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Material Buyer

Material Buyer

Nestlé Professional is committed to providing the finest ingredients, operational knowledge, and uncompromised support to foodservice operations across the US. Our team of culinary experts and skilled product developers partner closely with foodservice professionals to generate creative, branded food and beverage solutions that address a wide variety of needs. As a business serving other businesses, we’re focused on performing with speed, service, and precision to cook up delicious ideas for our clients both small and large. Satisfy your appetite for an exciting career at Nestlé Professional.

Position Summary

Performs a wide variety of tasks and duties to include:  the procurement of packaging raw materials, supplier relations, inventory monitoring, supplier contract creation, and various forms of team involvement that support our business.  Solving packaging material problems as they arise, evaluate new packaging technology, and seek for ways to perform business tasks more efficiently. 


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
 

  • Monitor the packaging SKU inventory of the factory on a daily basis and order materials on an as needed basis. Decisions concerning the amount of inventory to order and carry are determined, based on many factors, to include quantities needed, when needed, past history, lead times, manufacturer’s location, shipping location, seasonality, etc.
  • MRP (factory system) calculations are performed by the SAP system each day of the week to arrive at quantities needed in packaging/production. Manual MRP calculations are done as needed.
  • Maintain various files to support the purchasing process (spreadsheets, etc.).
  • Establish, negotiate, and create annual contracts for packaging raw materials in the SAP Purchasing System.
  • Create and modify purchase orders as needed according to contracts
  • Responsibility to resolve any blocked or parked invoices in SAP Workflow.
  • Lay the groundwork for the purchase of materials (new or existing), by sourcing of suppliers, work in conjunction with the Packaging Engineer and Product Commercialization for new material and/or supplier opportunities, and determine if suppliers are capable of handling our quantity requirements and meeting our pricing needs, etc.
  • Monitors market and price conditions for resin and corrugated in NBS/North America Procurement memos, industry publications, websites, etc. and adjust pricing as needed based on the agreements established with packaging suppliers.
  • Development and review annual cost projections for each packaging SKU for budgetary purposes. Analysis and evaluation of each market (resin, corrugated, etc.) is considered.
  • Develop and manage cost savings projects and other projects as necessary.
  • Conducts various processes through Intelex, such as CPAR’s, MOC’s, etc.
  • Participate and contribute to various NCE (Nestle Continuous Excellence) tasks and projects. Including, but not limited to: Departmental meetings, OMP development, DMAIC Projects, GSTD Projects, etc.
  • Assist the Manager of Procurement in developing long and short term purchasing related goals for the factory.  Annual line-item budgets for the various areas of budget authority.
  • Monitor Month-End Inventory levels for packaging raw material components, looking for optimal levels.  Determine basic PPV (purchase price variance) levels and monitor on a monthly basis.
  • Establish and monitor various small contracts. Involvement as necessary in disputes, issues, etc. Contracts to include:  Liquid nitrogen, waste, uniforms, and vending
  • Act as a backup for the Manager of Procurement, including presence and participation at various meetings, such as WOR, MOR, etc.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors degree preferred in business related field.
  • 2 years experience in research, commodities and/or procurement experience is required
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office software: Excel, Word, and Outlook.  SAP knowledge is a plus.
  • Experience in a food manufacturing plant a plus.

Requisition ID

148274 

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Nestlé Professional is committed to providing the finest ingredients, operational knowledge, and uncompromised support to foodservice operations across the US. Our team of culinary experts and skilled product developers partner closely with foodservice professionals to generate creative, branded food and beverage solutions that address a wide variety of needs. As a business serving other businesses, we’re focused on performing with speed, service, and precision to cook up delicious ideas for our clients both small and large. Satisfy your appetite for an exciting career at Nestlé Professional.

Position Summary

Performs a wide variety of tasks and duties to include:  the procurement of packaging raw materials, supplier relations, inventory monitoring, supplier contract creation, and various forms of team involvement that support our business.  Solving packaging material problems as they arise, evaluate new packaging technology, and seek for ways to perform business tasks more efficiently. 


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
 

  • Monitor the packaging SKU inventory of the factory on a daily basis and order materials on an as needed basis. Decisions concerning the amount of inventory to order and carry are determined, based on many factors, to include quantities needed, when needed, past history, lead times, manufacturer’s location, shipping location, seasonality, etc.
  • MRP (factory system) calculations are performed by the SAP system each day of the week to arrive at quantities needed in packaging/production. Manual MRP calculations are done as needed.
  • Maintain various files to support the purchasing process (spreadsheets, etc.).
  • Establish, negotiate, and create annual contracts for packaging raw materials in the SAP Purchasing System.
  • Create and modify purchase orders as needed according to contracts
  • Responsibility to resolve any blocked or parked invoices in SAP Workflow.
  • Lay the groundwork for the purchase of materials (new or existing), by sourcing of suppliers, work in conjunction with the Packaging Engineer and Product Commercialization for new material and/or supplier opportunities, and determine if suppliers are capable of handling our quantity requirements and meeting our pricing needs, etc.
  • Monitors market and price conditions for resin and corrugated in NBS/North America Procurement memos, industry publications, websites, etc. and adjust pricing as needed based on the agreements established with packaging suppliers.
  • Development and review annual cost projections for each packaging SKU for budgetary purposes. Analysis and evaluation of each market (resin, corrugated, etc.) is considered.
  • Develop and manage cost savings projects and other projects as necessary.
  • Conducts various processes through Intelex, such as CPAR’s, MOC’s, etc.
  • Participate and contribute to various NCE (Nestle Continuous Excellence) tasks and projects. Including, but not limited to: Departmental meetings, OMP development, DMAIC Projects, GSTD Projects, etc.
  • Assist the Manager of Procurement in developing long and short term purchasing related goals for the factory.  Annual line-item budgets for the various areas of budget authority.
  • Monitor Month-End Inventory levels for packaging raw material components, looking for optimal levels.  Determine basic PPV (purchase price variance) levels and monitor on a monthly basis.
  • Establish and monitor various small contracts. Involvement as necessary in disputes, issues, etc. Contracts to include:  Liquid nitrogen, waste, uniforms, and vending
  • Act as a backup for the Manager of Procurement, including presence and participation at various meetings, such as WOR, MOR, etc.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors degree preferred in business related field.
  • 2 years experience in research, commodities and/or procurement experience is required
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office software: Excel, Word, and Outlook.  SAP knowledge is a plus.
  • Experience in a food manufacturing plant a plus.

Requisition ID

148274 

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Trenton, MO, US, 64683

Trenton, MO, US, 64683


Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

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