Job Description



Manufacturer of baked goods seeks Buyer to ensure that appropriate inventory levels for production needs are maintained by ordering raw materials/ingredients and packaging.  The Buyer will be part of a three person purchasing team (Director of Procurement, Senior Buyer and Buyer).

Essential Job Functions:

1.      Use MRP software and spreadsheets to monitor specific raw materials on a daily basis and order as needed to meet production demands. 

2.      Create and process Purchase Orders in the ERP System

3.      Issue Purchase Orders to approved suppliers and follow up to ensure complete on time deliveries accompanied by all required paperwork.

4.      Manage inventory levels and purchase over 30 different purchased finished goods items for resale.

5.      Reconcile packaging suppliers custom packaging inventories against system generated blanket purchase order reports

6.      Keep supplier and ingredient documentation up-to-date including specification sheets, Kosher Certificates, MSDS sheets, Certificates of insurance and Third Party Audits.

7.      Purchase office supplies and some MRO supplies.

8.      Work closely with Shipping and Receiving to ensure POs are received into the EPR system correctly and in a timely manner

9.      Work directly with suppliers to solve any with issues with incomplete, out of spec or damaged deliveries


Job Requirements

Education: Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience;

Experience: Minimum 2 years of work experience in purchasing, inventory, warehousing, supply chain and logistics management, preferably in a food manufacturing operation or a closely related field

Required Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.      Computer literate in Microsoft (MS) Office and Outlook with a strong understanding using and creating MS Excel spreadsheets, including formulas and data management. Experience using ERP inventory systems.  Experience with Microsoft Dynamics NAV a plus.


2.      Be knowledgeable of purchase orders, receipts of goods, invoices and returns in accounting system; maintain purchasing and account records (inventory & vendor) in Excel spreadsheets, as well as other data entry into computer systems; analyze inventory flow and projections; research, verify and solve pricing discrepancies


3.      Possess the initiative, and good problem solving skills, to identify, anticipate and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully


4.      Strong organizational skills to efficiently prioritize and plan work activities and time management


5.      Excellent professional communication skills, including ability to express well-reasoned, independent thought; natural ability to speak and write effectively at all organization levels and with external contacts


6.      Ability to work collaboratively across company departments. A multi-tasker that is detail-oriented, reliable, and highly organized


7.      Able to work independently and prioritize incoming vs. current tasks


8.      Be accurate, thorough and detail-oriented in monitoring your own work to ensure quality; apply feedback to improve performance


9.      Have the ability to practice a high level of confidentiality


10.   Possesses good judgment and an ability to analyze data and information in order to make effective and timely decisions.


11.   Ability to seek innovative approaches to resolving problems.


12.   Ability to adapt well to change and accept new projects, assignments, etc., as needed.


13.   Displays a commitment to results and accepts accountability for own performance.


14.   Ability to react to situations with strong sense of urgency.


15.   Work under pressure, meet deadlines, have outstanding follow through, maintain composure under stress and be willing and able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

 Preferred Skills:

        PC Literate-Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint.




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