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Buyer I

Company: Pactiv Evergreen
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

Overview: Pactiv Evergreen Inc. (NASDAQ: PTVE) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of fresh foodservice and food merchandising products and fresh beverage cartons in North America and certain international markets. It supplies its products to a broad and diversified mix of companies, including full service restaurants and quick service restaurants, foodservice distributors, supermarkets, grocery and healthy eating retailers, other food stores, food and beverage producers, food packers and food processors. To learn more about the company, please go to the company website at pactivevergreen.com. -Pactiv Evergreen is located in the city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with close proximity to Chicago. Initially begun in 1880 to service the dairy industry, now manufactures gable-top carton filling machines, making Pactiv Evergreen a fully vertically integrated carton provider for its customers. - Responsibilities: The Buyer I is responsible for coordinating the supply chain functions for their assigned commodities and/or process center team. This includes purchasing quality parts at the least total cost to meet the requirements of the customers.

  • Coordinate the ECO process, basic bills and sold orders, as the parts acquisition professional for the assigned process center team. Coordinate the ordering of all parts for the assigned model authorization and subsequent sale order requirements. Communicate to the process center team leader, department leader, or other customer our ability of meeting the delivery and cost requirements. These processes are also used for repair parts demands. Drive cost and lead time reduction process based on active model authorizations. Drive to ensure most cost-effective parts sourcing process, both national and international are in place. Monitor and measure based on business rules.
  • Monitor and communicate the weekly and quarterly performances to the assigned suppliers against the business goals. Take necessary/continuous improvement as required.
  • Review the number of suppliers by each model and consolidate to the least total cost suppliers. Monitor the external environment and supplier capabilities to keep EPE on the leading edge of technology. Review lead times for each part within the assigned model and implement plans for lead time reduction.
  • Monitor supplier acknowledgements for accuracy of pricing and lead times per EPE's purchase orders. Update as needed all quotations, lead times, and order quantities. Understand the technical aspects of the Sold order specifications to determine if Engineering releases are complete and accurate. Ensure that customer specifications are complete and properly reflected in Sold Order Bill. Follow up to ensure any missing information or ambiguous information is received and clarified.
  • Responsible for cost reduction and/or cost containment for purchased goods.
  • Responsible for lead time reduction efforts on purchased goods to provide better response times to our parts business.
  • Responsible for developing alternative suppliers particularly in areas where we are currently single sourced. Goal is to ensure continuity of supply and minimize risk.
  • Responsible for supplier on-time delivery percentage and quality rating.
  • Responsible for the machine sold order management. Qualifications: Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in business or related field and minimum 5 years of experience in Purchasing-related positions.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of MRP Systems, including planning, forecasting, scheduling, purchasing, receiving, and warehouse functions.
    • Strong data analysis skills including the use of spreadsheets and databases to analyze data and provide recommended solutions to problems.
    • Demonstrated ability to perform supplier risk analysis and develop alternative suppliers to reduce costs and/or prevent single-source situations.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead cost reduction programs.
    • Demonstrated ability to reduce lead times on purchased goods.
    • Demonstrated ability to handle a wide variety of priorities in a rapid-paced environment.
    • Knowledge of ECO process including understanding of configured bills of materials. -Desired Qualifications:
      • Certification in purchasing (CPM/CPSM) and/or production and inventory management (CPIM).
      • Experience in complex capital equipment manufacturing.
      • Experience in sourcing, Electrical Components, Power Transmission Components, MRO, Fabrication, and machining of stainless and/or carbon steel.
      • ISO 9001 and Engineering Change Order (ECO) experience.
      • Hands on experience with SAP ERP system.Pactiv Evergreen is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. - Pactiv Evergreen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics or statuses protected by law. - For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please -call (847) 482-4320 or email TalentHelp@Pactiv.com. -All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines and applicable laws. -Our Social Responsibility platform features a robust, employee-led Give Back program, which includes a matching gifts plan, community grants initiative, and our annual Company-wide Month of Action campaign. With each of these initiatives, our employees are empowered and equipped to give back to their communities and support the non-profits important to them and their families. Through our Give Back program, we own our commitment to Social Responsibility and live our purpose of Packaging a Better Future. -#LI-TM1

Keywords: Pactiv Evergreen, Cedar Rapids , Buyer I, Professions , Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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