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Full Time
4 Year Degree
Supply Chain


About TemperPack

TemperPack is a rapidly growing company based in Richmond, Virginia with manufacturing plants in Holt, Michigan and Las Vegas, Nevada. We design and manufacture innovative, sustainable packaging components for cold-chain shipping of food and pharmaceutical products. The markets we serve have an urgent need for disruptive, sustainable alternatives to replace the wide array of non-sustainable packaging materials conventionally used in the cold-chain, such as Styrofoam coolers. Our aspiration is to provide packaging solutions that customers and end-consumers feel great about using.

Job Title: Buyer

Supervisor’s Title: Manager, Procurement Operations

Department: Supply Chain

Location: RVA

Location: 4447 Carolina Ave, Richmond, VA 23222


Job Description

The Buyer will report to the Manager, Procurement Operations. This position will: have an operational focus with emphasis on customer service and day-to-day procure to pay processes; manage transactional activities related to the purchase and delivery of assigned commodities, goods, or services; have responsibility for developing and issuing request for information / quote documents, performing bid analysis, purchase award and placement, and follow up expediting; support new supplier identification and qualification process; and manage supplier relationship. This position requires significant communication and coordination with operations, inventory control, customer service, and finance. The Buyer will continually work to improve internal customer service while ensuring security of supply and favorably impacting total cost of ownership of purchased products and services.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Procurement
    • Manage procurement of assigned goods / commodities in agreement with company policies and objectives.
    • Manage transactional activities related to the quotation, purchase, and delivery of assigned commodities.
    • Review requisitions for accuracy and completeness.
    • Continually work to improve data accuracy and system integrity.
    • Develop and utilize preferred delivery programs.
  • Supplier Management
    • Manage supplier relationships, analyze performance, and provide feedback.
    • Track and analyze commodity metrics to develop and implement improvement plans.
    • Actively pursue supply-base rationalization.
    • Evaluate supplier capabilities and performance.
    • Support new supplier identification / qualification.
    • Issue resolution
      • Defective material returns.
      • Corrective action requests.
      • Invoicing.
    • Support engineering change notices.
    • Support contract manufacturing opportunities.
  • Commodity Knowledge
    • Act as subject matter expert for assigned commodity groups.
    • Construct, present, and promote commodity procurement plans.
    • Pursue product standardization and optimization initiatives.
    • Collect and analyze commodity data.
  • Other
    • Build and maintain relationships with internal customers to identify and address needs and develop improvement opportunities.
    • Pursue continuous improvement / TCO (total cost of ownership) projects with operations, engineering, and suppliers.
    • Work with various departments to support projects and new product introductions.


Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree. Degree focus in Supply Chain, Purchasing, Operations, Business or Finance preferred.
  • 5+ or more years in a buyer position: preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • MRP/SAP experience preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication (both internal and external).

Physical Requirements: 

  • Be on your feet for 8-12 hours. 
  • Able to lift up to 40 pounds unassisted. 
  • Able to reach, bend, kneel and climb while performing repetitive tasks. 
  • Ability to work in hot and cold environments. 
  • Able to correctly wear PPE for entire shifts. 
  • Able to react and respond quickly to noises, smells, visual hazards, and alerts. 


*Important notice:

At this time, our company will not be engaging with external agencies or third-party vendors for recruitment services. We appreciate the interest of recruitment agencies, but kindly request that they refrain from contacting us regarding potential candidates. We are excited to build our internal recruitment capabilities and establish direct relationships with potential hires.


TemperPack provides Equal Employment Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or status as a covered veteran/reservist, and any other class of protected individuals, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Our company uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit