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Purchasing Manager

Company: The Judge Group
Location: Arlington
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

Our client, a catapulting food manufacturer, is currently seeking a Purchasing Manager/Sr. Manager based in Northern VA (onsite).
Bonus on top of generous base salary as well as excellent benefits which start day one!Manager or Sr. Manager, Purchasing
--- Plan, coordinate and measure the purchase of packaging and ingredients to support planned production for forecasted requirements.
--- Coordinate purchases supporting factory production that meet financial and inventory targets according to operating plans.Responsibilities: --- Manage a team of 2 buyers to support all purchases to maintain efficient production at production and co-pack facilities.--- Implement sourcing/procurement strategies to support company objectives.--- Coordinate the execution of purchase orders and releases to support plant demands.--- Recommend changes to revise and implement corporate purchasing processes and projects to increase company efficiency.--- Coordinate delivery schedules with Plants and Co-pack facilities and troubleshoot problems through implementation of appropriate corrective actions, as necessary. --- Analyze market dynamics and assist in developing strategies to meet the company objectives by understanding industry trends, reviewing market prices, and recommending cost strategies for implementation. --- Develop and maintain strong business relationships with suppliers. --- Minimize costs by actively challenging vendor pricing, initiating cost savings projects, assessing vendor capabilities, and developing alternate sources using cross functional resources. --- Negotiate purchase contracts as necessary to ensure continuity of supply at the most competitive prices within the operating budgeted criteria. --- Evaluate supplier performance on an ongoing basis implementing corrective actions as necessary to ensure quality/cost/delivery objectives are achieved.
--- Work with vendor base to understand future market trends so that annual standard costs for packaging and ingredients can be determined for the annual operating plan (AOP).
--- Participate in cross functional projects by representing non-fish purchasing for new and current items and communicate key risks and opportunities.
--- Facilitate graphic changes and communication between Graphics Department, Packaging R&D, Plants and Co-pack facilities, and various packaging printers.EXPERIENCE: --- Strong knowledge of SAP --- Experience in sourcing of packaging components (labels, flexible packaging, corrugate) and/or ingredients (oils, flavors, IQF vegetables) --- Technology savvy in Microsoft Office applications, most notable Excel --- Ability to demonstrate initiative, planning, organizational and prioritization skills with a high commitment to meeting deadlines and managing multiple projects at a time in a fast-paced environment. --- Effective communication and negotiation skills --- Good analytical skills for price evaluations, spend analysis, and inventory management --- Possess sound business judgment with practical approach to problem solving --- Ability to interact effectively with all levels within the organization --- Ability to travel on a limited basis; some international travel required --- BS/BA degree required --- This position is available at two different career levels based upon experience, education, etc.:Manager:
2-5 years purchasing experience; Senior manager:
5+ years of purchasing and management experienceJoin this excellent team, culture, portfolio, and growth/career opportunity!Please send qualified resume to:

Keywords: The Judge Group, Arlington , Purchasing Manager, Executive , Arlington, Virginia

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