For shrink-sleeve can orders placed week of 6/20/2022 through 6/26/2022, production lead time is estimated to be 4-5 weeks.

Associate Buyer Apply Now

Austin, TX
18 - 22 usd / hour
Thu, Jun 30, 2022
Full time

Who is American Canning? 

American Canning is a team of energetic individuals with a shared passion for the craft beverage industry. We are based in Austin, TX but take pride in providing aluminum can packaging solutions to manufacturers worldwide through our mobile canning services, canning machine equipment, packaging supply distribution efforts, and unparalleled customer service. In 2022, we are looking forward to adding can manufacturing to our ecosystem.

What is the job? 

Reporting to the Materials Manager, the Associate Buyer is responsible for entering, reviewing, and overseeing all purchasing for sellable and consumable goods. Additionally, the Associate Buyer will be focused on all vendor communications and will be expected to relay updates to the appropriate parties within the organization.

A successful candidate will…

Be an effective communicator – you should be able to communicate quickly and effectively through the appropriate communication platforms provided.

Have outstanding personal organization skills – you have excellent organizational skills and have the ability to flip between different platforms and communication tools.

Be a critical thinking superstar – this role often requires being able to look ‘outside of the box’ to find quick but sustainable solutions to our everchanging industry.

What will you do? 

  • Enter and oversee purchasing for all sellable goods, including entering purchase orders in our internal ERP, as well as vendor facing platforms.
  • Follow-up on order confirmations and update appropriate parties (cancelling, updating, or closing as needed)
  • Issue vendor returns based on quality concerns, as needed
  • Enter and oversee purchasing for all consumable goods
  • Actively communicate with multiple operations departments around department specific needs
  • Day-to-day vendor communications including requesting and reviewing order confirmations, and following up on any discrepancies (lead times, pricing, storage)
  • Update appropriate departments using internal communication such as Teams,, and NetSuite; ensuring changes in lead times, delivery dates, inbound shipments, and changes in order quantities are known
  • Basic cost analysis on a quarterly basis, communicating any changes to appropriate departments for decision making

What do we expect?

  • Attendance – this is an onsite role (work week is Monday-Friday, standard business hours)
  • Ability to work individually as well as in a team setting or with multiple teams
  • A great attitude and willingness to learn

What is required?

  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • High school education or above


  • Paid Lunch Break
  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k + Matching)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick, Paid Public Holidays)
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Company supported continued education
  • Fun company get togethers and department outings
  • Cookouts at the office

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Operations expansion update

Phase 1 of our operations expansion is underway; we are moving warehouses this weekend. While our team is working hard to limit order impacts, lead times will be slightly extended this week (5 business days + transit time). Expedited shipping options and local customer pickup are anticipated to resume Tuesday, 3/15/2022. We appreciate your patience and look forward to better serving you soon.

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