Maintenance Purchasing Specialist

West Liberty Foods

West Liberty, IA Administrative & Clerical / Manufacturing & Industrial $17.61 to $21.00 hourly

Job Reference #: 6237

The Maintenance Purchasing Specialist has the responsibility to know the accepted business purchasing methods and know the purchasing policies and procedures of West Liberty Foods. It is the responsibility of the Maintenance Purchasing Specialist to conduct all business in accordance first with the policies and procedures of this organization, but if a subject is not covered by those policies and procedures then to act in accordance with the best business purchasing standards as currently practiced or as directed by the Manager.

 Primary Responsibilities
  • Create purchase orders.
  • Assist the MMS Supervisor with maintaining proper inventory levels of materials used on a regular basis.
  • Work with the inventory management team to ensure that all deliveries satisfy the assigned purchase orders and report andy back-ordered or missing item.
  • Monitor open purchase orders.
  • Search for cost savings of inventory items.
  • Maintain relationships with existing supplieers while seeking new ones.
  • Negotiate pricing with vendors.
  • Create new parts in L2L and assign part number.
  • Verify prices on POs with order acknowledgements from vendors and adjust costs on POs.
  • Expedite orders and track shipments as needed.
  • Research and correct invoice issues with Accounts Payable and vendors.
  • Reconcile packing slips with purchasing orders and file.
  • Provide direction for runners on their daily schedule.
  • Drive continual improvement in quality, productivity, efficiency and cost.
  • Ensure compliance with all safety regulations.
  • Partner with all departments of the organization.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 year related experience preferred.
  • Ability to perform basic math.
  • Ability to make decisions.
  • Must be able to work with multiple vendors to determine the best deals for WLF by evaluating the many pros and cost of each offer based on price, quality, speed and other factors.
  • MRO experience is preferred.
  • Experience with inventory management software is preferred.  Experience with L2L is a plus.
  • Computer experience – Google (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides).
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment of continuous change and challenges.
  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends according to schedule.

West Liberty Foods/Liberty Cold is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 
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Job ID: 65765

Posted 24 days ago

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