Purchasing Agent

Purchasing Agent

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to play a key role in a small company environment that is committed to providing products and service that help protect the public.


The primary responsibility of this position is purchasing of a variety of product needs for Lifeloc as a whole, inclusive of inventory, engineering, capital, and other items.  In addition to purchasing, this person is responsible for maintaining and developing supplier relationships, recommending new suppliers, assisting with maintaining competitive pricing for product procured.  This position may act as lead for shipping/receiving functions and communicates with all level of personal.  This is a dynamic position that provides varied and diverse tasks. 

The successful candidate must have a positive attitude, be well-organized, detail oriented, thorough, possess excellent communication skills and exhibit a professional attitude.  Candidates should have previous purchasing/inventory/receiving/shipping experience.  The position requires a high degree of accuracy and integrity.

This is a full-time benefited position.  We offer 9 paid holidays, vacation and sick time. We have a great benefit package consisting of medical, dental and vision plan, as well as 401K plan.

We are an ISO Certified company as well as public company.



  • Procure a wide range of products related to inventory, non-inventory, and engineering needs
  • Provide precise and articulate communication with vendors
  • Purchase order placement from ROP, PO Requisitions, or other documents
  • Develop/maintain vendor relationships
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Recommend new vendors for current product
  • Maintain SOX/ISO compliance in relationship to procurement activities
  • Maintain regulatory procurement needs for products such as RoHS, Reach, Conflict Free Mineral requirements
  • Review open po report, follow up on open orders
  • Communication with management or engineering regarding product costs, obsolescence, sub product, or other issues relating to procurement
  • Creation/Maintenance of supplier files in ERP system
  • Implementation of ECOs related to inventoried materials
  • Resolution of NCR issues related to vendors
  • May assist with creation/maintenance of item master files in ERP system
  • May act as lead for shipping/receiving functions
  • Support and back up Inventory/shipping/receiving functions as needed
  • Other projects/duties as necessary



  • Associates/Bachelors degree or equivalent education preferred
  • APICs Certification a plus
  • Ability to read bill of materials/drawings, understand material specifications
  • 5-8 years of progressive experience in procurement, inventory control, shipping, and warehousing functions in a manufacturing environment
  • Proven proficiency utilizing ERP systems, as well as office programs such as Outlook, Word and Excel

Please send resumes to


Vice President of Supply Chain


Compass Group - Denver, CO 80211


A family of companies and experiences

As the leading foodservice and support services company, Compass Group USA is known for our great people, great service and our great results. If you’ve been hungry and away from home, chances are you’ve tasted Compass Group’s delicious food and experienced our outstanding service. Our 200,000 associates work in award-winning restaurants, corporate cafes, hospitals, schools, arenas, museums, and more in all 50 states.

Our reach is constantly expanding to shape the industry and create new opportunities for innovation. Join the Compass family today!


great people. great services. great results.

Each and every individual plays a key role in the growth and legacy of our company. We know the next big idea can come from anyone. We encourage developing and attracting expertise that differentiates us as a company as we continue to raise the bar.


SpenDifference partners with restaurant companies by providing customized supply chain solutions. Our better together approach provides leverage, expertise, technology and transparency to ensure our customers’ supply chain delivers maximum value. With services tailored to meet our customers’ needs, we manage costs and risks, and deliver actionable intelligence for a stronger bottom line while supporting brand growth. We utilize proprietary tools and expertise to create an integrated solution addressing all aspects of our customers’ supply chain, leading to cost savings, customized contracting and business intelligence.


SpenDifference believes in our people and supports a healthy work-life balance. Family first, always is embedded in our culture. Family is however you describe it. Transparency is a core belief that we share with our customers and employees. Every one of our team members has the ability to impact our strategy development and execution. Better Together is something we live every day throughout our entire business.


Job Description:


The Vice President of Supply Chain will build and lead SpenDifference’s procurement and distribution, logistics and supply management services functions, providing leadership and oversight for procurement and distribution operations across the organization, while building and maintaining strong relationships with all internal and external stakeholders. She/he is responsible for developing and driving the organizations Future Picture and Centers of Gravity. She/he is responsible for building a team that creates Raving Fans with our clients and suppliers. He/she will also be responsible for coordinating Sourcing efforts with parent company, Foodbuy LLC, to maximize value to clients and other stakeholders. The Vice President must have the ability to remove barriers to success for the supply chain team by ensuring the staff has the tools, processes, skillsets and training to succeed. This job requires a high degree of motivation, integrity and flexibility.


