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Procurement Manager

Company: Primal Pet Group
Location: Fairfield
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

COMPANY OVERVIEWPrimal Pet Foods is a Fairfield, California-based manufacturer of fully prepared, human-grade raw foods and treats for dogs and cats. Primal Pet Foods was founded with the goal of improving the quality of life and overall health and happiness of pets through wholesome raw foods that mimic the diet of animals in the wild. We are looking for reliable and motivated people to join our fast-paced, growing Primal Team!
SUMMARYAs a Procurement Manager, you will be responsible for buying and maintaining minimum inventory levels of raw materials, consumables, PPE, as well as additional goods and services for a Raw Pet Food Manufacturing Plant. In addition, this position may also assist in a backup function planning, organizing and working with the production team to support production scheduling and analysis, communicating potential schedule impacts and escalating issues to the Master Production Planner; This role will work closely with internal departments such as manufacturing, maintenance, supply chain, quality, and production to ensure timely communication of lead times, schedule impacts and changes, material shortages, etc.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan and purchase raw materials, consumables, PPE, as well as additional goods and services
  • Coordinate with domestic and overseas manufactures to assure consistent and adequate supply levels
  • Maintain appropriate inventory levels, request for quotations, and identifying opportunities to minimize costs whenever possible.
  • Expedite raw material delivery to meet changing production schedules.
  • Responsible for updating and maintaining vendor files.
  • Assist in identifying needs and implementing solutions.
  • Participate in supplier negotiations and develop cost savings programs in price and total applied costs.
  • Maintain accurate data of raw material, suppliers, and components within ERP system.
  • Manage the logistics for intercompany transfers and assist with customs documentation for clearance.
  • Coordinate with Sales planning and Marketing on promotions, new product introductions and SKU rationalization
  • Process POs based on sales and production forecast using MRP system
  • Monitor open POs on your assigned commodities to ensure on-time deliveries.
  • Partner with Receiving department to make sure materials and packaging were delivered on a timely manner.
  • Proactively report raw materials and packaging availability issues to relevant department leaders
  • Maintain constant communication with internal departments and external vendors to address quality issues on all assigned commodities.
  • Protect company assets/ensure compliance with company polices in all activities
  • Assist with Demand Planning for Operations when needed
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Punctual and Regular Attendance Required
    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
    • NoneQUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
      • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience
      • 5+ years progressive materials purchasing experience in a rapid paced food manufacturing
      • Advanced Experience using MRP / ERP systems- Previous Dynamics 365/ BC Foods experience highly preferred.LANGUAGE SKILLSAbility to speak and communicate in English across all levels of the organization.Ability to use mathematical and statistical knowledge to assess data and determine process capabilitiesSKILLS
        • Able to multi-task and work with multiple interruptions
        • Sound knowledge of supply chain processes and procedures including manufacturing scheduling, demand, and replenishment processes
        • Proficient in MS Office Suite, with intermediate knowledge of Excel including VLOOKUP, pivot tables, etc.
        • Excellent written communication skills
        • Ability to prioritize and follow-through to achieve results and meet deadlines to meet the needs of the business
        • Self-starter who can work with minimal supervision REASONING ABILITYAbility to solve advanced problems and deal with a variety of options in complex situations.CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONSPrefer Lean Six Sigma or other continuous improvement certificationWORK ENVIRONMENTThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is regularly required to lift up to 25 pounds and occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
          WE OFFER GREAT BENEFITS AND PERKS!Competitive PayPaid vacationCompany-paid holidays, 7 per yearLow-cost medical insurance, including options with Kaiser, Sutter and UHCCompetitive dental, vision, and supplemental insurance. Plus, discounted pet insurance!Free Primal products for your petCareer opportunities, training, and much more!Primal Pet Group is a Drug Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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