Posted on September 21, 2021

Job Summary

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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the order and confirmation process real time
  • Facilitate global strategic sourcing of food ingredients, packaging 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

  • Customer orientation
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Self-starter and change agent
  • A minimum 8 years of experience required
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Experience in Food Ingredients 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

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