Senior Buyer

Bulletproof Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 5 months ago

Bulletproof Overview:

Bulletproof is an omni-channel content driven consumer products company. Our vision is to tap into the unlimited power of being human and we do this by holding true to our mission of creating products and providing information that radically improve lives. Bulletproof helps people live better by providing information and products that help them use fat for fuel, say goodbye to sugar and supercharge mitochondria increasing their energy.

Bulletproof has a team of experienced entrepreneurs and biohackers working to make high performance a daily reality for everyone on the planet. While our culture is casual and our workplace flexible, the team is passionate, customer driven, meaningfully connected, smart, and results focused.

Our customers know that our coffee, beverages, food, and supplements are the purest you can get anywhere, and you can expect to feel a difference in how you perform the first time you experience them. Environmentally conscious and ethically sourced products build a sustainable foundation for future generations to thrive. Bulletproof coffee has developed a cult following across the nation as a drink that provides sustained energy, while also programming your body to burn fat for energy. In addition to providing convenient access to products through eCommerce, brick and mortar retail stores (e.g. Whole Foods Market) and Bulletproof Cafes, Bulletproof has developed a specialized diet, which is based on eating high amounts of healthy fats, moderate amounts of high-quality protein, and tons of organic vegetables eaten at the right time in order to create unbelievable levels of energy and weight loss.

Position Overview:

Bulletproof is looking for a Senior Buyer with a strong CPG background to help us build a world-class company and grow our knowledge base.

As the Senior Buyer you will work closely with product, R&D, supply planning, finance, and a wide range of external vendors to drive strategy formation, approval, and execution across assigned raw and packaging materials. Selecting and managing suppliers, negotiating contracts, reducing cost, and scaling to meet the aggressive goals of Bulletproof. In addition to delivering the business goals, you will work across the organization to build processes that will act as a foundation for the procurement of items for the organization. You will have a proven track record in delivering results in a fast-paced and dynamic business environment. You will have strong business acumen, be comfortable interfacing with various functional teams, have a passion for developing and implementing processes in an ambiguous problem space, and be willing to roll up their sleeves to deliver results that will significantly impact Bulletproof. The ideal candidate needs to have strong and proven communication, leadership, and influencing skills. Successful leaders at Bulletproof are hands-on, results oriented, collaborative, and able to deliver innovative solutions with little to no supervision and guidance. Excellent verbal and written and communication skills will be critical to the success of this position. This role can be located in Seattle, WA or Denver, CO.

The Senior Buyer is responsible for ensuring that high quality materials are available to Bulletproof at the expected time, in the expected quantities and at the expected costs. Functional responsibilities include planning, procurement, and cost reductions for low to medium complexity materials, including off the shelf and semi-custom components.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Utilizing updated product requirements forecast and MRP (Materials Requirements Planning) output, Senior Buyer is responsible for planning component purchases to support the manufacturing plan while maintaining optimal inventory levels. This includes responsibility for ensuring accuracy of the vendor part master and vendor lead time data in the company's ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software.

  • Responsible for obtaining quotes and negotiating with suppliers where appropriate in order to obtain fair pricing for high quality ingredients and packaging materials that meet Bulletproof standards.

  • Responsible for purchase order entry in the ERP system, placing orders with suppliers, and working with suppliers to ensure on-time receipts.

  • Evaluates supplier reliability and works with suppliers on continuous improvement.

  • Assists in developing new supplier sources where suppliers are inadequate or when new suppliers / technologies are required.

  • Provides input to future supplier rating system.

  • Inventory Management; Provides input pertaining to the disposition of inventory during the MRB (Material Review Board) process.

  • Obtains RMA's (Return Material Authorizations) from suppliers and assists in preparing materials to be returned. Provides input pertaining to excess and obsolete material.

  • Monitors receiving activity and works with suppliers to ensure the orderly receipt of goods and services delivered to the company. Includes responsibility for working with Quality Assurance to assure the timely flow of product through QC inspection processes as well as the appropriate disposition of non-conforming materials.

