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Procurement Clerk

Calabasas, CA

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The Procurement Coordinator will purchase goods and related capital equipment, assure material availability and general pricing trends in support the successful introduction of saleable and promotional initiatives by ensuring their design corresponds with plant machinery and procedures, and maintaining the quality of the product for the consumer as well as meet required criteria in terms of functionality, manufacturability, aesthetics, safety,  innovation and creativity and recyclability and sustainability.  The individual will also support existing business through package revisions, defect analysis, cost improvement projects while managing the supply base for all materials for the commodity group.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with PCD teams (Marketing, Creative, R&D and Purchasing) during the conception and evaluation phases of new projects and participate in supplier selection in correlating feasibility of new packaging related functionality, compatibility and quality which will include but is not limited to:
    • Determine component pack-out (shipper development, shipper copy).
    • Compile and enter logistic data – TBD with OPI TPD.
    • Set-up Parts List, BOM creation, Source List, Info Record
    • Create Assembly Instruction and request quotes from vendor
  • Enable the improvement and standardization of packaging on existing products with focus on performance and cost effectiveness.
  • Maintain pallet patterns, weights, and measurements and communicate information to appropriate departments.
  • Participate in the launch definition via the official kick-off meeting with PCD.
  • Ensure launch quality and design integrity, on time, and within agreed upon cost objectives.
  • Resolve component and specification issues for approved and ongoing packaging.

Job Requirements

  • 2 years College education preferable
  • Some understanding of the technical aspects of packaging, including the different materials and processes.
  • Packaging experience with blisters, vacuum form trays, glass and plastic bottles, closures, SBS cartons, and corrugate a plus. 3-5 years’ experience as a Packaging Engineer, preferably for a cosmetics/pharmaceutical/consumer packaged Goods Company.
  • Broad range of demonstrable technical skills including experience in all phases of product/technology development from concept to commercialization.
  • Strong project management and presentation skills.
  • SAP is a must with strong mathematical and analytical skills.
  • Word, Excel, Power point, Adobe and other computer systems.
  • Must have a working knowledge of MRP systems (e.g., MAS – 90), Word, Excel, Power point, Adobe and other computer systems.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills with the aability to work under tight deadlines, deal with diverse levels of personnel in a multi-functional environment.
  • Ability to work independently, under general direction, and create organized work plans and output requirements timely.
  • Demonstrate creative thinking and good business judgment.
  • Ability to be flexible, multi-task, have strong organizational, communication and leadership skills to meet strict deadlines and manage multiple projects
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