Urban Remedy

Job Info
  1. Job Title: Assistant Buyer
  2. Location: Richmond, CA
  3. Number: 10310
  4. Post Date: 6/14/2018
Job description

Assistant Buyer

Department: Purchasing

Reports to: Sr. Purchasing Manager

Classification:   Non-Exempt                     

Direct Reports: 0              



Join a dynamic fast growing manufacturing company! Urban Remedy is an omni channel business that provides ultra-fresh, organic, and convenient food.

The Assistant Buyer will perform standard purchasing tasks and support duties such as auditing and accounting for items taken from inventory and monitoring, recommending revisions to inventory reorder points. This role is responsible for the delivery of purchased materials to meet sales demand. Measurement: Purchasing performance delivers purchased materials to the day scheduled within a 5% tolerance limit for a 95% purchasing performance.


  • Receive and process purchasing requests for the company production needs.

  • Confirm price, quantity and schedule due date for vendor, warehouse and carriers for every request.

  • Input purchase orders into computer system and email to vendor/supplier within 24 hours after receipt.

  • Distribute purchase orders to Accounting and Warehouse departments same day as entered into computer system including purchase order updates/revisions.

  • With the goal of optimizing freight to keep shipping costs down, consolidate orders for traffic scheduling.

  • Follow-up and confirm daily delivery schedules with vendor/suppliers and carriers to ensure that deliveries occur in a time to meet production schedules.

  • Coordinate and schedule in-bound delivery with Warehouse to ensure storage requirements can be met and personnel are available.

  • Monitor and confirm accuracy of inventory status of co-packer inventory reports.

  • Communicate problem situations and possible solutions to Operations, & Production.

  • Order packaging components based on lead-times for delivery as designated by production facility.

  • Order full product based on lead-times for delivery to meet sales demands.

  • Reconcile invoicing errors and provide back-up documentation for inventory movement to accounts payable within invoice terms and for month-end closing.

  • Setup and maintain accurate record-keeping systems of purchase items, co-packer production and inventory levels.

  • Purchase company packaging components for production and warehouse needs based upon request from department managers.

  • For cost effectiveness and service requirements, research and initiate new freight carriers and component vendors/suppliers.

  • Support and follow all company safety requirements.

  • Assume additional responsibilities as assigned.


The ideal candidate:

  • 3-5 years of business experience in purchasing, inventory and materials planning within the food manufacturing industry

  • Good organization and communication skills, including good phone skills and proper email etiquette.

  • Can establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of people, frequently in situations requiring tact, patience and diplomacy.

  • Can work in a fast-paced environment, managing numerous details and interruptions.

  • Able to interpret and explain company purchasing policies.

  • Ability to use initiative and sound judgment in solving problems related to accomplishing results smoothly, cost-effectively and on time.

  • Ability to organize workload to accomplish work within prescribed time limits.

  • Operate as a team player committed to purchasing department and individual goals.

  • On call as needed.



  • Purchasing, inventory and materials planning within the food manufacturing industry.

  • Small to Start-up company experience preferred.

  • Proficient in Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and MRP/ERP systems.

  • Math and accounting skills required.



  • High School Diploma, 2-years of college education and/or business experience preferred.

  • CPIM Certification preferred.



  • Standard office environment: use of computer, phone and other office equipment.

  • Long periods of sitting at a desk working on a computer.

  • Dexterity required for typing.

  • Can lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Fast-paced manufacturing environment. May be exposed to extreme temperatures and loud noise.



As an employee of our Urban Remedy team we expect you to be accountable for your actions, to challenge existing processes and to grow both professionally and personally. This means having the willingness to claim 100% ownership for results, both individually and collectively with others and to “think outside of the box” when it comes to processes, policies, and strategies.   It also requires seeking out new knowledge and skills and assisting others in growing similarly.


Urban Remedy employees are also expected to exemplify a commitment to Urban Remedy’s sustainability goals as they relate to your role, your department, and personal responsibility for conserving resources such as energy, water and waste.


This job description is not designed to be all –inclusive. The employee may be required to perform other duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

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