Job Summary

Process and create purchase order requisitions, interpret supply and demand, analyze proposals and bids. Work with internal clients and external suppliers. Interface on a regular basis with plant managers, production schedulers and site personnel on material requirements.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Process & Create Purchase Orders in a timely and efficient manner
  • Analyze proposals and bids
  • Purchasing duties include procurement of bird food materials and may include fertilizer materials, chemicals, packaging, grass seed
  • Meet with suppliers and internal clients such as plant managers, production schedulers, marketing managers and product managers on material requirements and specifications
  • Proofreading of packaging copy
  • Backup other purchasing department employees
  • Other duties that may be assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Education


Candidate Attributes/Skills:

  • Proficient in Excel & Microsoft Word
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills
  • Fertilizer / Chemical experience a plus
  • Packaging experience a plus
  • Working knowledge of J.D.Edwards (MRP) a plus
  • Proofreading experience a plus
  • Excellent analytical and math skills

Work Experience and Education:

  • Associates/Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Three (3) years of related business or purchasing experience

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