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Company: Shenandoah Growers
Location: Harrisonburg
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Job Description:

Job Type: Full-timeSalaryPosition Summary:Shenandoah Growers, Inc. SGI, the largest provider of culinary fresh herbs in the United States is actively recruiting for an experienced Buyer for our Headquarters office, located in Harrisonburg, VA. This position reports to the VP, Supply Chain. The candidate in this position must be detailed oriented and possess a strong work ethic.The selected candidate will have the opportunity to lead projects within the Procurement Department to demonstrate initiative and leadership.Essential Job Functions:Responsible for planning of procurement and raw materials including subcontracted servicesEffectively plans what is to be achieved and involve all relevant staff membersWorks closely with Sales, Compliance and Operations teammates on existing, new projects and product developmentManages and maintains strong relationships between the Company and its suppliersAnalyzes and negotiates terms to obtain necessary materials and products in a timely and most cost-effective mannerMonitors significant trends, changes in suppliers, and prices to capitalize on opportunities and/or protect the CompanyIdentifies cost saving opportunities for the company and executes RFPResponsible for successfully transitioning suppliers that have been awarded for the businessResearches new products and suppliers to provide opportunities for the Sales departmentDemonstrates strong problem solving and decision-making skillsPractice goal-directed thinking and action in situations for which no routine solutions exitDemonstrates the use of information-gathering techniques, analyzing the situation and identifies implications to make correct decisionsManages conflict by identifying and handling conflicts in a sensible, fair and efficient mannerDemonstrates skill in effective communicating, problem solving, and negotiating with a focus on the Companys interestsResponsible for maintaining supplier compliance and ensuring that they conform with Companys expectationMust demonstrate a commitment to engage teams in other departments or divisions to achieve a common objectiveEnsures adherence to the required food safety laws, regulations, corporate policies, and practices.Adheres to all Companys procedures and policiesOther tasks assigned per managementWork EnvironmentWork environment includes entire Packinghouse. Must be physically capable of walking, climbing, squatting, etc. to complete job duties.Minimum Qualifications:Associate degree in Business Administration3-5 Yrs. Of purchasing experienceAdvance in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Office 365 programsPossess a professional demeanorStrong analytical skillsExcellent team player, organizational skills, communication & computer skills10% travel requiresDesired Qualifications:Bilingual English/SpanishSGI utilizes E-Verify and is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status. Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. In the event you require reasonable accommodation to apply for this job, please contact our company and appropriate assistance will be provided.

Keywords: Shenandoah Growers, Harrisonburg , NON-PERISHABLE BUYER, Other , Harrisonburg, Virginia

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