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.

Qualifications:

  • 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.

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