Purchasing Logistics Specialist

J.M. Swank LLC

North Liberty, IA Executive & Management / Warehousing
Job Summary:
JM Swank, LLC, headquartered in North Liberty, Iowa, is a leading food ingredients distributor serving a nationwide base of food and beverage marketers and manufacturers. The Purchasing Logistics Specialist role is to work in a self-directed team environment performing a variety of support duties for the Procurement Staff that includes placing orders with suppliers and providing information to Customer Service/Sales and Transportation personnel.Scope of responsibility and duties will vary between Purchasing Logistics Specialists, depending upon the type and product/food ingredient being ordered.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Purchasing activities including analyzing, preparing and placing purchase orders with suppliers.
  • Assists with contract administration in maintaining supplier contract balances.
  • Coordinates purchase order logistics surrounding vendor shipments and transportation.
  • Ensures that purchase order changes are properly made on all paperwork and communicated.
  • Relates any product/market information from supplier to the respective Purchasing Buyer.
  • requires documentation is on file with purchase orders and ensures purchase order accuracy.
  • Supporting other activities and projects as assigned or dictated by business priorities.


  • A four (4) year degree is required.
  • Experience with an office environment is preferred.
  • Must be a self-starter who is organized and able to work independently in an intense environment with constantly changing priorities.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with suppliers over the phone and be able to establish strong working relationships.
  • Must have a pleasant phone personality.
  • Background with computer systems and software is preferred.

Who We Are:

As a trusted and value-added partner, JM Swank, LLC has been helping customers grow profitability since 1954. We fulfill an important role by working with our suppliers and customers to help provide safe, affordable, nutritious food to those who need it.  We've grown from servicing food manufacturers in the Midwest, to a fully integrated supply chain solution for Fortune 500 companies across the nation. Today, JM Swank, LLC is rapidly growing under the ownership of Platinum Equity, LLC, a private equity investment firm. JM Swank, LLC continues to provide unparalleled expertise in food ingredient distribution, including sourcing and logistics, to well-known customers who in turn produce some of the world's most recognizable brands.

Our JM Swank, LLC team demonstrates honesty, fairness and flexibility in everything we do. We take a personal approach to partnership, as we work to increase supply chain efficiencies and meet the product needs of our customers. We pride ourselves on keeping our customers informed of the latest market activity and product developments, while always keeping quality and safety top of mind. We continually seek talented professionals who demonstrate strong leadership capabilities, coupled with an entrepreneurial spirit, innate sense of accountability, customer first mindset and unwavering drive towards continuous improvement. Join us as we work to achieve our goal of being the top food ingredients distributor in the nation.  

Our Culture:
Our JM Swank, LLC employees enjoy a collaborative work environment that fosters the ability to challenge the status quo. Employees are encouraged to identify and take ownership of challenges, with a focus on root cause analysis and teamwork. Our employees embrace rapid change, while remaining open to new ideas and technologies. We view growth in a positive light, as it allows us to meet the needs of our customers as well as our overall business objectives. Employees enjoy participating on committees and having a voice in how we conduct business daily. Learning and professional development are highly encouraged, at all levels within our organization. JM Swank, LLC is known for giving back to the communities we live and work in. Our pay rates are competitive, and employees are truly valued for the work they do on behalf of our customers. Our comprehensive benefits package is designed to support employees in their career and in life away from work. (See Benefits at a Glance)

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Equal Opportunity Employment:
JM Swank, LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g., U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunity laws.
Applicants with physical or mental disabilities may be entitled to a form of reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done, which will ensure equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the JM Swank, LLC companies.  Please contact JM Swank, LLC if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.

Job ID: 65729

Posted 27 days ago

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