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Buyer Personal Care Products Manufacturing - MN #5093

Absolute Opportunities
Eagan, Minnesota, United States
November 14, 2018


Position Title Buyer – Personal Care Products Manufacturing - MN #5093

Relocation Yes

Location Eagan MN

The buyer will be responsible for the execution of all procurement actions with component and chemical suppliers. The ideal candidate will have a high level of analytical and financial competency. Must have excellent communication skills to promote a positive & effective working relationship with business partners and internal segments within the organization. He/she will negotiate with vendors for all procurement of all materials (chemicals and packaging) used for manufacturing.


• Support Planning in all operational aspects of assigned product lines, delivery schedules, performance measurement, and inventory management.

• Responsible for developing a network of distributors and suppliers who demonstrate on time deliveries at best price

• Conduct negotiations with suppliers in regards to prices, quality, volume, and lead times.

• Collaborate with Planning and Fulfillment to manage production and delivery schedules to drive continuous supply and inventory level.

• Work in conjunction with management to establish and ensure compliance with purchasing policies.

• Issue purchase orders with approved vendors for materials, negotiating best value and lowest cost of procurement

• Strategically develop new supply sources as required.

• Establish and maintain automation of ERP processes.

• Support and execute sourcing initiatives.

• Maintain and ensure on-time delivery from suppliers.

• Manage purchase order schedules and update accordingly in ERP software.

• Handle large volumes of data in Microsoft Excel.

• Support the logistics linking all assigned supply streams.

• Have the ability & initiative to interface within the organization while driving solutions.

• Monitor inventory levels for assigned finished goods & components.

• Resolve MRP exception requirements in support of demand schedules.

• Assist in developing procurement strategies that will support company goals and objectives.

• Own and resolve any discrepancies with quantity, delivery, cost and quality.

• Participate in company initiatives and contribute to continuous process improvements.


• Bachelor's Degree Preferred

• At least 3-5 years of work experience in material/component procurement/planning in the personal care/cosmetics/OTC environment.


• Fluency in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office

• Demonstrated capabilities in project management, team leadership, and goal achievement.

• Clear and precise communicator with the ability to interact with people at all levels.

• Team oriented and exceptional interpersonal skills.

• Analytical and problem-solving skills

• Possess an understanding of the manufacturing side of personal care and OTC

• Results oriented, winning attitude with the ability to organize and prioritize

• Ability to anticipate challenges and provide solutions

• Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail.

• Exceptional ability to meet deadlines and work according to schedules.

• Ability to multi-task and perform job duties without supervision and under tight timelines.

Bottom line requirements we need notes on with candidate submittal:

1. Bachelor's Degree Preferred.

2. 3+ years of work experience in material and component procurement and planning in a personal care or cosmetics product manufacturing environment.

3. Fluency in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office.

4. Understanding of the manufacturing side of personal care and OTC.