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Production Buyer  

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Job Title: Production Buyer

Reports to: Buyer/Planner Manager

Department: Manufacturing

Classification (exempt or nonexempt): nonexempt

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Position summary: Execute and plan work orders for manufacturing in the IFS system using the planning schedule. Create new inventory part numbers in the IFS system as required. Coordinate with various departments in the organization, to resolve any issues affecting planned delivery dates for spare parts, MRO items.

Position Requirements

Qualifications required:

  • Detailed oriented and good written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • Hands-on experience
  • Knowledge of MRP, ERP Planning systems
  • Must be able to work in a team environment
  • Problem solving skills required
  • Ability to multi-task and work under deadlines
  • APICS affiliation preferred
  • Inventory Control

Essential functions and responsibilities:

  • Works with the purchasing/planning manager to ensure that spare parts and MRO items will be available to meet the company’s needs. Reviewing and assigning new part numbers in IFS system
  • Uses lead time information to ensure materials spare parts and MRO items are received in time to ensure both external and internal deadlines are met
  • Manages and oversees spare parts inventory transactions that may affect the production
  • Champion on-time delivery for machine parts
  • Issuing Shop orders and Shop work orders
  • Inputting Inventor part and sample parts
  • Tracking scrap and scrap reasons
  • Work closely with Technical staff to assure all required services are available
  • Act as a liaison between Technical Staff, warehouse (including inventory control), and manufacturing
  • Work with maintenance on planning equipment shutdowns
  • Work with Engineering on equipment installation and planning
  • Cross train with machine spares and MRO item ordering
  • Any and all other duties that may be required
  • Maintain product safety, legality, regulatory compliance and quality systems
  • Must Follow All Company Policies and Procedures
  • Reports any potential food safety, legality, quality of food defense concerns to the plant manager or quality


  • Follow all documented Good Manufacturing Practices


Non-essential skills and experience:

  • Other Duties as required


Success factors/job competencies:

  • Reporting to work on time and schedule days.
  • Hard working
  • Critical Thinking
  • Knowledge of Organization
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Time Management
  • Manage Project and Follow through with Details
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Team Player
  • Excellent Interpersonal Kills
  • Contract Management
  • Willing to learn new things.
  • Supply Chain Thinker
  • Strategic


Physical demands and work environment:

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls: reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. Employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job the employee is/or may be exposed to high noise levels that require hearing protection. Employee may also be required to wear safety glasses and/or safety gloves.


Performance standards:

  • 30,60,90-day Assessment
  • Annual performance appraisal
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
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Position Production Buyer  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number PRO-23-00001  
Open Date 4/10/2023  
About the Organization Cheer Pack North America and its Global partners are the leaders in flexible spouted pouch packaging around the world (think squeezable pouches with fruit purees). Our food packaging can be found in nearly every home in America and is used by the largest, most well-known food brands to deliver food and more to consumers.


• CPNA will reach its vision due to our focus on anticipating and meeting customers' needs for innovation and quality.

• CPNA will prosper using the most cost-effective, quality manufacturing available and by creatively and profitably selling these products to the marketplace.

• CPNA will maintain an entrepreneurial spirit, focusing on flexibility and willingness to adapt to meet customer's needs.

• As a manufacturing and sales company, CPNA knows that its goals will best be met through the talents of a trained, committed, enthusiastic workforce. CPNA pledges to provide these employees with a safe workplace and to be an excellent corporate presence in the community.

Our Employees

Cheer Pack appreciates the rich diversity of the people in the community where we work. Therefore, the Company aims to create and maintain a professional environment where differences are respected, varied skills and abilities of diverse individuals are valued, and everyone may contribute to the success of the organization.

EOE Statement Cheer Pack North America is committed to equal employment opportunity and employs all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, handicap, or any other classification protected by the federal, state or local laws. If you feel you have not been treated in accordance with this policy, you should contact the Human Resources Director. CPNA assures all employees that no individual filing a complaint will be discriminated against as a result of their complaint.  

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