We are Seeking a motivated, collaborative and results – oriented individual for a Buyer/Purchasing position located in Livermore. This is a temp to hire position.
The Buyer is responsible for purchasing raw materials, packaging components and supplies in support of the company’s manufacturing schedules, quality objectives and other daily activities. Key responsibilities include participating in cross-functional teams, sourcing suppliers, implementing, and administering supply agreements for assigned commodities, reducing cost through better inventory management and effective negotiating, and delivering on time performance. Evaluate MRP on a weekly basis, generates and expedites purchase orders based on quantity, cost, and delivery date requirements. Regularly communicate with key personnel and line managers in planning, procurement, and inventory control to ensure manufacturing schedules are met and delays are avoided. Work with S&R and QC groups to resolve issues with missing documents, out-of-specification, or other hold ups in receiving incoming raw materials and components. Monitor manufacturing reports for any schedule changes to adjust raw materials and packaging component orders as needed.
This position requires accuracy, critical thinking, and frequent interactions with all departments internally, as well as with external clients and vendors. Required technical competencies include purchasing, scheduling techniques, materials requirements planning (MRP), inventory management, risk management and supplier relationship management. Knowledge of ERP systems such as Oracle or SAP in a manufacturing environment. Working knowledge of cGMP practices and of manufacturing process flow. Strong problem solving and decision making, teamwork and collaboration, planning and organizing and conflict management skills. Effective communication and interpersonal skills, awareness of the needs of others, integrity, strong work ethic and continuous learning. Motivated, self-starter with ability to work independently on multiple assignments in a team environment.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred and 5+ years of experience in procurement and planning is required. Previous purchasing and planning experience in cosmetic, food or pharma industries preferred. Association memberships or certifications are a plus.