- Location: Everett, WA
- Position Type: FullTime
Kettle Cuisine. Imagine a company full of people who are so passionate about making and delivering delicious food, that it has become their career. That's us; and it could be you! Join us to find your career in food! Kettle Cuisine handcrafts small batch, all natural soups, sauces, sous vide meats, glace, demi-glace and entrees from scratch for restaurants, foodservice operators and grocery retailers who take pride in the food they share with guests. The Buyer, located in our Everett, WA facility, is responsible for the procurement of raw materials, communication with vendors, and ensuring quality standards of raw materials. This position has the authority to act as a purchasing agent for the Company with an approximate annual spend budget of $50MM. The Buyer reports to our Purchasing Manager.
o Maintain product reorder data including lead time, minimum order quantity, minimum and maximum inventory levels, primary and secondary vendor. o Maintain Vendor Database with contact and ordering info for customer service and sales representatives.
. o Qualify new suppliers as business needs change for the organization. o Develop and implement cost savings/cost reduction programs. o New Vendor and Product setup (price quotation and negation, raw material specs, data setup).
o Plan & Execute Raw Material requirements through ERP system o Ensure raw materials are in stock for required production (Metric: Raw Material Shortage Report) o Reduce inventory and cost in order to improve cash flow and increase company profitability while maintaining quality standards
o Look for cost saving opportunities (Metric: Material Price Variance) o Ensure Quality of Raw Materials and Manage Vendors Quality Standards o Ensure product quality standards (Metric: Raw Material Rejections/Returns)
o Manage raw material shortage reporting, raw materials planning, inbound delivery planning o Ensure plant efficiency through proper communication and planning of raw materials (Metric: Downtime / Raw Material Shortage Report)
o Knowledge in chilled/refrigerated food manufacturing industry o Demonstrated excellence in driving consistently strong profitable sales growth o Experienced working with Procurement/Supply Chain Planning o Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills o Adept with the Microsoft Office Suite and strong understanding of ERP Systems o Financial and business acumen REQUIRED ATTRIBUTES o Communicate effectively with suppliers and internal customers o Strong negotiation skills, interpersonal skills, and problem solving ability