Senior Purchasing Buyer
Company: Van Law Food Products
Posted on: March 14, 2019
Van Law Food Products, Inc. is one of the largest contract packaging and private label liquid food manufacturing companies in the United States. Our Fullerton, California based business has outperformed industry growth trends consistently since its formation in 1945. Our fast paced environment enables us to move quickly and respond to culinary trends and customer flavor profile and packaging requirements. Our Sales/Marketing, R&D, Corporate Culinary Group, Quality Assurance, Packaging, and Manufacturing teams' partner with our customers to create products that are creative, forward thinking, and delivered with unmatched industry speed.As a member of our Purchasing team, our Senior Buyer is responsible for planning, negotiating and procuring raw ingredient materials, packaging and finished goods to meet production demand while managing appropriate inventory levels. Established contacts with liquid food ingredient vendors/suppliers. Responsible for using MRP to track and update materials and informing parties (vendors, warehouse, QC, etc.). Negotiate and purchase raw materials, packaging and finished goods while managing inventory levels. Coordinate, track and schedule materials. Manage vendor relations. Conduct research, evaluates findings, and makes independent decisions on procurement matters. Interprets and evaluates contract provisions. Obtains verbal and written prices quotes from vendors. Compares quotes with the specifications and availability of items and places orders. Organizes, updates, and retains product information files and purchase order records. Reviews orders for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with existing policies and procedures;The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 8 years of senior buying experience in a food manufacturing environment procuring raw ingredients, packaging, supplies, food supplies, materials, and services. Established contacts with liquid food ingredient vendors/suppliers. Excellent negotiation and sourcing skills to ensure best price and service levels. Demonstrated ability to multi-task, work under tight timelines and apply good judgement. Experience managing supplier relations and source potential vendors for evaluation of their products and capabilities as a supplier. Participate in continuous improvement projects focused on reducing cost and improving efficiencies. Good analytical skills and demonstrated ability to use ERP systems. Proficient in Microsoft Office, with strong Excel skills. A bachelor s degree in business or related major is preferred.EOE
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