Posted on August 19, 2022

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 a Senior Buyer.

The Senior Buyer is responsible for assuring continuous supply and timely procurement of assigned items within the quality and quantity parameters established by the Company. This position requires identifying, facilitating approval and integrating alternative products, suppliers and/or supply solutions to leverage lower TCO, lead-times, on-time deliveries, higher quality and stable supply options to Wixon.

Wixon offers much to its employees,  including a spacious corporate campus in St. Francis, Wisconsin.

Our Benefits Include:

  • Onsite cafeteria
  • Two Medical Insurance Plans
  • Two Dental Insurance Plans
  • Vision Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short & Long-term Disability
  • Educational Assistance
  • 401(k)
  • Profit Sharing
  • Paid Vacation Days
  • Paid Personal Days
  • Holiday Pay

It is Wixon’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, or physical disability.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the order and confirmation process real time
  • Facilitate global strategic sourcing of packaging, food ingredients and contract manufacturing
  • Manage supplier management to assure consistent compliance with quality standards and specifications, shipping stipulations and on-time and complete delivery
  • Develop and maintain packaging and ingredient supply strategies to compliment production and sales requirements
  • Optimize inventory, minimizing conditions leading to stagnant/obsolete and expired shelf-life inventories
  • Work collaboratively with other departments to achieve finished goods delivery performance that meets customer expectations
  • Define and eliminate chronic problems

Qualifications

  • Self-starter and change agent
  • A minimum 8 years of experience required,
  • Food ingredient and raw materials experience highly preferred
  • Experience in Food or Consumer Product industry is preferred
  • Manufacturing and Supply Chain experience is a plus
  • Ability to maintain and negotiate desirable supplier relationships and agreements
  • Ability to coach/mentor/train other buyers on staff
  • Ability to influence peers and other departments to achieve common objectives
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A positive and enthusiastic demeanor
  • Ability to travel as required to optimize supplier relationships and performance

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree highly preferred

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