Junior Buyer/Food industry

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Sep 19, 2016
Oct 15, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description:

Junior Buyer........... No relocation costs provided Junior Buyer to work in office of a light industrial manufacturing food packaging company Ideal background includes but is not limited to: * Food manufacturing of any kind, with bakery preferred * Grocery and prior purchasing experience is a plus * "Purchasing" and/or management skills * Growth opportunity (see below) Position overview: This position offers a great opportunity to learn a special niche in the shelf stable commodity market for understanding nuts, dried fruits, baking ingredients, etc. We are seeking that unique individual who wants to grow with us and whom we are excited in spending time to train. Responsibilities will include, but not limited to: * Seeking new suppliers based on customer requirements, quality, cost, service and deliverability * Identifying the best suppliers and negotiate contracts while fostering partnerships designed for long-term success * Assuring timely product deliveries based on company needs * Working closely with QA to resolve vendor return issues * Developing and maintaining old and new vendor relations * Creating purchase orders and reviewing for accuracy and completeness * Attending trade shows and visiting vendors * Assisting Director of Purchasing when needed; apprentice-like relationship for a unique opportunity Additional Requirements: Computer proficient in Word, Outlook and Excel (Advanced) True team player Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multitask Work independently and meet set deadlines Good negotiation skills Meticulous, attention to detail Thoroughness, an ability to listen, curiosity and the desire to excel Education: Bachelor's Degree in business, finance, accounting or food industry with 5 year's work experience This position will grow into a SR. Buyer position in the next 5 - 10 yrs. ultimately being in charge of all purchasing.

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