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Purchasing Assistant (7690)

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Location: Missouri, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: Land O' Lakes
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Open Til: 13-Mar-12
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Manufacturing
Career Type: Operations
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive

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Purchasing Assistant

Function:Manufacturing and Operations

Location:MO-St Joseph-1417 Lo
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Business Unit:Winfield Solutions is an industry leader in crop protection and farm seed products, providing insights an expertise in this area. Our brands include AgriSolutionsTM crop protection products and CROPLAN GENETICS seed.
Position Purpose:This position assists the procurement group for the Omnium and RSA facilities. This group is responsible for the procurement activities for portions of raw materials, packaging and indirect spend items for 7 manufacturing locations, as well as some support activites including delivery schedules, vendor reviews and evaluations, pricing negotiations and management of change activities. The purchasing assistant will be responsible for creating purchase orders, calling vendors to obtain updated pricing, maintaining various management reports and price lists, and clerical support.

Required (Basic) Experience & Education:High School Diploma. Office business/administrative experience.

Required Competencies & Other Skills:Strong computer skills. Strong communications skills. Strong research and problem solving skills. Position is required to manage mulitple tasks and constant changing priorities. Employee must be detail oriented, able to manage stress and enjoy working in a team environment.

Preferred Experience & Education:College degree and purchasing experience is preferred. Experience working in an ERP computer system preferrably JDEdwards.

Preferred Competencies & Other Skills:Leadership skills.
Percentage of Travel:<10%
Land O'Lakes, Inc. offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, retirement savings account, tuition reimbursement, PTO, paid holidays, and employee development opportunities. Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Land O'Lakes,Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.