Role details

Purchasing Manager

Los Angeles   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Food Sourcing Experience A MUST HAVE
  • Career Opportunity in Growing Company

About Our Client

In this position, you will be responsible for managing all purchasing of ingredients, packaging, supplies, service contractors, equipment and materials for the company. The scope is broad, ranging from sourcing new vendors, vendor negotiation, placing and adjusting orders, tracking inventory, planning future purchasing, preventing spoilage, and monitoring product costs and quality. Our client is a growing business with a lot of moving parts and the right candidate is comfortable with an all hands on deck environment This is an outstanding opportunity for anyone passionate about food and committed to responsible sourcing.

Job Description

  • Prepares monthly variance report for the annual (or monthly) budget
  • Provides and updates all reports applicable for monthly material purchases, commodity prices, market trends and import schedules as requested by Operations and other internal departments
  • Meets purchasing financial objectives by costing forecasted requirements; furnishing purchasing expense information for the annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions especially for prevention of shortages
  • Maintains inventory in a manner that is appropriate and effective by contributing inventory control information to strategic plans and reviews; implementing production, productivity, and quality; resolving problems; identifying inventory control system improvements
  • Verifies inventory levels by taking physical counts; tracking lost materials; adjusting records
  • Meets inventory control financial standards by providing annual budget information; monitoring expenditures; identifying variances; implementing corrective actions
  • Establishes inventory levels by studying supply usage patterns and forecasts; setting reorder points
  • Manages and minimize slow moving and obsolete ingredients and packaging materials
  • Contract negotiations, and oversees the purchase, transfer, importation, inventory and related cost reduction aspects for raw materials purchased and utilized
  • Support R&D department for cost reduction initiatives (samples, pricing, etc.)
  • Solves quality issues, handle any production requests and investigates material costs issues when necessary
  • Coordinates with other departments, (R&D, Marketing, Sales, Distribution, Accounting, and Production) to qualify new materials, designs, formulations, solve quality issues, production requests, investigate material payable issues, etc
  • Responsible for the supervision of the Purchasing staff
  • Assigns various projects as needed. Provides a good working and learning environment for the staff

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5-7 years of experience in purchasing management in a consumer packaged goods company
  • Clear understanding of consumer goods retailers, their requirements and expectations
  • Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management
  • Ability to gather and analyze data and to work with figures
  • Must be analytically oriented and possess a clear understanding of purchasing management systems and processes
  • Proven track record of building, training and developing high performance teams
  • Outstanding leadership skills with the ability to affect change in an organization in a constructive manner

What's on Offer

Comprehensive salary + great benefits + amazing company culture!!

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