Senior Representative, Purchasing Business Systems
Smucker's - Cleveland, OH

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For more than 110 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that bring families together to share memorable meals and moments. Today, Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of fruit spreads, retail packaged coffee, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, sweetened condensed milk, and health and natural foods beverages in North America. Its family of brands includes Smucker's®, Folgers®, Dunkin’ Donuts®, Jif®, Crisco®, Pillsbury®, Eagle Brand®, R.W. Knudsen Family®, Hungry Jack®, Café Bustelo®, Café PilonTM, White Lily® and Martha White® in the United States, along with Robin Hood®, Five Roses®, Carnation® and Bick's® in Canada. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about the Company, visit .


Senior Representative, Purchasing Business Systems


Orrville, Ohio


Leader, Purchasing Business Systems


  • Serve as the business process expert for an area of responsibility
  • Perform business process improvements for an area of responsibility
  • Represent Purchasing systems requirements at meetings as needed
  • Coordinate and communicate with departments to ensure smooth business processes
  • Assist in creating training materials for upgrades and new system functionality
  • Assist in training employees for system enhancements and business processes improvements
  • Provide support for purchasing integration activities for acquisitions
  • Maintain a flow to the work ‘customer service’ mindset
  • Cross functional project management activities
  • Develop understanding and expertise in all Purchasing systems and procedures
  • Travel for stakeholder introduction and ongoing business support
  • Provide back-office support to the Sourcing Managers
  • Identify processes, systems and organization improvement opportunities
  • Detailed understanding of purchasing business processes


Bachelor’s Degree (Business Systems or analytical field) desired


  • Ability to learn and thoroughly understand business processes and procedures
  • Information systems acumen (experience with purchasing systems a plus)
  • Strong technical aptitude and attention to detail
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong leadership capabilities
  • Customer focus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to implement
  • Critical / analytical thinking and problem solving skills
The J.M. Smucker Company is an equal opportunity employer. No person will be discriminated against in any aspect of their employment on the basis of any status or characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.