Job Responsibilities:

Leads the effective implementation, integration, and execution Future Picture and related Centers of Gravity

Oversee daily operations of the Procurement, Risk Management, and the Distribution, Logistics, and Supply Management Service teams ensuring an accurate and timely response to all stakeholders

Align with parent company, Foodbuy LLC on sourcing strategies

Responsible for developing and maintaining top to top relationships with key supplier partners.

Ensures the supply chain team has the tools, processes, skillsets and training to successfully perform procurement activities

Develops, implements and leads Supplier Advisory Council

Establish effective metrics and performance monitoring systems to ensure quantifiable measurements of the delivery of supply chain results

Builds organizational capability within the procurement, sourcing and distribution, logistics and supply management functions to develop a highly effective team of professionals

Studies and understands procurement horizon, commodity and distribution markets, and their impact on the supply chain activities and customer needs

Analyzes market conditions, customer usage and contracts to identify opportunities for SpenDifference and its clients

Ensures all contracts follow legal requirements and appropriate regulatory agencies

Represents SpenDifference always according to the Mission/Vision and Values of the organization

Additional duties as assigned


Job Qualifications:

Years’ experience in Field/Career: 18

10+ years of progressive supply chain experience (5 years in a leadership role), preferably in the food & beverage industry

Expert knowledge of purchasing, distribution, warehouse management, transportation / logistic processes and tools in a complex organization

Extensive experience leading the development and implementation of strategic procurement plans including purchasing, risk management, sourcing and vendor selection

In-depth knowledge of all functions of the supply chain and of how upstream and primary market drivers affect cost and supply is required. Must have the ability to translate knowledge of the market into an execution plan for the supply chain activities of the organization and individual projects.

Proven leadership experience in a large, complex organization

Demonstrated ability to successfully influence critical internal and external critical stakeholders

Highly motivated and self-directed individual who is tenacious in his/her methodology

Ability to represent the company to all levels at the customer and industry

Excellent negotiation skills

Bachelor’s degree

Master’s Degree preferred

Supply Chain Certifications preferred

Must be able to maintain the strictest confidentiality

Business travel is required (25-40%)


Apply to Foodbuy today!

Foodbuy is a member of Compass Group USA


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Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Req ID: 219875

Director, Global Sourcing-Ball Corporation

Director, Global Sourcing ODM


Ball Corporation - Westminster, CO


Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 18,500 people worldwide and reported 2017 net sales of $11 billion. For more information, visit, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.


Job Duties:


Primary Purpose of Position:

Directs and is responsible for selected sourcing functions. Ensures the sourcing function meets Ball Corporation’s overall plans and objectives.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Directs the activities necessary for the effective management of the sourcing department in the areas of steel purchasing and steel logistics. Prepares and ensures group purchasing policies and procedures while maintaining consonance with corporation policies.

Directs the assigning of department staff and works with management to determine staffing requirements.

Administers the adherence to policies and procedures with plant buyers and/or purchasing agents to assure that maximum advantage is gained through plant, group, or corporate purchasing.

Ensures materials are secured at the best competitive price, quality, and quantity.

Ensures that metal inventory levels are maintained and controlled to meet established management guidelines.

Ensures that the supplier base is maintained based upon the evaluation of factors such as facilities, manpower, reliability, quality, pricing, financial status, and plant performance.

Directs the preparation of requests for proposals and invitations to bid based upon requirements provided by initiating department. Administers comparative price/cost analysis and evaluates proposals, quotations, and bids. Coordinates all activities regarding final selection.

Provides various management reports containing sensitive departmental information.

Maintains intelligence on market conditions and analyzes and recommends procurement, transportation, and inventory actions to maximize effects of pricing and material availability (current and long-term) on metal container activities.

Keeps abreast of laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to procurement functions, coordinating and collaborating with legal counsel as required.

Directs the sale of plant generated steel scrap.

Directs negotiations of national contracts with steel direct and indirect material suppliers.

Accesses, inputs, and retrieves information from the computer.

