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Procurement Manager

Fairfield, CT 06430

Posted: 04/17/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Number: 22435

Job Description

Full time, Onsite

Are you looking to make a career change to a rapidly growing, stable, innovating number one consumer product company?  This exciting opportunity as a Procurement Manager offers a competitive salary plus an excellent benefits package including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, paid PTO, etc.  Does this position match your future career goals? Then this Procurement Manager opportunity could be the right fit for you.

  • The Procurement Manager must oversee the annual procurement and contract negotiations for all products and ingredients, ensuring the best quality, value and service.
  • Must provide yearly volume and cost requirements of ingredients for the fiscal year to Finance. Report cost increases to Finance. Work closely with the Finance team to assure that the annual expenditure is aligned with International Dollar equivalency.
  • Work with Director of Quality Assurance to help ensure that all suppliers are following Federal Requirements, GFSI, and Kosher certifications. Help facilitate site visits/audits of existing and potential new vendors.
  • Must oversee the management of raw materials and blended products inventories.
  • The Procurement Manager must attend monthly inventory review meetings, prepare recommendations of items to be reviewed, donated, or disposed of and work with Customer Service and Operations to create an invoice for removal from inventory.
  • Approve all purchase orders related ingredients.
  • Must collaborate closely with the Material Planner/Expeditor.
  • Must secure new ingredients in partnership with R&D and Corporate Quality/Regulatory
  • Manage new and existing formulas in LX (BOM, Item Master, etc.)
  • Maintain and monitor material minimum order quantities, lead times, shelf life, inventories.
  • Coordinate with VP Sales and Marketing the annual vendor site visits to enhance product Education program for the Sales & Marketing teams.
  • The Procurement Manager must establish a great rapport with external vendors and the Supply Chain team.
  • Review quarterly reports and work with purchasing agents to assure compliance.
  • Support the Machine Qualification Process team in qualifying new blended teas, new alternate suppliers, new turnover teas, etc.

  • The Procurement Manager must hold a bachelor’s degree.
  • Must have 6-10 years of purchasing experience with food or beverage products; consumer products or food company.
  • Must have experience utilizing an ERP system(s).
  • Must have excellent oral / written / interpersonal communication skills to effectively present information to top management.
  • Demonstrated Project Management experience.
  • Must be willing to travel up to 30%-35% (Domestic and International)

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Direct Hire
  • Paid time off

Salary: $110K-$130K

Ask for: Amrita Mukherjee

Job Id: 22435

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