Liphatech currently has an exciting opportunity for a Buyer. We offer a safe, collaborative and continuously improving work environment.

Competitive benefits include:

  • Health Insurance with Free Vision
  • Accrued Paid Time Off
  • 401k with Company Match
  • Profit Sharing
  • Employee Wellness & Assistance Programs
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance

Career Advancement:

  • Opportunities to cross-train, enhance your skillset, and advance your career
  • Priority internal promotions
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Responsible for purchasing and negotiation of pricing on raw materials and packaging supplies as well as oversees the purchasing of office supplies and miscellaneous items, and non-inventory items.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Comply with all Liphatech safety policies and procedures.
  • Review requirements for all material purchases with appropriate individual.
  • Obtain and document all material specifications.
  • Develop and evaluate viable sources of supply for all required items and materials.
  • Gain and/ or maintain knowledge of grain commodities and negotiate extended contracts of favorable levels.
  • Manage and coordinate all orders and shipments from Liphatech SAS.
  • Qualify and approve vendors.
  • Negotiate supply agreements with vendors of our most popular items in order to avoid uncertainty in supply and price.
  • Conduct vendor evaluations as to acceptability regarding price, quality, service and dependability.
  • Ensure lowest purchase price consistent with lowest possible inventories, while still maintaining uninterrupted production.
  • Work with departments and vendors to design and create prototypes for marketable packaging. Coordinate the development of artwork for the packaging.
  • Manage the requirements of all raw materials, all packaging materials and export labels on a daily and weekly basis utilizing the MRP module.
  • Manage and follow up on all delivery dates of raw materials and components.
  • Responsible for securing alternate vendors for key raw materials.
  • Responsible for adjusting the soft bait film inventory within 24 hour of vendor notification.
  • Work closely with accounting department to reconcile invoice discrepancies and process vendor adjustments.
  • Maintain all necessary files of requisitions, purchase orders and correspondence.
  • Schedule and expedite all deliveries in conjunction with using departments. Coordinate with Materials Manager on inbound shipments of raw materials and packaging.
  • E-mail appropriate personnel with lead-times and expected dock delivery date of requisition.
  • Maintain all Liphatech owned engravings and printing plates.
  • Maintain up to date and accurate vendor and item records in database.
  • Work closely with regulatory to maintain up to date label copy on packaging materials.

Qualification Requirements:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty at or above a satisfactory level.

Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Business Administration or related field required. In lieu of bachelor’s degree equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Two (2) years of purchasing experience with a MRP or ERP system in a manufacturing environment, SAP experienced preferred

Other Skills and Ability:

  • Requires the ability to operate a variety of standard business machines, such as a computer, calculator, fax, photocopier, etc.
  • Proficient in the use of MRP or ERP systems.
  • Proficient in the following software: Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and PowerPoint.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

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