• Inventory & Procurement Specialist

    Performance Pet Products
    Job Description

    Farmers Union Industries, LLC, also known as FUI, is a leading agricultural-based manufacturing company headquartered in Redwood Falls, MN.  Our current operations include Central Bi-Products, Northland Choice, Midwest Grease, Artex Manufacturing, Redwood Farms Meat Processors, and Performance Pet Products. Please visit our website at fuillc.com to learn more!


    Performance Pet, located in Mitchell, SD, is home to the innovators and formulators who turn the desire for leaner, tastier, healthier or otherwise better pet food into an actual product on the shelves. Everything we do is custom-made for every customer, and we're the only canner to do so. Learn more about what we do at performancepet.net/.


    We are excited to open applications for the role of Inventory & Procurement Specialist! We offer a starting wage of $22.95+/Hr., along with regular increases, and a complete benefits package includes health, dental, vision, PTO, paid holidays, an impressive 401K match, and much more!


    Submit an application today to start your next fulfilling career with Performance Pet Products! And don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn!


    Areas of Accountability


    All areas of accountability to be delivered in a manner that aligns with the values and business strategy of Farmers Union Industries.


    Procurement Management Contract Management


    Inventory Management Vendor Relations


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities


    Manage the procurement and inventory of raw materials using Microsoft Dynamics NAV MRP


    Conduct price analysis and negotiate with vendors for improved contract terms


    Evaluate and track vendor performance and conduct meetings with low performers to drive improvement


    Initiate purchase orders for procurement of raw materials, packaging, and other necessary goods


    Ensure department records are accurate and purchasing documents are completed properly


    Conduct inventory analysis to identify discrepancies in inventory counts and recommend disposal of excess or unused stock


    Communicate with Corporate NAV MRP Team to ensure accuracy of individual inventory items and to make system adjustments


    Save costs by working with plant operations to understand raw material yields and wastes


    Work with quality assurance to conduct raw materials quality analysis to consistently meet standards


    Maintain weekly and monthly reports (i.e., KPI scorecards, cost per can, aging)


    Develop and maintain policies and SOPs that drive standardization and best practices


    Situations may arise that require employees to temporarily or permanently assume responsibility for tasks not specifically outlined in this job description. Employees may be requested to work additional hours and/or accommodate a heavier than normal workload.




    Associates or bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, or related field, preferred


    2-5 years’ experience procuring raw materials for food/feed manufacturing


    MRP purchasing and inventory experience


    Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite – Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Microsoft Dynamics, preferred


    Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills


    Strong organizational and project management skills


    Knowledge of standard purchasing procedures and practices


    Disclaimer: All employees are subject to the FUI COVID-19 vaccination policy.

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