Posted on May 3, 2021

Job Summary

Are you a results oriented, self-motivated individual interested in a position that can make a difference within a well-respected company? Wixon is a growing and progressive manufacturer of custom flavor systems and food technologies. Located in St. Francis, WI, we have been blending innovation with a passion for service since 1907.  We are always looking for talented individuals seeking to build a career and join the Wixon family. Wixon has an immediate opening for an Outsourcing Coordinator.

The Coordinator works closely with the Supply Chain group to define food related manufacturing needs outside of Wixon and address them with the appropriate subcontractor to achieve timely order fulfillment at a competitive price. Specifically, this position assures that the subcontractor can deliver the necessary products on time, in full at the prescribed price and quality using Good Manufacturing Practices and consistent with product classification protocols (Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Organic, etc.).

Key Responsibilities

  • Understands the outsourcing needs and prepares the plan to address those needs working closely with the Production Planning and Demand Planning Managers, CCRs, and Materials Management Manger
  • Prepares the production schedule and instructions to be used by the subcontractors
  • Issues all paperwork needed for transactions, including material transfers and BOMs, and adjusts inventories consistent with ingredients and materials consumed and finished goods created
  • Communicates the daily routine reporting requirements to subcontractors, including but not limited to total production in pounds and percentage schedule adherence, and scrap
  • Identifies potential suppliers for specific needs that cannot be met internally
  • Maps and documents the processes used to manage transactions with current suppliers
  • Maintains a listing of approved suppliers and their capabilities
  • Meets with suppliers regularly to understand changes in their operation to assess the longer-term viability of services

Qualifications

  • Associates or bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing outsourcing subcontractors and corresponding activities
  • Good problem solving and interpersonal skills are required
  • Candidate must be self-driven, and is expected to pre-emptively resolve issues in a timely fashion
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Must be computer systems and processing literate

Education

  • Associates or bachelor’s degree is preferred