Raw Ingrident Buyer
The Purchasing Buyer will be responsible for inventory management and purchasing of goods that go into the production of finished goods for the Marlborough, MA facility. This is a hands on position managing all aspects of the daily buying using an AS400 system.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF BUYER
The plant buyer will be responsible for replenishment of raw materials by facility.
The buyer will be responsible for maintaining accurate material pricing and freight costs.
The buyer will manage all invoice reconciliation involving price and or receiving discrepancies pertaining to his/her facility. He or she will always be looking to save money by reviewing vendor price brackets and freight differentials.
The buyer will work with the Director to come up with Success Factor cost savings programs such as alternative vendors and local ingredient processors located close to their facility.
The buyer will work with quality in the event of a material issue and be the liaison between Kens and the vendor to support audit needs for SQF and other customer inspections.
The buyer is thego to person during a crisis involving any materials used in production in their plant. They are the key contact between all plant personnel and will be available 24 /7 to handle any issue that would put the plant in jeopardy involving materials.
Buying responsibilities will also include, aiding R&D in new material procurement and transferring materials from plant to plant as formulas are shifted.
The buyer will also coordinate all backhaul prospects with the Logistics Department. At inventory, the buyer will review and key in material counts.
The plant buyer works with the sales department to coordinate the roll out of new formulas and product lines.
The plant buyer is the main contact with sales managing all LTOs and customer promotions that can affect material usage volumes.
The plant buyer will maintain raw material Kosher database and submit all new raw ingredients to the OU for approval.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES OF BUYER
Manage plant purchasing assistant with basic support functions such as confirmations, receiving issues expediting late deliveries etc.
QUALIFICATIONS OF BUYER
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word; should have at experience in negotiating contracts.
AS400 experience a plus.
Three to five years purchasing experience in the Food Industry.
BUYER EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; with a concentration in business or math a plus.
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Who is Ken's Foods?
Ken's Food's is a family owned and operated company that produces high quality dressings, sauces and marinades. Ken's Foods, Inc was incorporated in 1958, and currently has plant operations in Marlborough, Massachusetts, McDonough, Georgia, and Las Vegas, Nevada.
In addition, Ken's employs over 850 employees nationally. Today, between our Retail Grocery Products and Food Service divisions, we produce and package over 400 varieties of dressings and sauces.
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