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Carlsbad, CA

Salary: $50k to $60k Annually
Date Posted: April 20, 2018
Job Type: Direct Hire
Job ID: 292247

Job Description

PrideStaff has an immediate BUYER position for a North County manufacturer in North County.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for purchase order processing and management for ingredients, packaging components, services, equipment and outside processors in response to purchase requisitions, MRP requirements and company needs.
  • Coordinate and train personnel engaged in purchasing raw material, packaging components, and MRO supplies to gain efficiencies. Lead special projects as necessary.
  • Select and negotiate with approved suppliers to maintain competitive pricing, and assist with analyzing the market place and material supply to improve quality, and reduce cost.
  • Order and coordinate the delivery of imported raw materials to meet scheduling requirements.
    Perform ongoing sourcing of new packaging and raw materials suppliers to meet production and customer requirements.
  • Process purchase orders based on MRP planning reports for raw materials and packaging components, or purchase requisitions for non-inventory acquisitions.
    Manage sourcing and sample approval processing for existing ingredients and components necessary to accomplish company objectives.
  • Discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services with Quality personnel and others to determine root cause of problem and the corrective action required. Ensure rejected material is returned to supplier within established lead-time.
  • Coordinate product returns with Shipping/Receiving and Accounts Payable regarding billing discrepancies.
  • Evaluate raw material information such as pricing and market trends. React to supply issues by informing leadership of all options that are available to assist with maintaining or improving established costs.
  • Assist R&D and Regulatory departments on raw material technical issues and/or qualification of existing/replacement raw materials.
  • Monitor raw material sample submissions from suppliers and track progress through the approval process. Prioritize items as necessary.

Job Requirements

  • AA degree or higher; minimum of five years’ experience in the pharmaceutical or nutraceutical industry.
  • Knowledge of material management and MRP systems. Prior Baan system experience is a plus.
  • Must be proficient with computer applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • APICS, NAPM, or related certification desired.