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The Food Source
International, Inc
753 Springdale Drive
Exton, PA 19341

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Supply Chain-Direct Purchasing Specialist

The Supply Chain Specialist will be responsible for ensuring the timely supply of materials needed to meet our customer demands. As a strong member of a team, we are looking for an individual who communicates challenges and opportunities in a supportive manner to achieve synergies within the organization. We are seeking a highly energic individual who is flexible, driven by continuous improvement and who wants to grow along with a rapidly growing company in a fast-paced environment.
The position description is intended as a guide the activities of the person in this position and is not intended to limit the thinking and creativity of the work function.

• Execution of day-to-day purchasing activities to high performance standards.
• Maintaining daily inventory as needed & assisting in the development of inventory control metrics.
• All aspects of ingredient sourcing including identifying potential supply partners based on quality, cost, reliability and customer service.
• Engage in contract negotiations with vendors and suppliers to drive competitive cost advantages, outcomes and results.
• Maintain and further develop outstanding relationships with both existing and new suppliers.
• Review and communicate pricing and supply concerns to Sales for new opportunities and update as needed in a timely manner.
• Effective collaboration with R & D, Sales, Quality, Logistics and Production.
• Assisting in the further development of best practices and processes in sourcing and purchasing strategies.
• Helping to implement and facilitate process improvements and standardization to existing purchasing processes and delivery systems.
• Identify raw material challenges and pinch points, and work to minimize their potential impact.
• Maintain a strong knowledge of ingredient and seasoning categories.
• Meet KPIs as assigned.

*Denotes food safety responsibilities

Education Requirements:
• Bachelor’s in Business Administration or a related field

Skills and Experience Requirements:
• 4+ years experience working for a food manufacturer in purchasing
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
• Excellent time management skills
• A great team player with a passionate drive to be successful
• Strong understanding of the market conditions and trends
• Working knowledge of negotiation techniques in the industry
• Exceptional interpersonal and social skills to build a good rapport
• Positive and professional demeanor
• Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and written
• Strong strategic and analytical skills
• Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
• Ability to meet non-typical time of day work requirements with the understanding that supply partners are globally diverse

About the Company:
The Food Source International Inc. is a technical ingredient company with a pulse on what is next. Founded in 1997, we prioritize quality, clean, and safe ingredients and seasonings that provide unique solutions to technical challenges that food processors face. Our passion for improving taste, wholesomeness, and health in food is at our core. We have increased our customer base by hiring creative, forward thinking team members who are extremely customer centric. Our customers are our business. Want to learn more? Check out our website at:


Collaborative Teamwork
We all play a role in the company’s success. We collaborate every day to do our part to support each other. Authentic, respectful, and inclusive conversations support our personal and professional growth and trust. Communication happens daily, great ideas come from everyone, and this supports autonomy in our work.
Customer Centric
Each person at TFS plays a role in driving an agile business that helps to serve our customers. We value relationships of our employees, customers, and vendors. We collaborate to meet or exceed our customer’s needs.
We are responsible for sourcing quality products that are cost-effective, and we deliver them accurately and timely. We hold each other accountable to service the customer.
The way it has always been, is not the way it has to be. Whether it is people, process, or product, relevant innovation and curiosity in all aspects drives our motivation.
Food is our passion. The integrity in our communication and service drives our passion to ensure safe quality ingredients and seasonings.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by the law.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $55,000.00 – $75,000.00 per year

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