Avery Dennison Buyer in New Century, Kansas
Vestcom is the industry leader in technology-driven shelf-edge solutions for Retailers and CPGs. Our data-integrated media solutions drive sales and loyalty, engaging shoppers where it matters most – the point of decision. Our patented innovation has been trusted by top retailers for more than 30 years to drive productivity and profitable growth. For our growing team of over 1000 employees, Vestcom offers the stability of an established company with the entrepreneurial spirit and fast-paced environment of a start-up.
Vestcom’s core values are at the heart of our organization, representing our fundamental beliefs and serving as our guiding light in for how we conduct business and interact with each other.
OUR TEAMS - Our colleagues and our client define our team.
OUR INTEGRITY - Our colleagues and clients rely upon us to deliver.
OUR INGENUITY - Our colleagues and clients look to us for unique solutions.
OUR PERFORMANCE - Our colleagues and clients team with us to win.
Vestcom is a standalone business unit of Avery Dennison, a Fortune 500 leader in materials science and packaging materials. Learn more at www.vestcom.com.
The Buyer is responsible for driving the development and implementation of procurement and inventory strategies. This position requires a results-oriented, analytical person who is able to successfully combine a savvy interpersonal style with strong business acumen. This position has responsibility for ensuring material planning and delivery meet both internal and external client requirements, as well as building a first-class supplier base that delivers on time, on quality and on cost.
► Key Areas of Responsibility
Ensure accurate and timely purchase order creation and goods receipt to support production activities and client requirements.
Perform supply analysis to ensure purchase decisions will meet internal production, external customer, and safety stock needs while reducing on hand inventory.
Identify and ensure disconnects - such as anticipated product shortages, non-conforming materials, and excess materials - are continuously monitored and resolved.
Manage supplier relationships, build effective partnerships, evaluate the need for new suppliers, and develop new suppliers as needed.
Evaluate supplier performance to improve product quality, supplier communication, on-time delivery, lead time improvement, and competitive pricing. Provide supplier coaching as appropriate to improve overall supply chain effectiveness.
Conduct competitive bids when needed, review and analyze supplier proposals, as well as negotiate price and delivery terms to meet saving objectives.
Work closely with Client Services, Finance and Operations for material setup, billing and tooling requirements.
Ensures compliance with internal policies, procedures and internal controls in accordance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002 Section 404.
► Key Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in business, purchasing or manufacturing management related field and/or 5+ years of purchasing/supply chain management experience, preferably in a multi-site manufacturing environment.
MRP and ERP systems literacy knowledge required. TCM (Workwise) experience is highly desirable.
Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, and able to work well with teams.
Proficient computer skills in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
Maintain the highest ethical standards and strict confidentiality since the job requires working with highly sensitive data.
Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize and deliver results.
Ability to embody and reflect Vestcom’s core values
The salary range for this position is $56,625-$84,560/ year.
The hiring [base salary / wage rate] range above represents what Avery Dennison reasonably expects to pay for this position as of the date of this posting. Actual salaries will vary within the range, and in some circumstances may be above or below the range, based on various factors including but not limited to a candidate’s relevant skills, experience, education and training, and location, as well as the job scope and complexity, responsibilities, and regular and/or necessary travel required for the position, which may change depending on the candidate pool. Avery Dennison reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.
► Additional Requirements
Compliance with Company policies concerning maintaining a drug free workplace is required
Compliance with all Company policies is required including all safety policies and procedures
► Additional information
Flexible, within commuting distance to one of our production locations in either Kansas, Dallas, Charlotte, Phoenix or Philadelphia. Candidates have the option to be on a hybrid model - flexing between home office and onsite facility office
► Supervisory Responsibilities
► Management Disclaimer
Vestcom’s Management reserves the right to revise, change or modify the duties and responsibilities of this position at any time to meet business and organizational needs. This position description may not list all duties for this position. The incumbent in the position may be asked to perform other duties. This position description is not a contract for employment and either the incumbent or Vestcom may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled