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Buyer - Rome, GA

Requisition ID 26394
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Manufacturing/Production 
Posting Type DNI

Kerry is a global leader in taste & nutrition. Our manufacturing facilities produce and supply the world with over 15,000 different food, beverage, and pharmaceutical products throughout the world. With a commitment toward sustainability and reputation for innovation, a career with Kerry offers you the chance to change the way the world sees food and nutrition. A career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

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.

Where you'll work:


Our Rome, GA location is part of our Meat division and uses unique proprietary technology created and developed by Kerry to create breading and coating blends for our customers and products. This team is close-knit with a family like feel, taking pride in their relationships and the results they produce each day! With a recent 125 million dollar investment, this site will soon be one of the most advanced and modern food manufacturing facilities in the world. Join us on our journey!

What you'll do:


Primary Purpose: Oversee and manage all planning activities related to materials management and inventory control in the manufacturing environment. This individual is responsible for the purchase of materials, supplies and equipment as needed based upon specifications established by Kerry quality.  Organizes all procurement activities with various departments to satisfy plant needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop safety stock, minimum order quantities, optimal quantities for Raw Materials.
Utilize MRP and other SAP tools to identify requirements for order fulfilment, safety stock requirements and new product introductions. 
Responsible for completion and negotiation of purchase order flow including: order call-off, expediting, PO creation, PO approval process, and communication with vendor.
Additionally, maintains purchasing records as required.
Manage all SAP dates and master data maintenance to ensure up to date.
Purchase at lowest cost consistent with approved quality, procurement and delivery standards.
Additionally, handle any service issues with vendors.
Maintain a list of acceptable vendors and update vendor profile information.
Understand raw material purchasing specifications including; kosher certificates, vendor product data sheets, import tariff information, raw material ingredient purchasing specifications.
Ensure aged, slow moving, and obsolete inventory action items are addressed timely.
Provide analysis and follow-up to ensure all plant Service, Inventory, and other KPI’s are met or exceeded.
The above listed duties are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities or duties required. Incumbents will be expected to perform other duties as assigned.

What you'll need to be successful:


Minimum Requirements:


Organizational skills & excellent communication skills are essential.
Ability to read, write and communicate in English at a level to facilitate the understanding of the terminology of the job.
Ability to comprehend and follow written and/or verbal procedures or instructions.
Ability to organize and plan ahead to maximize job efficiency and work safely.
Ability to strive for excellence in all areas; focus on effective internal and external customer-supplier relationships.

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

Previous work experience within a food manufacturing and distribution environment.
Basic computer experience.
APICS Certification preferred though not required.
Working Conditions:

Food manufacturing plant
Warehouse environment
Physical Requirements:

Ability to work in hot, cold or wet environments.
Ability to work overtime and use a flexible schedule.    


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: Rome

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