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BUYER/MATERIAL PLANNER


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Pay:$65,000.00 to $65,000.00 Per Hour
Location:Swedesboro, NJ
Type:Direct Hire
Job ID:43896

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Katherine Morgan



JOB DESCRIPTION

BUYER/MATERIAL PLANNER

Build your resume and gain experience with a strong company with the ambition of constant growth!

 

About Integrity Staffing Solutions:  We are the people putting people back to work.  We are the leaders of the new normal and we have been since 1997.  Providing jobs, solutions and a deep competence for a new economy.  We supply the skills that propel life forward.  We inspire individuals to find their third, fourth and their umpteenth gear.  We are an engine of opportunity.  We are the gateway from good to great. 

Are you motivated, driven and flexible??? We have a GREAT opportunity for you.

Our client, a 4th generation, family-owned leader in the food manufacturing industry, is seeking a dynamic individual for a DIRECT HIRE for a BUYER/MATERIAL PLANNER. The ideally qualified candidate will be a motivated self-starter who has exceptional attention to detail. Prior experience is highly desired.  Schedule Monday – Friday.

 

The Buyer/Material Planner is responsible for ingredient purchasing for the plant. This includes and is not limited to long term capacity planning, daily/weekly production schedule extension, as well as developing urgent change plans based on available materials for production at the plant.


Responsibilities:

 

  • Review material demand reports and prepare purchase orders
  • Purchase the highest quality merchandise from established supplier list
  • Maintain and review computerized or manual records of items purchased, costs, deliveries, product performance, and inventories
  • Review product specifications, maintaining a working technical knowledge of the goods to be purchased
  • Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and to determine need for changes
  • Follow-up, expedite, delay or modify these orders as needed based upon inventory levels and scheduling changes
  • Communicate with Vendors any changes, issues, or concerns
  • Handle claims with Vendors for damaged or defective raw materials and packaging in a timely manner
  • Follow orders from purchasing to invoice approval, tracking and documenting the entire process
  • Works across the organization and partners directly with Operations and Quality
  • Develops cost savings scenarios, articulates key decisions and recommendations to Supply Chain Leadership team highlighting service, inventory and cost tradeoffs
  • Analyzes historical and forecasted usage to recommend annual contract volumes and negotiates contracts
  • Owns Slow Moving and Obsolete visibility throughout the entire process, working with the warehouse and quality to identify and execute run out strategies.
  • Leads continuous improvement projects for purchasing.
  • Manages assigned ingredients throughout the entire supply chain and communicates risks or disruptions to Supply Chain leadership team.
  • Manages inventory for ingredients to achieve established targets.
  • Monitors Days Forward Cover and Weeks of Supply levels working together with Logistics to ensure that inventory is available to support production.
  • Works with R&D & Quality, to identify and approve new vendors
  • Prepares for and leads the discussion in the Daily Tactical Meetings for assigned materials

 


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Operations Management, or Business required with related work experience or internships in food manufacturing OR equivalent years of experience
  • Experience in food manufacturing is highly preferred, but will also consider manufacturing experience in other consumer packaged goods industries
  • Excellent communication, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Ability to work effectively and creatively in a fast paced environment
  • Previous experience with MRP systems is preferred
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Detail orientated, organized, reliable, resourceful with a relentless focus on outcomes
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task and prioritize under pressure
  • Solid leadership and communication skills concentrated on data gathering, meeting facilitation and data dissemination
  • Manage buying tasks using Excel, ERP, and reporting
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to prioritize workload
  • Business or Operations experience, with solid quantitative skills

Integrity Staffing is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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