Initiates, reviews, masters, and follows all standard operating procedures (SOPs) for area of responsibility.

Establishes and maintains an employee relations climate of trust and confidence that will discourage third party interference or establishes and maintains an employee relations climate of trust and confidence with employees, their union stewards, and representatives which will promote achievement of plant and company goals.

Establishes and maintains effective work relationships within the department, the division, the group, and the company. Includes ability to handle stress and to interact with others so as to establish and maintain a positive and productive work environment and minimize personal conflicts.

While the regular working cycle of this position is usually five days on (Monday-Friday), this job may include working weekends (Saturday and Sunday); working hours may vary as specified by management. Incumbent must be able to work overtime on a regular basis and/or be on call as directed by management.

Performs those administrative activities necessary for effective management, including provision for selection and development of employees, salary administration, budget administration, employee safety, employee counseling, motivation, meeting objectives, planning, organizing, integrating and measuring the work performed within the organization.

Regular and predictable attendance is required between the assigned start and end times of work.

Assures and maintains safe and healthful working conditions while enforcing safety rules and regulations.

Performs duties without posing a direct threat to anyone or to property. Direct threat is defined as a significant risk of substantial harm that cannot be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by reasonable accommodation.

Ability to work independently within parameters set by management.

Communication. Ability to communicate effectively, write effectively, read, comprehend, and follow complicated verbal and written instructions.

Ability to meet the knowledge, skills, abilities, physical requirements, and working conditions set forth in this position description and on the attached Physical Demands Assessment.



Position Requirements:

Broad training in a related professional field usually acquired through college level education or work related experience.

Job related experience for 5 years minimum.

Working knowledge of the following areas:

purchasing principles, practices, nomenclature, and procedures

generally accepted managerial practices and procedures

inventory control

scrap sales

claim procedures

national supply contracts

business practices

legal practices

customer needs and expectations

computer applications

Ability to apply intensive and diversified evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard purchasing techniques, procedures, and criteria.

Ability to participate with functional counterparts within the organization and through all stages of planning and development of program objectives, including directing and allocating the department’s resources, timing, etc. needed to assure program(s) completion.

Must be able to handle sensitive related and proprietary information in a confidential manner.

Ability to negotiate with customers to promote or sell ideas or concepts.

Ability to negotiate with vendors.

Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.

Ability to operate and functionally use a computer.

Ability to analyze and interpret data and make recommendations.

Performs such individual assignments as management may direct.

Must follow company policies, procedures, practices, and standards of conduct as outlined in the Ball Corporation manuals.

Must maintain professional competence, ethical integrity, knowledge, and skills.

Integrity and Trust (Ethics and Values). Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn’t misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.

Customer Focus. Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.

Action Oriented (Drive for Results). Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others; pushes self and others for results.

Priority Setting (Time Management). Spends his/her time and the time of others on what’s important; quickly zeroes in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus.

Composure. Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.

Informing. Provides the information people need to know to do their jobs and to feel good about being a member of the team, unit, and/or the organization; provides individuals information so that they can make accurate decisions; is timely with information.

Functional and Technical Skills. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.

Building Effective Teams. Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

Managing and Measuring Work. Clearly assigns responsibility for tasks and decisions; sets clear objectives and measures; monitors process, progress, and results; designs feedback loops into work.

Directing Others. Is good at establishing clear directions; sets stretching objectives; distributes the workload appropriately; lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner; maintains two-way dialogue with others on work and results; brings out the best in people; is a clear communicator.

Developing Direct Reports. Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person’s career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.

Works in an office environment.

This position is exposed to occupational hazards including, but not limited to, high noise levels, physical obstacles, exposure to chemicals, etc.

Must wear appropriate safety glasses, hearing protection, clothing, and footwear in appropriate areas and follow safety practices.

Requires short-term and long-term domestic and international travel. (25% travel)

This position regularly requires a high degree of mental effort due to considerable interruptions and/or frequent changes of activity or workloads during a typical working day.


Relocation for this position is Available

Ball Corporation offers comprehensive benefits packages, including paid holidays/vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, ESPP, and retirement plans.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans.

