Under supervision, the Buyer collaborates with planning teams to contract, secure, and coordinate the delivery of ingredients (including Conventional, Organic , Dry, Fresh, and IQF) to meet scheduled production dates. The incumbent conducts bid analysis, comparative cost control, order placement, expediting, vendor management, and validation of demand forecasts to assist with acquiring all ingredients at the lowest possible expense.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain inventory levels and assist with coordinating sales or discard of excess / expired materials
  • Perform / Audit annual physical at each co packer and reconcile inventory levels
  • Negotiates best prices, delivery dates, and commercial terms.
  • Work with internal transportation team on optimizing supply chain through alternative shipment methods and sourcing raw materials closer to co packer / manufacturing locations
  • Ensure budgeted PPV numbers are achieved and variances explained
  • Partners with QA to ensure suppliers remain qualified to meet Hain requirements.
  • Assists with productivity projects (cost savings initiatives) and works with team to complete within the fiscal year.
  • Track key commodities and work with suppliers to hedge purchases when possible. Maintain knowledge of changes or trends in commodity markets.
  • Establish flat pricing for yearly budgets while pursuing lower costs on key commodities year round and leverages combine purchasing within all Brands
  • Develop new supplier relationships, cultivate existing ones, and identify qualifiedsecond sources
  • Develop global sourcing strategies to support year round production
  • Interface with Marketing, QA, and R&D to develop new offerings which meet Hain standards
  • Assists with other project, as needed.

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