Conduct commercial evaluations of potential and existing sources of supply 4) Research and implement cost-optimization initiatives 5) Oversee vendor auditing, evaluation and selection 6) Improve global supply-chain visibility and contingency planning 7) Document updates on market trends and industry happenings 8) Oversee costing, pricing analysis, cost minimization, product consistency and supply reliability monitoring 9) Ensure adherence to international trade regulations 10) Monitor contract administration, supply-chain risk mitigation and compliance

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Experience in sourcing and trading pork 2) Experience in trading with international market]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in Confidential, CA]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Execute raw material supply plans for manufacturing requirements 2) Negotiate annual contracts to quickly turnaround buys 3) Oversee supplier and negotiate price, delivery and specifications as well as place purchase orders, etc. 4) Ensure that materials are delivered on time and ready to use 5) Manage supplier and plant relationships 6) Prepare market-related reports

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Degree (4 year) 2) Minimum 4 years of experience with 3+ years in purchasing 3) Experience in food (preferred) 4) Strong experience in MRP/ERP]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Coorindator/Administrator in Confidential, ON]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Handle the day-to-day functions of a buyer 2) Assist the Director of Purchasing with special projects 3) Serve as back up to existing Purchasing staff 4) Act as a Cross Dock Manager – Seafood, Fresh Chicken, Produce 5) Assist the Director of Purchasing in submitting government funding proposals 6) Maintain the departmental fill rate objective of 98.5% 7) Maintain all pricing brackets, deals, etc. for said vendors 8) Source need products 9) List new products for the department 10) Key in orders for the department 11) Call in late orders for the department 12) Update all relevant information with respect to products for the department 13) Communicate with vendor reps 14) Negotiate with vendors for improved pricing/programs/terms 15) Oversee sampling and donation 16) Manage weekly pricing and inventory updates as well as communication with regards to ageing, etc. 17) Oversee in-depth category analysis, pricing, product and programs 18) Test comparable products 19) Summarize and present the DP of purchasing with detailed information with respect to specific categories and make recommendations 20) Write proposals for government grants in conjunction with the DP 21) Contact customer (potentially via customer service) and attempt to move out products close to code 22) Look at “Short Code” Report and use resources to determine best means of disposal/sale daily or as needed 23) Oversee areas of dead stock – currently being managed by the Operations Administrator 24) Oversee “dead stock” process currently being done by the Operations Administrator 25) Oversee all aspects of sales spiffs 26) Set up of measurable data 27) Track data and provide weekly updates to the Sales Team 28) Debit the vendors and request payment to be passed along to the reps 29) Verify costs and do the initial “market basket” 30) Assist the Director of Purchasing in tracking vendor rebates and discounts 31) Verify larger scale volume rebates

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Experience in communicating and negotiating with vendors 2) Previous experience as a Purchaser/Buyer]]>
<![CDATA[ Director Purchasing in Confidential, VT]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Lead strategic procurement initiatives of raw materials ingredients category for the multiple manufacturing sites 2) Develop and manage the sourcing of ingredients through qualified suppliers, using company’s supplier expectation principles and following SCBU purchasing policy 3) Maintain functional and food safety performance quality for purchased ingredients 4) Manage supplier relationships to promote continuous improvement of cost, quality and delivery performance 5) Collaborate with the SCBU R&D Department on identifying sources and specifications for ingredients to be used in the new beverage development 6) Work with demand forecasts from Marketing and Sales to determine appropriate quantities of subject materials to secure on a forward basis to meet requirements 7) Manage the inventory levels of raw material ingredients to meet sales forecasts, production requirements and inventory policy guidelines 8) Identify market data and commodity influences to effectively negotiate competitive costs and employ appropriate techniques to improve the values of purchasing 9) Determine the cost-benefit relationship for alternatives of processing internally or through the use of contract manufacturers 10) Lead cross-functional input (including buyers, manufacturing sites, R&D, Coffee Department and Quality) to build supplier agreements and ingredient specifications that are compatible with particular needs of the sites and functional groups 11) Work collaboratively with the Director of Purchasing, the Supply Chain Purchasing Team, Finance, Coffee Department, R&D, IST, Legal Department, Service, Maintenance and keurig business unit buyers to adhere to and provide input to standardized purchasing policy, processes, guidelines, controls and continuously improve practices 12) Maintain full compliance with financial controls and SOX reporting requirements 13) Provide organization and budget recommendations to the department and establish controls to ensure optimum deployment of resources within approved budget 14) Report on ingredients purchasing and contract manufacturing activities and cost management performance to senior management 15) Follow all policies, procedures, ergonomic standards and safety requirements directed by company and the department 16) Perform other duties as requested by management 17) Coordinate, evaluate and continuously improve the department/team and create a positive climate where people want to do their best 18) Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's principles, policies and applicable laws 19) Oversee communication, interviewing and hiring, training employees, planning, assigning and directing work 20) Oversee leveraging team and individual strengths and manage performance 21) Reward employees along with addressing complaints and solving problems to ensure high-performance results

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Bachelor’s degree in a related field required (Advanced degree preferred) 2) 10+ years of experience in purchasing management with demonstrated record of achievement and advancement 3) Professional certification 4) Prior purchasing management experience in food manufacturing and ingredients procurement 5) Thorough understanding of purchasing management systems 6) Expertise with Tier 1 enterprise resource planning systems such as PeopleSoft, SAP or similar 7) Experience in Lean Manufacturing principles and practices 8) Demonstrated ability to lead and participate in cross-functional teams, with multi-site purchasing management experience 9) Ability to directly and indirectly manage others 10) Ability to work autonomously and in a team environment, to get along with others and with management both internally and externally 11) Ability to follow company policies and procedures as well as operating principles 12) Excellent communication and facilitation skills 13) Competency in MS Office skills, especially Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint 14) Willingness to travel and work in flexible hours]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in Confidential, OH]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Purchase packaging materials, corrugated components and supplies to maintain the continuous flow of the operation 2) Communicate with vendors to obtain price quotes, availability and delivery schedules 3) Place and process orders 4) Build and maintain relationships with suppliers 5) Negotiate the best possible price and service with suppliers 6) Reconcile any price discrepancies with the suppliers, accounting and customers 7) Maintain essential documentation on all transactions 8) Supervise the timely preparation and accurate submittal of all reports for the purpose of guiding strategic management decisions 9) Maintain company, customer and supplier confidentiality at all times 10) Develop and implement effective accounting systems, controls, procedures and analyses that accurately reflect budgets, operating costs, trends, forecasts, variances, profit and margins as a direct relationship to purchasing 11) Oversee the inventory and cycle counts of all supplies 12) Report to the President and Vice President for any significant market activities or variances that may impact the financial results of the company 13) Advise them of appropriate and timely actions or back up plans 14) Maintain positive employee and management relations 15) Nurture and model Company standards 16) Maintain safety 17) Raise company productivity and cost effectiveness 18) Fulfill USDA/FDA requirements 19) Comply with good grooming standards

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) BA/BS in Business Administration (Supply Chain as major preferred) 2) 5 or more years of progressive purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment (food manufacturing experience preferred) 3) Experience in costing analysis in a manufacturing environment 4) Experience in purchase packaging for cheese/dairy industry (heat seal packaging ideal) 5) ERP knowledge and experience (ERP implementation experience a plus) 6) Ability to deal with people in a positive and productive manner 7) Ability to plan, set objectives and goals, prioritize, measure performance, provide direction and meet deadlines 8) Decision-making and problem-solving skills 9) Proficiency in English (reading, writing, comprehension) 10) Excellent MS Office skills with a particular emphasis on Excel]]>
<![CDATA[ Head Buyer in Confidential, PA]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Source raw materials and processing supplies 2) Negotiate annual contracts to quick turnaround buys 3) Deal with multinational corporations, sole proprietorships and everything in between 4) Oversee suppliers, negotiate price, delivery and specifications, place purchase orders, etc. 5) Ensure that materials are delivered on time and ready to use

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Recent food industry experience 2) Experience in supervising staff (buyers)]]>
<![CDATA[ Director Purchasing in Confidential, NJ]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Procure raw materials supplies, services and equipment by establishing minimum and maximum inventory levels and reorder quantities 2) Review supply requisitions for authorization and/or unusual usage 3) Confer with vendors and select products and equipment by testing, observing or examining items and estimating values of market price 4) Determine method of procurement (i.e., direct purchase, lease or vendor managed inventory) 5) Maintain procurement and receiving operations by developing policies and procedures as well as design forms and systems 6) Ensure verification of incoming shipments, costs, delivery, product quality or performance and inventories 7) Maintain quality of supplies, services and equipment by defining quality standards 8) Discuss defective or unacceptable goods, services or equipment with users, vendors and others 9) Determine source of trouble and resolve disputes 10) Prepare procurement and usage reports by collecting and analyzing cost, quality, user, vendor and other information

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Bachelor’s degree preferred 2) Minimum 7 years relevant procurement experience (food/beverage preferred) along with 3+ years of management experience 3) Contract negotiation experience 4) Experience in supply management, tracking budget expenses and vendor relationships 5) Experience in manufacturing methods and procedures along with quality management 6) Knowledge of warehouse management software, MAS500, MRP/ERP or purchasing systems and MS Office 7) Ability to deal with all levels of management 8) High energy self starter with the ability to work in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Strategic Sourcing in Confidential, NY]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Support both new and existing products to company's domestic and international markets 2) Work with the Vice President Operations to lead a transformation of the current sourcing strategy optimizing 3) Optimize flexibility/control, total delivered cost, quality as well as speed to market/lead time for new/existing products as well as reduction in total inventory while improving customer service levels 4) Identify geographic areas and partners for sourcing and lead the development of business cases behind these initiatives 5) Evaluate optimum sourcing and storage strategies to drive rapid capture of P&L and balance sheet savings opportunities 6) Balance capacity utilization and co-packer agreements 7) Investigate new sources for raw materials and product components. 8) Evaluate and benchmark the current sourcing network to create a master grid 9) Develop and implement systems which will benchmark total delivered cost and the components which drive total delivered cost 10) Evaluate warehousing and distribution operations along with alternatives recommended which will meet the stated objectives 11) Contribute to development and implementation of fully integrated supply chain strategies 12) Demonstrate a deep understanding of the overall business strategy and its relationship with suppliers and key customer channels 13) Ensure sufficient supply of materials to enable optimum production 14) Develop a balanced score card to enable the qualification, start up, monitoring and measurement of the suppliers and partners 15) Work with Marketing and R&D to develop suppliers to move products to market in the shortest time possible 16) Respond to emergencies or special issues through to resolution 17) Develop and implement cost savings initiatives while ensuring imperceptible difference to the consumer and maintenance of quality standards

