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Buyer in Minneapolis, MN at Jack Link's

Date Posted: 11/26/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Come Run with Sasquatch in our Buyer role focused on developing and managing suppliers, securing materials for related product lines, and assessing business needs and supplier negotiations.

Specifically, as our buyer, you will: 

  • Ensure material availability for production needs.
  • Develop and initiate strategic sourcing strategies for assigned spend categories.
  • Analyze needs, source and recommend suppliers as related to business models.
  • Negotiate pricing and terms with suppliers.
  • Manage relationships with suppliers.
  • Monitor and manage supplier performance.
  • Drive improvement processes for materials responsible for in order to gain cost savings.
  • Ensure adherence and compliance to procurement processes, policies and values of Jack Link’s.

Job Requirements

To be successful in this role, you should possess the following education, skills, and experiences:

  • 3+ years in purchasing and/or supply chain
  • BS/BA in business, supply chain, engineering or a related field or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrate effective negotiation techniques
  • Working understanding of production scheduling and supply chain management
  • CPG experience preferred with background in corrugated and/or folding cartons
  • Results orientated
  • Understand basics of MRP, VMI, Pull Systems in SAP or related manufacturing software systems
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Effective people skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point
  • Effective analytical and organizational skills
  • Project Management skills
  • Self-starter with positive attitude
  • Can work in a fast paced and progressive atmosphere

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