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Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Job Details

Job Location
Skylab - Huntington Beach, CA

Position Type
Full Time

Education Level
4 Year Degree

Salary Range
$65,000.00 - $75,000.00 Salary




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The Buyer is responsible for purchasing and negotiating raw material, packaging components, MRO and miscellaneous supplies from vendors. This includes identifying and qualifying suppliers, negotiating pricing and terms, and performing inventory analysis for cost-saving opportunities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. Essential job functions and duties include, but are not limited, to:

  • Negotiates best cost and service scenarios, and develops of mutually beneficial strategies, emphasizing long-term supplier relationships where possible.
    • Assists in the negotiations of procurement, assists in the negotiation of best price, delivery, terms of payment and purchase conditions, tax exemptions, price escalation, and other factors impacting costs.
      • Makes comparative analyses of price and delivery conditions, availability, and quality of material and new sources of supply.
        • Make forward buy recommendations when opportunities arise.
          • Perform supply chain and financial analysis on sourcing alternatives.
            • Establishes and maintains auditable purchase order files.
              • Develop and maintain strategic supplier relationships.
                • Discusses defective or unacceptable raw materials with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and takes corrective action.
                  • Evaluates vendor quotes and service to determine most desirable suppliers in order to achieve on time delivery, at the lowest cost while minimizing inventory.
                    • Coordinate with other departments (warehouse, receiving/inspection, etc.) to assure availability of materials to meet production schedule.
                      • Identify and implement cost reductions on purchased items by coordinating with vendors and internal departments.
                        • Follow up and expedite purchase orders as required to insure delivery and provide prompt status information on critical orders.
                          • This position interacts with all levels of internal and external customers.
                            • Follows established department SOP's, cGMP regulations, and batch record instructions.
                              • Complies with all Company policies and procedures, including safety rules and regulations.
                                • Maintains a safe work environment and operates in a safe manner.
                                  • Perform other job duties related to the job, as assigned by management.



                                    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, education, and/or abilities required for the job:

                                    • Excellent negotiation skills.
                                      • Proficient skills in reading, writing, and speaking in English; bilingual (English/Spanish) skills a plus.
                                        • Excellent written and oral communications skills & techniques.
                                          • Basic math skills; proficiency with 10-key calculator.
                                            • Effective planning & organizing skills; ability to handle multiple task/duties.
                                              • Proficient PC skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
                                                • Effective problem-solving skills.
                                                  • Knowledge of general office skills and administrative procedures, including, but not limited to: typing (min. 45-50 wpm), filing, copying, faxing, editing, and development of memos, letters, reports, and correspondence.
                                                    • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
                                                      • Ability to maintain a positive, professional, cooperative demeanor, conduct, and working relationship
                                                        • with peers, management, employees, and other individuals that interact with this position.
                                                          • Ability to comply with Company policies, procedures, work rules, and protocols.
                                                            • Ability to adapt effectively to workplace changes and new job duties/responsibilities.
                                                              • Ability to represent the Company in a positive and professional manner at all times.

                                                                SELECTION GUIDELINES

                                                                The appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position are achievable through the following combination of education, work experience and training:

                                                                • Bachelors Degree from an accredited college/university; or
                                                                  • 3-5 years or more years of work experience in a fast-paced work environment; or
                                                                    • Any combination of experience, education, and training that provides the level of knowledge, skills, and experience needed to successfully perform the job.
                                                                      • Previous offshore, sourcing is desirable
                                                                        • Excellent administrative skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, etc.)
                                                                          • Any combination of experience, education, and training that provides the level of knowledge, skills, and experience needed to successful perform the job.

                                                                            PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORKING CONDITIONS

                                                                            The essential functions of this job require the employee to perform the following physical activities during the course of work:
                                                                            • Communicates orally with management, employees, co-workers, vendors, suppliers, governmental compliance agencies, and the general public by telephone or in person, in one-on-one or group settings.
                                                                              • Regularly uses a telephone, computer (e-mail) and fax for communication.
                                                                                • Required to stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time during the course of work shift.
                                                                                  • Routinely required to stoop, bend, kneel, lift, and reach, in the performance of job function.
                                                                                    • Requires the essential use of hands, speech, eyesight, and hearing.
                                                                                      • Requires agility to operate multiple telephone lines with the use of hands and head-set.
                                                                                        • Lifting limitations for this position: 25-30 lbs.
                                                                                          • Vision requirements include close and distance vision, color vision, peripheral and depth vision, and the ability to adjust focus as needed.
                                                                                            • Requires incumbent to sit and operate computer for extended periods of time during course of work day, and the ability to proficiently use the computer keyboard for typing.
                                                                                              • Noise level for this work environment is typically low to moderate.
                                                                                                • Periods of odoriferous environment.

                                                                                                  Note: The Company reserves the right to modify, update, change and/or make corrections to this job description, at the sole discretion of senior management, at any time during the employees employment term, at the sole discretion of management.

                                                                                                  Best Formulations is an equal-opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Best Formulations will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Best Formulations in advance.

Keywords: BEST FORMULATIONS LLC, Huntington Beach , Buyer, Other , Huntington Beach, California

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