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Procurement Specialist (Half Moon Bay, CA)

  • Job Title: Procurement Specialist
  • Job Classification: Regular, Full Time
  • FLSA Status: Salaried, Exempt
  • Department: Purchasing
  • Reports To: Director of Procurement
  • Location: Half Moon Bay, CA

 

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for sourcing quality hard goods supplies at the best value to support Rocket Farms’ core & private label product line, marketing & promotional programs on potted florals, ornamentals, and edible crops. Additional responsibilities also include packaging supply purchases to replenish inventory as needed, management of products and materials, maintaining system data accuracy on item master, and allocating supplies to the correct functions and/or departments at Rocket Farms, Inc. Close cross-functional collaboration will involve departments such as but not limited to: Sales & Marketing, Operations, Planning, Accounting, and Transportation teams.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Source quality supplies for company’s Marketing & Sales Team to fulfill HMB’s sales demand.
  • Participate in the product development process to ensure that material purchased are designed & manufactured to meet our product specifications & to maximize our assembling efficiency and cost savings.
  • Work with Marketing Team in managing our factory sampling process for all HMB products.
  • Responsible for purchasing of packaging supply inventory for Rocket Farms, Inc. Negotiate the best value based on pricing, availability, purchase volume, purchase frequency, order lead time, order history, and terms of contract.
  • Manage create, and update materials and product item master, including bill of materials, dimensions, carton codes, UPCs, item groupings, costing, etc.
  • Review material requirement via system MRP and seasonal rollup meeting for purchasing decisions and coordinate the material transfer between facilities and contract partners as needed to support packing activities.
  • Track product delivery status: Coordinate with custom brokers, internal logistics department, outside trucking companies, and shippers for the latest delivery status, or sales team for any delay and/or unexpected issues, presenting substitution options when needed.
  • Regularly review and evaluate performance of the suppliers, including their service, supply reliability, product quality, and pricing.
  • Continuously monitor all supply inventory to ensure timely fulfillment of production requirement, while maximizing inventory turns and minimizing the amount of obsolete/slow moving inventory by incorporating into product development process.
  • Manage and reconcile system inventory data for various locations at month-end to assist proper month-end closing.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.

 

Requirements:

  • A.A. Degree in Business, Supply Chain or related field
  • 2+ years’ experience in global sourcing & procurement, inventory management, supply chain or related field
  • Proven experience in managing vendor relations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ERP systems and other purchasing systems
  • Proficient Microsoft Office knowledge for data analysis and reporting skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work cross-functionally, multi-task, and work independently
  • Problem solving, team player, detail-oriented, multi-tasking, and well-organized

 

Physical Requirements:

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; frequently required to talk or hear; and occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities by this job include close distance and color vision.

*This position description does not promise or imply that the functions listed in the Position Summary are the only duties to be performed or that the position may not change or be eliminated. Employees interested in learning more about the essential duties and responsibilities of this position should complete the Position Interest Form and submit it to the Human Resources Department.

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