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Company: Utz Brands, Inc.
Location: Hanover
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

Utz Quality Foods is seeking a Buyer to join our Purchasing team in Hanover, PA to oversee and monitor inventory levels of raw and packaging materials and place orders with approved suppliers. Additional responsibilities include providing analytical data for our Innovation and Brand management teams for packaging changes, additions, and run outs; maintaining proper inventory stock at locations to meet sales demands, with a focus on packaging films, seasonings and flavorings; and coordinating with operations and Sales/Brand/Innovation teams on promotional items and upcoming inventory needs for plant scheduling and production. Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with department managers to clarify purchase requirements, identify plant consumption needs and trends, and place orders to procure those materials.
  • Determine the correct method to process purchasing depending on total cost, timeliness, competitive bidding, and existing contracts.
  • Identify and select vendors and suppliers using criteria such as quality, price and delivery date.
  • Make purchase decisions in accordance with company procedures and regulations.
  • Process purchasing transactions according to local, state, and federal policies and procedures.
  • Input data such as purchase orders and/or receiving into Utz system.
  • Track and report on key metrics to reduce waste and improve procurement.
  • Communicate pending tasks to suppliers and internal customers.
  • Coordinate and monitor raw material inventories with Utz manufacturing, co-packers, and suppliers.
  • Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand.
  • Assisting with Inter-Utz warehouse auditing, cycle counting, and organization.
  • Ability to work in multi-functional department.
    • Bachelor's Degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
    • Excellent math and reading skills required.
    • Advanced computer skills with a focus in Excel, Word, and Outlook applications.
    • Strong time management and self-motivation required.
    • Keen attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written is required.
    • Requires knowledge of the production schedule, location of supplies.
      Celebrating 100 years of Utz!Here at Utz, our goal is to manufacture and sell the best possible products with a commitment to customer satisfaction that is second to none. Our iconic family of brands includes Utz, Golden Flake, Zapps, Bachman, Boulder Canyon, Good Health, TGI Friday's, and Jax. We pride ourselves on our pleasant working environment, challenging opportunities, career growth and competitive wages. We also offer an attractive benefit package that includes medical, prescription, dental and vision plans, an employer match 401k, profit sharing plan, access to the Utz Health & Wellness Center and our own Fitness Center. Come grow with the Utz Family of Brands! An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Keywords: Utz Brands, Inc., Ellicott City , Buyer, Other , Hanover, Maryland

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