Procurement Agent

Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States Full-time

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with all parts of the business (Marketing, Sales, Procurement, Operations, Shipping and Receiving, Product Management etc.) to understand internal and external packaging requirements.
  • Responsible for executing packaging material strategies, working closely with internal stakeholders within the operations, sales, marketing and project management groups.
  • Supporting project management teams to meet marketing / operation objectives for new product launch.
  • Analyze and discuss various packaging methods to decide best total cost solution.
  • Responsible for developing cohesive cost analysis tools with various packaging options to meet target FOB prices.
  • Develop and maintain activity schedule for all new product packaging development and ideation projects that require new packaging changes.
  • Establish and maintain good communications with stakeholders on project issues and concerns.
  • Stay current on engineering changes / new model changes as related to packaging via engineering and purchasing department.
  • Complete packaging approval with internally involved departments.
  • Evaluate existing supplier bases meeting the company’s expectation. Standardize, document and maintain all company packaging documentation.
  • Manage and track supplier identified obsolete or slow-moving packaging inventory  Any other duties assigned. 

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate business degree or 3-5 years procurement and/or supply chain experience 
  • Experience raw material management and packaging
  • Experience in contract negotiatiations and supplier management
  • Knowledge of sourcing flow from ideation to product launch in a consumer goods environment preferred
  • Highly organized individual with initiative, problem solving and critical thinking skills, and excellent time management capabilities
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with the proven ability to apply influence and work collaboratively
  • Ability to present to and interact with all levels of the company