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LiDestri Buyer II - food/beverage manufacturing in Fairport, New York



A buyer is responsible for developing and maintaining supplier relationships, sourcing, pricing, and ensuring availability on all assigned commodities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain vendor relationships

  • Obtain up to date commodity information for pricing and availability

  • Negotiate pricing and communicate price changes to Commodity Manger/VP Supply Chain

  • Provide forecasts to suppliers

  • Prepare and analyze Request for Quote

  • Negotiate and award contracts taking into consideration quality, pricing, minimum order quantity, logistics, and customer service

  • Evaluate and monitor contracts to identify contracts that are running long and short and determine action to be taken

  • Work with internal department to source suppliers for new and current items

  • Participate in cross-functional teams within LiDestri and co-pack customers on product launches, new recipe formulations, and product obsolescence

  • Work in partnership with suppliers when unexpected circumstances arise that disrupt production and follow up with correction action(s) to prevent future occurrences

  • Organize, update, and retain product information files and purchase contracts

  • Check for accuracy and compliance on existing policies and procedures related to procurement

  • Ensure all related processes & procedures are current, up-to-date, and being followed

  • Occasional travel including; trade shows, supplier visits, conferences etc.

  • Report food safety & quality problems to personnel authority to initiate action

Required Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • High School Diploma required, AAS preferred

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a Purchasing role

  • Ability to work with numbers, calculations, attention to detail with high level of accuracy

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, with limited supervision

  • Communication & Organization Skills- must have very good skills

  • Intermediate/Advanced Excel experience

  • Oracle experience a plus

Working Conditions:

  • Regularly required to sit, use hands

  • Occasionally need to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, with a potential of up to 25 pounds

  • Sedentary office environment

  • Occasional exposure to manufacturing plant floor requiring the use of personal protective equipment (ear plugs, safety glasses, bump cap, skid-resistant leather shoes, etc.)

  • Must follow Good Manufacturing Practice (hair net, no jewelry, no fake nails or eyelashes, no food/drink, gum, etc. in manufacturing Plant)

DISCLAIMER: The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed and is not an inclusive summary of job duties and responsibilities. The omission of specific statements of duties or responsibilities does not exclude them from the position. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the Company as the needs of the Company and requirements of the job change.