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) 4-year degree (MBA preferred) 2) Minimum 10 years of experience in process-oriented manufacturing 3) Record of achieving results, including management of third party manufacturing (domestic and international locations) 4) Experience in running sophisticated supply chains (domestic and international) along with cross functional experience 5) Record of effective unit cost reduction in a manufacturing environment, including contract manufacturing 6) Knowledge of confectionary or sugar/food sourcing and global markets 7) Excellent analytical, strategic, communication and implementation skills 8) Proactive with a hands-on approach to problem solving with the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines 9) Strong customer mindset with a passion for serving customer needs 10) Bilingual in Spanish a plus]]>
<![CDATA[ Procurement Assistant in Confidential, ON]]> Description:  Partial Job Description 1) Carry out inventory replenishment 2) Ensure seamless inventory procurement 3) Address issues involving delivery, quantity and pricing

Requirements:  Qualifications / Skills Required 1) Minimum 7 years of experience in a manufacturing environment and in purchasing ingredients 2) PMAC/APICS designation (multi-product, multi-plant, multi-warehouse environment preferred) 3) Knowledge of Sys-Pro and Excel 4) Ability to analyze and adjust inventory levels to coincide with sales and lead time changes 5) Keen attention to detail with the ability to prioritize and manage time efficiently]]>
<![CDATA[ Procurement Manager in Confidential, ON]]> Description:  Partial Job Description --------------------------------- 1) Develop and manage implementation of purchasing plans to provide efficient, cost effective procurement of major ingredients/commodity items 2) Support all locations by directing uninterrupted flow of ingredients, materials, supplies and services 3) Provide purchasing expertise for R&D 4) Assist in developing and implementing supplier development programs 5) Communicate goals and needs, select primary suppliers and evaluate supplier performance and partner relationships on continuous basis 6) Generate reports and forecasts to assist managers in short-range and long-range planning 7) Evaluate and upgrade purchasing systems and functions

Requirements:  Qualifications/Skills Required -------------------------------------------- 1) Minimum 3 years of experience in purchasing ingredients 2) Team player with ability to negotiate costs 3) Non-unionized candidate preferred 4) Candidates who will relocate on their own may apply]]>
<![CDATA[ Director Purchasing in Confidential, AK]]> Description:  Partial Job Description -------------------------------------------- 1) Oversee advancement of the organization’s procurement function 2) Implement best in class supply chain practices 3) Work closely with the leaders of the business, especially operations and sales 4) Understand the business needs and goals in order to determine the solutions needed 5) Provide leadership and direction to the purchasing team 6) Complete studies and analysis of potential supply chain optimization practices 7) Implement new technologies and bring innovation to the process 8) Provide data and analyze determined key business decisions 9) Identify system tools needed to implement orders/plan/forecast systems

Requirements:  Qualifications/Skills Required -------------------------------------------- 1) Degree (4 year) and SCM/Apex certification 2) Minimum 10 years of experience with minimum 3 years of multi-site and management experience 3) Food or Beverage manufacturing background 4) Expertise in implementing tier 1 ERP systems 5) Ability to handle purchasing budget ($50M to $1B)]]>
<![CDATA[ Director Purchasing in Confidential, AK]]> Description:  Partial Job Description -------------------------------------------- 1) Oversee advancement of the organization’s procurement function 2) Implement best in class supply chain practices 3) Work closely with the leaders of the business, especially operations and sales 4) Understand the business needs and goals in order to determine the solutions needed 5) Provide leadership and direction to the purchasing team 6) Complete studies and analysis of potential supply chain optimization practices 7) Implement new technologies and bring innovation to the process 8) Provide data and analyze determined key business decisions 9) Identify system tools needed to implement orders/plan/forecast systems

Requirements:  Qualifications/Skills Required -------------------------------------------- 1) Degree (4 year) and SCM/Apex certification 2) Minimum 10 years of experience with minimum 3 years of multi-site and management experience 3) Food or Beverage manufacturing background 4) Expertise in implementing tier 1 ERP systems 5) Ability to handle purchasing budget ($50M to $1B)]]>
<![CDATA[ Director Purchasing in Confidential, AK]]> Description:  Partial Job Description -------------------------------------------- 1) Oversee advancement of the organization’s procurement function 2) Implement best in class supply chain practices 3) Work closely with the leaders of the business, especially operations and sales 4) Understand the business needs and goals in order to determine the solutions needed 5) Provide leadership and direction to the purchasing team 6) Complete studies and analysis of potential supply chain optimization practices 7) Implement new technologies and bring innovation to the process 8) Provide data and analyze determined key business decisions 9) Identify system tools needed to implement orders/plan/forecast systems

Requirements:  Qualifications/Skills Required -------------------------------------------- 1) Degree (4 year) and SCM/Apex certification 2) Minimum 10 years of experience with minimum 3 years of multi-site and management experience 3) Food or Beverage manufacturing background 4) Expertise in implementing tier 1 ERP systems 5) Ability to handle purchasing budget ($50M to $1B)]]>
<![CDATA[ Director Purchasing in Confidential, AK]]> Description:  Partial Job Description -------------------------------------------- 1) Oversee advancement of the organization’s procurement function 2) Implement best in class supply chain practices 3) Work closely with the leaders of the business, especially operations and sales 4) Understand the business needs and goals in order to determine the solutions needed 5) Provide leadership and direction to the purchasing team 6) Complete studies and analysis of potential supply chain optimization practices 7) Implement new technologies and bring innovation to the process 8) Provide data and analyze determined key business decisions 9) Identify system tools needed to implement orders/plan/forecast systems

Requirements:  Qualifications/Skills Required -------------------------------------------- 1) Degree (4 year) and SCM/Apex certification 2) Minimum 10 years of experience with minimum 3 years of multi-site and management experience 3) Food or Beverage manufacturing background 4) Expertise in implementing tier 1 ERP systems 5) Ability to handle purchasing budget ($50M to $1B)]]>
<![CDATA[ Export Sales & Purchasing Manager in , QC]]> Description:  1) Plan and implement sales programs for either some or all of the company's product line 2) Ensure execution of the developed sales strategies, plans and advertising or promotional programs 3) Ensure activities are in accordance to the developed sales objectives 4) Evaluate new product and international market opportunities and provide analysis to management for decision making 5) Maintain contact with key markets by visiting and investigating the operating and local conditions 6) Establish and negotiate pricing and performance targets 7) Perform sales and profitability analyses for internal management 8) Facilitate solutions to logistics, regulatory and quality issues 9) Provide day-to-day support to distributor partners

Requirements:  1) Degree (4 year) preferred 2) Minimum 2 years of experience in food and beverage along with export sales and purchasing experience 3) Experience in frozen juice preferred as well as strong multi-tasking skills 4) Bilingual in English and French (or Spanish/English/French) TIP: Make sure your *resume* contains your FULL address (include zip code / postal code). If you are sending your resume, please make sure it is in MS WORD format.]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Administrator/Junior Buyer in , ON]]> Description:  1) Generate purchase orders for all purchase requisitions within defined area of tasks 2) Convert purchase requisitions to purchase orders and maintenance of purchasing records 3) Print newly created requisitions on a daily basis for goods within your portfolio and maintain as a working copy for pricing and purchase details 4) Obtain price and delivery timing for purchase requisitions as well as generate and print purchase order when requisition is acquired 5) Obtain appropriate Buyer’s signature, fax, mail or courier original of purchase order and a copy of the terms and conditions to the chosen 6) Distribute copies internally and maintain copy file by PO by vendor and a copy of POs by PO number 7) Process all purchase requisitions related to ingredients used in the Blending Department 8) Negotiate pricing with vendors approved by regional product development 9) Maintain specification sheets for each ingredient 10) Consolidate purchases with common vendors which requires the approval of regional product development 11) Maintain the master vendor profile including packaging size, vendor terms, lead times, order quantities, shelf life, etc. 12) Conduct annual business review with ingredient vendors 13) Liaise with Blending Supervisor to confirm that specifications on POs are correct and rectify any discrepancies 14) Liaise with vendors and Blending Supervisor to ensure optimal cost savings versus quantity volumes and make recommendations where appropriate 15) Liaise with Blending and Finance to resolve any discrepancies between POs terms, goods received and invoiced 16) Arrange for return of goods to vendors on instructions from Quality Assurance 17) Ensure foreign vendors are advised of our customer’s broker contact information and procedure for customs clearance into Canada 18) Ensure that foreign vendors provide certificates of origin for imported goods 19) Coordinate delivery appointments to account for lead times 20) Expedite delivery of orders when required 21) Enter statistics regarding performance of ingredients suppliers on the Supplier Performance Measurement database (SPM) 22) Lead quarterly meetings with ingredient vendors and internal company staff to review SPM results in an effort to strengthen relationships with vendors, improve performance and examine potential cost saving opportunities 23) Work with regional procurement as well as align vendor goals and manage top ingredient suppliers 24) Establish vendor KPIs 25) Enter GRNs for non-inventory items on POP system and file all GRNs for Purchasing 26) Order supplies for all computer printers, faxes, photocopiers and mail machine and ensure that adequate stock is on hand for all floors 27) Ensure all new goods purchased have appropriate MSDS sheets given to Training/Safety Coordinator for insertion in MSDS binders and QSI database 28) Monitor status of open POs in RenCS by generating and printing monthly Open PO Report 29) Confirm with each requisitioner that open PO is still valid and have requistioner’s initial report 30) Close any open POs that are designated by requisitioner to be complete and maintain a file of all monthly reports 31) Maintain supplier check list for Purchasing by inputting information in Word as supplied by materials sourcing managers 32) Obtain tax exemption certificates for new vendors and provide credit references as requested by new vendors 33) Complete credit applications upon receipt of confidentiality agreements from vendor record on approved vendor list 34) Advise individual about the set up of the new vendor to be set up once the vendor number is issued 35) Add and/or modify vendor information on RenCS for all departments, except company marketing and sales vendors 36) Return copy of confidentiality agreement signed by company to vendor for their records 37) Prepare monthly report for Requisition/PO Summary 38) Maintain ‘Authorization List’ and ensure accuracy 39) Follow policy for when to add new hires and ensure current copy is posted on company site 40) Ensure sample signatures are available for Purchasing and Finance Departments 41) Verify invoices for items purchased within the tasks of this position and submit for approval 42) Process returns for items purchased within the responsibility of this job 43) Complete cheque requisitions where required as well as replenish the postage funds for the postage meter as required 44) Maintain contract binder for all preventative maintenance, landscaping and seasonal contracts as well as inform when expiration date is near 45) Participate in cross functional teams such as Value Stream Mapping, Shelf Life Management study, transportation initiatives, etc.

