Exciting opportunity for an Ingredients Merchandiser to join a vertically integrated feed and dairy company based in the Central Valley of California.
Make any/all effort to purchase quality product at the lowest price.
Ensure/monitor logistics of product movement to maintain optimum pipeline inventory.
Ensure optimization of product quality. Work with origins as needed in order to obtain discounts where appropriate should incoming product fail to meet specifications.
Monitor positions within position limits except when authorized to exceed.
Police contract balances to ensure appropriate movement of purchase/sales.
Be aware of value at risk at any given time and communicate same to supervisor.
Maintain monthly P&L estimate procedure.
Prioritize time on a daily basis with a focus on earning profit.
Continually seek feedback regarding competitor activity and related market information.
Seek to know consumer’s ideas regarding commodity purchases.
Communicate market related information.
Work in concert with Credit department in order to ensure to greatest degree possible that credit has been vetted for any/all sales (specifically as regarding sales made by you through a third party broker). You are responsible to confirm credit worthiness prior to writing the sale.
Coordinate daily with Dispatch Department to ensure that trucks have liquidity at all times in order to ensure optimum product movement.
Provide timely release numbers to dispatch such that dispatch can plan their scheduling at least one day in advance in order to ensure maximum efficiency.
Strive to ensure proper and prompt flow of documents from third party origins to our Accounting Department such that invoicing can take place in a prompt fashion.
High School Diploma or GED equivalent required.
Bachelor’s degree in purchasing, accounting, or related field preferred.
Minimum of three to five (7-10) years of purchasing experience.
Previous experience in manufacturing related purchasing.