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1 Feb 2018

West Coast Buyer – California

Posted by Tara Schwartz, – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #32743

The Buyer is responsible for planning and managing production schedules to meet customer delivery requirements and best utilize the company’s productive capacity as well as managing inventory levels.

Essential Functions

  • Plans and manages production schedules to meet customer delivery requirements and best utilize the company’s productive capacity.
  • Analyzes sales order releases with respect to capacity planning and material requirements.
  • Manages inventory levels, schedules and availability of selected item to meet production schedules.
  • Informs sales and demand planning manager of any shortages of product from the facilities.
  • Answer cancellation or revision requests of orders from sales.
  • Receives and reviews sales orders against current requirements and work in process.
  • Releases purchase orders for production material, floor stock items and all purchases to support the business unit.
  • Interfaces with manufacturing personnel, the purchasing department and supervisors on material status and production planning issues.
  • Monitor inventory to ensure ‘first in first out’ policy is being upheld, along with watching for discrepancies.
  • Input estimates for inbound import arrivals into software system.
  • Updates sales daily with report on any fruit with age that is considered to be priority.
  • Acts on order releases action and exception messages from the company system.
  • Closely coordinates with warehouse department with special instructions on orders and communicates on any day to day concerns.
  • Revise sales orders as needed to reflect inventory.

Use and maintain an Excel Scheduling Tool as a primary system tool.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience.
  • 4 to 6 years of experience in a production planning/materials controls function or equivalent combination of education and experience (for example, 3-5 years of broad manufacturing background)
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving ability
  • Fluent in Spanish.
  • Strong background on Microsoft Office.

Work Environment

This job operates in a production office environment, moderate noise is expected. It is essential to have the ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinet.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Regular, predictable attendance is required.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Evening and weekend overtime hours may be required as job duties demand considering seasonality of the fruit.


Minimal travel is expected.

Please contact Tara Schwartz,

Job Categories: Operations, Production, Processing. Job Types: West Coast. Job expires in Endless.

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