Buyer/Administrative Assistant

High Life Farms
Chesaning, MI
$14 - $17 / hr

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Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

As the first point of contact for all suppliers; efficient communication is key. Your role is the starting point in the buying cycle so attention to detail is crucial. The buyer will be responsible for researching new vendors, products, and services and negotiation contracts for the best price and value. This position will work closely with inventory personnel.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Liaise with delivery and warehouse teams to ensure goods are received on time
  • Discuss and negotiate contracts with clients and vendors
  • Maintain all records of purchased products
  • Research potential products, vendors, and services, comparing price and quality for the best deal
  • Engage with staff and other stakeholders at meetings
  • Examine purchased products upon delivery and note any issues
  • Analyze costs and write reports on purchases made
  • Write orders to refill stock based on inventory monitoring
  • Visit exhibitions, shows, and events in order to view new products and network with vendors

COMPENTENCIES

  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent follow through skills
  • Strong analytical skills, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Must be self directed, have excellent self initiative and organizational skills
  • Strong decision making and problem-solving skills

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School diploma or equivalent; required
  • B.S. in Supply Chain Management preferred, but related degree, accepted
  • 1-2 years of high volume purchasing and invoicing in a manufacturing environment is a requirement
  • 2-3 years of documenting q-spec adherence in a regulated industry (food, pharma, cannabis)
  • Strong familiarity with vendor negotiations (RFI/RFQ etc.)
  • Experience leveraging knowledge of purchasing markets to produce cost savings
  • High exposure to manufacturing and materials process is necessary
  • Cannabis industry experience/exposure/knowledge is beneficial
  • Proven work Experience as a Purchasing Manager

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

VB Chesaning, LLC d/b/a High Life Farms is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or veteran status.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $14.00 - $17.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Chesaning, MI 48616: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:

  • Procurement: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Purchasing: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Chesaning, MI 48616