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Purchasing Coordinator

Posted: 05/26/2019

We are hiring a Purchasing Coordinator for our manufacturing facilities in Marshall, MN. In this position you will be responsible for supporting documentation and record keeping of the Strategic Sourcing Process. This includes contracts, forms, graphs, score cards and other product and pricing information.

What you will get from us:

  • Opportunities for career growth with a well-established food company. For the right candidate, the Purchasing Coordinator role is a starting point on the path to an Associate Buyer.

  • A culture focused on ensuring the health, safety and well-being of its employees

  • Support and mentorship from team members who are authentic, good-natured and highly skilled

  • Competitive wages, incentive pay and a comprehensive package of benefits


What we need from you:  

  • Prepare vendor purchase history and complaint graphs and vendor scorecard for vendor reviews.

  • Manages and monitors purchasing area contract record retention requirements by establishing retention method, process and/or system, conducting contract reviews and retaining all contracts for the group as well as auditing firms.

  • Accumulate and disseminate supplier and product specific information needed to launch new products both internally and externally.

  • Generate and distribute pricing, gross margin and various reports as required.

  • Manipulate and cleanse data for product portfolios on a regular basis.

  • Maintains data and follows up on contract inventory levels between suppliers and plant locations through contract maintenance, invoice discrepancies and actual consumption reporting.

  • Facilitate the approval process for all vendor contracts as well as maintaining accurate files of those contracts.

  • Enter and maintain product contracts, volume commitments and pricing in enterprise system.

  • Builds, compiles, and sorts monthly material cost forecasting information and acts as liaison with Finance department.

  • Builds and compiles foundational information and data for the annual budget process.

  • Coordinates and manages input of cost savings information into Cost Savings database and assures accuracy and timeliness of information.

  • Coordinates and manages cost savings reporting and progress tracking between multiple departments.

  • Builds organized and potentially complex reports and presentations for cost savings tracking and other projects as needed.

  • Responsible to conduct yourself and ensure your subordinates (if applicable) conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission, values, code of ethics, policies, and other standards of conduct.


Years of Experience: 1-3 years related experience

Education:  Bachelor's or equivalent or combination of education and experience

  • Advanced PC skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Cognos, SAP, etc

  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills as well as analytical and problem solving skills.


The employing subsidiaries of Schwan’s Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.


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