Works closely with procurement and operations personnel by placing purchase orders against previously established contracts with consideration to quality, reliability, and urgency of need. Coordinates the review of various daily, weekly and monthly exception reports and troubleshoots issues that are identified in those reports or elsewhere. Follows up with suppliers regarding order status and obtains certification when orders are delivered. Performs administrative and general office duties, including maintaining records and files as needed. Resolves most questions and problems independently and refers more complex issues to higher levels.
Purchases assigned items at a price commensurate with market conditions, quality and service essential to insuring continuous business operations and the Company’s goals. Monitors all purchases within their responsibility, assuring compliance with quantity, specifications, quality, delivery and price.
Maintains and monitors all open contracts, expiration dates and balances.
Facilitates turnaround of invoice resolution, damaged product claims, and discrepancy issues.
Understands inbound and outbound freight and relative cost structure.
Act as a liaison between suppliers and other functional areas in the Company.
Adheres to standard procedures for managing and properly filling out all required paperwork and completing timely changes.
Serves as a resource to other ConAgra employees.
Responsible for dead stock resolution. Recommends a course of action for Department Manager for disposition options.
Other duties as assigned.
A high school diploma is required plus 1-2 years of purchasing or equivalent experience is required, preferably in the food processing industry.
Able to work in self-directed team environment with minimum direct supervision.
Excellent interpersonal, prioritization and customer service skills.
Strong attention to detail, organization and prioritization abilities required with limited direction.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment and manage multiple projects with routine interruptions.
Ability to learn multiple systems (MS Office and SAP)