Vitamin and supplement formulators at Robinson Pharma, Inc. have supported many large retail customers on their custom vitamin projects. Our knowledge of current consumer trends and the latest in resources can help make your dietary supplement brand a success!

We are seeking an experienced Buyer to join our team.   This individual needs to have industry experience or similar experience.   The Buyer will report directly to the CEO/CFO.  This individual will communicate effectively with suppliers to ensure Robinson Pharma, Inc. obtains the best price, quality of product, and that it is delivered on time.  The Buyer will be responsible for purchasing raw materials and components. This position will work closely with the Marketing teams, Supply chain team and the Suppliers.

  • Responsible for procuring Raw Materials and Components in a timely manner to ensure delivery prior to scheduled production date, with emphasis on meeting target price, quality, quantity, availability, and delivery dates.
  • Responsible for maintaining communication with suppliers, obtaining, benchmarking prices, managing development of new suppliers and materials.
  • Responsible for managing supply levels based on immediate demand, forecast quantities and material lead times.
  • Daily responsibilities will include entering and issuance of purchase orders to vendors, daily communication with suppliers to manage on-time delivery of open orders, and working directly with multiple departments (R&D, Operations, Supply Chain, Customer Service, Receiving and Accounting).
  • Identify and negotiate contracts, pricing, payment terms, and cost savings opportunities.
  • Analyze departmental purchase requisitions for completeness and accuracy of information.
  • Interpret and communicate purchasing procedures and policies to departments, vendors and staff.
  • Develop/Establish new sources of cosmetics raw materials and components to secure the most favorable terms/conditions.
  • Establish blanket purchase agreements with suppliers on items with special requirements and limitations.
  • Maintain and update records on pricing and ordering of materials.
  • Prepares reports, analyze data, and make recommendations to increase operational efficiencies.   
  • Assist in Supplier evaluation.
  • Support Sales/Customer Service teams.
  • Interface with other departments in coming up with cost effective benefits for logistics, pricing and production.
  • Other duties or projects assigned by management.

  • Bachelor's (BA) degree or combination of education and experience.
  • At least 5-8 years of work experience in material/component procurement/planning in cosmetics manufacturing environment.
  • Intermediate to advance level in MS Office, experience with ERP systems.
  • Ability to learn reporting tools.
  • Excellent communication skills to communicate effectively with members of management team and staff
  • Must have good writing skills.
  • Must have good time management skills and organizational skills. 
  • Ability to work independently or within a team.
  • Able to prioritize the workload to ensure delivery against tight deadlines.

What We Offer: 

  • Competitive Wages
  • Medical & Dental (company pays 75% of employees HMO plans)
  • Discounted Vision
  • 401k match up to 3% of your annual salary
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Vacation Days
  • Sick Days
Robinson Pharma is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected status with respect to recruitment, hiring, promotion and other terms and conditions of employment. Robinson Pharma takes affirmative action in support of this policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, disabled, and veterans.

This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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