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Senior Buyer

Company: Cacique Foods, LLC
Location: Irving
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:

Cacique-- is the #1 brand of authentic Mexican-style cheeses, cremas, chorizos and salsas in the United States. With a leadership position among the Hispanic population nationwide and over 13 years of consecutive revenue growth, Cacique is poised for continued growth and expansion.--Cacique was founded in 1973 upon the four core values of Family, Quality, Integrity, and Authenticity, and these values continue to provide the foundation for our success and how we work. We look to hire future teammates who embody these values, and who are innovative, resourceful, determined, and catalysts of change. As a dedicated, family-owned company, Cacique offers a rewarding environment in which to thrive and grow your career. ----Job Overview/Description:The Senior Buyer is responsible for purchasing products, expediting orders and returns to maintain effective inventory levels. --The Senior Buyer will execute company and departmental strategies to ensure a consistent supply of quality materials for Cacique's manufacturing operations. The Senior Buyer--will collaborate with Marketing, Sales, Quality Assurance, Research & Development, Finance and all Operations departments to source products and services required for manufacturing at Cacique. The Senior Buyer actively supports the strategic goals of Cacique's procurement team. The ideal candidate will be experienced in developing procurement strategy and implementing different source selection techniques, providing insight and guidance to internal customers on how best to achieve their needs, a team player who is flexible, able to multi-task, work with integrity, and demonstrate professional and ethical behavior with fair and transparent decision making. The Senior Buyer will be able to drive work assignments to effective and efficient conclusion and handle a diverse portfolio of important and critical projects with some assignments working independently and others being team based. The job generally consists of all phases of procurement related tasks from requisition to contract award, including but not limited to formulating procurement strategies, reviewing scopes of work, pricing methodology, contract terms, developing solicitation packages, evaluating offers, and negotiating agreements.----Responsibilities:-------------- Review production schedule and inventory of raw materials and packaging supplies to determine minimum stock levels to meet production needs.-------------- Process daily production within the database and confirm inventory levels.-------------- Maintain minimum stock levels with attention to FEFO -------------- Maintain an appropriate level of min/max level.-------------- Support the strategic direction for the department, as well as convey and contribute to the tactical execution both at headquarters and the facilities.-------------- Execute procurement strategy to reduce transaction costs and minimize inventory levels. -------------- Through appropriate forward planning, knowledge of inventory management and understanding of vendor lead times, shelf life and minimum order quantities; ensures there are no gaps in supplies that might otherwise negatively impact the production schedule.-------------- Analyzes past and projected purchases individually or by category to identify cost saving opportunities via contracts, "spot buys," use of multiple vendors or other techniques aimed at reducing costs.-------------- Conducts vendor spend analysis, identify over-purchases, and look for cost savings opportunities. -------------- Ensures a clear understanding of supply requirements across the supply chain by continually and proactively communicating with scheduling, customer service, inventory management and other procurement team members.-------------- Manages inventory replenishment plans to achieve service level goals while managing to lowest total supply chain cost.-------------- Evaluates purchase plans and issues purchase orders to drive a balanced supply/demand plan, resolution of back orders, inventory levels, and potential stock out/stock low/excess situations.-------------- Executes analytical and problem-solving techniques to meet business objectives for operational costs, cost savings goals, service levels and inventory management.-------------- Monitor and report on supplier performance using defined KPI measurements in support of periodic business reviews.-------------- Assist in supply continuity planning processes and risk-based assessments. -------------- Order management of assigned purchasing categories, including monitoring of volume and price commitments, renewal strategy, and compliance with Terms and Conditions.-------------- Supports material tracking and traceability objectives.-------------- Direct involvement and coordination of day-to-day interaction between the supply-base, various facility and HQ teams including Warehousing, Finance, Operations, Planning & Scheduling, Quality and Research & Development.-------------- Contributor and promoter of Cacique culture.-------------- Ability to collaborate cross functionally with all levels of the organization, including Executives, Department Directors and Managers.----Required Skills:-------------- Hands on Strategic Sourcing and Tactical Procurement.-------------- Demonstrated knowledge in demand planning and delivery.---- -- -- --Intermediate to Advanced level in Microsoft Excel.------------Negotiation skills--Required Experience: ---- -- -- BS/BA degree preferred. Business or related field preferred.---- -- -- At least 3-7 years of experience in procurement, sourcing, and supply chain.---- -- -- Strong written and verbal communication skills.---- -- -- Strong MS Office skills required with the emphasis on Excel.--------------Strong Financial Acumen--------------Inventory Management------ -- -- Knowledge and experience using MS Dynamics or other comparable MRP/ERP systems preferred.--Travel: N/A--At Cacique, eligible teammates receive a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance and short-term disability.-- As well as vacation, sick, holiday pay, birthday day off, 401k with company match, and more!--We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. When we collect your personal information as part of a job application or offer of employment, we do so in accordance with industry standards and best practices and in compliance with applicable privacy laws.------

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