Purchasing Buyer Up to 75K

Seeking Buy for Large Corporate in Los Angeles County.

Create an environment of strategic partnerships with vendors to seek mutual cost reduction and optimization opportunities

  • Recognize and appropriately act upon supplier development opportunities
  • Manage Supplier Performance (Quality, Punctuality, Lead time compliance & service) and facilitate Major Non- Conformance closure (delivery and quality)
  • Support new product introductions by working with R&D; communicating new product volumes with vendors
  • Develop close working relationship and active dialogue with internal customers and departments such as quality, supply chain, and finance
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Ability to work well with a team

· Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment

· Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Must have good planning, organizational and execution skills.

· Ability to meet deadlines and established goals and objectives in a fast-paced environment

· Working knowledge of operational purchasing, strategic sourcing, raw materials & indirect goods and services is required

  • Communicate with vendors on PO’s, delivery confirmations, and materials shortages.
  • Review production demand, historical usage, MOQ, shelf life and lead times to determine what to order when
  • Monitor deliveries and work with vendors to resolve issues
  • Communicate vendor quality issues and work with vendors to resolve claims.
  • Maintains accurate purchasing files including: accurate pricing, supplier lead times, minimum order quantities, freight rates, supplier contact information, fees and standard costs


· Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis in purchasing, materials management, supply or related field or at least 4-5 years of purchasing experience in the food industry or equivalent combination of education and experience.

· Purchasing know-how and mastering the Strategic Sourcing Process (supplier industry analysis, supplier selection, fact-based negotiations, etc.)

· Demonstrated expertise in negotiation strategies and tactics

· Knowledge of SAP, SAP SRM or similar ERP system required

* Food Industry a plus

· Technical skills in computing and using standard software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Internet)

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