We are seeking a Procurement Ingredient Buyer to be located in Austin, Texas. The Procurement Ingredient Buyer will procure raw materials and manage raw material inventories to support the production schedule.
Create, maintain and distribute purchase orders and delivery schedules
Consult with department leaders to determine deliverable timelines;
Procure raw materials and manage 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
Ingredient Procurement experience 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.
Sovos Brands is new kind of food & beverage company with a mission to acquire and build one-of-a kind brands. Sovos has the soul of a startup, the experience of an industry leader, and the financial backing of Advent International, one of the leading global private equity firms in the world. We will invest in and grow high quality brands such as Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods and Rao’s Homemade, in on-trend categories that consumers love.