Requirements:  1) Degree (4 year) 2) Minimum 2 years of experience in a similar role and 1 – 2 years of purchasing experience 3) Experience in working in a food and beverage environment an asset 4) Purchasing ingredients experience a plus 5) Expertise in Purchase Order processing software 6) Knowledge of WHMIS regulations related to hazardous materials as well as company safety policies and safety standards 7) Proficient in MS Office 8) Good communication and leadership skills TIP: Make sure your *resume* contains your FULL address (include zip code / postal code). If you are sending your resume, please make sure it is in MS WORD format.]]>
<![CDATA[ Sourcing Manager in , FL]]> Description:  1) Support the execution and implementation of sourcing strategies for various food product categories 2) Develop and implement sourcing strategy 3) Conduct commercial evaluations of potential and existing sources of supply 4) Research and implement cost optimization initiatives 5) Oversee vendor auditing, evaluation and selection 6) Improve global supply-chain visibility and contingency planning 7) Document updates on market trends and industry happenings 8) Oversee costing, pricing analysis, cost minimization, product consistency and supply reliability monitoring 9) Ensure adherence to International trade regulations 10) Monitor contract administration, supply-chain risk mitigation and compliance

Requirements:  1) Degree (4 year) 2) Experience in purchasing food ingredients as well as finding new co-manufacturers 3) Experience in import and export supply chain as well as knowledge of trade regulations for North America and the Caribbean 4) Experience in the fast moving consumer goods industry and exposure to the ethnic food trade 5) Experience with the formal grocery distribution trade in North America or Europe as well as global procurement of food commodities 6) Proficient in computers and related software applications 7) Good project management and negotiation skills 8) Ability to relate well and communicate effectively at all levels as well as work independently TIP: Make sure your *resume* contains your FULL address (include zip code / postal code). If you are sending your resume, please make sure it is in MS WORD format.]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Purchasing in , VT]]> Description:  1) Oversee advancement of the organization’s procurement function 2) Implement best in class supply chain practices 3) Work closely with the leaders of the business, especially operations and sales 4) Understand the business needs and goals in order to determine the solutions needed 5) Provide leadership and direction to the purchasing team 6) Complete studies and analysis of potential supply chain optimization practices 7) Implement new technologies and bring innovation to the process 8) Provide data and analyze determined key business decisions 9) Identify system tools needed to implement orders/plan/forecast systems

Requirements:  1) Degree (4 year) and SCM/Apex certification 2) Minimum 10 years of experience with minimum 3 years of multi-site and management experience 3) Food or Beverage manufacturing background 4) Expertise in implementing tier 1 ERP systems 5) Ability to handle purchasing budget ($50M to $1B) TIP: Make sure your *resume* contains your FULL address (include zip code / postal code). If you are sending your resume, please make sure it is in MS WORD format.]]>
<![CDATA[ Materials Sourcing Manager in , ON]]> Description:  1) Purchase dry goods packaging materials, glass and containers, labels, closures, neck tags, cartons and partitions for all domestically produced products and RPV 2) Monitor the process and ensure timely delivery 3) Maintain all records related to artwork changes, vendor certification, ISO 9002 certification, approved vendors list and confidentiality agreements 4) Ensure that requisitioner follows proper authorization, documentation and policy 5) Solicit price quotations for non-single sourced materials from approved vendor list where two or more approved vendors are capable of filling the order 6) Coordinate with Regional Purchasing for materials from regional vendors using regional contract pricing 7) Ensure terms of contracts are followed 8) Keep local company staff advised of the terms and conditions 9) Liaise with Logistics to confirm that specifications on purchase orders are correct and rectify any discrepancies 10) Liaise with vendors and logistics staff 11) Ensure that the company has optimal cost savings versus quantity volumes and make recommendations where appropriate 12) Liaise with vendor to confirm layout and revised quantities 13) Have logistics approve and sign-off, label layouts and quantity adjustments in excess of 5% of original requisitioned quantity 14) Liaise with receiving, stockroom, finance and logistics to resolve any discrepancies between purchase order terms, goods received and invoiced 15) Arrange for return of goods to vendors on instructions from Quality Assurance 16) Coordinate re-work in conjunction with QA, Logistics and vendor and also arrange to recover costs from vendor 17) Ensure foreign vendors provide certificates of origin for imported goods 18) Expedite delivery of orders when required 19) Liaise with Director, Procurement and Logistics for all contract negotiation and development, including service contracts, specifically travel and auto 20) Provide expertise and direction for issues relating to purchasing and packaging to marketing brand managers and the financial department 21) Provide preliminary budget purchase price cost assumptions for all packaging materials, raw materials and services under direct accountability 22) Prepare purchase price comparison report for all materials purchase comparing actual purchase price to and review monthly with the marketing brand managers and Director Procurement and Logistics 23) Review open purchase orders with requisitioner on a monthly basis 24) Prepare a vendor performance report semi-annually for management review following the ISO guidelines 25) Maintain contract status information on common “S’ drive 26) Coordinate all package changes with NPD in (except RPV) 27) Coordinate packaging changes regarding UPC, SCC, product coding and any other government or customer coding requirement 28) Identify components requiring revisions or updates from our existing product lines and construct a time line implementation schedule 29) Create and maintain timelines in MS Project for packaging design projects 30) Meet with all stakeholders to discuss and gather information regarding new artwork or changes to existing artwork and package changes (required date, codes and translations) 31) Initiate and chair regular cross functional team meetings 32) Act as main contact and liaison with NPD, vendors, marketing department and operations department 33) Present options and recommendations and provide status reports 34) Ensure technical specifications are provided by the vendor and attain QA approval before proceeding to final art 35) Conduct initial proofing of artwork and address any discrepancies Proceed with internal artwork approval process 36) Communicate approvals to vendors 37) Maintain library of components through database 38) Attend first print run (press approval) for new packaging designs for color and copy approval 39) Work with operations department to understand manufacturing requirements for new products 40) Manage automotive fleet, negotiations with vendor, annual selector process, retirement of vehicles, replacement of vehicles and any cost related decisions in addition to day to day issues 41) Build and maintain vendor base to ensure competitive pricing and reliable sources of supply and services 42) Maintain all records for artwork changes, vendor certification documents, ISO 9002, ISO 14000, approved vendors list, all QA issues, vendor performance issues and all corrective action 43) Develop and maintain precise files on all vendor negotiations Communicate material engineering standards and QA specifications to vendors and ensure conformance 44) Follow up with quality issues (NCRs, CARs, BMRs and claims) using the non-conformance reporting database 45) Act as the main contact for conflict resolution 46) Meet regularly with vendors to review performance and take corrective action when required 47) Recommend potential new vendors 48) Assist QA in completing new vendor approval process 49) Participate in the documentation and implementation of ISO 9000 program as it relates to the Purchasing Department, under the guidance of the Business Management Representative 50) Update, maintain and implement relevant forms, documents and records as outlined in company’s ISO 9000 Business Management System (BMS) 51) Maintain the purchasing document master list and records list as required by company’s BMS 52) Participate in the documentation and implementation of ISO 14000 program as it relates to the Purchasing Department, under the guidance of the EMS Management Representative 53) Maintain and implement relevant forms, documents and records as outlined in the company’s ISO 14000 Environmental Management System (EMS) 54) Perform time sensitive tasks in absence of Materials Sourcing Manager 55) Work on miscellaneous work tasks as assigned by the VP Operations 56) Follow company safety procedures as defined and be aware of company Health and Safety Policies 57) Be aware of WHMIS regulations related to hazardous materials at the company 58) Procure goods and services, and packaging materials in support of plant operations 59) Work within company’s Regional Purchasing guidelines and packaging requirements as defined by the VP Operations 60) Follow up on all back orders, over-shipments and make joint decisions on closing out purchase orders 61) Initiate and chair cross functional team meetings pertaining to NPD of local brands 62) Work as a back-up of Purchasing Administrator/Junior Buyer for time sensitive tasks 63) Work as a key advisor to all departments in matters related to materials costs, packaging materials market changes and pricing trends

