Role details

Senior Buyer / Purchasing Manager

Carson   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Food background must have
  • Career Opportunity

About Our Client

Our client is a fast growing food company located in West Carson, CA seeking a Purchasing Manager reporting into the VP of Operations.

Job Description

  • Managing ingredient ordering, utilizing sales and operations forecasts and inventory reports to ensure sufficient quantities are always maintained for production plans
  • Researching and negotiating equipment and supplies pricing to fulfill internal orders
  • Coordinating all inbound logistics and work with the receiving staff to assure quality assurance of delivery and notification of receipt to accounting
  • Maintaining organized records of purchases, terms, contracts, deliveries, and quality acceptance. Provide Accounts Payable with approval to make payments
  • Staying current with product and vendor specifications
  • Continuously seeking improved pricing, higher quality, superior terms, and alternate vendors to ensure the best financial result for the company
  • Enforce purchasing processes/approvals and educate new staff on proper purchasing procedures
  • Serve as lead on any supplier quality or invoice discrepancies
  • Provide input and lead implementation of the purchasing modules in new ERP acquisition
  • Participate in planning meetings that will impact purchases or vendors
  • Maintain good vendor relationships while avoiding single source vendor situations

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Minimum 3-5 years related experience in purchasing; food industry experience preferred
  • Knowledge of manufacturing environment and proven process implementation skills
  • Candidate must have strong negotiating & sourcing skills

What's on Offer

Comprehensive salary + benefits

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