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Commodity Buyer

 At PS Seasoning, our craft is flavor. A four-generation strong company, we believe that the best recipes are passed down from one generation to the next. From the award-winning food products we make to the customers we serve, our commitment to excellence is the foundation of everything we do.  


Just like the recipes we create, our team is only successful with a foundation of key ingredients:  Customer Focus, Development, Family, Integrity, Teamwork and Excellence. Since our inception in 1986, we’ve cultivated a culture of support, togetherness, respect, loyalty and family values. When you join the PS team, you’re part of a family and part of our recipe for success.


Position Summary: 


This position requires a self-driven, well-organized professional who will display critical thinking, exercise decision making and time management skills with little supervision.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.   Reporting to the Director of Supply Chain this position supports the company with the responsibilities that are included below.  Accordingly, the Buyer may be asked to perform duties that are outside the specific functions that are listed below.


What you’ll do:


  • Purchase raw materials and commodity items which may include packaging, spices and ingredients needed to maintain continuity of supply for internal manufacturing and external customers.
  • Leads teams and strategies to ensure materials and projects are delivered on time, within scope and budget.
  • Develops negotiation strategies for assigned categories.
  • Understand financials for items purchased and 
  • Review and make decisions relating to Material Requirement Planning (MRP), while managing total cost ownership of items purchased
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of product, could include hedging and risk mitigation for Supply Chain and Operations.
  • Assist in the development and execution of Supply Chain strategies.
  • Work with external Suppliers and internal Quality department for product claims.  Act as the liaison between internal team and external suppliers.
  • Manage KPI and ongoing supplier management through score-carding 
  • Coordinate with accounting on credits, debits, RMAs and freight claim issues
  • Comply with GMP, personal hygiene, HACCP and other quality and employee safety programs
    1. Sourcing and coordinating new items and new suppliers with cross functional team in a timely manner
    2. Secondary sourcing on primary ingredients
    3. Source raw materials as requested by internal stakeholders
    4. Work with Director of Supply Chain to negotiate and maintain contracts with identified strategic suppliers
    5. Maintain vendor and item cards for accuracy


What we’re looking for:


  • Four (4) year college degree or equivalent to 3-5 years of industry experience in the food/spice industry preferred
  • Desired Certified Professional Supply or Procurement management certification (CSCP; CPM)
  • Detail-oriented; strong organizational and time management skills; Ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrate a strong sense of ownership; Performs with purpose and determination to achieve results on time
  • Convey a sense of urgency to achieve outcomes and exceed expectations; persist despite obstacles and setbacks
  • Embraces change with a positive “can-do” spirit; helps implement changes and quickly adapts
  • Proficient in MS Work, Excel, Outlook and Power Point; ability to quickly learn and utilize Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP Systems)
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact when working with cross-functional teams
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize projects and adapt to changing deadlines
  • Understands, implements, and develops professional relationships that align with company growth and strategic goals


Benefits of Working at PS Seasoning:

When you join the PS family, you’ll receive: Competitive Pay • Health, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance • 401K with Company Match • Paid holidays & vacation • On-Site fitness room • 50% Off Employee Discount • Employee Appreciation Events • Outdoor Courtyard with Putting Green • Delicious Smells 

*PS Seasoning is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

Position: Commodity Buyer
Organization: PS Seasoning
Location: IRON RIDGE,  WI 
United States
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 1/23/2023
Status: This listing expires on: 2/22/2023
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PS Seasoning
216 W Pleasant St.

United States
(785) 230-2367
Kate Haug