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Factory Buyer

Company: Nestle USA
Location: Chicago
Posted on: December 7, 2017

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: The Factory Buyer role is a critical purchasing network position, with functional responsibility for all indirect services and materials to include maintenance spare parts, reporting in to the Financial Controller. The Factory Buyer's prime focus is the area of indirect materials and services, with a key focus on negotiating contracts and agreements, working with Corporate Purchasing and the ION Network on new initiatives, implementing and maintaining compliance strategies within the purchasing area, creating cost savings projects and initiatives within services and indirect materials, and maintaining supplier relationships. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee the coordination of purchases of all supplies, equipment, and services used by all departments to ensure lowest cost is obtained.
  • Review purchase requisitions for accuracy and completeness, designate approved supplier (with support from corporate purchasing), assign correct account information and assign requisitions to staff for processing.
  • Facilitate team and functional meetings to drive decision making, information sharing and consensus building in support of an optimized S&IM spend.
  • Ensure inventory accuracy through monitoring and reporting effective cycle counts performed by Engineering. Ensure corrective actions are taken if accuracy falls below acceptable threshold. Copilot w Engineering to monitor inventory stock levels and turns.
  • Ensure factory is compliant with all Nestle Purchasing Policies and perform periodic audits of processes.
  • Negotiate contracts and agreements for factory for localized S&IM purchases.
  • Engage the plant with key, strategic suppliers to identify cost savings initiatives and projects.
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with all S&IM suppliers.
  • Work closely with Corporate Purchasing supporting National initiatives.
  • Support all departments with any special project. REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL: Bachelor's degree required. Preferred in business area such as Finance or other analytical field. EXPERIENCE: Minimum 2 years finance, manufacturing, purchasing, or supply chain experience required. SKILLS: Basic accounting Negotiation skills Strong Proactive Cooperation skills, high performance team player, Results Oriented Excellent attention to detail Excellent analytical and computer skills (SAP & excel) Ability to visit Gemba to work with teams, audit inventories

    Keywords: Nestle USA, Chicago, Factory Buyer, Professions, Chicago, Illinois

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