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Purchasing and Packaging Specialist, Jack Back

Location: 

Coppell, TX, US

Req ID:  763
Job Type: 

We are a global team of 6000 visionaries, doers, and makers. Our portfolio of over 25 brands touches lives in more than 50 countries. Together, we reimagine good mornings and endless summers, beauty and bonding, confidence and determination.

 

 

The Purchasing & Packaging Specialist works under the direction of the Director, Purchasing and Production, and has a key role in the purchasing and contract manufacturing process.  The Purchasing & Packaging Specialist is in contact with component suppliers to ensure materials deliver to contract manufacturing locations in time to fulfill finished goods orders by the requested due date.  The Purchasing & Packaging Specialist ensures contract manufacturers’ finished goods orders are delivered on time and in full. The Purchasing & Packaging Specialist consults closely with Planning & Forecasting to determine priorities to avoid out of stocks.

 

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Lead sourcing of innovative, high quality packaging.
  • Ensure that new suppliers are onboarded effectively.
  • Actively manage supplier relationships and seek on-going opportunities to improve and optimize supplier relationships.
  • Negotiate with suppliers for best pricing.
  • Request quotes from suppliers and recommend best ordering strategy.
  • Provide Jack Black purchasing terms and agreement, in advance of orders being placed.
  • Review purchase orders prior to release to ensure that all information is accurate and orders are optimized to take advantage of price breaks and economies across multiple production projects.
  • Send purchase orders and confirm receipt acknowledgement and update PO accordingly.
  • Establish delivery schedules, monitor progress, and maintain on-going contact with vendors and suppliers to resolve production and delivery issues. 
  • Actively manage purchasing tracking notes related to all orders; update pricing, ship to location, delivery date and contact info for shipment arrangement.
  • Proactively follow-up with suppliers to ensure that orders are progressing to meet requested due dates.
  • Update and maintain purchase order weekly status report.  Communicate any urgent issues to Supply Chain team.
  • Manage and maintain product and packaging for Sports Program.
  • Act as the liaison with the quality manager to facilitate follow-up with suppliers on quality issues or defective packaging.
  • Send updated Bills of Materials and specifications and request that artwork file changes are sent to contract manufacturers.

 

Experience & Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience in purchasing, preferably with a packaged goods or personal care products company
  • Strong computer skills required (MS Office, Word Document, Excel); knowledge of Microsoft Navision (NAV) a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Accurate data entry skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with a sense of urgency
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Comfort level working in a fast-paced environment

 

 

 

Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

 

 


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Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth