Specialist, Ingredient Sourcing

2030-Purchasing · Springville, Utah
Department 2030-Purchasing
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $70,000+ DOE

Innovative Labs (IL) is a leading developer, formulator, and provider of single serve and multi-dose ingestible health and wellness products for leading brands and direct sales companies. Founded in 2006 by Travis Parry, IL provides highly differentiated formulating, blending, filling, distribution, and other critical services for small-format nutritional supplements, food items, household products and other consumer packaged goods.  The company is SQF Food Safety Code Level III Certified and operates highly efficient, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities with a workforce of over 500 people.

 

IL was founded in 2006, and is now the largest independent supplier of custom single serve flexible packaging west of the Mississippi. With significant investments in packaging and pasteurization equipment, IL has the capacity to fill hundreds of thousands of pouches a day and the flexibility to meet the demands of large and small production runs. IL provides its health, wellness and nutritional customers with a differentiated advantage of world-class turnkey solutions and full-service, front-end product development. Having achieved the highest and most prestigious regulatory certifications, IL also offers speed-to-market service unmatched in the industry.   IL’s customers range from Fortune 100 food and beverage companies to high growth emerging brands, all of whom have access to the Company’s best-in-class service and capabilities.

 

IL is a state-of-the-art, $100M+, private-equity backed manufacturing company headquartered in Springville, UT with offices in St. George, Lindon and Springville.  With over 500+ employees and more than 25% year-over-year growth, IL is uniquely poised and funded for a remarkable trajectory of success.


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Job Summary


The Ingredient Sourcing Specialist will work closely with the R&D department to ensure that all raw material and component sourcing is executed in a manner to support a quick turnaround on customer quotations. Cost savings objectives will be measured continuously and reported on a monthly basis to support business goals and objectives. The position will also drive the validation of additional material/supplier combinations to insure price competitiveness and flexibility of supply. This person will assist the quality department in obtaining regulatory documentation specific to various raw material manufacturing sights and facilitate the establishment of EOQ quantities, safety stock, and lead time validation to support the procurement team at Innovative Labs.


 Job Duties


  • Supports the R&D team through the acquisition of raw material samples and pricing in a timely manner
  • Ensures that internal specifications are reviewed against the supplier’s specification on a continuous basis.
  • Works closely with the master scheduler to expedite materials in as necessary to support the production schedule.
  • Supports the raw material review board gathering information on supplier issues that could impact quality and reporting back to the team.
  • Ensures ERP system is maintained specific to the purchasing functions and establishes EOQ quantities.
  • Actively communicates any schedule changes to the team as they occur to avoid unplanned manufacturing down time.
  • Assists the sales team in new product launches assuring that information flows back to sales in a manner that meets customer expectations.

 

  Required Skills

 

  • Ingredient sourcing experience required
  • Superior computer skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Must be detailed oriented
  • Experience within the dietary supplement or natural products supply chain industry 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess exceptional interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work under limited supervision with a displayed sense of urgency
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities

 

 Experience and Education

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, Business Administration, or similar degree preferred.
  • 3 years of experience specific to the dietary supplement or natural products industry preferred
  • Experience on ERP systems in a manufacturing environment

  

Benefits


  • Competitive base salary    
  • Annual Bonus Plan    
  • Free snacks, coffee, and soda                                                               
  • 10 days of PTO and 10 paid holidays each year  
  • 100% Paid Medical Premium for Employee Plan
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Plans offered                              
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D) offered                                                                       
  • Training & Development opportunities provided


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  • Location
    Springville, Utah
  • Department
    2030-Purchasing
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
  • Compensation
    $70,000+ DOE