Procurement Operation Specialist

Date: Feb 8, 2024

Location: Hiram, OH, US, 44234-1806

Company: Great Lakes Cheese

Job Overview

Procurement operations responsibilities include executing inventory management, purchase order creation and monitoring, and day to day support of operations and continuous improvement. Review KPI and metrics reporting, and analyze and understand deviation and recommend improvement opportunities. Provide project management support to meet strategic procurement and company goals.

Job Responsibilities

  • Analyze inventory levels and product demand to ensure product availability and inventory at optimum age and quality.
  • Ownership and management of purchase orders to maintain optimum inventory levels and meet supplier lead times.
  • Work closely with vendors, sales operations, supply chain, and operations to ensure timely delivery of quality products and provide efficient communication to support production needs.
  • Conduct analysis to quantify the financial and operational impact of strategic supply chain decisions and modeling of flows, inventory levels, distribution, and transportation to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Review Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure, control and benchmark procurement processes including cost tracking and PPV analysis.
  • Proactively manage on-time performance, inventory, and quality with vendors.
  • Develop and maintain the supplier scorecards.
  • Maintain material price lists and document/communicate adjustments.
  • Negotiate the lowest possible cost for the commodity balanced against the optimum quality and service level.
  • Assist with the development & implementation of process changes and improvements within the department.
  • All GLC employees are expected to perform any assignment or job task according to the stated safety policies and procedures. 
  • All GLC employees are expected to produce our products in a manner that exceeds the quality and value expectation of our customers and consumers by adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices, Policies and Procedures outlined in our Safe Quality Food Program. 
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the manager.

Required Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent from an accredited institution. 
  • Minimum of 1 year supply chain experience in purchasing, planning, or logistics.
  • Must be legally authorized to work for a company in the U.S. without sponsorship. 

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, supply chain or a related field.
  • 2 or more years of experience in Procurement. 
  • Skilled in Excel and MS Office.
  • SAP experience. 
  • Self-starter, driven individual focused on continuous improvement.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and mathematical skills.
  • Team oriented approach.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Project management skills.

Working Conditions

• Occasional exposure to industrial operations including: temperature extremes from approximately 35ºF to 100ºF; noise levels in excess of 85 dB; moisture and moving machinery.
• Work is performed in an office setting.

EEOC & Disclaimer

Great Lakes Cheese is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.