Sr. Materials Buyer

  • Location: Livermore
  • Type: Contract To Hire
  • Job #35446

Our leading cosmetics client who has led the charge  in custom-contract manufacturing innovative, efficacious and cosmetically elegant state-of-the-art skin and personal care products since 1998 is currently seeking  Sr. Materials Buyer.

Location: Livermore, CA – 100% onsite 
Contract to hire with high potential of conversion 
Pay rate: $38-40/hr 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Participating in cross-functional teams, sourcing suppliers, implementing and administering supply agreements for assigned commodities, reducing cost through better inventory management and effective negotiating, and delivering on time performance.
  •  Evaluate MRP on a weekly basis, generates and expedites purchase orders based on quantity, cost and delivery date requirements.
  • Regularly communicate with key personnel and line managers in planning, procurement and inventory control to ensure manufacturing schedules are met and delays are avoided.
  • Work with S&R and QC groups to resolve issues with missing documents, out-of specification or other hold ups in receiving incoming raw materials and components.
  • Monitor manufacturing reports for any schedule changes to adjust raw materials and packaging component orders as needed. Critical


  • This position requires accuracy, critical thinking, and frequent interactions with all departments internally, as well as with external clients and vendors.
  • Required technical competencies include purchasing, scheduling techniques, materials requirements planning (MRP), inventory management, risk management and supplier relationship management.
  • Knowledge of ERP systems such as Oracle or SAP in a manufacturing environment.
  • Working knowledge of cGMP practices and of manufacturing process flow.
  • Strong problem solving and decision making, teamwork and collaboration, planning and organizing and conflict management skills.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, awareness of the need of others, integrity, strong work ethic and continuous learning. Motivated, self-starter with ability to work independently on multiple assignments in a team environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred and 5+ years of experience in procurement and planning is required.
  • Previous purchasing and planning experience in cosmetic, food or pharma industries preferred.
  • Association memberships or certifications are a plus
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