JO 15778 Buyer External



Salary Range:

$50K - $65K


We are currently in search of a Buyer who will be responsible for procuring critical commodities to satisfy customer demand while maintaining appropriate inventory levels.

If you are someone who enjoys great cheese and is currently looking for an opportunity to join a fast growing company, this position may be for you.



•         Issue requests for quotes/proposals (RFQ/RFP) and select best source consistent with cost, quality and delivery requirements. Negotiates and manages long and short-term pricing agreements on critical commodities.

•         Measure, track, and manage supplier performance related to quality, on time delivery, and order accuracy.

•         Complete purchase requests with domestic and international suppliers by inputting purchase orders, expediting deliveries, and verifying all transactions.

•         Handle correspondence concerning over-shipments, delivery shortages, changes in quantity, delivery dates, and prices and report such changes to the interested parties in a timely manner.

•         Act as a liaison between suppliers and involved departments to resolve procurement related problems.

•         Authorize payment for purchases by reviewing invoices and related documentation.

•         Maintain appropriate inventory levels consistent with targeted inventory goals and as set by management.

•         Maintain accuracy of stock code information within JD Edwards, including lead-time, pricing, current supplier information, current purchase order data, etc.

•         Maintain services and office equipment by conferring with suppliers; monitoring and recording service agreements to ensure terms are met.

•         Manage and minimize excess or obsolete inventory position.

•         Suggest and implement cost saving and process improvement measures to support cost reduction strategies.


•         Bachelor’s degree.

•         Minimum of 3 years purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment; food industry preferred.

•         Proven ability to negotiate effectively.

•         Strong understanding MRP and sourcing processes.

•         ERP system experience required; JD Edwards preferred.

•         Proficient in Microsoft Office products.

•         Knowledge of continuous improvement methods.

•         Strong problem solving abilities required.

•         Should be flexible and capable of dealing with multiple priorities.

•         Excellent organizational and analytical skills are a necessity.

•         Ability to work collaboratively across functions and obtain necessary “buy in” from stakeholders.


Dave Sloan, Vice President-Dairy Operations, Tom Sloan & Associates, dsloan@tsloan.com, 920-261-8890

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