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NOW Foods NOW Foods Buyer II-Indirect in Bloomingdale, Illinois

NOW Foods Buyer II-Indirect

Location:Knollwood (Bloomingdale, IL)

Department:Purchasing

Description

Founded by Elwood Richard in 1968,NOW Foodshas grown from a small, family operation to a highly-respected manufacturer of natural health products. Today, NOW Foods manufactures and distributes over 1,400 dietary supplements, natural foods, sports nutrition, and personal care products. NOW’s state of the art manufacturing facilities are GMP-certified, and our quality testing labs are among the best in the industry. The company has over 1,500 employees and its products are sold in more than 60 countries. The company remains family-owned and committed to its original mission: to provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.

NOW offers a competitive compensation structure and a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental and vision plans from tier one companies, Paid Time Off, 401k match up to $6,500 per year, educational assistance and company-paid disability and life insurance. NOW employees also enjoy a wide array of unique benefits such as company-paid profit sharing, quarterly bonuses, employee discount, wellness program, company-paid Teladoc and Rx’nGo, and much more! Many of our benefits are 100% paid by NOW – this is why NOW Foods has been awarded as one of the “101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work for” in ChicagoTHIRTEENyears in a row, and on the National LevelEIGHTyears in a row!

To learn more about NOW Foods, visitnowfoods.com, like us on Facebook atfacebook.com/nowfoodsofficial, or follow us on Twitter attwitter.com/NOWFoodsor on Instagram atinstagram.com/nowfoodsofficial.

POSITION SUMMARY

TheBuyer II-Indirectcoordinates the process for purchasing for non-inventory and marketing items as well as identifies opportunities to reduce cost.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Sourcing – Marketing, Literature, MRO

  • Gathers information including normal product usage, seasonal variation, current inventory levels, general trends, projected sales data, scarcity of products, and projected future price changes.

Purchase Orders/Requisitions

  • Prepares purchase orders for Marketing and Literature based on system recommendations for quantities and timing of orders.

  • Reviews requisitions and places orders for MRO goods and services

  • Works with suppliers to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule.

  • Negotiates prices, payment terms and shipping terms

  • Expedites inbound delivery of materials based on changes in demand as identified in ASCP reports and through discussions with Supply and Demand planning teams.

  • Provides regular status of material availability, pricing movement, and issue resolution (invoice discrepancies).

  • Assists Labels Manager as needed

Cost Savings

  • Identifies opportunities for cost savings with suppliers and/or materials through negotiation, consolidation, bids, etc.

New Product Introductions

  • Assists in the rollout of new product introductions and/or product improvements by sourcing new materials or negotiating for new volume and pricing for existing ingredients.

Supplier Performance

  • Works with suppliers to resolve non-compliant materials or issues with on-time delivery. Handles return of all damaged goods to vendors.

  • Contributes to semi-annual review of suppliers through scorecard process.

  • Meets with suppliers on a regular basis to discuss performance.

System Management

  • Trains all new users on the processes of requisitions and punch-outs within the Oracle I-Procurement module.

  • Supports all end user inquires within Oracle platform by trouble shooting and problem solving. Works with IT to add and maintain punch-outs to electronic catalogs with suppliers

  • Complies with safety and GMP requirements.

SAFETY RESPONSIBIITY STATEMENT

  • Supports a culture of safe production and operations; follows all safety rules and procedures.

  • Actively participates in the safety program by: engaging in training activities to learn what constitutes a safety hazard; reporting safety concerns to the supervisor, submitting safety suggestions, and correcting or reporting to the appropriate people when you see a workplace health or safety hazard, until it is resolved.

  • Assists with communicating safety information to new employees.

  • Fulfills responsibilities as outlined in the company safety management plan.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or 3+ years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS

  • Ability to organize workload and multi-task to ensure all tasks are completed on time.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from company management and outside agencies.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and act as an "ambassador" for the company.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

REASONING ABILITY

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to organize information and communicate well.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent computer skills: Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint).

  • Experience with Oracle a plus.

  • Good attention to detail skills required.

  • Promotes teamwork, possesses a good attitude, and exhibits flexibility and willingness to change tasks and help where needed in a fast-paced environment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to work at a desk, write, enter information into a computer, and to communicate in person and by telephone. The employee is occasionally required to move from place to place within the facility. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

It is the policy of NOW Foods to prohibit discrimination of any type, and to afford equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and prospective employees, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

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