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HARIBO of America Procurement Buyer - CapEx in Rosemont, Illinois

HARIBO is currently hiring! Reporting to the Sr. Director of Commercial & Procurement, the  Procurement Buyer  recommends and develops strategic purchasing initiatives in the assigned area. Responsibilities include forecasting internal customer needs, sourcing solutions, providing cost-benefit analysis, and leading the RFP processes, including results driven, contract negotiations. The  Procurement Buyer  serves as a liaison between vendors and internal customers, creating transparent and productive working relationships.

The original and iconic Goldbears, created in 1922, have delighted kids and grown-ups for over 100 years! Our associates are our most valuable asset.  At HARIBO of America we are committed to a comprehensive benefit program that helps our employee stay healthy, feel secure, and maintain a positive work life balance. We provide fully paid health insurance premiums and generous HSA contribution, 11 paid Holiday plus Paid Time Off/PTO, competitive 401(k), tuition reimbursement, and more. Additionally, we offer community involvement opportunities and career growth opportunities.


  • Responsible for the procurement of capital equipment, other assigned materials, and services while developing CapEX strategies with cost reduction initiatives.

  • Review purchase requisitions for CAPEX projects to ensure all necessary information, documentation and required signatures are present.

  • Manage the entire contract lifecycle, including drafting the agreement, issue resolution, negotiating terms and prices, and approving and executing the final signed contract.

  • Manage the end-to-end strategic sourcing process including sourcing new vendors, data and market analysis, strategy development, pricing negotiations and contract review.

  • Develop long-term partnerships with world-class suppliers to source direct materials while establishing and maintaining strong relationships with vendors and suppliers for RFIs and RFPs.

  • Perform cost benefit analysis and determine opportunities for savings, project efficiency, and strategic sourcing initiatives.

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and vendors to develop scope of work and bid documents for RFPs, serving as the system expert and providing coaching and support as necessary.

  • Continuously develop and optimize supplier relationships to gather information in an effort to source the best quality materials at the optimum price at proper lead-times to meet business requirements.

  • Generate monthly reports and identify areas for cost containment/reductions in all areas of ownership as it relates to purchasing.

  • Conduct day-to-day purchasing for multiple departments in accordance to HARIBO’s policies and procedures.

  • Other duties as assigned.


    Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Marketing, Supply Chain, or related field is required    

  • Minimum of 5 years of Capital Expenditure buying experience required; preferably within a CPG, Food & Beverage, Snacking or Confectionary company

  • SAP experience is required; Preferably the SAP S4 Hana Purchasing module

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong communication, interpersonal, influencing and analytical skills are required

  • Ability to partner with people at all levels of the organization is required

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with tight turnaround times for deliverable


  • Experience with Microsoft Office – Intermediate to Advance Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • Understanding of procurement trends and legal terms as they relate to purchasing contracts and framework agreements

The Happy World of HARIBO is more than a business; we’re family. We always have been, since our founding in 1920. For the last 100 years, while we’ve expanded internationally and created over 1,000 confectionery treats, we’ve known our talented Associates are behind our greatest successes. That’s why we’re committed to investing in their growth, development and career opportunities.

At HARIBO, you’re empowered to charter your own path with mentoring and support from colleagues throughout the business. We encourage you to try new things, think of possibilities and aim higher – all while having fun delivering moments of childlike happiness to our gummi fans in the U.S.

Our core values and focus on long-term success continue to guide the way we do business every day. Our success story is rooted in our teams, and giving them the autonomy, support and freedom to make the best decisions for our consumers, customers and each other.

We give back to the places where we live and work. We listen to our consumers and get excited about innovation. We encourage diverse schools of thought and nurture inclusivity. We work to inspire joy through sweet treats that are fun to share. Want to know more about us? Please visit Haribo.com.

We’d love to hear more about you.

What can you expect?

You will be part of a successful family-run company with core values that is growing internationally faster than ever before. We nurture long-term associate relationships, work-life blend, rich learning environment, and a tangible impact in the company's success.


Are you looking to make a meaningful impact with your work? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Are you a people-person with a passion for communications? Does working in growing organization excite you? If the answer is yes, then this is the job for you! Working at HARIBO inspires childlike happiness through the impactful work, dedication, and passion for our brand. Come join our team, where our associates are our greatest asset!

HARIBO of America, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and maintains a Drug-Free Workplace. Employment at HARIBO of America, Inc. is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing. The Company’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age (40 and over), disability, military status, including protected veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. HARIBO also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also HARIBO’s policy to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.

HARIBO is committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting people with disabilities and veterans. If you need an accommodation to assist with completing the electronic application, please contact the location for which you are applying and ask to speak with the human resources representative or email careers-us@Haribo.com.


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