Buyer / Merchandiser
Ernest Packaging Solutions - Commerce, CA

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Ernest Packaging Solutions, a full-service designer and distributor of quality corrugated packaging, packaging supplies and janitorial products is hiring for an experienced Buyer / Merchandiser. We are looking for talented individuals with a proven ability to develop relationships with vendors, and support an outside sales force. In this role you will be responsible for the purchasing, profitability and maintenance of select product lines while maintaining a professional relationship with our suppliers and acting as a liaison for designated product lines. You will also monitor market conditions, product changes, price level changes and purchase products at the lowest total cost while improving the quality of designated product lines. In addition we are seeking someone who can make recommendations to the department for better results, which would include better methodologies, system improvements and streamlining procedures.If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and are looking for a career with a stable growing company that is well respected in the industry, sells products that are needed, has long tenure, and offers benefits, then Ernest Packaging Solutions may be your next career!Duties and Responsibilities:Source and investigate new productsExceed expected turnaround times with external and internal customers (Ernest Personnel and Suppliers)Establish target selling prices on all made-to- order merchandise and all non-stock itemsCreate and maintain part numbers and initial cost set-ups within Great PlainsMonitor and manage inventory in Stock and JIT categoriesUpdate costing after verification by our vendorsProcesses merchandise control requests in a timely mannerMaintain an up-to-date log of supplier increasesUpdate and maintain accurate information on all reportsResponsible for managing all documents: correspondence, quotes, etc.Maintain open communication with our suppliers on lead-timesWork effectively and professionally with inter-departmental personnel
Essential Skills and ExperienceProblem analysis and problem resolutionProcess control and process improvementPlanning and organization: the ability to plan and manage multiple projectsExcellent communication and interpersonal and negotiation skillsComputer skills - Word, Excel, MS OfficeRelated work experience in the packaging or industrial industry is a plusCorrugated experience is a plus COMPANY OVERVIEW: For more than 60 years, Ernest Packaging Solutions 'EPS' has been a responsive, trusted partner providing complete packaging products and systems, as well as value-added process cost savings consulting. EPS has a full team of resources to meet customers demand for cost savings, service and quality. From our sales force on the front lines to our product specialists consulting services, we continue to grow through our core base of customers which include the following industries: Food & Beverage, Medical, Pharmaceutical, Bio-Medical, Nutraceutical, and Cold Chain Storage in addition to all retail packaging. Please visit our website at to learn more about our company.

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