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Purchasing Coordinator

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:

At our Sturtevant location we create dry seasoning blends for meat and snack application as part of the Meat division for Kerry customers.  We work hard, play hard, and give back to the community through our Kerry employee engagement program. Not to mention, Sturtevant is just minutes from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a major metro area, on a Great Lake, with endless culture opportunities. 

Key responsibilities

As a Purchasing Coordinator, you will be part of our Supply Chain team.  We will rely on you to maintain manufacturing orders to ensure minimal downtime, considering scheduling of materials. 


Communication is critical in this position.  We will rely on you to communicate with internal stakeholders to ensure production has materials at the facility in time for blending and manufacturing.   


  • Review inventory levels and develop safety stock, minimum order quantities, optimal quantities for intermediates, finished goods, and raw materials. 
  • Utilize our database to identify requirements for order fulfilment, safety stock requirements and new product introductions. 
  • Review data and purchase product at the lowest cost consistently with approved quality, procurement and delivery standards. 
  • Setting up freight in TMS
Qualifications and skills

To get the most of this role at Kerry you’ll need to come with purchasing / material experience, be a self-starter and can influence up.  You’ll also meet these minimum requirements:


  • A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred; APICS Certification is desired but not required.
  • SAP experience is required
  • Experience with TMS (Transportation Management System) is preferred
  • Do you have time management skills and solid follow-up?  We will reply on you to manage multiple ongoing projects in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment and provide the needed follow-up.
  • Do you have experience in manufacturing?  We’d like you to come in with a solid understanding of material flow, production planning and distribution in a plant environment.  This will help you be more successful more quickly in this role. 
  • Do you have experience in Microsoft Office Suite? (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access).  We’d like you to come in with solid understanding of these programs,

purchasing, materials, supply chain, SAP

1751 Enterprise Drive, Sturtevant, WI 53177


Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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