Sourcing Analyst

Costa Farms Miami , FL 33196

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

  • Develop & foster relationships with suppliers in the marketplace.

  • Manage all aspects of categories including: strategy development & execution, spend analysis & cost management, capacity management and expansion, risk management, supplier relationship management, supplier performance management & continuous improvement, negotiation & contracting supply agreements.

  • Lead sourcing activities to identify and qualify new sources of supply as required by category strategies, new product development needs or supply base continuous improvement efforts.

  • Collaborate with suppliers, Procurement, R&D, Operations, Manufacturing & Finance to initiate and lead projects designed to improve quality, timing, lower cost & increase capacity.

  • Analyze and evaluate supplier bids, proposals, or quotations; negotiate prices and delivery conditions; and commit to purchases (within established limits of authority) with terms that are in the organization's best interest.

  • Monitor inventory, production schedules, purchase requisitions, orders and other documents to co-ordinate purchasing activities with the organization's current and anticipated demand for starter materials or finish goods.

  • Establish lean & effective total cost supply chains for purchased materials including material, transportation, storage, quality and material handling costs; TCO

  • Establish, measure, manage and report on supplier performance including cost, quality, quantity, on time and customer service targets; OTIF

  • Assist in managing Supply Chain process improvement projects, including areas of freight and purchasing.

  • Collaborate with Accounting to assure the new supplier set-up process is in compliance.

  • Create a new resource in ERP and monitor the Materials Catalog of Live Goods and ensure accuracy.

  • Ensure all site critical shortages are resolved, appropriate root cause identified, and corrective action is implemented; elevate to Sr. Manager as needed

  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with internal and external counterparts Understand cost-drivers and information about market fluctuations, industry changes, and potential risk to delivery, quality, and/or price

  • Managing contracts throughout their entire lifecycle. Tracking and reporting savings, production plan fulfillment, supporting procure-to-pay process improvement within the category area, monitoring TCO improvement as well as working capital improvement using the tracking tools in place.

  • Monitor and assist in resolution of invoice price discrepancies.

  • Create forward-looking visibility into inventory position and address gaps relative to projected demand through collaboration with cross-functional teams

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of experience as a Purchasing Agent and/or Buyer

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel)

  • Working knowledge of MRP/ERP Systems

  • Relationship management and negotiation skills

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to a changing, fast paced environment

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or related field

  • Supply Chain certifications a plus, but are not required

  • Fluent in both English and Spanish is required

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Sourcing Analyst

Costa Farms