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Buyer Procurement Ops

Company: Simmons Foods
Location: Siloam Springs
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Purpose of the Position
Provides overall category management in support of a production facility. Purchases category items and secures total quality, delivery, cost efficiency, and sustainability of material supply throughout the total product lifecycle while driving competitive advantage for both our Company and Customers alike in accordance with the Simmons Core Values.
Essential Position Responsibilities - This is a Salary Exempt position.
Ensure the adequate supply of materials to meet production requirements by placing purchase orders with approved suppliers and confirming necessary delivery timelines. This is accomplished by analyzing material requirements and inventory levels to determine ordering needs.
Supports inventory management by establishing stocking levels that can accommodate demand, analyzing material usage trends, and minimizes working capital expenditures.
Reviews and provides guidance on invoice discrepancies to the Accounting Department. Works with Accounting team and suppliers for the accurate processing of invoice payments.
Investigates and resolves supplier issues involving delivery dates, quality, specifications, quantity, or cost of purchased goods or services in a timely fashion. Alerts production team to issues that might impact the production schedule. Acts quickly to establish root cause and implement solutions.
Monitors supplier performance base on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) or other metrics used in the evaluation of Quality, Delivery, and Cost. Works to deliver improved results with key suppliers within assigned category areas.
Assists the Purchasing Manager and Corporate Procurement in identifying and developing suppliers as a means of both expanding our supply base and driving competitive advantage. Manages supplier relationships at the tactical level to drive supplier development and integration for existing, new, and potential suppliers.
Builds and maintains relationships with internal and external business partners at multiple levels of the organization. Works collaboratively on cross functional teams and provides functional area expertise while representing the Purchasing Department. This includes but is not limited to supporting projects for new product integration and continuous improvement.
Actively Participates as member of the Team. Contributes in the ongoing development, communication, and implementation of team concepts, programs and policies; coordinates work to ensure best practices with all team members. Attends appropriate team meetings. As a member of the Team, fosters strong cohesiveness regarding all major issues; e.g., direction, annual plan, budget, policy changes, etc. Accepts responsibility to quickly identify any
areas that lack cohesiveness, bringing them to the attention of the team leader and working with the team in a supportive manner to resolve issues and actively look for ways, and reinforce actions needed, to achieve synergy possible within the larger organization.
Simmons Operating systems principles and objectives: Is familiar with Simmons' established operating systems (e.g. quality, security, office environment, company policies, LEAN); understands the responsibility to maintain familiarity with the systems and this position's role in support of these systems - including a consideration of the impact of individual actions on the systems and the responsibility to communicate concerns and improvement ideas.
Performs other duties as necessary in support of business objectives: This position description is intended to guide the activities of the person in this position and is not intended to limit the thinking and creativity of the person as to the work of this function nor is it intended that this describe all the work that may be required of the person in this position.
Physical Activities: Enters and locates information on a computer. Visually verifies information, often in small print. Communicates with Customers, Vendors, or Employees via telephone, in person, and/or electronic mail. May present information to small or large groups. Must be able to work in various temperatures. Move about in a manufacturing environment, office environment, and surrounding property.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): As required by visiting facility.
Travel: Travels occasionally within North America for training or to support supplier audits, occasionally requiring overnight stays.
Technical Experience: 1-3 years purchasing experience. Buying experience or a strong background in the materials being purchased is preferred. Capable of balancing multiple tasks simultaneously with some degree of independence and have the ability to prioritize effort in a dynamic environment. Must have excellent computer skills including MS Office. Will be expected to quickly learn business integration software suites including JDE and IQS.
Industry Experience: Preference for food processing organization.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field, or 4 years related work experience
Preferred Education: Designated Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) or equivalent.

Keywords: Simmons Foods, Springdale , Buyer Procurement Ops, Other , Siloam Springs, Arkansas

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