  • Budgetary/Financial; Responsible for monitoring and reporting of various financial metrics related to purchasing.


  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent experience is required.

  • Buyer and/or Planner experience - particularly in the manufacture of food or supplements. (3 to 5 years or more) including:

  • Knowledge and experience in the utilization of ERP systems and planning tools.

  • Knowledge and experience in Bill of Material structures and component specifications.

  • Purchasing skills to include obtaining quotes and negotiations.

  • Purchase order entry skills, knowledge of receiving transactions and return to vendor transactions.

  • Inventory management knowledge to include knowledge of various inventory transactions.

  • Familiar with Accounts Payable transactions and invoice handling

  • Strong collaboration, team building, and development skills.

  • Experience with cost analysis tools and financial concepts

  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.

  • Strong MS Office skills.

  • Experience NetSuite or similar ERP system is preferred.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret specifications and governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, specifications, business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients and customers. The ability to clearly and concisely convey project accomplishments, obstacles, issues, and project status.

Professional traits that are not unique to this position, but necessary for all Bulletproof employees:

  • Exhibits excellent judgment

  • Entrepreneurial problem solver with strong troubleshooting skills

  • Vocally self-aware and curious

  • Results oriented

  • Ability to effectively manage time, multi-task, and prioritize projects to meet established deadlines

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and written

  • Has relentlessly high standards

  • You love learning, and it's one of the things you do to make yourself better every single day

This is a full-time position based in the Seattle, WA or Minneapolis, MN area. Maximum fun, maximum knowledge, and maximum performance are a part of the job description, and you'll get to work with the team on a regular basis to upgrade your game, your mental performance, and your life. This is a great opportunity to grow with a company.

Think you've got what it takes?

Let's talk!

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Sr Buyer Handbags Wallets Belts


Posted 3 weeks ago

VIEW JOBS 11/21/2019 12:00:00 AM 2020-02-19T00:00 Description: About us: Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers. Target Merchandising is evolving at an incredible pace. We are constantly reimagining how this $70 billion retailer offers the innovative, guest-inspiring items that Target is known and loved for. Our goal is to deliver exceptional value, quality and style to elevate Target as the premier retailer in a competitive global marketplace. Through intelligent and progressive business strategies that make the most of Target's resources and partnerships worldwide, Merchandising works across product categories to create a localized shopping experience online and in our 1800 stores. Are you a creative problem solver who loves to see your work translate into real results? Can you collaborate effectively, execute a plan efficiently and positively influence how Target chooses and presents the right product in the right place at the right price? If so, you will have success on one of our dynamic teams. A role in Buying means working with several diverse vendors to choose the best product mix, both in-store and online. We help determine where to localize, while calibrating market positioning and acting as brand managers. Here, you'll own a wide SKU count so that your work is varied and challenging. Through cross-functional collaboration, instinct and creativity, you will be the expert on the guest, the market and the competition. A Senior Buyer helps create omni-channel growth by planning profitable and locally relevant assortments using your grasp of guest shopping behavior, assortment requirements and competitors. You will influence and negotiate with vendors to achieve results and identify gaps and opportunities. Your flexibility in reacting to business results and your ability to translate financial metrics and data into actionable strategies will be critical. You will lead cross-functional teams to drive category results while managing progress toward sales and margin goals. Your partnerships with product designers and/or category mangers and vendors will help guide product development as you source appropriately for your category. You will interact with Associate Buyers, Senior Merchandise Specialists, the Pricing and Promotion Center of Excellence, Planning, Site Merchandising, the Item Center of Excellence and many other expert partners in support of your promotional planning work across channels. About you: * Four-year degree or equivalent experience * 4+ years of Merchandising experience * Strong strategic and analytical skills to grow a business * Strong collaboration skills to partner with cross-functional team * Flexible, resilient and comfortable working in "grey areas" that are constantly changing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information. Target Minneapolis MN

Senior Buyer