MSI Recruiting

MSI Recruiting | Florida Hiring Professionals and Staffing Agency
  • Location: Sanford, Florida
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #10845
  • Salary: $60,000

A Buyer is responsible for purchasing materials, supplies or equipment for a business.  Duties include negotiating deals with suppliers, researching possible item selections and taking inventory of current products.


  • High School Diploma and 3 – 5 years work related experience in a manufacturing environment.  Experience in Food Environment preferred.


  • Negotiating skills.
  • Analytical abilities.
  • Organizational skills for efficient office control.
  • Ability to communicate professionally with people at all levels of the organization and external contacts.
  • Solid decision – making skills.
  • Able to perform general office lifting and physical requirements.
  • Proficient in MS Office; applications.
  • Knowledge and experience with MRP systems; Epicor preferred.


  • Ensure the safety and legality of food.
  • Negotiates with vendors for the purchase of all materials, supplies, and services.
  • Manage min/max inventories of ingredients and packaging materials as a main responsibility.
  • Develops new supply sources where needed.
  • Establishes account/credit and terms.
  • Responsible for creation of all needed purchase orders and respective order confirmations.
  • Works closely with Warehouse to ensure proper supplies arrived.
  • Traces delinquent arrivals from purchase orders.
  • Complies with safety and corporate guidelines on business ethics.
  • Work with quality to ensure standards are met and also to ensure proper certification requirements are met: RSPO, Kosher, Organic, etc.
  • Works closely with operations, sanitation and maintenance on the purchase of needed operating supplies.  Also responsible for tracking on operating suppliers ordered to budget.
  • Perform or assist with any operations, as required or directed, to maintain work flow or respond to production requirements.
  • Must be able to work additional hours or beyond standard schedule with little or no notice.
  • Responsible for ensuring food safety, food defense and compliance with federal, state, local, & other appropriate regulatory laws or guidelines.
  • In the absence of the Purchasing Buyer, the Purchasing Manager will be responsible for his/her job functions and responsibilities or distributing those duties as seen fit.
  • Performs other duties assigned as required.