Purchasing Associate - Military veterans preferred

2019-05-06
Conagra Brands (http://www.conagrabrands.com/careers)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Berlin
Pennsylvania
United States

Conagra Brands has the most energized, highest-impact culture in food. Our people persistently challenge and disrupt marketplace/business conventions and we are respected for our great brands, great food, great margins and consistent results. Conagra Brands, be part of building something BIG.
Responsibilities:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Source and purchase goods and services based on quality, service, and costs. Develop and maintain a competent supplier partnership base. Generate and enter Purchase Orders into system. Obtain written bids for purchases as required by Company policy. Provide excellent customer service with internal customers, ensuring that their needs are met. Be proactive in identifying and resolving issues. Resolve defects, delivery issues, set up returned authorizations, and invoice discrepancies. Expedite orders as needed. Maintain optimum level of purchased finished food product inventories. Assist with cost avoidance, cost reduction, and the improvement of service levels. Develop working relationship with Corporate Procurement Team, identify and support all Preferred Vendor programs. Identify finished food product lines for potential distribution. Communicate directly with vendors on routine and/or quality related matters. Work with accounts payable to resolve unpaid vendor invoices and to resolve invoicing and pricing issues. Comply with all purchasing and accounting policies and procedures. Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications:
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
2+ years of purchasing experience in a complex, fast-paced manufacturing environment.
Ability to manage multiple projects with excellent time management and organizational skills.
Ability to work with all levels of employees effectively.
Ability to analyze data and information in order to make effective and timely decisions with good judgment.
Ability to seek innovative approaches to resolve problems.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate throughout all levels of the organization.
Detail oriented, organized, reliable, and resourceful.
Commitment to results and accountable for performance.
Familiarity with maintenance parts such as bearings, drives, gearboxes, and other mechanical and electrical parts used in manufacturing.
Experience with vendor managed inventory for parts or materials.
Knowledge of forecasting and planning.
Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment.
Experience in negotiations, supplier selection, and supplier relationship management.
Willingness and the ability to assume increased responsibility and adaptability to changing requirements and priorities.
Must be proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Macola (or other reporting systems).
EDUCATION:
High School diploma or equivalent required. Associate’s degree in business administration preferred.
We Value Veterans - Snyder of Berlin regards military service as valuable life experience and are committed to hiring veterans; therefore, we count military service as equivalent experience.
About Snyder of Berlin®: The Snyder family chip business began in 1920 in the home kitchen of Edward Snyder II and his wife, Eda, in a small town in Pennsylvania, using a recipe based on a snack that Edward had seen at a hotel in upstate New York. As the popularity of their chips grew, they began to expand toward Pittsburgh. Potato buyers and farmers in the Laurel Highlands got together with the Snyder family and determined it made sense to build a self-sustaining chip factory amid their fields where the potatoes were being grown. For more information and to see the full line of Snyder of Berlin® products, visit www.snyderofberlin.com.
Conagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.