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Purchasing Assistant

Requisition ID 8556
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Supply Chain 
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Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry
A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.
About the role

At our Jackson, WI facility we create dry beverage products that delight our customers.  We work hard, play hard, and give back to the community we work in through our Kerry employee engagement program. We are located a commutable 20 minutes north of the Milwaukee metro area. We work hard, play hard, and give back to the community through our Kerry employee engagement program.


As a Shipping Coordinator, you will be part of our supply chain team.  If you’re looking to build a career in supply chain with a team you can have some fun with, we might be the team for you.  As a Shipping Coordinator, you will:



  • Purchase at lowest cost consistent with approved quality, procurement and delivery standards.
  • Provide procurement and processing support for co-manufacturing functions.
  • Support other functions through audits, analysis, and procurement activities.
  • Participate in key process improvement and/or cost reduction projects.


Key responsibilities

The Purchasing Assistant is extremely important to us.  We will rely on you to develop safety stock metrics, minimum order quantities, and optimal quantities for raw material procurement.  As a team member you will identify requirements for order fulfilment, safety stock requirements and new product introductions.  Completion and negotiation of purchase order flow is a critical part of this role.

Qualifications and skills

To get the most of this role at Kerry you’ll need to come with knowledge as a purchasing ability to influence up, and we’d prefer if you had supply chain experience.  You’ll also meet these minimum requirements:


  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required. APICS Certification preferred though not required.
  • Do you have experience in manufacturing?  We prefer 1-2 years of experience as it will help jump start your career. 
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access)





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N168W21455 Main St, Jackson, WI 53037



Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .                                                                                                         

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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