Requirements:  1) Degree (4 year) preferred 2) CPP (Certified Professional Purchaser designation through PMAC) 3) Minimum of 3 years experience in a similar role (packaging related field) 4) Working knowledge of packaging component substrates, production processes, print processes and types of proofs 6) Strong management skills 7) Excellent computer skills and knowledge of using an on-line integrated systems, MS Excel, Word, Lotus Notes, RenCS, ICC, NCR Database, Navigator and MS Project TIP: Make sure your *resume* contains your FULL address (include zip code / postal code).If you are sending your resume, please make sure it is in MS WORD format.]]>
<![CDATA[ Director Purchasing in , IL]]> Description:  1) Lead the purchasing tasks for ingredients, finished products and package materials 2) Strengthen cost competitiveness and support business growth strategies through leveraging purchasing power 3) Define and implement purchasing strategies such as level of integration, suppliers’ basis, type of contracts (short/long term) 4) Support current needs and future growth strategies 5) Develop and analyze market demand, availability trends, company portfolio, pricing and competitor’s data 6) Utilize the data to improve overall purchasing performance 7) Handle contract negotiation with third party suppliers including co-packers, and define requirement for purchase orders 8) Establish pricing and performance standards with suppliers, always seeking ingredients with the highest quality at the best price 9) Search continuously for alternative suppliers and build strong relationships with supplier base 10) Maintain an adequate alternative that allows achieving the best quality, service and price 11) Develop and implement cost saving projects through change of specifications, suppliers and strategies 12) Oversee the correct and timely administration of all general data, including pricing, primary and secondary suppliers and contract status 13) Liaise with Finance for semi-annual true-ups and issue resolution 14) Oversee annual budget management and preparation of all necessary reporting including variances 15) Identify benchmarking data tools and monitor major market trends through interaction with external resources (associations, institutions, media and specialized literature) 16) Support Corporate QA in vendor management and certification 17) Participate in business teams including project development, working closely with Marketing and R&D 18) Support the plants in the energy purchase activities as well as evaluate alternatives of supply and negotiating contracts 19) Work with multiple plant locations and resolve non-conformities, supply issues as well as evaluate alternatives 20) Identify and implement proper supplier basis and cost optimization over indirect materials and services 21) Support Purchasing Global Team over global purchasing strategies and category management with leverage on global markets and global supplies 22) Strengthen cost competitiveness by identifying cost improvement opportunities and materializing related savings 23) Support the CSR plans over supplier’s chains 24) Ensure continuity of supply and reliability of suppliers’ portfolios 25) Support project development over existing and new business categories

Requirements:  1) 4-year degree (MBA a plus) 2) 10+ years of experience in purchasing with 5 years in consumer products industry (multinational food company a plus) as well as proven track record of accomplishments 3) Knowledge of raw materials and co-packing supplier basis and contract management 4) Technical experience in at least one area of packaging a plus (working with glass, cartons, etc.) 5) Experience in JD Edwards, Manugistics or SAP 6) Experience in pricing and contract management (including drafting contracts, in close contact with internal counsel) 7) Expertise in leading multiple projects across multiple disciplines (Marketing, Supply Chain, etc.) with proven results 8) Knowledge of the energy market and key indirect categories an asset 9) Excellent communication and presentation skills 10) Strong analytical, negotiation and problem-solving skills 11) Ability to work on a global purchasing team with high-level interaction with HQ 12) Ability to build and maintain cross-functional working relationships with Marketing, R&D, Sales and Finance 13) Ability to speak Italian a plus 14) Willingness to travel (20% to 25%) TIP: Make sure your *resume* contains your FULL address (include zip code / postal code). If you are sending your resume, please make sure it is in MS WORD format.]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in , NE]]> Description:  1) Oversee all pricing of raw material 2) Manage all purchasing system functions including issuance of purchase orders, receiving documentation and penalty payments 3) Control replenishment buying and oversee signing authorities and purchasing approvals 4) Oversee appropriate documentation of all raw materials 5) Maintain the accuracy of database of items purchased

Requirements:  1) Experience in purchasing products from food manufacturers 2) Experience in restaurant industry purchasing 3) Expertise in negotiating contracts (coffee, bags, boxes, etc.) 4) Ability to grow into a more senior role TIP: Make sure your *resume* contains your FULL address (include zip code / postal code). If you are sending your resume, please make sure it is in MS WORD format.]]>
<![CDATA[ Packaging Buyer in , WI]]> Description:  1) Direct, coordinate and lead activities for purchasing 2) Plan, organize, direct and control activities related to the categories of spend managed 3) Analyze market and oversee delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability/price as well as prepare market analysis reports 4) Develop and utilize a system to evaluate vendor quotations with the appropriate negotiation and purchasing techniques 5) Ensure quality, price, delivery and service 6) Recruit and maintain suppliers that provide high quality products and services at a better price 7) Maintain the highest code of ethics and conduct 8) Prepare and issue purchase contracts and change notices 9) Review and resolve vendor claims and contracts for conformance to company policy 10) Prepare and review contracts, bids, proposals and vendor agreements for legal correctness, price and acceptability of items to specifications 11) Oversee all activities related to procurement of packaging, from intent to purchase through delivery of the material 12) Identify and present new packaging ideas and innovations 13) Assist in new packaging design/development and commercialization process 14) Drive cost savings initiatives through negotiation, packaging design and operational efficiencies

Requirements:  1) Bachelor’s degree (Packaging Engineering from the University of Michigan preferred) 2) Minimum 3 years of related purchasing experience with a track record of accomplishments and continuous improvement in purchasing (e-purchasing experience) 3) Experience in food packaging (flexible and corrugated, bottles and folding cartons) 4) Experience in leveraging vendor relationships and achieving cost savings via cost reduction programs as well as expertise in running negotiations through e-procurement 5) Proficient in MS Word and Excel 6) Ability to communicate in Spanish 7) Willingness to travel – up to 30% TIP: Make sure your *resume* contains your FULL address (include zip code / postal code). If you are sending your resume, please make sure it is in MS WORD format.]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in San Francisco, CA]]> Description:  1) Manage product supply chain purchasing for the North American Operations of the company’s global business unit product supply chain 2) Collaborate with group purchasing to execute procurement activities on global categories 3) Manage all aspects of local categories in the product supply chain area 4) Develop and implement purchasing strategies in accordance with the company guidelines 5) Implement purchasing policies on global categories as well as ensure the fulfillment of quality, service and cost control standards 6) Collaborate with group purchasing in searching, selecting and evaluating suppliers and alternative materials on global categories 7) Support group purchasing in executing performance reviews with US-based global vendors 8) Ensure adequate forecasting, reporting and controlling on business unit purchasing activities, based on group defined reporting service levels in local categories 10) Negotiate for local categories and identify vendor selection 11) Forecast and deliver cost savings through procurement best practices and innovative approaches 12) Develop reporting tools and processes to ensure that local product supply chain is in compliance with the business unit and group budgeting and its reporting 13) Support product supply chain partners with vendor performance reviews 14) Develop local categories standardized for contract templates incorporating group guidelines (metrics, quality specifications, service level expectations, inventory management requirements, etc.) 15) Support product supply chain and other business unit partners in evaluating and negotiating for a wide variety of categories and services

Requirements:  1) Bachelor’s degree 2) 5+ years of experience in purchasing materials for packaged consumer goods companies at an international level 3) Experience in other product supply chain areas preferred 4) Consumer products experience along with beverage industry experience a plus 5) Previous experience working in international and bi-cultural business environments 6) Proficiency in using enterprise-class systems (SAP preferred) 7) Proficiency in English/Spanish 8) Willingness to travel (up to 30%) TIP: Make sure your *resume* contains your FULL address (include zip code / postal code). If you are sending your resume, please make sure it is in MS WORD format.]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in Delta, BC]]> Description:  1) Oversee all pricing of raw material 2) Manage all purchasing systems' functions including issuance of purchase orders, receiving documentation and penalty payments 3) Control replenishment buying and oversee signing authorities and purchasing approvals 4) Oversee appropriate documentation of all raw materials 5) Maintain the accuracy of database of items purchased

Requirements:  1) 9+ years of purchasing experience in the food-processing industry (dry-mix goods preferred) 2) Willingness to work in rapid-growth, fast-paced, ‘start-up’ style atmosphere]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Strategic Sourcing in , MN]]> Description:  1) Develop and execute procurement strategies for a variety of commodity materials 2) Work in close association with the VP of Strategic Sourcing and Business Units 3) Provide leadership in the identification and development of new procurement initiatives and programs 4) Manage and execute sourcing strategies for driving competitive advantage in key procurement areas and assess key business risks 5) Manage and execute risk management strategies and develop hedging programs consistent with the company’s objectives 6) Monitor and interpret market conditions for commodities being managed within the risk management program 7) Identify target commodities/programs to manage commodity costs within planned levels 8) Interface with business unit marketing teams to identify activities and opportunities to provide support from commodity risk management and strategic sourcing 9) Identify and research various tools and programs to enhance commodity risk management strategy and execution 10) Develop and deliver ongoing reporting of key measures of commodity risk management activities 11) Interact with and manage relationship with outside consultants, brokers and other providers of services in the risk management area 12) Establish and maintain procedures for internal controls for execution of the commodity program, adhering to GAAP and FASB 133 13) Adhere to all company policies and established practices in execution of the commodity risk managements programs

