Purchasing Associate
Blount Fine Foods, Inc - Fall River, MA

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Plan, coordinate and manage all activities related to the purchasing and receipt of assigned items and to assist with the purchasing of other items as needed. The position interfaces with Sales, Marketing, Production, QA, Product Development, Accounts Payable, Logistics and Senior Management.

Responsibilities:
  • Plan and purchase all Ingredient and Plant Supply items with oversight from the Purchasing Manager.
  • Research and provide R&D with samples as needed and provide feedback on those samples with suppliers in a timely manner.
  • Maintain adequate inventory levels and ensure PO’s are issued to support forecasts. Maintain good communication of PO’s status with supplier until delivery of product.
  • Generate Purchase Orders for all Purchases and makes sure items are received and suppliers are paid according to agreed upon terms.
  • Prepare Reports and Spreadsheets as needed to track inventory, usage and pricing.
Experience/Education:

Degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Successful candidate will be business minded, a team player with a positive attitude who is able to build relationships with vendors. Strong communication/customer service skills and the ability to determine a sense of urgency are also required. Able to work with multiple departments, at all levels. Excellent computer skills (excel and or access experience) required. Inventory software a plus.