Ingredient Buyer

Posting ID : A1068489290
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Manufacturing

Van Law Food Products, Inc. is one of the largest contract packaging and private label liquid food manufacturing companies in the United States. Our Fullerton, California based business has outperformed industry growth trends consistently since its formation in 1945. Our fast paced environment enables us to move quickly and respond to culinary trends and customer flavor profile and packaging requirements. Our Sales/Marketing, R&D, Corporate Culinary Group, Quality Assurance, Packaging, and Manufacturing teams' partner with our customers to create products that are creative, forward thinking, and delivered with unmatched industry speed.

As a member of our MRP team, our Buyer is responsible for planning, negotiating and procuring raw ingredient materials to meet production demand while managing appropriate inventory levels. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of buying experience in a food manufacturing environment. Established contacts with liquid food ingredient vendors/suppliers. Excellent negotiation and sourcing skills to ensure best price and service levels. Demonstrated ability to multi-task, work under tight timelines and apply good judgement. Experience managing supplier relations and source potential vendors for evaluation of their products and capabilities as a supplier. Participate in continuous improvement projects focused on reducing cost and improving efficiencies. Good analytical skills and demonstrated ability to use ERP systems. Proficient in Microsoft Office, with strong Excel skills. A bachelor's degree in business or related major is preferred.

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