Buyer II in Sumner, WA at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 8/6/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

SUMMARY: The Buyer II will be responsible for supplier relationships, price negotiation, inventory level management and purchase order dispatching for some families of Direct and Indirect Materials, as well as maintenance of item attribute data in the system. The Buyer II will fulfill the increasingly complex material management requirements for multiple production sites, increasing SKU mix, bidding of major supply relationships, and direct importing of products.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: There may be direct supervision of buyers or analysts within the Purchasing Department for this position.


  • Identification of Direct and Indirect Material Requirements for both quality and quantity specifications for informing RFP or RFQ projects.
  • Research of industry and due diligence to qualify potential suppliers.
  • Project management, including bid outs of supply relationships.
  • Logistical management of supply to various production facilities.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate inventory levels for assigned materials.


  • Follows all policies, procedures, ergonomic standards and safety requirements directed by KDP and the department, including Buyer’s Code of Conduct.
  • Follows Sarbanes-Oxley financial controls as required by company policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as requested by management.



  • 5-10 years of purchasing experience, preferably for food manufacturing including ingredients and packaging materials.
  • Bachelor’s Degree, APP or higher certification, or equivalent experience.
  • Inventory policy and knowledge of Material Requirements Planning Systems, SOX controls knowledge and compliance experience
  • Analytical and reporting skills from data acquired from ERP systems, preferably SAP.
  • Great communication skills – verbal, written and electronic.
  • Computer Literacy, preferably experience with database programs and electronic purchase order systems.
  • Ability to uphold Safety standards: participate in Continuous Process Improvement on the job and follow our Manufacturing best practices.
  • Ability to get along with others, be punctual and follow instructions.
  • Ability to follow KDP policies and procedures as well as our Operating Principles.



  • Predominately sedentary light office position with high frequency of keyboarding/computer work required (67% - 100% of the workday).

Company Overview & EEO Statement

Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is a leading coffee and beverage company in North America with dual headquarters in Burlington, MA and Plano, TX, with annual revenue in excess of $11 billion. KDP holds leadership positions in soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, water, juice and juice drinks and mixers, and markets the #1 single serve coffee brewing system in the U.S. The Company maintains an unrivaled distribution system that enables its portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partner brands to be available nearly everywhere people shop and consume beverages. With a wide range of hot and cold beverages that meet virtually any consumer need, KDP key brands include Keurig®, Dr Pepper®, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters®, Canada Dry®, Snapple®, Bai®, Mott’s® and The Original Donut Shop®. The Company employs more than 25,000 employees and operates more than 120 offices, manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers across North America.

Benefits built for you: Our people are the heart of our business, which is why we offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. We also provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work.

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.