• 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.

    Qualifications

    Qualifications

     

    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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