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Company: Michael Page
Contract: PERM
Location: Chicago, United States

  • Looking to enhance your experience in the food purchasing world? Apply Now!

  • Financially stable organization with a growing customer base.

About Our Client

Our client is a large player in the food manufacturing industry and their product is likely in your pantry right now! With a number of new strategic business partnerships on the horizon, they are looking to add a buyer to their team to help meet production and capacity demands.

Job Description

The Buyer is responsible for the review and execution of sourcing requirements to support production. Additional responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Responsible for end-to-end management of assigned commodities including, but not limited to, fruits, vegetables, grains, sugars, and other raw materials
  • Responsible to advise the Purchase Price Variance (PPV) based on material availability to the program manager
  • As part of the mitigation process, work with supplier & program manager for reduction and/or return opportunities of material
  • Resolution of non-conforming material ("NCM") disposition
  • Work directly with assigned customer focus team to report material status for all related material of assigned programs
  • Ensure that Company supply chain strategy and objectives are incorporated in the solicitation and supplier selection processes
  • Participate in product cost reduction initiatives, lead-time reviews, and other special projects as necessary
  • Perform all other duties, as assigned

Job Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Strong negotiation skills and familiarity with supply chain and distribution network functionality
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize based upon deadlines
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Must be a team player and highly motivated
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • 3+ years purchasing experience within an FDA regulated environment, preferably food manufacturing
  • Experience working with Excel required
  • ERP experience

What's on Offer

If you are interested in this role please apply directly and all qualified candidates will be contacted. This role offers a competitive salary plus a lucrative bonus structure that is commensurate with current salary and experience


More Info / Apply

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