Requirements:  1) Bachelor’s degree (MBA preferred) 2) 7+ years of experience in commodities (buying futures, options) and risk management 3) Experience in establishing broker relationships and contract negotiation 4) Understanding of financial and market analysis as well as data generation as it relates to commodity pricing 5) Knowledge of commodity risk management and purchasing or Ag finance 6) Understanding of purchasing strategies/practices and manufacturing processes 7) Excellent communication skills 8) Proficient in Microsoft Office 9) Ability to perform complex negotiations with suppliers 10) Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public 11) Ability to manage multiple assignments, meet deadlines, achieve objectives, manage confidential information and work cooperatively in groups]]>
<![CDATA[ Vice President of Purchasing in Phoenix, AZ]]> Description:  1) Achieves required annual sales and margin goals as set by the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors 2) Manages and directs all aspects of the merchandising team including the execution of the merchandise planning process through analyses, evaluation of product, maximization of inventory turnover, contribution to margin goals, and maximization of the gross margin of all products 3) Identifies merchandising process and implementation of new items that will add to the product line 4) Manages the development, marketing and quality of all private label product 5) Develops and manages the implementation of pricing strategies for entire product line 6) Manages item selection for purchasing, pricing and placement for all private label and branded merchandise 7) Management and direction for company’s 110,000 sq. foot Distribution Center 8) Responsibility for inventory management and inventory turns for all product located at DC 9) Develops and maintains strong relationship with the Vice President of Operations and team to improve implementation of company initiatives and merchandising plans 10) Oversees the coordination of the merchandise plan-o-grams through category analyses and quantitative feedback 11) Coordinates and directs inventory planning for all locations 12) Develops the long-term and annual marketing plan; including strategies, tactics and resources necessary to achieve system and goals 13) Provides leadership, direction and management of the market research function then analyses and adjusts marketing strategy to meet changing market and competitive conditions 14) Oversees monitors and directs competitor analysis of products, sales and marketing activities 15) Plans and oversees advertising and promotion activities including print, online, and shared/direct mail 16) Establishes and maintains a consistent corporate image throughout all product lines, promotional materials, and events 17) Other duties as assigned

Requirements:  1) Requires a B.S./B.A. degree in a business or marketing related field 2) MBA preferred and/or equivalent work experience 3) Must have a minimum of 10 years grocery retail operations and purchasing experience with an emphasis in marketing 4) Previous experience in a natural foods environment is preferred, but not required]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in San Francisco, CA]]> Description:  1) Develops, gains approval for and implements purchasing strategies in line with Group guidelines 2) Puts into practice purchasing policies on global categories, ensuring the fulfillment of quality, service and cost control standards 3) Co-operates with Group Purchasing in searching, selecting and evaluating suppliers and alternative materials on global categories 4) Supports Group Purchasing in executing performance reviews with US based global vendors 5) Ensures adequate forecasting, reporting and controlling on Business Unit purchasing activities, based on Group Defined Reporting requirements 6) Develops and implements local purchasing policies, optimizing cost,quality and service levels on Local categories 7) Identifies and evaluates new capabilities, technologies and suppliers for raw materials and marketing / POS materials 8) Forecasts and deliver cost savings through procurement best practices and innovative approaches 9) Develops reporting tools and processes to ensure local Product Supply Chain compliance with BU and Group budgeting and reporting requirements 10) Develops local categories standardized contract templates incorporating Group Guidelines,metrics, quality specifications, service level expectations, inventory management requirements, cost change methodologies, etc... 11) Supports Product Supply Chain partners on routine vendor performance reviews 12) On request, supports PSC and other BU partners with evaluation and negotiation assistance for a wide variety of categories and services

Requirements:  1) 5 + years experience in purchasing management at multinational level 2) Consumer products experience; beverage industry a plus 3) TIER 1 ERP proficiency (SAP) 4) Fluent in English and Spanish]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in Miami, FL]]> Description:  1) Execute raw material supply plans for manufacturing requirements 2) Negotiate annual contracts to quickly turnaround buys 3) Oversee supplier and negotiate price, delivery and specifications as well as place purchase orders, etc. 4) Ensure that materials are delivered on time and ready to use 5) Manage supplier and plant relationships 6) Prepare market-related reports

Requirements:  1) Degree (4 year) preferred 2) Minimum 3 years of experience with expertise in buying with an institutional food service company/off-shore/cruise shipping experience 3) Experience in dealing with perishable, grocery and frozen food as well as excellent computer and communication (written and oral) skills]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in Yanceyville, NC]]> Description:  1) Oversee the purchase/delivery of raw materials, equipment/machinery and supplies 2) Review/fulfill material requests 3) Handle all activities related to vendor negotiations and management, contracting, raw materials as well as assigned products 4) Oversee the purchasing of organic foods, sauces and miscellaneous materials 5) Ensure that accurate and timely forecasts are provided through contracting with growers or vendors 6) Obtain market information and pricing for new product development 7) Initiate annual reporting of cost standards by item 8) Identify, track and be in-charge of reducing and minimizing unallocated inventory 9) Analyze market/delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability as well as prepare market analysis reports 10) Review purchase order claims and contracts’ conformance to the company policy 11) Monitor, evaluate and track materials costs against PPV standard costs 12) Arrange for disposal of surplus materials 13) Liaise closely with field operations to ensure pre-season contracts are negotiated within the company’s financial targets and pricing requirements 14) Supervise buyers, purchasing agents and expediters 15) Direct any subordinates and manage remote transportation and warehousing functions 16) Ensure products meet local standards and approvals 17) Maintain quality standards and understand the supply chain function

Requirements:  1) Degree (4 year) preferred 2) Minimum 8 years of experience with superb expertise in working with suppliers 3) Excellent negotiation skills]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in Scarborough, ON]]> Description:  1) Oversee the purchase/delivery of raw materials, equipment/machinery and supplies 2) Review/fulfill material requests as per the Corporate MRP Production Schedule 3) Handle all activities related to vendor negotiations and management, contracting, and raw materials as well as assigned products 4) Oversee the purchase of specialty nuts, grains, spices and pulses (as assigned) and miscellaneous materials for the Corporate PD Group 5) Coordinate and execute the purchasing of assigned nuts, grains, spices and pulses 6) Ensure that accurate and timely forecasts are provided through contracting with growers or vendors 7) Support Sales, QA, PD, and R&D in identifying/implementing cost reduction, and cost avoidance programs within the assigned product portfolio as well as resolving quality issues 8) Obtain market information and pricing for new product development when available 9) Initiate annual reporting of cost standards by item 10) Identify, track and be in charge of reducing and minimizing unallocated inventory 11) Analyze market/delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability as well as prepare market analysis reports 12) Review purchase order claims and contracts’ conformance to the company policy 13) Monitor, evaluate, and track materials costs against PPV standard costs 14) Arrange for disposal of surplus materials 15) Liaise closely with Field Operations to ensure pre-season contracts are negotiated within the company’s financial targets and pricing requirements 16) Represent the Procurement Department, and where necessary, the company at such functions such as senior management meetings, association(s) activities, etc. 17) Coordinate duties of Procurement Support Staff 18) Supervise buyers, purchasing agents, and expediters 19) Direct any subordinates and manage remote transportation, and warehousing functions 20) Maintain a positive work atmosphere and communicate with clients, suppliers, customers, co-workers, and all levels of employees 21) Control inventory 22) Handle pricing and suppliers’ pre-qualification 23) Source new products

Requirements:  1) Degree (4 year) preferred 2) 5 – 20 years of experience 3) At least 5 years of previous experience in purchasing food products]]>
<![CDATA[ Manager Strategic Sourcing – Dairy in Marshall, MN]]> Description:  1) Assist the Director of Purchasing in developing the short- and long-term strategy for the assigned category as well as serve as a category expert 2) Lead/assist other buyers and senior buyers in the strategic sourcing process and overall supplier management 3) Forecast and track market conditions and costs as well as communicate this information to applicable departments/business units of the company 4) Utilize commodity risk management tools and processes to optimize commodity purchases 5) Lead continuous improvement projects including supplier performance, cost savings and quality enhancements 6) Maintain a close-working relationship with all departments/business units of the company including Manufacturing, Sales/Marketing, Purchasing, R&D, FSQ and Logistics 7) Manage all aspects of the supplier relationship, selection, quality cost, service, innovation and continuous improvement 8) Negotiate long-term contracts and manage an annual budget of more than $100M 9) Bring ideas and new technology to the attention of the business units that will lower total cost, enhance product quality and/or convenience as well as facilitate new product opportunities

Requirements:  1) Degree (4 year) 2) Minimum 8 years of experience in dairy commodities (cheese preferred) 3) Experience in successfully managing a group of senior buyers, developing/managing over $100M vendor relationships as well as developing/implementing sourcing strategies]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in Chicago, IL]]> Description:  1) Develop and manage implementation of purchasing plans to provide efficient, cost-effective procurement of major ingredients/commodity items 2) Support all locations by directing uninterrupted flow of ingredients, materials, supplies and services 3) Assist in developing and implementing supplier development programs 4) Communicate goals and needs as well as select primary suppliers 5) Evaluate supplier performance and partner relationships on a continual basis 6) Generate reports and forecasts in short and long-range planning 7) Evaluate and upgrade purchasing systems and functions on an ongoing basis

Requirements:  1) Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science or a related field 2) Food background with minimum 5 years of experience as well as knowledge of negotiating 3) Strong knowledge of upgrading and streamlining purchasing system and experience in negotiation as well as ability to drive change]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Procurement in York, PA]]> Description:  1) Maintain daily communications with suppliers/processing plants 2) Source new suppliers whenever needed 3) Ensure new suppliers meet standards/expectations 4) Liaise with suppliers and customers on product and quality-related issues 5) Ensure appropriate systems are in place for consistent product quality 6) Provide market update and analysis (as needed) 7) Liaise with processing plant and Sales Department to ensure consistent supply as well as efficient inventory flow 8) Supervise procurement/production/inventory control functions 9) Ensure all orders are delivered on time 10) Work closely with Sales Team to meet projected sales

