Nissin Foods (USA) Co., Inc.

  • Purchasing Manager

    Job Locations US-CA-Gardena
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Purchasing Manager is responsible for managing and maintaining an adequate supply of raw materials (ingredients and packaging) to support production of finished goods. The Purchasing Manager coordinates activities of supply planning analysts, and manages inventory levels to maximize turns. Also responsible for contract negotiations and managing suppliers to help drive cost, quality and delivery improvements.


    Essential Functions- Job Duties: The following duties are considered essential to the job.  Qualified individuals must have the ability – with or without reasonable accommodation – to perform the following duties but not limited to:

    • Prepares monthly variance report for the annual (or monthly) budget
    • Provides and updates all reports applicable for monthly material purchases, commodity prices, market trends and import schedules as requested by Operations and other internal departments.
    • Meets purchasing financial objectives by costing forecasted requirements; furnishing purchasing expense information for the annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions especially for prevention of shortages.
    • Maintains inventory in a manner that is appropriate and effective by contributing inventory control information to strategic plans and reviews; implementing production, productivity, and quality; resolving problems; identifying inventory control system improvements.
    • Verifies inventory levels by taking physical counts; tracking lost materials; adjusting records.
    • Meets inventory control financial standards by providing annual budget information; monitoring expenditures; identifying variances; implementing corrective actions. Establishes inventory levels by studying supply usage patterns and forecasts; setting reorder points.
    • Manages and minimize slow moving and obsolete ingredients and packaging materials
    • Contract negotiations, and oversees the purchase, transfer, importation, inventory and related cost reduction aspects for raw materials purchased and utilized in both Lancaster and Gardena Plants.
    • Support R&D department for cost reduction initiatives (samples, pricing, etc.).
    • Solves quality issues, handle any production requests and investigates material costs issues when necessary.
    • Coordinates with other departments, (R&D, Marketing, Sales, Distribution, Accounting, and Production) to qualify new materials, designs, formulations, solve quality issues, production requests, investigate material payable issues, etc.
    • Assist Operations Department (East and West) when necessary for any quality issues such as cost recovery of rejected materials, late deliveries, and etc.
    • Responsible for the supervision of the Purchasing staff at both Gardena and Lancaster Plants.
    • Assigns various projects as needed. Provides a good working and learning environment for the staff.


    Supervisory Responsibilities:  Directly supervises two Supply chain analyst in the Purchasing Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Education and/or Experience:  Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; and four to five years related experience in the food industry and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


    About Us


    Since Nissin’s entry into the US in the 1970’s, our flagship brands, Cup Noodles and Top Ramen have held a fond place in US pop culture even before ramen became the trendy dish it is today.  It started in post-World War II Japan amidst dire food shortages and inspired our founder, Momofuku Ando, to invent instant ramen in 1958.  In order to continue this legacy of innovation, we’re looking for noodle lovers who have a passion to disregard the status quo, seek continuous growth and love being part of something special.


    • We want to cultivate a company culture that keeps people excited about our mission and thoroughly engaged.
    • Place the right people in the right positions and provide the resources to help them in their current positions while setting them up for success to grow into future roles.
    • Offer competitive pay and benefits since we want everyone to work to live (and not the other way around).We invite you to join in our mission to evolve how people think about instant ramen, expand its appeal and be a part of this $4 billion global company that was built from a simple block of noodles.  

    Nissin Foods (USA) Co., Inc. 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 a Nissin Foods (USA) Co., Inc. Human Resources Representative.


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