Career Opportunity Application

Position: Purchasing Associate

Position Summary/Objective
 
The Purchasing Clerk is responsible for purchasing equipment, parts, and supplies to support our restaurant and commercial kitchen customer’s needs.  This position is also responsible for tracking and communicating inward movement of these products for the Company. 
 
Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Work with Sales personnel to determine purchasing needs
  • Prepare and process purchase orders for supplies and equipment
  • Analyze order volume and timing to meet various purchasing agreements
  • Place orders with suppliers/vendors and ensure all documentation is in order, with terms and conditions being clear
  • Communicate continually with vendors to maintain information including current pricing and product information
  • Ensure parts and materials are bought at specified pricing and delivered within required timeframes
  • Participate in annual physical inventory count
  • Performs other related duties and required and assigned
  • Work closely with Distribution, Sales, Sales Support, Finance & Accounting, and Leadership
Competencies, Skills and Abilities
  • Experience in purchasing/procurement in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail, along with organizational and follow-up skills
  • Ability to multi-task, organize and prioritize work independently with a high level of accuracy
  • Excellent verbal communications and phone etiquette
  • Provide excellent customer service to both internal and external customers
  • Experience working with ERP systems (JD Edwards preferred)
Education & Experience
  •  Associates or Bachelor's degree in business related field preferred
  • 2+ years’ experience in purchasing preferred
  • Proficiency with MS Office, Word and Excel is required
EEO/AA: Females/Minorities/Disabled/Vets

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