Purchasing Specialist
Tasty Baking Company - Philadelphia, PA

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Purpose: Performs Purchasing / Supply Chain transaction to support manufacturing operations. Analyzes, plans, orders and expedites Raw Material purchases. Ensures on time delivery of Raw Materials.

Required Skills:
Essential Functions: Process Stock List to determine the amount of Raw Materials needed for Manufacturing. Converts Planned Manufacturing Orders into Purchase Orders. Calls in orders and maintains/ confirms order acknowledgments from the supplier. Schedules Raw Material deliveries. Schedules Raw Material Backhauls. Tracks Raw Material deliveries and backhauls making adjustments to the schedule based on Manufacturing requirements and conditions effecting transportation. Maintains the Receiving Dock delivery schedule and the backhaul schedule. Monitors Raw Material inventory levels Coordinates Raw materials to be returned to the supplier with Receiving, Manufacturing, Lab Raw Materials inspection and Finance. Conducts spot inventory counts to ensure Raw Material inventory coverage for Manufacturing. Maintains Raw Materials inventory held in outside storage locations. Assists the plant controller with period end inventory counts. Solves invoice problems with the Accounts Payable department, Receiving and suppliers. Maintains Key Performance indicators for Raw Materials. Maintains SAP Purchasing Master files.

Non-Essential Functions: Supplier site visits / inspections, Routine visits to the Oxford facility. Special Projects to support Inventory, Lab, formulation verification. Updates to the SAP system through the plant controller. Stay abreast of Raw Material trends. Assist Purchasing Manager in researching specific information used to evaluate Raw material suppliers and material availability. Special Projects and other duties as assigned.

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