Packaging Buyer - Modesto, California United States - 45312

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Job #: 45312
Title: Packaging Buyer
Job Location: Modesto, California - United States
Remote Job: Unknown
Employment Type:
Salary: contact recruiter for details
Employer Will Recruit From: Local
Relocation Paid?: NO


This newly created position will build a vendor scorecard, negotiate pricing, and handle complex RFPs with suppliers. 


  • Create, analyze, and maintain appropriate production materials.
  • Generate and monitor purchase orders and contracts.
  • Negotiate pricing and manage complex RFP programs with suppliers.
  • Research/Source for new suppliers and participates in plant audits.
  • Work with the operations team to quality inspect products upon arrival.
  • Manage and upkeep product specifications and descriptions in cooperation with R&D and QA.
  • Perform extensive market research on supplies and vendors. Provide regular reviews of suppliers as well as identify positive financial outcomes to increase profitability. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, agribusiness, economics, or relevant degree.
  • 3+ years' experience in the food manufacturing industry working with packaging and plant supplies.
  • Experience developing a process to manage a packaging purchasing program.
  • Experience building meaningful relationships with vendors while holding them accountable to key metrics.
  • Track record using creative problem solving to develop a value chain projects to enhance efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and written.
  • Ability to engage with individuals inside and outside of the organization and exercise sound judgement. 

University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree