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Purfoods Purchasing Specialist in Ankeny, Iowa

The Purchasing Specialist will play a key, strategic role in the Purchasing team’s ability to support our fast-paced and growing business. This position requires a detail oriented, organized, and strategic thinking individual who has related experience in purchasing, supply chain, finance, or Operations/Business Management in the food industry.

  • Manage Order Confirmations to ensure accuracy against the PO, including price, quantity, delivery date etc.

  • Immediately communicate discrepancies to appropriate Buyer

  • Release the PO for processing once confirmation is complete

  • Pull Bills of Material (BOM’s) for each projected schedule for kitchen facilities, and provide to appropriate Buyers

  • Create a calendar for dock appointments related to all incoming shipment associated with Purchase Orders and sample requests

  • Communicate effectively across departments to ensure appointments are secured

  • Maintain RMA and all retuned merchandise to suppliers for accounting

  • Manage Certificate of Analysis (COA’s), by receiving from vendor and saving appropriately in system for further review and approval

  • Request & acquire all necessary documentation for new items / ingredients from vendor regarding new item set up

  • Maintain Vendor Master Contact List with applicable information

  • Perform other duties assigned

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Minimum of three to five years of experience in purchasing and or supply chain within the food industry.

  • Proficient with SharePoint, Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Excel), and an ERP system

  • Ability to multi task and have excellent organization skills

  • Team Player. Has excellent people skills to interact with colleagues, cross-functional teams and third parties.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business Management, or other related field

  • Experience with Microsoft AX

  • Repetitive motions that include the wrists, hands and/or fingers

  • Sedentary work that primarily involves sitting, remaining in a stationary position for prolonged periods

  • Visual perception to perform job including peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Mom’s Meals, a PurFoods Company is a home-delivered meal service providing fully prepared, refrigerated meal solutions direct to homes nationwide for over 20 years. We provide seniors, patients recovering post-discharge and those managing a chronic condition with tailored nutrition solutions to manage their specific needs. If you are passionate about the well-being of others and have a strong sense of community, Mom's Meals could be the place for you! We are a family operated business looking for fun, compassionate, and friendly people who want to make a difference in the lives of others.

Mom's Meals complies with all applicable federal and state non-discrimination laws. All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regards to race, religion, national origin, ancestry, color, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation or military status.

ID: 2020-1822

External Company Name: Mom's Meals, a PurFoods Company

External Company URL:

Street: 3210 SE Corporate Woods Dr.

Telecommute: No