Purchasing Manager - Buyer (Feed, Fleet or MRO)


Kansas City, MO

Industry: Food & Beverage


Less than 5 years

Posted 192 days ago

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We are one of the nations leading Consumer Products (CPG) Food Manufacturers. Our compan has a leadership position in our markets and we continue to grow. We seek at Purchasing Buyer at our HQ location:


  1. Position location - Northern California (Relocation included, company will pay for relocation)
  2. Must have one of the following: Feed, Fleet or MRO
  3. SAPexperience is helpful but not required

Purpose of position:

Will manage the purchase and delivery of goods and services needed by the business in an efficient and cost effective manner and provide detailed knowledge of the assigned spend and process and develop the appropriate supply base in conjunction with Sourcing Managers and Internal Customers. Drive business values by analyzing spend, identifying areas of opportunity, reporting to the business, and leading projects that deliver improvement and achievement of Sourcing Objectives. Will be a key team member in providing input to drive lowest total cost and continuous improvement while ensuring supply continuity and drive total value.

Essential Job Functions:

Support Sourcing Managers with workload, capable of supporting all buy spaces with data, cost analysis, strategy, negotiation, project implementation and/or purchasing develop sources, prepare RFPs and solicit bids, negotiate pricing, commit Company to procurement of packaging materials in support of assigned spend, sourcing objectives, priorities, and manage vendor relationships.



Bachelor?s Degree, plus three-five year?s experience in Sourcing, Engineering, or Business in a manufacturing environment

Competent with purchasing strategy, negotiation, and portfolio management

Strong Analytical and problem solving skills:

Demonstrated ability to solve problems and deliver results

Advanced Knowledgeable of Microsoft Office, especially Excel (or equivalent). Access (or equivalent) a plus

Demonstrated ability to manage data and complete mass data analysis

Ability to lead teams and communicate with impact; clear and concise


MBA preferred

Ability to move up 2 levels within the organization.

Experience with mainframe computerized purchasing and MRP systems, preferably SAP background.

6-sigma or Lean training

Ability to manage projects to closure, work effectively in a team environment and contribute to the success of the group.

$80K - $100K