Buyer - La Crescenta - job 745774

Lief Organics LLC

Date: 05/04/2021

City: La Crescenta, California

Employment type: Full-time

Lief Labs is a premier formulation and product development innovator and manufacturer of dietary supplements. Our in-house Product Development and R&D team creates the best tasting and most cutting-edge formulations of supplements. Lief also houses a state of the art, full-service Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) manufacturing facility, which offers custom solutions for a multitude of supplement categories. Lief collaborates with entrepreneurial firms to help them build premier brands. Our turnkey solutions allow us to engage in seamless partnerships that help brands with scalability and sustainable growth. The company is based in Valencia, CA.


Ensure orders are delivered on time and at cost. Resolve billing and shipping problems and provide information to suppliers. Identify suppliers, identify strategic material needs and negotiate purchases. Resolve shipping errors, improper handling, or quality issues.


  • Purchases assigned materials within 24-48 hours.

  • Ensures supplier has confirmed quantity, price, and delivery date.

  • Communicates price increases above 15% variance and works with sourcing department to determine best purchase options.

  • Generates PO acknowledgements and supplier delivery notifications in ERP.

  • Contributes to cost savings initiatives through negotiation by identifying volume discounts.

  • Positively impacts cash flow by negotiating better payment terms with suppliers.

  • Supports on-boarding of new suppliers according to SOP.

  • Communicates price increases above 15% variance and works with sourcing department to determine best purchase options.

  • Contributes to reduction of excess inventory through accurate and timely purchases.

  • Support management with risk assessments and mitigation activities.

  • Address demand-related issues in a timely and effective manner.

  • Schedule supplier on-site visits with new and existing relationships.

  • Assist with sourcing new materials, requesting samples and technical documents as requested by management.

  • All other tasks and special projects as requested by management.

Supervisory Responsibilities


Minimum Qualifications

  • Typically holds bachelor’s degree. Skills/Specialties include Sourcing, Strategic Planning, Vendor Management.

  • 5 years’ experience in buying role.

  • Manufacturing Methods and Procedures Knowledge of ERP systems.

  • Computer skills, Outlook, Microsoft, Excel, Power Point.

Skills/ Abilities

  • Leadership

  • Problem Solving

  • Planning & organizing

  • Verbal Communication

  • Written Communication

  • Relationship Management

  • Quality Orientation

  • Ability to interact at all levels

  • Ability to work as a team member

  • Flexibility/ adaptability/ multi-tasking


Must be able to see, hear, speak and write clearly in order to communicate with employees and/or other customers; manual dexterity required for occasional reaching and lifting of small objects, and operating office equipment. Travels as required to meet accountabilities.


The office is clean, orderly, properly lighted and ventilated. Noise levels are considered low to moderate. Field conditions vary.

Exposed to various raw materials, including allergens (i.e. milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nut, peanuts, wheat, soy).

Lief is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact Lief Human Resources department.

Lief will consider for employment-qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

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