Senior Buyer Food Beverage

Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $85,000.00 - $100,000.00
Degree: Bachelor;
Date: 3/16/2018
Job ID: 02569287
Job Description
Manufacturer of confection based dietary supplements and nutritional vitamins supplying the sports nutrition, natural product and nutraceutical markets. 
200K sq. ft. Plant with 500 employees, 5-day, 3 shift, 3 mogul lines, 14 packaging lines, producing 30mm products daily.  Company holds 37% of this market.
Creates purchase orders and manages raw material inventories to support the production schedule, delivery times, negotiates the prices
for services and products long-term and short-term transactions with vendors. 

Plans strategic purchasing plans company-wide and collects data on potential suppliers and carriers.

Schedules shipping times and manages the requirements of freight travel. 

Coordinate with other departments; Operations, Purchasing, Engineering, Quality, R&D and Warehouse. 


5+ years’ experience in procurement / purchasing from food or beverage manufacturing.

Product forecasting.

MS Office applications and ERP systems.

Ideal:  Certification from Institute for Supply Management.