PURCHASING SPECIALIST

Supply Chain, Procurement & Transportation Memphis, Tennessee


Description

Position at Empire Packing

Purchasing Agent/Specialist 

Empire Packing - Memphis Plant

  1. Assumes responsibility for the effective performance of all purchasing related functions
  2. Assumes responsibility for establishing and maintaining professional business relations with vendors
  3. Assumes responsibility for establishing and maintaining good communication, coordination, and working relations with the Company personnel and management.
  4. Assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned.
  5. Performance Measurements

 

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Assumes responsibility for the effective performance of all purchasing related functions
    1. Orders, checks, and expedites purchases of parts and materials. Ensures that parts and materials arrive as scheduled with appropriate lead time.
    2. Researches and locates vendors. Investigates and analyzes the best sources of parts and materials and gives options to purchasing manager. Obtains comparative prices on a regular basis to ensure the best possible prices.  maintains current cost data for all purchased items
    3. Ensures that supplies and materials ordered meet established quality standards
    4. Monitors inventory levels to place appropriate orders
    5. Completes and maintains all records including purchase requisitions, purchase orders, receiving reports, and related purchasing paperwork. Maintains purchasing files.
    6. Tracks and resolves purchasing problems or discrepancies
    7. Ensures appropriate level of the inventor for products and material so that components are available to meet the demands for production schedules
  2. Assumes responsibility for establishing and maintaining professional business relations with vendors
    1. Obtains and conveys information courteously and promptly
    2. Maintains and projects the Company’s professional reputation
  3. Assumes responsibility for establishing and maintaining good communication, coordination, and working relations with the Company personnel and management.
    1. Interfaces with Research and Development on new products and parts
    2. Interfaces with production and warehouse personnel
    3. Disseminates information to fellow workers and assists area personnel as needed
    4. Keeps department informed of areas activities and of any significant problems. Provides suggestions for improved policies and procedures
    5. Attends meeting as required
  4. Assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned.
    1. Endures that work area is clean, secure, and well maintained
    2. Completes special projects as assigned
  5. Performance Measurements
    1. Materials, parts, and supplies meet established quality standards and are purchased at the lowest possible prices
    2. Parts and materials are ordered with appropriate lead time. Orders are expedited as needed.
    3. Maintain professional business relations with vendors
    4. Effective coordination and communication exit with all Company department so that operations remain smooth and uninterrupted
    5. Records, orders, reports, files, and related paperwork are completed timely and accurately
    6. Management is appropriately informed of any significant concerns.

 Experience Required:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Experience working with inventory preferred
  • SAP experience preferred

 Skills/Abilities Required:

  • Knowledge and understanding of all purchasing and safety policies
  • Good phone etiquette
  • Strong organizational skills
  • General mathematical skills
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds or more
  • Must be able to work flexible hours

The Company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug, alcohol, and background checks for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. It is a job expectation that all new employees have, at minimum, the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in advance of their first date of employment. If you need assistance in obtaining a vaccine, the Company can help schedule you with one of its healthcare partners following a conditional job offer if one is made. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

We offer a full range of benefits including health care, life insurance, and a 401 (K) plan. Empire/JBS USA is an equal opportunity employer.

EOE/Vets/Disability