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Buyer

Company: FRA' MANI, LLC
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Summary The Buyer's main responsibility is to ensure the quality, quantity, and price of raw materials needed to produce products ordered by Fra' Mani customers and oversees the ingredient requirements with the co-packers. This position requires that the Buyer possesses the ability to work closely with Sales, R&D and Production departments to understand the weekly material requirements, as well as, to work closely with vendors to understand market changes, which will impact supply requirements. Essential Job Functions

  • Track inventory levels and lead times, identifying lead-time risks
  • Negotiate pricing and terms with suppliers/vendors and monitor performance
  • Issue/tracks purchase orders and purchase agreements to ensure contractual compliance
  • Develop policies and procedures for procurement of goods and services.
  • Review ingredient specifications, maintaining a working technical knowledge of the goods or services to be purchased.
  • Work with quality to qualify new components, suppliers or to discuss unacceptable goods.
  • Review monthly any potentially obsolete materials and determine plan of action to minimize
  • Works closely with marketing on printed packaging inventory and manages change implementations
  • Help co-packers with the necessary materials sourcing and planning.
  • Work with forecasts / actual sales rates, managing raw material inventories to support sales
  • Establish back up suppliers for key ingredients QualificationsEducation and Experience
    • Education: BS Business or equivalent experience
    • Five years of purchasing experience in the food industry
    • 3 to 5 years of experience in forecasting, planning and scheduling
    • Experience with SAP software strongly preferred, but not required Other
      • Project management and organizational skills.
      • Strong in mathematics and weights/measures
      • Must be well organized, detail oriented
      • Ability to assess and make sound decisions
      • Good interpersonal skills
      • Proficient in Office, with advanced Excel skills (pivot tables, vlookup)
      • Capacity to learn other software applications as needed
      • Excellent communication skills up and down organizational structure
        Compensation and BenefitsCompetitive compensation program commensurate with experience. Insured benefits, 401(k), bonus plan, etc.

Keywords: FRA' MANI, LLC, Berkeley , Buyer, Other , Berkeley, California

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