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Senior Buyer

Company: Gruma
Location: Irving
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Date: Apr 28, 2021

Location: IRVING, TX, US, 75038

Company: GRUMA

This position is responsible for purchasing and negotiating materials, equipment, and supplies from vendors. Evaluates vendor quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Forecast likely levels of demand for services, products and/or component parts to be used in any manufacturing process.
  • Develop market knowledge and contacts for new products and services.
  • Presenting ideas on new products and suppliers to management.
  • Evaluate bids and make recommendations based on commercial and technical factors.
  • Process payments and invoices.
  • Liaison with users and other relevant parties.
  • Monitor stock levels to maximize business efficiency.
  • Attend meetings and trade conferences.
  • Visit distribution centers and suppliers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree and 5-8 years of purchasing experience.

  • Any equivalent combination of related education and/or experience may be considered for the above.


  • Experience analyzing trends.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Skills in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.

  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
  • Excellent negotiating skills.
  • Ability to prepare bids, requests for quotes, and proposals in compliance with policies.
  • Computer skills.

Mission Foods is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity in all phases of employment in compliance with applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations. We assure you that your opportunity for employment with Mission Foods depends solely on your qualifications.

Mission Foods is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail or call 972.232.5200 to let us know the nature of your request.

Nearest Major Market: Irving

Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

Job Segment: Engineer, Engineering

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