Requirements:  1) Degree (4 year) 2) Minimum 10 years of food industry experience with expertise in raw ingredients as well as knowledge of commodities, ingredient procurement (flour, sugar, shortening, etc.) and energy purchasing 3) Proven negotiation skills]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in Chicago, IL]]> Description:  1) Develop and manage implementation of purchasing plans to provide efficient, cost-effective procurement of major ingredients/commodity items 2) Support all locations by directing uninterrupted flow of ingredients, materials, supplies and services 3) Assist in developing and implementing supplier development programs 4) Communicate goals and needs as well as select primary suppliers 5) Evaluate supplier performance and partner relationships on a continual basis 6) Generate reports and forecasts in short and long-range planning 7) Evaluate and upgrade purchasing systems and functions on an ongoing basis

Requirements:  1) Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science or a related field 2) Food background with minimum 5 years of experience as well as knowledge of negotiating 3) Strong knowledge of upgrading and streamlining purchasing system and experience in negotiation as well as ability to drive change]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in , KS,NE]]> Description:  1) Develop and manage implementation of purchasing plans to provide efficient, cost-effective procurement of major ingredients/commodity items 2) Support all locations by directing uninterrupted flow of ingredients, materials, supplies and services 3) Assist in developing and implementing supplier development programs 4) Communicate goals and needs, select primary suppliers 5) Evaluate supplier performance and partner relationships on a continual basis 6) Generate reports and forecasts in short and long-range planning 7) Evaluate and upgrade purchasing systems and functions on an ongoing basis

Requirements:  1) Degree (4 year) preferred 2) Minimum 8 years of experience with expertise in purchasing commodities and Chicago Board of Trade regulations 3) Experience in purchasing packaging equipment as well as contact negotiation]]>
<![CDATA[ Senior Commodity Buyer in Vancouver, BC]]> Description:  1) Purchase commodities from all over the world 2) Maintain and arrange contracts 3) Manage inventory accuracy 4) Ensure that all products are of standards and quality as identified by pre-approved specifications 5) Work with major customers to develop buying programs 6) Ensure that the management is involved and aware of markets, trends and cost changes 7) Assist co-workers and sales representatives 8) Work closely with sales managers and the Purchasing Manager 9) Forecast commodity markets 10) Handle purchasing and maintenance of inventories of food commodities in a production environment 11) Negotiate contracts and locate new supply sources

Requirements:  1) Degree (4 year) 2) 5+ years of experience in food/manufacturing environment and expertise in purchasing policies and procedures 3) Strong negotiation skills]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing and Planning Manager in San Francisco, CA]]> Description:  1) Oversee pricing of all raw materials, packaging and freight 2) Manage all purchasing systems' functions including issuance of purchase orders, receiving documentation and penalty payments 3) Control replenishment buying and oversee signing authorities and purchasing approvals 4) Oversee appropriate documentation of all imported raw materials and packaging 5) Maintain the accuracy of database of items purchased

Requirements:  1) Degree (4 year) preferred 2) Minimum 7 years of experience with expertise in food purchasing and commodity market (sugar) 3) Experience in production, purchasing, product sourcing, forecasting and planning as well as good knowledge of quality systems]]>
<![CDATA[ Seafood/Produce Specialist/Buyer in Indianapolis, IN]]> Description:  1) Work under the guidance of the Purchasing Director 2) Ensure that purchasing decisions align with overall goals of the organization 3) Source new items (as needed) 4) Obtain competitive bids for new items and evaluate bids including cost comparisons 5) Maintain expertise in seafood and other produce as well as save money 6) Obtain competitive bids on changes to existing product design and packaging 7) Establish, monitor and update re-order points to ensure consistent flow of items during periods of peaks and lows (all year) 8) Manage orders for new and existing products executed on a timely basis 9) Coordinate shipments to meet company and departmental deadlines 10) Participate in planning meetings with various departments on such things as new products, discontinued products, out of stock items, changes in distribution or packaging of a product 11) Support Operations Department through ongoing communication regarding how items are sold and solve any supplier’s problem at the store level (such as quality and service issues), potential shortages in the market and discontinued items 12) Maintain vendor communication through phone contact, regular meetings or e-mail 13) Make value-added purchasing decisions quickly 14) Keep abreast of commodity markets and take advantage of them 15) Establish working relationships and interact effectively with a wide range of people 16) Make sales calls 17) Educate and train existing customer base with varied products

Requirements:  1) Degree (4 year) 2) Minimum 3 – 5 years of experience in purchasing refrigerated food service products and distribution with expertise in seafood and produce sales 3) Expertise in MS Office and excellent communication skills across all levels with high business acumen, personal integrity and maturity]]>
<![CDATA[ Sourcing Manager in London, ON]]> Description:  1) Manage the procurement of key ingredients 2) Establish strategic sourcing strategies 3) Act as a main contact and liaise with suppliers 4) Negotiate contracts and actively drive cost-optimization efforts 5) Maintain understanding of external markets (related to ingredients) and the impact of these markets on the business 6) Handle the establishment of annual cost standards 7) Manage and understand transportation methods, costs, terms, transit times as well as documentation

Requirements:  1) Degree (4 year) in Business or a related discipline 2) Certified Professional Purchaser (CPP) designation 3) Minimum 5 years of sourcing experience (consumer-packaged goods manufacturing preferred) with experience in commodity and raw-material procurement]]>
<![CDATA[ Senior Purchasing Agent in Halifax, NS]]> Description:  1) Handle purchase of all feed ingredients associated with manufacturing company feed 2) Procure feed for the company feed mill

Requirements:  1) Member of PMAO with experience in purchasing and supply management, benefit administration, futures market, Forex, and hedging practice 2) Experience in benefits area with knowledge of aquaculture feed ingredients 3) Strong purchasing and supply-chain management experience]]>
<![CDATA[ Agriculture Purchasing Manager in Albany, NY]]> Description:  1) Develop a sourcing strategy through vendor partnerships that supports the company’s long term growth plans 2) Initiate and negotiate annual contracts for sourcing of fresh, frozen and processed raw materials 3) Evaluate suppliers and crops in order to advise changes in yields, quality and conditions 4) Develop a purchasing system to assume lowest cost while maintaining material specifications 5) Coordinate with Production Planning and Quality Assurance 6) Develop annual budgets for raw materials and review monthly variances and action plan for continuous improvements 7) Manage and update purchasing systems through SAP 8) Interact and support R&D on new product development

Requirements:  1) Experience in Accounting/Purchasing 2) Background in food manufacturing 3) Superb communication skills with a great attitude]]>
<![CDATA[ Procurement Manager (Regional Governance) in New York City, NY]]> Description:  1) Ensure that the regional procurement spend of circa £1B complies with corporate controls, following policies such as the Statement of Authorities 2) Analyze market complexity, giving priority to the more developed markets 3) Support the consistent application of procurement governance and risk management agenda with regional PLTs and Portfolio/Market Teams 4) Support market-based staff (influence without direct accountability) 5) Work with Finance and Risk/Audit Team in the markets 6) Develop the capability of the local procurement resource 7) Work in markets with reasonable central support 8) Drive the business units to consistently apply the risk management processes, through challenging the reports of progress and actions as well as testing results 9) Coordinate the local application of the SFRM principles to priority categories to ensure that the supplier elements of business continuity plans are complete 10) Develop a robust transparent monitoring, collation and reporting of the data to support the governance elements of the BPM process 11) Challenge and support the management of ethical sourcing risks through the application of the right SEDEX SAQs and audits (where needed) 12) Deploy the set environmental development guidelines 13) Apply purchasing policies, including Statement of Authorities 14) Coordinate training in the required field

Requirements:  1) Degree (4 year) 2) 3+ years of experience in procurement process and multiple plants 3) Experience in the food and beverage market as well as superb knowledge of governance and risk management]]>
<![CDATA[ Strategic Procurement Manager ? Materials in , KS]]> Description:  1) Ensure that adequate sources of high-quality, cost-competitive materials are available to the manufacturing facilities 2) Handle the complexity of materials, which include animal by-products meals and meats, agricultural commodities, fats & oils, fibers, etc. 3) Communicate strategies, operating plans, business objectives, and obtain buy-in from suppliers 4) Understand commodity markets and risk management strategies 5) Complete projects that will ensure that key initiatives, KPIs and goals are consistently met 6) Develop and execute negotiation strategies and contracts for external suppliers with appropriate involvement of internal customers and business partners 7) Provide input regarding new materials during all phases of new product development and commercialization 8) Work with S&T and suppliers to develop commercially available materials 9) Help develop and gain agreement on material specification 10) Implement material testing programs appropriate for the materials at the suppliers' and the plants 11) Develop item standard costs 12) Implement Supplier Managed Inventory with assigned suppliers 13) Drive continuous improvement processes in quality, cost and service 14) Implement strategies to ensure company receives maximum value for money 15) Maintain a knowledge base in areas of domestic market conditions (supply/demand/pricing) 16) Lead all minor negotiations for material purchases and contracts 17) Inform all functional departments of key supply issues and impact 18) Manage the vendor base to prevent business interruptions during supplier transitions 19) Analyze financial information to make effective technical/business decisions 20) Develop in-depth trading knowledge for commodity materials on public exchanges 21) Understand how sourcing decisions affect bottom-line profitability 22) Perform value-analysis in determining and executing against total delivered costs 23) Understand the financial situation of critical suppliers in order to anticipate and respond to potential supply issues 24) Assist in development of team members by providing them with the necessary competencies for the future 25) Provide expertise and information on market dynamics and price movement indicators 26) Perform other functions as requested by Senior Manager 27) Develop strategic business relationships with key suppliers 28) Develop and maintain positive working relationships with suppliers through verbal, written and face-to-face contact 29) Manage projects cross-functionally with S&T and marketing 30) Coordinate appropriate scheduling of materials with IPD (Logistics Planning) and suppliers 31) Work with commodity consultants and brokers to cover material risks 32) Negotiate directly with suppliers at a middle level

