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Keurig Dr Pepper Raw Materials Buyer in Knoxville, Tennessee

Job Overview

Raw Materials Buyer

The Raw Materials Buyer will be responsible for supplier relationships, price negotiation, inventory level management and purchase order dispatching for some families of indirect materials, as well as maintenance of item attribute data in the system. Responsible for fulfilling the increasingly complex material management requirements, increasing SKU mix, bidding of major supply relationships, and direct importing of products.


  • Identification of indirect material requirements in 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

  • Management of specific supply relationships, including price and term negotiations

  • Logistical management of supply to Sumner location

  • Establish and maintain appropriate inventory levels for assigned indirect materials

  • Coordinate with multiple departments to include scheduling, production, and maintenance at both the site level and across the greater supply chain network management of multiple suppliers for the Sumner location

  • Create and place purchase orders


  • At least five years of purchasing experience required

  • Experience in food manufacturing, including packaging materials preferred

  • Bachelor's Degree and/or Accredited Purchasing Professional certification preferred


  • Inventory policy and Material Requirements Planning

  • SOX controls knowledge and compliance experience preferred

  • 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, electronic purchase order systems, and SAP

  • 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 Keurig Dr Pepper policies and procedures as well as our Operating principles

Company Overview

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.