Product Manager

Modesto Metro Area, CA

Post Date: 07/06/2017 Job ID: JN -072017-36480
Job Description
JOB TITLE: Procurement Manager
Employment: At-Will
FLSA: Exempt
Department: Operations
Reports to: Don Brock, Plant Manager
Prepared by: Cecilia Millan Approved by: Don Brock
Position Scope:
Production Purchasing Agent is critical to the La Michoac n PLM LLC team meeting its vision of being the customer preferred vendor in frozen treats. As such this person works closely with production scheduling to ensure that raw ingredients, packaging and the components that go into the manufacturing of our product are here on time, at the lowest cost while meeting the high quality standards expected. This position works closely with logistics, sales and operations in coordinating and meeting aforementioned company goals.

  • Responsible for purchasing all ingredients and commodities including outsourced or subcontracted services and/or sub-assemblies
  • Responsible for maintaining an awareness of commodity price and availability risk, alerting management and developing sourcing strategies to reduce-moderate such risk
  • Responsible for creating RFQ s for ingredients and commodities; negotiate purchasing contracts with vendors to obtain best prices, quality and service
  • Maintain an awareness of product supply OGSMs to ensure purchasing strategies are aligned
  • Coordinate graphic designs, promotional and copy changes for packaging materials
  • Direct and assist Direct Reports for the achievement of both business and personal goals
  • Establish standards of performance for suppliers that are consistent with PLM, LLC specifications and business objectives to include EPQs, safety stocks, on-time performance, and quality and cost improvement.
  • Direct 30-60-90 quality improvement programs with suppliers
  • In conjunction with other procurement personnel; establish Procurement Procedures and SOP s for ingredients and sub-contracted services and/or items used in Company products
  • Build and maintain Bill of Materials for all produced products.
  • Communicate with R&D product development team to determine ingredient needs for both new and existing items. Be able to collaborate with suppliers to request ingredients that fit specific needs of each project.
  • Provide information to Marketing, R&D, and Product Supply relative to changes in lead times for color separations/engravings and packaging to ensure optimal availability and service.
  • Provide oversight for all acquisitions of all packaging materials.
  • Review ingredient and commodity inventory levels on hand; identify any ingredient shortages and communicate these shortages to Production, Production Scheduler and Management
  • Play integral role on inventory count team, ensuring ERP inventory counts are consistently accurate.
  • Responsible for sourcing and selection, qualification and validation of vendors to ensure consistency, quality and uninterrupted supply. Address any performance and Quality issues that need to be addressed with QA and Production
  • Work with QA team to ensure suppliers provide all required documentation to meet SQF and FSMA guidelines.
  • Release and create Purchase Orders as needed. Forward to designated personnel both internal and external. Is responsible for the accuracy of the cost on the PO s before they are received into Company ERP system
  • Process PO s from various departments as needed.
  • Uses ERP system reporting and best practices for accurate inventory planning and stocking levels
  • Cross train as needed to back up other procurement personnel
  • Assist with additional projects as assigned to meet needs of the organization
  • Strong communication/interpersonal skills
  • Drive someone who is self-motivated and career driven with a strong sense of urgency, enthusiasm and commitment
  • Experienced working with computers and have the ability to learn, navigate and use designated software programs as required to perform job functions
  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical
  • Implementation of Lean Principles
  • Leading and Managing Change someone who embraces change and is willing to adapt and take on new responsibilities
  • Delivery of Sustainable Results strong results-oriented mentality with a continuous cost focus; drives cost/value initiatives
  • Must be able to work effectively in a multi-tasking work environment and prioritize workload
  • Must be able to work independently and have the ability to interact positively with others within the department and organization
  • Margin Risk Management able to establish strategies with the business to manage margin risk

  • Bachelor' s degree in business, supply chain or other related discipline and/or 5 equivalent years of experience.

Experience (Years/Type):
  • Successful, multi-year (3+ years) Procurement/Supply Chain or related field track record within Food Manufacturing Industry
  • A minimum of 5 years of purchasing experience with an impressive track record of accomplishments and continuous improvements in purchasing, preferably in commodity food ingredients, dairy, fresh and frozen fruits.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office, especially a firm understanding of Excel.
  • 5+ years of experience in packaging, purchasing, or printing
  • 5+ years of experience in contract negotiation and management
  • 1+ years in a leadership/management role
  • Bilingual Spanish English preferred

  • This position requires that employees work Monday through Friday, including some Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Regular and Reliable Attendance.

For immediate consideration contact Michelle, 209-267-4070
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