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Buyer/Planner

LOCATION

San Diego, CA

DEPARTMENT

Supply Chain

The role of the Buyer/Planner is to manage purchases of canned food products distributed by Bumble Bee Seafoods in the United States, Bumble Bee Seafoods International and Clover Leaf Foods in Canada.  The role includes, but is not limited to, scheduling production, entering and submitting purchase orders to co-packers, and keeping adequate supply to minimize stock-outs to 1.5% or less.  The role also holds responsibility over COGS, budgets, and meeting all financial targets of the company for the assigned business segments.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Purchasing

  • Execute purchasing strategies and keep system updated
    • Use SAP purchase requisitions to evaluate purchase needs; Keep SAP updated to ensure purchase requisitions are accurate at all times
    • Provide forecasts to suppliers, schedule production and execute purchase orders to co-packers
    • Understand and maintain accurate terms and condition on purchase orders
    • Communicate with suppliers and maintain data accuracy in SAP
    • Use SAP Invoice Management System to resolve any invoice discrepancies
    • Work with marketing and packaging departments as needed to ensure materials are available to support purchase plans

Reporting and Analysis

  • Responsible for updating weekly cash flow reports and monthly COGS and working capital reports
  • Identify areas to improve business processes
  • Be part of continuous improvement of SAP, SNP, and other Information Systems projects

Communication and Projects

  • Partner with the marketing department, demand planning, and deployment groups to understand ongoing demand for each product
  • Responsible for all supply chain aspects of new item introduction- Coordinate Marketing, Sales, and QA to develop project plans and ensure successful launch of new items within assigned business segment
  • Create reports and communication updates for various business units
  • Responsible for managing and communicating about stock issues

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3-5 years of planning and or purchasing experience and technically proficient with appropriate procurement systems and tools
  • Demonstrates effective time management and organizational skills
  • Works effectively in a fast paced environment with competing priorities
  • Demonstrates resourcefulness and versatility in responding to change
  • Strong Excel knowledge –ability to easily create reports and perform advanced analysis
  • Must be self-starter with strong sense of urgency and a desire to achieve in a rigorous, entrepreneurial environment
  • Demonstrates strong analytical skills and creative problem solving capabilities
  • Willing to take on additional tasks outside of the direct responsibilities
  • Requires occasional travel (<5%) to visit suppliers
  • Experience in Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) desired
  • SAP knowledge desired

About Bumble Bee Seafoods

The Bumble Bee Seafood Company is passionately pursuing its purpose of feeding people’s lives through the power of the ocean. We are an iconic 120-year-old year-old fishing company that consistently aims to deliver delicious, healthy and affordable food to consumers while working hard to find new ways to protect the ocean and those that rely on it. Bumble Bee is firmly anchored in a commitment to connect the world to the ocean by re-defining sourcing, producing and enjoying products from and inspired by the ocean.

Bumble Bee’s full line of seafood and specialty protein products are marketed in the U.S., Canada and over 50 markets globally under leading brands including Bumble Bee®, Brunswick®, Clover Leaf®, Snow’s®, Wild Selections® and Beach Cliff®. For more information about the company, visit TheBumbleBeeCompany.com. For product information, visit www.BumbleBee.com.

Bumble Bee Seafoods is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.