Elmer Chocolate
  • 19-May-2017 to 02-Jun-2017 (CST)
  • Ponchatoula, LA, USA
  • Full Time

Elmer Chocolate is seeking a highly motivated and organized Purchasing Manager leading and managing sourcing for the manufacturing of chocolates and packaging. Key focus areas include purchasing of all materials for candy production, packaging, supplies, equipment, and services used by Elmer Chocolate. You will work in close collaboration with Operations, understand business needs to create our sourcing strategy and drive procurement.

Since 1855, Elmer Chocolate has been a leading candy and snack manufacturer in the Gulf South.  Originally known for Heavenly Hash and Gold Brick, today the family-owned business is recognized as the second largest heart box chocolates manufacturer in the USA.

Purchasing Manager

 Basic Responsibilities:

  • Leading and managing sourcing for the manufacturing of chocolates and packaging.
  • Sourcing strategy.
  • Identifying procurement needs and ordering all materials for candy production, packaging and supplies.
  • Issues inquiries and negotiates with vendors.
  • Ensures ordered items arrive in time and communicates with production.
  • Ensures quality of goods.
  • Develops new supply sources.
  • Maintains BOMs in ERP system.
  • Inventory control.
  • Receiving and quality control.
  • Process improvement.

 Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree (Finance, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Engineering)
  • 3 or more years of experience in procurement is preferred.
  • Effective leadership skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and relationship building skills in person and writing.
  • Ability to lead cross functional teams and work independently.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Deductive reasoning, strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Solid software skills, ERP, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
  • Experience in candy manufacturing and/or consumer packaging goods preferred.

 What Elmer Chocolate Offers:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical Benefits
  • Paid vacation
  • 401K, Life Insurance

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Elmer Chocolate is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a disabled veteran or other veteran or military status, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or other protected by class status.

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