Fresh Express
  • Salinas, CA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

The main job function plans, organizes, and coordinates the activities and operations of purchasing Raw Products, Dry Goods, Supplies, Condiments, Film, and any other miscellaneous goods, enters purchase orders into the AS 400 system and update as necessary; close out po's as they are received. Analyze inventory levels to determine optimal ordering quantities. Place orders directly with outside vendors and internally within the company for their timely delivery. Communicate relevant information with departments on a daily basis. Apply for and follow up on credit requests to ensure they have been granted on any non conforming products or services. Ensure records, files, and reports are Sarbanes Oxley compliant within the purchasing guidelines.  This position interfaces daily with the Materials Manager, National Raw Product, Scheduling, Shipping and Receiving, Production, Customer Service, Maintenance, and Transportation to ensure that department and company goals are continuously attained (order fill, safety, D&D, and cost reduction initiatives).  Develop new process improvement procedures with cross functional teams. Manage supply chain projects with corporate mission critical initiatives, implement, sustain, control, and measure. Perform other duties as assigned. 

This position reports to the Material Manager.

Desired Skills:

Purchasing knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques. Must possess demonstrated analytical abilities and be able to develop logical solutions to opportunities as they develop. Ability to maintain focus and direction in a fast pace environment and have good problem solving skills. Must be a proven team player that utilizes coaching and company values to meet and exceed customer expectations. Microsoft Office, Excel, and MRP skills. Good communication skills: verbal and written. Must be available days, nights, and weekends. 


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