Buyer Packaging Materials




Buyer Packaging Materials

Massillon, OH (Corporate Headquarters) 



Position Summary

Shearer’s Snacks is seeking an experienced Buyer of packaging materials.  The ideal candidate is responsible for overseeing the procurement and risk management of contracts related specifically to resin based packaging products


Essential Job Duties

  •          Devise and implement strategies for buying packaging materials from supplier
  •          Provide market overview and business impact at monthly business review
  •          Handle and manage records and presentations for meetings.
  •          Assess, evaluate and suggest reliable suppliers.
  •          Implement and advise management on sourcing decisions
  •          Collaborate with clients and staff to preserve  component quality
  •          Interface between suppliers and operational team on buying processes
  •          Devise and implement strategies to encourage enhancement of product value
  •          Evaluate and improve costing techniques
  •          Facilitate communication between supplier and the various buying departments
  •          Analyze, evaluate and utilize RFQ results to assimilate resources


Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  •          Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  •          Proven ability in technical and fundamental analysis
  •          Strong analytical and Microsoft Office Suites skills
  •          Skilled running RFP/RFQ Supplier selection and negotiation.
  •          Ability to effectively resolve time critical and complex material and service issues.
  •          Procurement experience with working packaging market knowledge.
  •          Ability to draft and formalize contracts and service agreements.   
  •          Ability to work independently and make decisions in buying and selling
  •          Ability to adapt well to change.
  •          Strong attention to detail.



  •          Bachelor’s degree preferred
  •          Minimum of 5+ years’ experience in packaging buying
  •          2-5 years’ experience in Purchasing & Sourcing
  •          Working knowledge of RFP-RFQ, ERP-MRP, VMI, JIT
  •          Lean and supplier relationship management
  •          Food, Consumer Products, Packaging or Manufacturing experience a plus


Shearer’s Snacks is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation