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04/26/2019

Job ID 20355
POSITION BUYER
RESPONSIBILITIES

The Buyer will plan and purchase packaging materials (corrugated shippers, folding cartons, plastic containers/lids, and film) supporting the four key manufacturing areas of the business:  This individual will also be responsible for strategic sourcing new items across a diverse supply base, for delivery and inventory daily.    

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Create Purchase Orders for the ordering of all packaging materials ranging from plastics to corrugate to chipboard to film with our suppliers to meet the schedule requirements

Brainstorm, scope, and execute productivity and continuous improvement opportunities within the sub-segments of packaging materials to optimize costs and inventory streams

Interact with Marketing and Commercialization to support new product initiatives on-time

Maintain the Procurement Register of documentation, updating specifications, FSMA, and SQF documentation

Plan, buy, and manage the logistics of all packaging materials to enable the production schedules across categories, as garnered by S&OP, POs, and historical inputs

Monitor daily packaging inventories, adjust orders, and maintain all MRP/ordering inputs as schedules change

Run material usage variance reports and shop order report queries from prior day/week to catch errors in reporting or discrepancies in what was planned vs. what was produced.

Monitor inventories daily vs. scheduled orders and forecast to prevent customer shortages and MTO IFS alerts

Evaluate daily inventory reports with KPI measurement on inventory turns and absolute inventory

Attend base and new product commercialization meetings, representing the packaging component of the go-to-market offering

Serve as the intermediary voice between Grecian Delight and our supply base to get the best packaging at the right time and cost

Communicate production/supply constraints and opportunities to Commercialization Team

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

Four-Year College Degree is required

3+ years of experience in packaging supply or Food Manufacturing; experience in Foodservice a plus, with Retail secondary

 

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Demonstrated strong analytical and strategic thinking skills leveraging tools and technology

Strong competency in Microsoft Excel, S&OP, ERP mandatory

Experience in Advance Demand Planning, buying, scheduling packaging material

MRP experience would be added benefits

Strong communication skills (can influence and create win-win situations with production/sales)

Excellent collaborator with a demonstrated ability to lead cross functional teams

Able to work with Procurement, Operations, Marketing, Sales, and Commercialization

Proven ability to effectively manage multiple projects in a dynamic environment (Detail oriented, thorough)

Managerial courage to make tough calls with cross-functional peers to progress project(s)

English speaking with Spanish a value-added benefit

COMPANY INFO FOOD/BEV PLANT MFG BACKGROUND REQUIRED
COMPENSATION $75,000 - $80,000
DEGREE BS/BA
LOCATION CHICAGO, IL
CONTACT HANNAH PALM
CONTACT EMAIL HANNAH@GLOBALSEARCHNETWORK.COM
DATE POSTED 04/26/2019
 

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