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Santa Rosa, CA, United States
The Buyer – Direct Materials has procurement responsibility supporting Jackson Family Wines’ Direct Materials spend categories. Major spend categories include glass, cork, labels, capsules, and corrugated shippers. This person negotiates pricing, ensures material availability and manages supplier performance issues. The role is expected to analyze spend areas and identify cost savings opportunities. The buyer works closely with marketing on innovation/brand change projects.

 

Position Summary:

 

The Buyer Direct Materials has procurement responsibility supporting Jackson Family Wines Direct Materials spend categories.  Major spend categories include glass, cork, labels, capsules, and corrugated shippers.  This person negotiates pricing, ensures material availability and manages supplier performance issues.  The role is expected to analyze spend areas and identify cost savings opportunities. The buyer works closely with marketing on innovation/brand change projects. 

 

Job Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

 

  • Support the development and implementation of procurement strategies for direct materials categories
  • Negotiate pricing with suppliers on an ongoing basis
  • Maintain Purchase Orders in JD Edwards ERP system
  • Manage supplier performance; quality and on-time delivery
  • Responsible for driving increased value from supplier relationships within category
  • Represent Procurement on cross-functional project teams
  • Conduct Requests for Information (RFI’s) and Request for Proposals (RFP’s) as needed
  • Contribute to the cost savings objectives of the department

 

Background/Experience:

 

  • Minimum 2-5 years Procurement/Supply Chain Management experience
  • Proven track record of consistent performance and delivery
  • Strong analytical and inter-personal skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree, or relevant experience in similar role
  • Strong ability to prioritize and focus on delivering business goals
  • Demonstrated experience in sourcing and successful negotiation
  • Proven ability to build effective Supplier relationships
  • Good influencing skills and personal impact to gain credibility quickly with senior stakeholders
  • Experience of participating in cross-functional change projects

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