Pre-Employment Application

Prinova Solutions Purchasing Agent
Carol Stream, IL  60188


Dynamic, high growth company needs an assertive, resourceful, results driven individual with great organizational skills and superior follow up to source new raw materials and manage the inbound supply chain and replenishment of raw materials and packaging supplies for our manufacturing operations. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:


  • Identify, review, and recommend new suppliers of product
  • Source new raw material ingredients
  • Obtain quotes, specifications, product samples, and product documentation
  • Ensure raw material and packaging supplies are on hand to enable manufacturing vs. the schedule
  • Issue purchase orders of up to $10,000 with approved suppliers
  • Quarantine/reject a product for quality/other concerns
  • Ensure maximum leverage of Prinova as our major supply source
  • Ensure blending contract requirements are reflected in Prinova supply chain plans
  • Negotiate effectively to minimize costs of component materials
  • Build and maintain long term relationshipswith medium to large suppliers
Principle Duties:

  • Manage inventory or relevant items based on manufacturing projections/MRP forecast driven by
    • Contracts
    • On file PO’s
    • Sales History
    • Forecasts on product sales
  • Coordinate requirements for Prinova sourced raw materials with appropriate product managers
  • Utilize Prinova PM’s when networking and sourcing new products
  • Liaison with suppliers to manage raw material pricing and inventory levels
  • Communicate with R&D and formulation to proactively source new blend ingredients
  • Maintain item sourcing lists to ensure research is captured and documented on product suppliers and pricing for reuse on later opportunities
  • Communicate with QA/Regulatory to ensure incoming products meet all specifications
  • Negotiate pricing & lead times with vendors
  • Place orders; release orders, quote prices, manage and update price list to formulation
  • Address vendor issues
  • Monitor potential loss due to obsolete or expired inventory
  • Manage location/freight decisions
  • Negotiate return good issues vendors
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position will have no supervisory responsibilities.


Effective supplier relationship management skills
Effective negotiation skills
Strong organization and planning skills, high attention to detail, great follow up and follow thru

Proven success as a self directed individual, possessing strong communication skills, both written and verbal
Outgoing personality

Education and/or experience:

3-5 years minimum work experience in a distribution/manufacturing environment, preferably in the international food, flavor and fragrance ingredients industry.  


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