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Buyer - Packaging

Company: Grand Prairie Foods
Location: Sioux Falls
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJoin Grand Prairie Foods first-in-class food manufacturing company at an exciting time of growth, We need a Buyer - Packaging with a vision to move us forward with technology and efficiency. Grand Prairie Foods is a family-owned company with 230 of the most amazing team members. This position will have the opportunity to design new systems, focus on continuous improvement. They will also be involved in the implementation of new ERP system. Cool Company T-Shirt, Profit Sharing Bonus plus of course competitive compensation and benefits. The big difference with this job is the company and people you will be working with - simply the best. Come check us out - we would love to meet you!The Buyer is responsible for the direction of the packaging materials management and purchasing functions to achieve service and inventory goals as well as the development of best in class processes to drive service level improvement. The Buyer will work across functional and geographic boundaries to ensure high levels of customer service and satisfaction relative to inventory service levels and management and communication of inventory failures. The buyer will negotiate with vendors for the purchase of materials, supplies, equipment and service. ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Negotiate with vendors for goods and services, negotiating the best possible price and service guarantees.
  • Establish purchasing policies and ensure compliance to all purchasing and price policies.
  • Look at demand and on hand stock and order materials needed for production.
  • Develop new supply sources to ensure material availability.
  • Negotiate blanket purchase orders when appropriate and closely monitor contract costs.
  • Work closely with receiving department to ensure proper supplies arrive when needed.
  • Review and approve Purchase Orders and trace any delinquent arrivals.
  • Collaborate with executive team to ensure accurate forecasting and inventory planning.
  • Manage material flow to insure inventory is maintained to the optimum level to support on time customer deliveries while keeping inventory holdings at the appropriate levels.
  • Manage materials savings initiatives in line with profit plan and overall business objectives.
  • Maintain chain of command for all purchase requisitions, paperwork, and receiving documentation.
  • Create material requirements and daily materials inventories.
  • Maintain accurate daily inventory counts.
  • Work with R&D team on sourcing new packaging information, and discuss concerns with suppliers.QUALIFICATIONS Education and/or Experience:
    • Bachelor Degree in a business related area.
    • Minimum 2 years' experience in materials management and purchasing, preferably in a Food Manufacturing field.
    • Work experience with inventory planning and forecasting techniques, Requirements Job Knowledge, Core Competencies and Expectations:
      • Strong organizational and leadership skills.
      • Strong, logical decision-making skills.
      • Must have strong negotiating skills.
      • Establish and maintain effective work relationships quickly at all levels within the organization and with external contacts to foster trust and credibility while achieving key operating objectives.
      • Inquisitive, detail-oriented with strong quantitative analytical skills and an innovative approach to problem-solving.
      • Exhibit a sense of ownership and accountability
      • Must be able to efficiently manage time and meet deadlines.
      • Ability to work in a high-speed manufacturing environment.
      • Very Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), MRP/ERP a plusSalary Description$44,000 - $50,000 year

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Keywords: Grand Prairie Foods, Sioux Falls , Buyer - Packaging, Other , Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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