Manufacturing Planner

Manufacturing Planner




The coolest jobs on this planet… or any other… are with Lockheed Martin Space.At the dawn of a new space age, Lockheed Martin is a pioneer, partner, innovator and builder. Our amazing men and women are on a mission to make a difference in the world and every day we use our unique skills and experiences to create, design and build solutions to some of the worlds’ hardest engineering problems. Our culture encourages employees to dream big, perform with excellence and create incredible products. We provide the resources, inspiration and focus and if you have the passion and courage to dream big, we want to build a better tomorrow with you.

Lockheed Martin is looking for a Priority Coordinator/Buy Part Planner. This is a central buy planner position supporting multiple programs, production, and final assembly/test areas.

Summary of Key Duties for this position:

Primary focus on Material Resource Planning (MRP) of buy part materials.

Daily management of all assigned materials from purchase requisition creation through receiving, inspection, labs, transportation, and stockrooms.

SAP maintenance of Demand and Supply orders of assigned buy parts in support of manufacturing and integration and test.

Support and execute material requests, analyze, status and report on material availability.

Identify and resolve material availability and supply chain issues.

Maintain Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system integrity to drive material and production schedules.

Execute processes per MRP Command Media.

Interface with manufacturing, engineering, quality, procurement, inventory and integration and test management to provide timely status of work products and/or problem identification and resolution.

Determine appropriate time phased plan for procured parts and execute processes to ensure deliverables meet production schedule requirements.

Maintains MRP parameters including lead times and lot sizes.

Manage planned order status, associated execution to scheduled release, including transfers.

Ability to represent Production Planning & Control (PP&C) activities.

Additional Skill identifiers that correspond to this role:

Ability to organize.

Strong interpersonal skills; good oral and written communication skills.

Excellent customer service skills.

General office computer proficiency; and excellent problem-solving skills.

Benefits of Employment:
To promote the sharing of ideas, Lockheed Martin fosters an inclusive work environment that encourages differences and big-picture thinking.

Our employees play an active role in strengthening the quality of life where we live and work by volunteering more than 850,000 hours annually. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:




Paid time off

Work/life balance

Career development

Mentorship opportunities

Rewards & recognition

Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s competitive and comprehensive benefits package.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelors degree with 3 years of professional experience, or in lieu of a degree 10-11 years of job related experience, with 1-2 years of direct supply chain or procurement experience.

Must be experienced with MS Excel.


Desired Skills:

Lean training and/or certification, APICS Certification.

Working knowledge of SAP as the tool for planning and execution in the supply chain.

Past history of driving positive action as a result of performance related issues identified by performance health metrics is a positive attribute.

Customer service-oriented and able to provide innovative solutions to complex problems.



Bachelors degree with 3 years of professional experience, or in lieu of a degree 10-11 years of job related experience, with 1-2 years of direct supply chain or procurement experience.

Must be experienced with MS Excel.


Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we’re engineering a better tomorrow.

Master Production Scheduler

Master Production Scheduler



Provide Master Production Scheduling support for Engineering Propulsion Lab and ad hoc support to Structures and Materials Test Labs; Advise management of the status of work in progress, material availability, and potential production problems to ensure that personnel, equipment, materials, and services are provided as needed; Schedule equipment and personnel; Responsible for weekly maintenance of project schedules which includes updates, analysis, ability to simulate various scheduling scenarios and to supply EVM data to Program planning; Report schedule variance/analysis to manufacturing and production control management; Work with program business operations personnel to resolve discrepancies/anomalies and delays impacting Program schedule commitments; Support Cost Account Manager (CAM) with preparing for audits, creating Basis of Estimates (BOEs) for proposals

Basic Qualifications:

Experience in one of the following: Program Planning, Production Planning and Control, Inventory Management, Material Management or Logistics)

Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Knowledge or experience working with MS Project

Good verbal & written communication skills


Desired Skills:

Knowledge and understanding of Scheduling theory and practices as in a manufacturing center

In depth knowledge or experience working with MS Project highly desired

Ability to work in a fast paced dynamic team environment

Strong customer interface and communication skills

Knowledge and experience with SAP/ERP system

MRP (Material Resource Planning) experience desired

Basic understanding of engineering drawings and specifications



Experience in one of the following: Program Planning, Production Planning and Control, Inventory Management, Material Management or Logistics)

Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Knowledge or experience working with MS Project

Good verbal & written communication skills


Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we’re engineering a better tomorrow.