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Associate Buyer

Company: Harry & David
Location: Medford
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:


The Associate Buyer is responsible for supporting the Buying Team to ensure the best cost and highest quality materials are purchased and delivered on time to support the Manufacturing of products that sell through all 1800 Food Brands channels. This position is responsible for data collection, analysis, system maintenance, transfers, and tasks directed by the Buyer and Sourcing Manager. The Associate Buyer shares in the responsibility for communication on any purchase order issues delaying receipt and impacting those departments relying on the inventory availability date. This individual will back up Buyer and Coordinator in their absence.


Major responsibilities of Associate Buyer are listed below. To perform the job successfully, the individual must be able to execute each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties, assignments and specific projects may be assigned at the discretion of supervisor.

PO Maintenance and Management - assist Coordinator on receiving, transportation, or vendor issues.
Collect and organize data to facilitate purchase order placement by Buyer
Investigate any supply exceptions and working with supervisor team to determine a resolution
Monitor production needs and collaborate with Buyer and Sourcing manager to communicate inventory impacts.
Balance supply between Harry and David facilities.
Research and manage Vendor Compliance infractions
Backup Coordinators on Podium maintenance, MRO ordering, and other purchasing systems and processes
Respond and determine appropriate action on Quality Assurance issues with incoming inspection on products
Active back up and support for Buyer and Coordinators when out of the office or otherwise unavailable
Other duties as assigned


2+ years ofdemonstrated working experience with business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Experience working with raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods is preferred.
Ability to bring about business solutions that are in the best interest of the Company while creating and maintaining a vendor relationship built upon cooperation and mutual interests.
Use of logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
Experience purchasing and negotiating is a plus.
Working with Microsoft Office Products with a strong level of Excel


Keywords: Harry & David, Medford , Associate Buyer, Other , Medford, Oregon

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