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Indirect Corporate Buyer

Location: 

Buffalo, NY, US, 14213 WV, US TX, US AL, US IL, US SD, US IA, US ME, US MD, US WI, US PA, US VA, US ME, US KY, US KS, US AR, US MT, US CT, US UT, US IN, US NV, US CO, US DE, US PR, US RI, US MA, US NJ, US NC, US LA, US OH, US NY, US MI, US NM, US OR, US AZ, US WA, US SC, US MO, US OK, US GA, US CA, US MN, US TN, US NH, US ID, US FL, US

Req ID:  27560
Segment:  Procurement

Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $4 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.

PURPOSE STATEMENT

This role will be responsible for the day-to-day effective buying and planning of corporate indirect materials and services. Theywill play a key role in the Source-to-Pay process; supporting adherence to category strategies, ensuring preferred suppliers are used, compliance with policies, and enabling full coverage of sourceable spend.

 

This position will act as a tactical buying function, supporting the execution of competitive bid events, evaluating bids and providing award recommendations, executing PO’s, and following up with suppliers in relation to contract compliance. They will work closely with internal and external cross-functional departments to maximize potential value for transactions.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES

  • Supports category strategy and maximizes value by touching the end-to-end requisitioning process depending on established purchasing policies and spend thresholds
  • Reviews low-to-medium spend and recommends to Strategic Category Leader opportunities to leverage relationships with strategic suppliers
  • Supports Strategic Category leaders in negotiating low value contracts with suppliers
  • Reviews business requirements, category strategy and available market to determine the appropriate suppliers to conduct sourcing buying activities 
  • Executes one-off-project buys and competitive bid events (e.g., RFQ) for small to medium sized projects that desire execution in an efficient manner, resulting in execution of PO with selected supplier(s).
  • Evaluates supplier bids and provides an award recommendation to the end user(s)
  • Conducts first level contract discussions with suppliers and escalates to Legal and/or Indirect Category Leaders to resolve supplier issues with Standard PO T&C’s
  • Works closely with business stakeholders to understand needs, specifications, and timelines for indirect items and materials requested and communicate expectations to suppliers
  • Monitors contract and pricing compliance between Rich’s and suppliers
  • Communicates with suppliers to ensure delivery requirements are met to support business needs and communicating proactively with internal departments any sourcing or delay issues
  • Support Accounts Payable (AP) team with payments and invoice discrepancies, as required
  • Maintain procurement records such as: items or services purchased, costs, delivery details, product quality or performance, etc.
     

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

Education & Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Supply Chain Management, Logistics or related field

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Knowledge of purchasing practices and procedures including MRP/ERP logic
  • A minimum of 3- 5 years of experience within a purchasing or sales capacity (buying or selling experience)
  • Experience working with contracts preferred

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Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

 

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department at asc@rich.com if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

BRINGING YOUR BEST SELF TO WORK.

As a family-owned company, caring for our associates—their whole selves—is a top priority. That’s why we provide benefits and tools to help our people balance the integration of work and life:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Health & financial benefits
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Family planning support
  • Flexible work policy
  • Associate affinity groups
  • Volunteering & community impact opportunities
  • Holiday gatherings
  • In-house taste tests (we are a food company after all)!

It’s all part of how we support our family of associates. Because in the company of family, all things are possible.

MEET RICH’S.

Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $3.8 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.


Nearest Major Market: Buffalo

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