PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST

Supply Chain, Procurement & Transportation Marshville, North Carolina


Description

Position at Pilgrim's

The Procurement Specialist will continually search for ways to save Pilgrim's money – either by finding or negotiating better pricing, or through working with internal personnel to find ways to save in the plant.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Buy from key vendors and work closely with these vendors to save the company money, through pricing, inventory reduction, etc.
  • Complete surveys, and provide information concerning costs, problems, ideas for savings
  • Work closely with Corporate personnel in installation and use of Corporate inventory control and Purchasing programs.
  • Reconcile vendor invoice discrepancies and work with accounting and vendors to resolve any problems
  • Supervise, either directly or indirectly, employees performing the Requisitioning, Receiving and Issuing purchasing functions
  • Assure all division purchase orders are issued on SAP and be knowledgeable of ways to track and control costs, etc., through use of these programs.
  • Be knowledgeable of plant operations, in order to be able to find cost savings opportunities.
  • Be knowledgeable of stockroom inventory dollar values, set inventory reduction goals and direct efforts towards inventory reduction
  • Meet with vendors to discuss quality, service and delivery issues.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Two to five years purchasing/procurement experience.
    • Good verbal and written communication skills.
    • Good math skills.
    • Good organizational skills.
    • Computer skills to include Microsoft Office Suite Programs (Outlook, Word, Excel and some knowledge of Access).
    • SAP experience preferred.

 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma/GED; College Degree in related field preferred.

  

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled