Mann Packing Co.

Job Info
  1. Job Title: Purchasing Coordinator
  2. Location: Salinas, CA
  3. Number: 10565
  4. Post Date: 12/27/2018
Job description

Creates purchase orders for the acquisition of materials. Researches, interviews, and negotiates with suppliers to obtain prices and specifications. Provides routine administrative support. Familiar with a variety of field’s concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Provides a variety of complicating tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and communicate packaging material purchase order(s) for corrugated cartons (all plants including Fresh Leaf Farms and field direct), RPC’s, rubber bands & tags, salt, iceless liners, liners, glue, broccoli field bags, pallets (for all plants), Garden Valley items, and other as assigned.
  • Coordinate film, label, tray and other logistics as needed.   
  • Manage suppliers on a daily basis to ensure contract terms and service levels are met.
  • Create accurate purchase (using P.O.’s) orders to order materials and maintain optimal inventory levels at all plants. 
  • Ensure receipt of inventory reports and review weekly supplier inventories for cartons, trays, film, liners, glue, labels, field bags, and others as assigned.
  • Review open P.O.’s on a daily basis to ensure everything has been properly received.  Communicate with receiving clerk if items haven’t been received.
  • Create merchandising plans for inventory locations. 
  • Coordinate Corrective Material Reports processing to ensure items are returned and supplier credits are received. 
  • Update daily production efficiency reporting.
  • Update vegetable usage and loss reporting.
  • Update on a daily basis, the packaging deliveries schedule. 
  • Help develop corrugated carton loss tracking.  Ensure procedures are implemented and daily compliance is maintained.
  • Analyze causes for carton loss and recommend solutions for decreasing production losses. 
  • Assist Director of Supply Chain in developing RFQ’s and RFI’s for all purchasing categories. 
  • Support Director of Supply Chain in ensuring new packaging items are given to cost accounting and that cost accounting has accurate cost information for month end physical inventories.
  • Assist in preparing for annual audits, inspections, and with track and trace program.
  • Collect or work with receiving personnel to gather production samples for marketing.
  • Work with accounts payable to ensure all invoice account coding is done on a daily basis and any outstanding coding issues are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Help update product specifications, supplier insurance forms, approved supplier list, and other as asked.
  • Back-up Director of Supply Chain on packaging and learn to handle vegetable releases as needed.
  • As needed, assist with analysis, pricing adjustments and others while maintaining accuracy.

Educational & Job Requirements

  • B.S. or B.A. Degree Preferred
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Computer skills (MS Word and Excel)
  • Highly organized and detail oriented

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

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