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BMB - Buyer II in Providence at Blue Marble Brands

Date Posted: 4/16/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

POSITION PURPOSE:   

  • Manage supplier relationships for assigned Brands/Categories.
  • Manage supply chain for designated items, including: forecasting, costs, inventory dollars, production, and packaging.
  • Responsible for fill rate/service level for assigned Brands/Categories.

EEO / VETERANS / DISABLED

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES:   

  • Execute Purchase Orders for assigned Brands/Categories.
  • Manage status of assigned items, including: price changes, sku rationalization, new business opportunities, new products, rebrands in progress, out of stocks.
  • Track inbound Purchase Orders and expedite delivery/logistics as needed.
  • Backup administrative/reporting support for Purchasing Department.
  • Core competencies include: Business Acumen, Negotiating, and Decision Quality.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS: (List specific minimum requirements necessary to perform the job successfully)

Education/Certification: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree

 

Required Knowledge:       

  • Knowledge of imports / international sourcing helpful.
  • Working knowledge of natural/organic industry helpful.

Experience Required:

  • Purchasing/Logistics/Manufacturing or Production background helpful.
  • Experience managing supplier relationships.
  • Experience with cost analysis and understanding of impact on bottom line.
  • Background in food commodities helpful, such as bulk and/or grains.
  • System implementation experience is preferred.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of imports / international sourcing helpful.
  • Highly proficient in Excel.
  • Ability to write professional business communications directed to a broad audience, including Executive Team.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw conclusions; make decisions with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment.