Senior Buyer

The Senior Buyer will manage the flow of beverage raw materials from initial sourcing to on-time delivery. The Buyer is responsible for developing relationships with all key suppliers highlighted in the yearly critical supply strategy, and for developing the innovation pipeline for new raw and packaging materials to ensure our existing and future customers always have visibility to, and ability to acquire their critical supplies to execute against their growth strategies.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Source beverage raw materials 
  • Negotiate and receive pricing
  • Prepare quotes to customer
  • Research new vendor opportunities
  • Obtain product information, data, and miscellaneous certifications
  • Process beverage ingredient sample requests
  • Create and process purchase orders and submit to vendors
  • Complete daily follow up with vendors and customers
  • Troubleshoot through issues as needed
  • Work with customer service team to organize and track deliveries
  • Receive and process vendor invoices

Qualifications & Skills: 

  • Bachelor's degree Project Management, Business Administration, Supply-Chain Management or related field
  • 6-10 years minimum experience in purchasing/procurement
  • Proven self-starter committed to the delivery of quality products and building long term profitable relationships internally and externally
  • Superior negotiation skills
  • Experience in food and beverage industry or consumer packaged goods preferred
  • Familiarity of beverage industry standards of quality, food safety and compliance regulations including CFIA, FDA, USDA, TTB, Organic, Kosher, Gluten Free, etc.
  • Strong MRP/ERP software skills/understanding, NetSuite required
  • Effective organizational skills to coordinate multiple projects in a fast-faced environment
  • Customer service driven with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong Excel, mathematical, and negotiation skills
  • Self-directed and hard-working
  • Ability to work with a sense of urgency in a fast-paced environment
  • Energetic and enthusiastic with a willingness to learn and grow within the company
  • Willingness and flexibility to travel up to 15% of the time and the ability to work nights and weekends when traveling

To Apply: Please email your resume to Video cover letters are strongly encouraged.