Company Info

Midwestern BioAg, Inc

918 W. Deming Way, Suite 200
Madison, WI, United States

Phone: 608-841-1639
Web Site: www.midwesternbioag.com

Company Profile


Purchasing Coordinator


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Job ID:

4160

Location:

Madison, WI, United States 

Category:

Admin-Clerical, Customer Service, General Business
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Job Views:

61

Zip Code:

53717

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

01.02.2018
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Job Description:

This position is responsible for the coordination of product acquisition, shipment and product transfers across locations to ensure movement of product inventory based on customer/site location needs.  The position provides assistance in all aspects of customer service including but not limited to: product sourcing, order processing and inventory coordination.  Source materials and process orders based on customer demand and company forecasts. 

 

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Accurately and efficiently, source materials, execute on incoming orders (including site locations, sales, and customers) and prepare necessary paperwork for product pickup and/or delivery. 
  • Facilitate product logistics by coordinating transfer of product between site locations, coordinating shipments through trucking companies, and providing instruction to drivers on requirements of loads as needed.
  • Track and control inventory including physical inventory counts of products stored in warehouses and bulk storage areas as required on a cycle count and annual basis.
  • Research customer inquiries and requests in regards to product orders- provide timely and accurate follow up. 
  • Administer changes to company promotions, discounts and pricing changes in ERP system on a regular basis and distribute updated price lists to plant locations on a timely basis.
  • Process wholesale orders based upon company guidelines. 
  • Prepare and maintain material requirements reporting. 
  • Assist the Vice President of Procurement, in the management of raw material and other indirect product costs. 
  • Provide support to plants on ERP troubleshooting issues. 
  • Prepare contracts for approval by obtaining competitive bids, reviewing proposals, assisting in price and term negotiations, and qualifying suppliers.
  • Analyze supplier operations to determine factors that influence pricing, quality, and supply performance. Utilize statistical data to drive material cost savings. 
  • Proactively collaborate with the supplier base and internal customers to resolve issues related to quality, product performance, supply, and project achievement.
  • Develop and implement processes and procedures to gain efficiencies within the ERP system and the department. 
  • Update and maintain supplier information in corporate database in accordance with regulatory standards. 
  • Ensure regulatory compliance for fertilizer, including but not limited to: OMRI, tonnage tax, state regulations, etc.
  • Work with Site Managers to support the execution of projects, which affect the facility site.
  • Provide backup and assistance to staff as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred) and/or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 2 years previous experience within the agriculture industry (preferred)
  • Minimum of 3 years previous experience in a purchasing role (preferred) and previous experience in a customer service related role, both in person and via phone
  • Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages and ratios to practical applications
  • High systems aptitude, advanced knowledge of Excel, detail orientated
  • ERP knowledge required, Net Suite knowledge preferred.
  • Must be able to read, analyze and interpret written procedures and reports.
  • Demonstrate planning, organization, time management, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills for interaction with vendors, customers, fellow employees (via telephone, face-to-face and email) and the public.
  • Proven ability to work independently while achieving desired results through a collective team effort.
  • Must be self-driven, resilient, and have a positive team-first attitude.

 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Valid drivers’ license and ability to drive a vehicle.

 

Competencies

  • Customer Focus: Builds effective relationships (internal and external), identifies customer expectations, and sees issues from their point of view; offers practical recommendations.
  • Collaborationseeks and enlists active participation of others to reach goals
  • Personal Accountability: Accepts responsibility for own actions, including failure. Embraces experiences as learning opportunities and not chances to blame.
  • Proactive Approach & Initiative: Identifies what needs to be done and doing it before being asked by developing a path to a desired outcome including sequence, feedback points, and time estimates.
  • Priority Setting: Determines the interrelationships and relative importance of tasks and takes action accordingly
  • Adaptability: Flexible style; receptive to change; able to fit the circumstances.
  • Innovation: Generates new ideas and approaches to enhance the organization’s systems, products, or effectiveness.
  • Humor: Uses appropriate humor to maintain a positive environment.
  • Time Management: allocates time efficiently to the most important issues and knows what not to spend time on; completes work in a timely fashion.