September 15, 2016

Buyer - MRO

Dole Food Company - Monterey, CA

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  • Company
    Dole Food Company Dole Food Company
  • Location
    Monterey, CA
  • Job Type
  • Job Classification
    Full Time
  • Experience
    Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
  • Education
    Bachelors Degree
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Job Description


Under the direction of the Purchasing Manager, the Buyer is responsible for handling the buying of supplies and services for Dole s Value Added Manufacturing Facilities.


* Process purchase requisitions and purchase orders in an automated purchasing system.

* Analyze daily requisition reports for compliance with contrcted source and pricing.

* Create and maintain stock record cards and supplier pricing catalogs in the JD Edwards sytems.

* Process purchase requisitions and purchase orders in an automated purchasing system.

* Review and assign appropriate taxation class and rate on all purchase orders.

* Schedule shipments, monitor and coordinate the deliveries of all supplies and services.

* Track and report status of open orders, process RMA s and resolve order and invoice discrepancies.

* Use and develop standard operating procedure documents for all purchasing processes.

* Learn and master JDE for procurement, supplier catalogs, stock record cards, and payment ledgers.

* Work with Accounts Payable department to solve invoicing discrepancies; use BPMS system.

* Secure and analyze quotations; negotiate prices and terms with suppliers; and recommend suppliers to management with respect to cost, quality, and delivery competitiveness for assigned responsibilities.

* Develop sourcing strategies, determine alternative sources of supply, and initiate cost reduction projects.

* Interact with Dole Management and our supplier organizations. Act as liason with internal customers and external suppliers.

* Develop and analyze statistical reports on pricing data for Purchasing, Finance, and Operational departments for budgetary purposes.

* And other duties as assigned.

Required Skills


* Strong organizational skills

* Intermediate to advanced computer skills in Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

* Experience using JDE (AS400) desired.

* Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

* Analytical thinking skills with attention to details

* Must have the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, work in a fast-paced environment, exercise mature judgment and maintain strict confidentiality in highly sensitive areas

Required Experience


* 3+ years of progressively responsible administrative support, 2+ years of data analysis (including use of ERP queries and analysis using Microsoft Excel)

* Working knowledge of all standard purchasing policies and procedures

* College Degree preferred. College-level course work in Business, Finance, or related field desirable.

Job Location

Monterey, California, United States

Position Type


DOLE is committed to the policy of providing equal employment opportunities for training, compensation, transfer, promotion, and other aspects of employment for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.