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Robert Half Purchasing Manager in Sioux City, Iowa

Description We are looking for a diligent Purchaser to join our team in the Food & Food Processing industry. Based in Sioux City, Iowa, the successful candidate will be responsible for a range of purchasing duties, managing inventory, negotiating purchase orders, and maintaining supplier relationships. This role requires a deep understanding of purchasing management and manufacturing processes.

Responsibilities:

• Oversee the day-to-day tasks and responsibilities of the purchasing team, setting goals and objectives in line with our long-term strategy.

• Implement inventory management principles, processes, and systems to ensure the accuracy of both stock and non-stock inventory in compliance with food safety regulations.

• Negotiate and execute purchase orders and/or vendor contracts as necessary to support critical business needs.

• Utilize competitive bidding to achieve the best overall value.

• Collaborate with plant functional areas and purchasing team to identify synergies and document cost savings opportunities.

• Monitor supplier performance, quality, internal order placement performance, buyer activity levels, and material shortage elimination.

• Develop and direct a robust supplier management program to qualify suppliers, maximize competition for goods and services, prepare backup suppliers to minimize risk, and reduce overall lead time.

• Ensure compliance with policies, processes, and procedures, updating as required.

• Foster an environment of continuous process improvement to drive efficiency, increase accuracy, and promote sound decision-making.

• Assist with budget preparation, capital plans, and reports.

• Lead staff training and development.

• Conduct business with vendors in a professional manner to ensure the integrity of the Company and its employees. Requirements • Minimum of 2 years' experience in a Purchaser role within the Food & Food Processing industry

• Proven skills in Corporate Procurement and Purchasing Management

• Experience in a Manufacturing environment is desirable

• Strong negotiation and vendor management skills

• Ability to analyze market trends and apply insights to procurement strategies

• Excellent organizational and multitasking abilities

• Proficiency in relevant software applications and platforms

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team

• Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or a related field is preferred

• Adherence to ethical procurement practices.

Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.

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All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to contract/temporary professionals, including medical, vision, dental, and life and disability insurance. Hired contract/temporary professionals are also eligible to enroll in our company 401(k) plan. Visit roberthalf.gobenefits.net for more information.

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