Requirements:  1) BA/BS degree (4 year) in technical field (degree in agricultural field preferred) 2) 5-25+ years’ experience 3) Experience with value analysis / source-buy decisions 4) Familiarity with team-based environment 5) Contracting experience 6) Extensive experience in the purchasing area 7) Experience in budgeting a plus 8) C.P.M. desirable 9) Standard costing experience 10) Computer skills – data gathering/analysis/reporting 11) Commodity trading knowledge 12) Market knowledge of materials, suppliers, market drivers extremely helpful 13) Negotiation skills 14) Willingness to travel – up to 15%]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in , QC]]> Description:  1) Execute raw material supply plans for plant’s weekly requirements 2) Negotiate annual contracts to quick turnaround buys 3) Oversee suppliers, negotiate price, delivery and specifications, place purchase orders, etc. 4) Ensure that materials are delivered on time and ready to use 5) Manage supplier and plant relationships 6) Prepare daily, weekly and monthly market-related reports

Requirements:  1) Diploma (2 year) 2) 5-20 years' experience 3) Experience with dated products 4) Fresh product or dairy buyer experience 5) Excellent computer skills]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in , MD]]> Description:  1) Execute raw material supply plans for plant’s weekly requirements 2) Negotiate annual contracts to quick turnaround buys 3) Oversee suppliers, negotiate price, delivery and specifications, place purchase orders, etc. 4) Ensure that materials are delivered on time and ready to use 5) Manage supplier and plant relationships 6) Prepare daily, weekly and monthly market-related reports

Requirements:  1) Diploma (2 year) 2) 5-20 years' experience 3) Experience with dated products 4) Fresh product or dairy buyer experience 5) Excellent computer skills]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in , AR]]> Description:  1) Execute raw material supply plans for plant’s weekly requirements 2) Negotiate annual contracts to quick turnaround buys 3) Oversee suppliers, negotiate price, delivery and specifications, place purchase orders, etc. 4) Ensure that materials are delivered on time and ready to use 5) Manage supplier and plant relationships 6) Prepare daily, weekly and monthly market-related reports

Requirements:  1) Diploma (2 year) 2) 5-20 years' experience 3) Experience with dated products 4) Fresh product or dairy buyer experience 5) Excellent computer skills]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in , AR]]> Description:  1) Execute raw material supply plans for plant?s weekly requirements2) Negotiate annual contracts to quick turnaround buys3) Oversee suppliers, negotiate price, delivery and specifications, place purchase orders, etc.4) Ensure that materials a

Requirements:  1) Diploma (2 year)2) 5-20 years' experience3) Experience with dated products4) Fresh product or dairy buyer experience5) Excellent computer skills]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in , CA]]> Description:  1) Execute raw material supply plans for plant’s weekly requirements 2) Negotiate annual contracts to quick turnaround buys 3) Oversee suppliers, negotiate price, delivery and specifications, place purchase orders, etc. 4) Ensure that materials are delivered on time and ready to use 5) Manage supplier and plant relationships 6) Prepare daily, weekly and monthly market-related reports

Requirements:  1) Diploma (2 year) 2) 5-20 years' experience 3) Experience with dated products 4) Fresh product or dairy buyer experience 5) Excellent computer skills]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in , NV]]> Description:  1) Execute raw material supply plans for plant’s weekly requirements 2) Negotiate annual contracts to quick turnaround buys 3) Oversee suppliers, negotiate price, delivery and specifications, place purchase orders, etc. 4) Ensure that materials are delivered on time and ready to use 5) Manage supplier and plant relationships 6) Prepare daily, weekly and monthly market-related reports

Requirements:  1) Diploma (2 year) 2) 5-20 years' experience 3) Experience with dated products 4) Fresh product or dairy buyer experience 5) Excellent computer skills]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in , OH]]> Description:  1) Execute raw material supply plans for plant’s weekly requirements 2) Negotiate annual contracts to quick turnaround buys 3) Oversee suppliers, negotiate price, delivery and specifications, place purchase orders, etc. 4) Ensure that materials are delivered on time and ready to use 5) Manage supplier and plant relationships 6) Prepare daily, weekly and monthly market-related reports

Requirements:  1) Diploma (2 year) 2) 5-20 years' experience 3) Experience with dated products 4) Fresh product or dairy buyer experience 5) Excellent computer skills]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in , MN]]> Description:  1) Execute raw material supply plans for plant’s weekly requirements 2) Negotiate annual contracts to quick turnaround buys 3) Oversee suppliers, negotiate price, delivery and specifications, place purchase orders, etc. 4) Ensure that materials are delivered on time and ready to use 5) Manage supplier and plant relationships 6) Prepare daily, weekly and monthly market-related reports

Requirements:  1) Diploma (2 year) 2) 5-20 years' experience 3) Experience with dated products 4) Excellent computer skills]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in , CT]]> Description:  1) Execute raw material supply plans for plant’s weekly requirements 2) Negotiate annual contracts to quick turnaround buys 3) Oversee suppliers, negotiate price, delivery and specifications, place purchase orders, etc. 4) Ensure that materials are delivered on time and ready to use 5) Manage supplier and plant relationships 6) Prepare daily, weekly and monthly market-related reports

Requirements:  1) Diploma (2 year) 2) 5-20 years' experience 3) Experience with dated products 4) Fresh product or dairy buyer experience 5) Excellent computer skills]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in , NY]]> Description:  1) Execute raw material supply plans for plant’s weekly requirements 2) Negotiate annual contracts to quick turnaround buys 3) Oversee suppliers, negotiate price, delivery and specifications, place purchase orders, etc. 4) Ensure that materials are delivered on time and ready to use 5) Manage supplier and plant relationships 6) Prepare daily, weekly and monthly market-related reports

Requirements:  1) Diploma (2 year) 2) 5-20 years' experience 3) Experience with dated products 4) Fresh product or dairy buyer experience 5) Excellent computer skills]]>
<![CDATA[ Strategic Sourcing Manager in , NY]]> Description:  1) Develop and maintain ongoing market insight and knowledge 2) Lead strategic sourcing efforts for compnay as well as the corporate's purchasing network on business-unit-specific and corporate-wide common materials 3) Responsible to maintain contract files, contract calendars, supplier performance scorecards and purchase price variance analysis 4) Support cross functional efforts with Operations, Quality Assurance, R&D and Sales

Requirements:  1) 4 years' Degree in agriculture business or finance 2) 3-5 years’ experience 3) 5 years' experience in ingredient sourcing 4) Experience with MRP software]]>
<![CDATA[ Strategic Sourcing Manager in , NY]]> Description:  1) Develop and maintain ongoing market insight and knowledge2) Lead strategic sourcing efforts for compnay as well as the corporate's purchasing network on business-unit-specific and corporate-wide common materials3) Responsible to maintain contra

Requirements:  1) 4 years' Degree in agriculture business or finance2) 3-5 years? experience3) 5 years' experience in ingredient sourcing4) Experience with MRP software]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in , ON]]> Description:  1) Oversee all pricing of raw material, packaging and freight 2) Manage all purchasing systems' functions, including issuance of purchase orders, receiving documentation and penalty payments 3) Control replenishment buying and oversee signing authorities and purchasing approvals 4) Oversee appropriate documentation of all imported raw materials and packaging 5) Maintain the accuracy of database of items purchasedbuying and oversee signing author

Requirements:  1) 4-15years' experience 2) Experience in supply chain and purchasing 3) Excellent computer skills]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in Greater Vancouver Area, BC]]> Description:  1) Oversee all pricing of raw material, packaging and freight 2) Manage all purchasing systems functions, including issuance of purchase orders, receiving documentation and penalty payments 3) Control replenishment buying and oversee signing authorities and purchasing approvals 4) Ensure that all items procured are in compliance with all relative regulatory and company driven programs such as HACCP, Kosher and Organic 5) Oversee appropriate documentation of all imported raw materials and packaging 6) Maintain the accuracy of database of items purchased 7) Manage all supply contract negotiations and management 8) Set up and manage all procured items and their vendors in Navision 9) Perform other duties as assigned by the President of the division

Requirements:  1) 5-15 years' experience 2) Strong procurement experience 3) Experience in the food industry (frozen bakery preferred) 4) Familiarity with freight and raw materials]]>
<![CDATA[ Senior Buyer in , MD]]> Description:  1) Source raw materials and processing supplies 2) Negotiate annual contracts to quick turnaround buys 3) Deal with multinational corporations, sole proprietorships and everything in between 4) Oversee suppliers, negotiate price, delivery and specifications, place purchase orders, etc. 5) Ensure that materials are delivered on time and ready to use

Requirements:  1) Degree (4 year) 2) Minimum 7 years’ experience 3) 5-10 years’ experience in procurement in a manufacturing environment, preferably in a food company 4) Work experience with ERP package 5) Commodities and nutraceutical experience 6) Excellent product knowledge 7) Familiarity with subcontract manufacturers and professional certification a plus 8) Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite 9) Willingness to travel to Europe and China]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer - Purchasing Agent in , FL]]> Description:  1) Source raw materials and processing supplies 2) Negotiate annual contracts to quick turnaround buys 3) Oversee suppliers, negotiate price, delivery and specifications, place purchase orders, etc. 4) Ensure that materials are delivered on time and ready to use

Requirements:  1) Diploma (2 year) 2) 5-20 years' experience 3) Experience with dated products 4) Fresh product or dairy buyer experience 5) Excellent computer skills]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in , MI]]> Description:  1) Lead the strategic procurement activities of the company 2) Identify and negotiate with suppliers to ensure lowest total delivered cost (pricing, rebates, delivery, payment terms, etc.) for quality raw materials and packaging materials 3) Identify cost reduction options and work with internal resources to gain qualification for use 4) Assist in managing payments to maximize company cash flow while maintaining continuity of supply 5) Manage raw materials and packaging delivery schedules and inventory levels to achieve Inventory Turns target 6) Lead the Senior Buyer and Buyer/Planner in the process of ordering and maintaining inventories necessary to meet needs of the production schedules 7) Manage suppliers to ensure conformity with company’s processes for efficient operations (delivery timing, C of A compliance, product forms, etc.) 8) Monitor ingredient quality and assist in resolving quality/regulatory issues with suppliers 9) Monitor supplier performance and develop mutual action plans ensuring continuous improvement in quality, cost and time performance by the supply base 10) Assist in product development efforts by conducting supply searches, ensuring material availability for product trials and developing finished goods costing 11) Set raw material and packaging material standard costs 12) Monitor price movements regularly (at least monthly) 13) Develop monthly Purchase Price Variance (PPV) forecast for the fiscal year 14) Manage raw, packaging, and indirect materials 15) Lead process for purchasing assigned indirect materials and services at the best available cost for the company within service/product quality parameters

