We strive to be the leading marketer, manufacturer and seller of organic and natural products by anticipating and exceeding consumer expectations in product quality, innovation, value and convenience. We are committed to growing our Company while continuing to implement environmentally sound business practices and manufacturing processes. To achieve our goals, we need the very best team of employees. We look forward to developing our future with you.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Hain Celestial Canada, a division of the US-based Hain Celestial Group, is a leading organic and natural products company with operations in North America, Europe and India. We provide consumers with superior food and personal care products for a healthy way of life. We are currently seeking a qualified individual to fill the role of SENIOR BUYER (Full-time, Delta, BC).
Reporting to the Senior Manager, Purchasing and Contract Manufacturing, the Senior Buyer will be responsible for effectively managing the purchase order replenishment process for our Meat Alternative division with a focus on minimizing costs while maximizing inventory and supplier performance. While carrying out these responsibilities you will be focused on supporting processes improvements activities (forecasting, new ingredients and packaging sourcing and productivity).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
•Manage the Meat Alternative division supply, ensuring transparency of spending and consistent/effective supply to our Vancouver production facility
•Prepare Purchase Orders & ensure on-time delivery
•Manage and schedule materials inbound transportation as required, as well as plan supply of transfers of inventory between 3rd part warehouse and plant
•Forecast, plan, schedule and order for long lead-time items and critical materials to meet production goals
•Optimize sourcing procedures to attain maximum efficiency and minimize risk spending, partnered with trustworthy vendors and suppliers
•Maintain ongoing communications with suppliers and vendors regarding costs, quality, quantity and delivery of goods purchased as identified through operations/stakeholders
•With the support of the Senior Manager of Procurement, the Senior Buyer initiate and evaluate supplier bids and contracts, manage the qualification of new suppliers and negotiate supplier agreements as needed
•Manage procurement input to Master Data and update ERP system with correct and accurate data
•Resolve discrepancies and/or issues as they occur during the purchase order cycle, as well as any invoice discrepancies in a timely manner
•Responsible for managing and reporting purchasing metrics (forecasts, price tracking, PPV, etc.)
•Communicate with Quality Assurance and Operations to improve materials quality (ingredients / packaging) and resolve any quality issues with suppliers.
•Comfortable with figures and in collecting, analyzing and interpreting data, with the ability to think critically and perform complex analysis
•Assertive, well organized and proficient using Software Applications such as Excel and ERP systems
•Investigates problems, finds root causes, and develops solutions
•Able to work independently and in a team environment. Must have the flexibility to adapt to changing demands and schedules
•Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills to maintain effective relationships with internal personnel and suppliers
•Flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of the organization
•A good negotiator, who looks for sustainable networking relationships
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
•Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, or related technical discipline
•Minimum of 5 years’ experience on similar roles, preferably in the CPG Industry
•Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, highly proficient in Excel
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
WHY WORK HERE?
•a ‘Healthier Way of Life’ with our organic and natural products and are committed to social and environmental responsibility through our volunteering, outreach, and sustainability programs
•Competitive benefit (health/dental) and retirement savings package with no waiting periods and a generous vacation plan
•Business casual/jeans dress code where you can wear jeans every day!
•Flexible work hours, summer hours, and work from home one day per week
•Social Committee with over 10 fun activities (e.g. Company BBQ, Holiday Party) each year
•Fitness, Nutritional Classes, and Education Reimbursement Programs
•Healthy Snacks every Tuesday for all employees
•Employee Product Sales & free product giveaways every year
Hain-Celestial Canada, ULC. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, disability, age, or veteran status. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.
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