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Buyer

Company: Michigan Milk Producers Association
Location: Canton
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

Superior Dairy in Canton, OH is in search of an experienced Buyer-Plant Services. In this role, you'll handle purchasing, coordinating maintenance orders, negotiating with vendors, and ensuring smooth workflow. Core responsibilities include supplier research, quote acquisition, managing urgent orders, and nurturing supplier connections. It's crucial to maintain accurate purchase order tracking and collaborate with accounting for reconciliation.About Us: Superior Dairy, founded in 1922, is best known for producing high quality dairy products, including fluid milk products, cottage cheese, sour cream, ice cream and chip dip. Superior Dairy is a wholly owned subsidiary of Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA). Together we run a multi-state dairy manufacturing and innovation campus with four facilities across the Great Lakes region.Why you'll love working here:Competitive salaryhealth and wellness benefits with medical coverage through Blue Cross Blue Sheild, including mental health benefitsDisability insurancePaid time offRetirement including 401k with employer contributionsPersonal and professional growth opportunitiesEmployee appreciation events and recognition awardsEmployee wellness initiativesEmployees feedback and suggestion forums JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:Purchase materials, supplies, and inventory items according to established guidelines and industry standards.Order manufacturing maintenance and repair items and coordinate vendor service calls for onsite inspections, scheduled maintenance, and repairs of equipment and machinery.Research and interview suppliers to find the most cost-efficient sources while ensuring quality and availability for a fast-paced production environment.Request quotes for supplies and services from vendors and handle negotiations on pricing, delivery, and payment terms aligned with company policies and objectives.Occasionally coordinate rush deliveries of critical parts via courier in collaboration with suppliers and team members.Periodically visit key suppliers to foster long-term relationships and gain insight into their products and processes.Prioritize workflow based on urgency and budgetary constraints.Establish an effective system to track and store purchase order information and provide updates to team members.Collaborate with Accounting to reconcile discrepancies between purchase orders and invoices.Other assigned dutiesREQUIRED COMPETENCIES:Effective planning/organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to multi-task and set prioritiesAnalytical skills with high attention to detailManufacturing/mechanical aptitudeEffective interpersonal and communication skillsHigh integrity, punctual, dedicated and team-orientedProficiency with Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:--- An associate degree is preferred, but a high school diploma or GED, coupled with relevant experience --- Prior experience in accounting, business, computer training, and data entry, or formal training in these areas, would be beneficial for learning the job. --- Preferably, candidates should have at least two years of experience in a purchasing role within a manufacturing facility.Join us in maintaining the highest standards in the dairy industry! Apply now and become part of our dynamic Superior Dairy team!To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the responsibilities.This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of responsibilities that are required of the role. Responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.MMPA provides the opportunity for meaningful work that makes a difference in the dairy industry and in our communities. The diverse talents and perspectives of our employees help us to meet the needs of our member farms and the customers we serve.MMPA is an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Michigan Milk Producers Association, Canton , Buyer, Other , Canton, Ohio

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