The Procurement/Ingredient Buyer will create purchase orders and manage raw material inventories to support the production schedule. Responsibilities include:
Create, maintain and distribute purchase orders and delivery schedules;
Consult with department leaders to determine deliverable timelines;
Procure raw materials and manage of raw material inventory levels;
Create and update purchasing contracts
Manage the daily material requirements for production
Coordinate with other departments routinely, including Operations, Purchasing, Engineering, Quality, R&D, Warehousing, Shipping & Receiving
Coordinate with suppliers to process ingredient and supply concerns, coordinate vendor returns
Recommend and coordinate cost reductions in all aspect of the role to meet or beat inventory budget and efficiency goals
Work with MRP program to understand product forecasting
Provide professional insight into market trends to better source and evaluate product.
Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline
Experience in materials management in a food manufacturing environment generally gained through two (2) years performing similar duties
Certification from Institute for Supply Management is a plus
Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing concepts (Kanban, ‘pull,’ etc.) preferred
Competency with MSOffice applications required
Demonstrated organizational, analytical, problem-solving and communication skills required
Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment driving continuous improvement
Ability to interact with a wide variety of people
Demonstrated self-motivation, willing to work extra hours as project or production needs dictate.
We maintain a drug and alcohol free workplace. All candidates offered a position will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test. We participate in E-Verify.
Sovos Brands is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Sovos Brands is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods, Inc., the first acquisition of Sovos Brands, is a founder-led specialty food business with an industry leading reputation built upon authentic products, brand, and fine ingredients. Michael Angelo’s has a passion for premier quality and a unique talent for crafting authentic Italian prepared meals. The Brand offers a full line of frozen entrees in single and multi-s...erve packages that are made from scratch in small batches using the highest quality, fresh ingredients with no fillers or preservatives. Michael Angelo’s has been in business for over 30 years and is distributed in all major retailers (conventional and natural), clubs and military throughout the US and Mexico.