Requirements:  1) Bachelor's Degree (4 year) 2) 10-15 years’ experience 3) 10+ years of experience in purchasing and inventory management 4) Extensive experience using an MRP system 5) Experience in the food industry 6) Proven leadership, analytical thinking and problem solving skills 7) Excellent communication skills both – written and verbal]]>
<![CDATA[ Manager, Drug Substance Manufacturing and Sourcing in , ]]> Description:  1) Provide expertise in API manufacturing from feasibility to commercial scale manufacture2) Identify suitable third party API suppliers as necessary and direct chemical development activities at these sites3) Direct technology transfers between c

Requirements:  1) Minimum a Ph D in pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, chemical engineering, chemistry or a related discipline with at least 7 years of experience in API scale up and manufacturing2) Experience in a chemical process development, authoring of CMC sect]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Procurement in , ID]]> Description:  1) Manage annual raw product procurement in excess of $10 million2) Develop and implement programs for additional raw product suppliers and storage, supply purchasing, and purchasing processes3) Act as a liaison between the company and suppliers
Requirements:  1) Degree (4 year) mandatory2) Experience in purchasing agricultural products3) Minimum 5 years of management experience or a combination of education and experience4) Excellent project management skills]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Agent in , WI]]> Description:  1) Develop/manage implementation of purchasing plans to provide efficient and cost effective procurement of major ingredients/commodity items2) Support all locations by directing uninterrupted flow of ingredients, materials, supplies, and services

Requirements:  1) Diploma (2 year) mandatory2) Experience in purchasing fruits, vegetables, nuts, snacks, dairy, bakery, spices & flavors, etc3) Strong purchasing background4) Excellent negotiating skills5) Local candidates preferred]]>
<![CDATA[ Corporate Buyer in , ]]> Description:  1) Plan, organize, direct, and control activities related to the procurement function2) Prepare instructions regarding purchasing systems and procedures to achieve the maximum use of company's financial resources3) Analyze market and delivery cond

Requirements:  1) Diploma (2 year) mandatory2) Minimum 6-8 years' experience preferred3) Hands-on experience in procurement of raw materials in the food industry4) Strong purchasing experience preferably in grains, canned foods, frozen snacks, nuts, spices,]]>
<![CDATA[ Procurement Manager in , NY]]> Description:  1) Develop and manage implementation of purchasing plans to provide efficient, cost-effective procurement of major ingredients/commodity items2) Support all locations by directing uninterrupted flow of ingredients, materials, supplies, and services
Requirements:  1) Degree (4 year) mandatory2) Minimum 5 years' experience in the food industry3) Strong negotiation and business-building skills4) Experience of handling at least $40m in purchasing5) Excellent project management skills]]>
<![CDATA[ Buyer in , ON]]> Description:  1) Execute raw material supply plans for plant?s weekly requirements2) Manage supplier and plant relationships3) Negotiate market prices with suppliers4) Participate in cross-functional teams to ensure speed to market for new and innovative pr

Requirements:  1) Ability to execute in a highly demanding purchasing environment2) Minimum five years purchasing experience with a major food manufacturing company3) Completion of post-secondary education in business related field4) Superior analytical skil]]>
<![CDATA[ Transportation & Logistics Buyer in , ON]]> Description:  1) Handle carrier claims processes, carrier detention processes, carrier contracts, courier/LTL contracts and implementations2) Develop methods and procedures for transportation of raw materials to processing and production areas, and commodities from

Requirements:  1) Experience of 3 years in the similar field2) Transportation and procurement experience a must3) Knowledge of customs and NAFTA]]>
<![CDATA[ Procurement/Buyer in , GA]]> Description:  1) Source pork and meat products from North America for global supply2) Develop new supplier relationships in North America, including delivery of the ongoing agreements3) Ensure profitability and expansion of the North American meat and pork trad

Requirements:  1) Degree (4 years)2) Pork industry experience3) Experience in developing global trade lines4) Recent experience in buying/selling pork and meat5) Strong negotiating and client development skills6) Minimum 5 to 30 years experience requ]]>
<![CDATA[ Procurement Specialist in , MB]]> Description:  1) Procure right size, quantity and quality raw materials to meet sales requirements2) Focus on large poultry suppliers/members3) Optimize producer relationships by maximizing marketing allocations4) Build long lasting trust based business rel

Requirements:  1) Food processing industry experience2) Valid driver's license & access to vehicle3) Experience in poultry operations or related industry4) B.Sc. Agriculture in Animal & Poultry Science5) Experience with large poultry suppliers/members
<![CDATA[ Procurement Specialist in , CA]]> Description:  1) Process import orders2) Act as primary contact with large direct import customers3) Handle order entry, confirmation, proforma invoice creation, goods receipt and supplier invoice receipt4) Process warehouse replenishment order5) Supe

Requirements:  1) Transportation and import industry background2) 2-5 years? progressive experience in consumer packaged goods environment3) Supply chain planning and forecasting knowledge4) 5-10 years? experience5) Bachelor?s degree (4 year)]]>
<![CDATA[ Procurement/Buyer in , TX]]> Description:  1) Handle purchase of raw materials2) Execute raw material supply plans for plant?s weekly requirements3) Manage supplier and plant relationships4) Negotiate market prices with suppliers5) Participate in cross-functional teams to ensure sp

Requirements:  1) Degree (4-year) preferred2) Local to Dallas/Fort Worth area3) Food industry background, preferably bakery4) Experience in buying/purchasing materials for food/bakery industry5) Minimum 3-15 years? experience]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in , UT]]> Description:  1) Acquire products for global supply2) Develop new supplier relationships, including delivery of the ongoing agreements3) Ensure profitability and expansion of trade division4) Lead product intelligence, including ongoing communication of pro

Requirements:  1) Degree (4 year) mandatory2) Inventory management knowledge3) At least 5 years? experience as Purchasing Manager4) Logistics background]]>
<![CDATA[ Director Strategic Sourcing, Dairy in , NJ]]> Description:  1) Develop strategic global sourcing strategies for key ingredients2) Identify, develop and nurture value add relationships with key vendors for assigned product groups3) Cost effectively negotiate and buy ingredients for assigned product groups
Requirements:  1) Degree (4 year) mandatory, preferably in business or food science2) CPM or other procurement certification3) Experience in international markets for dairy or edible oils4) Minimum 10-25 years? experience required5) Knowledge of other gl]]>
<![CDATA[ Procurement Specialist in , MD]]> Description:  1) Process orders2) Act as primary contact with large direct import customers3) Handle order entry, confirmation, proforma invoice creation, goods receipt and supplier invoice receipt4) Process warehouse replenishment order5) Supervise s

Requirements:  1) Degree (4 year) mandatory, preferably business2) Knowledge of overseas commodity purchasing3) Background in food procurement4) Minimum 10 years? experience preferred]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in , BC]]> Description:  1) Acquire products for supply2) Develop new supplier relationships, including delivery of ongoing agreements3) Ensure profitability and expansion of trade division4) Lead product intelligence, including ongoing communication of product knowle

Requirements:  1) Degree (4 year) preferred2) 3+ years in Purchasing Supervisor/Manager role3) Experience with ?direct to fishery? purchasing4) Knowledge of purchasing seafood containers on international level5) Minimum 5-25 years? experience preferred]]>
<![CDATA[ Director of Procurement in , CA]]> Description:  1) Maintain daily communications with suppliers/processing plants2) Source new suppliers whenever needed3) Work closely with QA/Manufacturing Department in ensuring new suppliers meet standards/expectations4) Liaise with suppliers and customer

Requirements:  1) Degree (4 year) mandatory, preferably MBA2) Background in Shipping, Buying and Inventory Planning with seafood experience3) Traffic and Distribution experience in Senior Manager/Director role4) Senior level profit/loss experience5) Thor]]>
<![CDATA[ Purchasing Manager in , CA]]> Description:  1) Develop and manage implementation of purchasing plans to provide efficient, cost effective procurement of major ingredients/commodity items2) Support all locations by directing uninterrupted flow of ingredients, materials, supplies and services

Requirements:  1) Degree (4 year) mandatory, preferably BA2) Experience with vegetables or spices/sauces3) Background in purchasing, negotiation and buying4) Exposure to developing purchasing plans and handling multi-projects5) Minimum 10-30 years? exper]]>
<![CDATA[ Senior Buyer in , ON]]> Description:  1) Develop and manage implementation of purchasing plans to provide efficient, cost effective procurement2) Support all locations by directing uninterrupted flow of ingredients, materials, supplies and services3) Provide purchasing expertise for R

Requirements:  1) Degree or diploma2) Experience in wines, beverages or food desirable3) 5 years? management experience as buyer4) Minimum 5-25 years? experience preferred]]>
<![CDATA[ Sourcing Copack Manager in , ID]]> Description:  1) Effectively manage total supply chain for specialty division2) Ensure high quality and cost effective operations3) Ensure timely delivery of components and co packed goods to meet customer sales demand

Requirements:  1) Degree/Diploma or equivalent experience2) Knowledge of component sourcing and copack management3) International sourcing knowledge required4) Strong execution, interpersonal, and self motivation skills5) Spanish fluency a plus6) Exc]]>