Reviews and analyzes ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)/MRP (Material Requirements Planning) data and purchase requisitions and converts to purchase orders.
Tracks, monitors progress and coordinates logistics for open purchase orders by doing a weekly review of an open purchase order report.
Notifies key stakeholders and documents unexpected price increases or decreases.
Enters and adjusts key milestones in the ERP system (vendor confirmation, anticipated ship date, expected receipt date, etc.).
Effectively and efficiently communicates with and between vendors and internal customers who may need further information or clarity to ensure proper part or service is ordered and received.
Takes the lead in resolving any non-confirming receipt (damaged, wrong part, short-shipped, over-shipped, etc.) by working with vendor, the Gaia requisitioner, Gaia receiving department and Gaia accounts payable.
Tracks key supplier data points for periodic evaluation and annual scorecard.
Assists Procurement Manager with administrative assistance in submitting necessary QA paperwork for new items, new suppliers and spec changes for existing items.
Adjusts purchasing plan to support business needs based upon forecast changes, product expiration, economic order quantity and formulation changes.
Provides data for and participates in the annual budgeting process.
Provides ad hoc reporting to Supply Chain and Executive Management as requested.
Manages MRP, purchase orders, and invoicing for 200+ materials.
Supports new product and R&D projects though timely procurement and coordination of materials.
Identifies and negotiates price reductions and cost-savings where applicable, without sacrificing quality.
Regularly analyzes and recommends changes to ERP/MRP master data, including lead time, planning methods, safety stock, order cover time, lot sizes, etc.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in purchasing, supply chain, or other related field.
Minimum of five (5) years of experience in supply chain purchasing and planning
Minimum of three (3) years of experience with ERP/MRP software required.
Professional certification from ISM, APICS or other supply chain entity preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to translate, statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphical formats
Ability to collaborate with and provide recommendations to internal and external stakeholders
Advanced knowledge and understanding of packaging, materials and components as related to supplement industry highly desired