To provide a continuous flow of goods and services, purchased and inventoried at an economic price and of optimum quality and quantity, in an effort to support the Cooperatives’ mission and sustained viability.
Direct, coordinate, supervise and add value to the Cooperatives’ purchasing and inventory processes.
Interview, evaluate and negotiate with vendors, and maintain a viable and professional relationship with other key sources outside the company.
Advise and assist other departments regarding their acquisition of goods and services.
Plan, forecast and budget for the purchasing and inventory activities.
Develop, maintain, troubleshoot and provide training on the materials module of the Cooperatives’ ERP system.
Negotiate and manage vendor relationships to obtain the fairest and most acceptable prices for goods and services and adherence to the terms and conditions of contracts.
Manage the Cooperatives’ scrap and salvage process.
Manage all inbound and outbound freight activity, routing, monitoring and expediting.
Develop, maintain and ensure compliance with the Cooperatives’ Purchasing Guidelines.
Research data for other departments as needed.
Provide monthly Purchasing Activity Reports.
Manage the Cooperatives’ Property and Liability Insurance Risk Management program.
Represent the Cooperatives on national and statewide organizations, as necessary.
Bachelor’s degree in Management, Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, or related field.
Thorough understanding of supply chain management practices to include procurement, warehousing, logistics and database management.
5 – 10 years relevant experience.
Previous management experience.
Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
Proficiency with major ERP systems; SAP experience desired.
Certified Professional in Supply Chain Management preferred.
Any equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience can be substituted for requirements listed above.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be dependent upon education and experience.