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Purchasing Agent - Racine, WI

Racine, WI | Full Time
14 Days Ago

Job Description


Kranz, a division of Imperial Dade, leading national distributor, has a job open in Racine, WI. We are seeking an experienced Purchasing Agent to join the team.

The successful candidate will have a mix of both strategic and tactical responsibilities, and will be tasked with overseeing the management of inbound inventory flow to our warehouses. Responsibilities will include processing and tracking purchase orders, communicating closely with suppliers, maintaining customer fill rate, while also managing stock levels within a turn goal. The incumbent will be a product expert, interacting with both the Sales team and the Customer Service team to ensure our customer needs are met. The Agent will work closely with suppliers on inventory availability, new items, and complementary/substitute items.


  • Utilize our ERP/MRP system to order direct and indirect goods, based on inventory planning policies and requisition recommendations/requests.
  • Source needed items at the best price, quality, availability, and reliability from existing and potential new suppliers.
  • Track PO confirmations and expedite deliveries to ensure on-time deliveries meet our customers’ needs and minimize backorders.
  • Reconcile delivery non-conformance issues and invoice discrepancies.
  • Update ERP system information (system-data hygiene) for suppliers, items, lead times, costs, order parameters, and POs.
  • Manage existing and establish new supplier relationships with the ultimate goal of providing the best overall value to our company’s internal and external customers.
  • Routinely review existing supplier portfolio, for better product options at lower acquisition costs, to uphold our company’s value proposition.
  • Monitor supplier performance to meet landed cost and quality objectives.
  • Perform inventory management activities that coincide with goals, including setting stocking policies; establishing ROP, EOQ, and Safety Stock levels; returning under-performing/obsolete inventories to suppliers for credit; achieving service-levels/fill-rate targets.
  • Work with the Sales, Customer Service, Finance, and Warehouse Departments to resolve sales-planning, product quality, receiving, and vendor return problems.
  • Track market conditions and pricing trends and maintain item price records within the ERP system.
  • Perform inventory quality assurance inspections as needs arise.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Purchasing Manager and/or the branch General Manager.


  • BA or BS in Supply Chain Management, Procurement or related business field. CPSM, CPSD, CPIM, or C.P.M. certifications are desirable.
  • 1 to 3 years of related procurement experience including purchasing, inventory control, supply management, supplier relationships, negotiation, and basics of Cost Accounting.
  • Industrial Distribution inventory management background, in Jan/San and/or Foodservice, a plus.
  • Working knowledge of ERP systems.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite - including Excel, Outlook, Access, Word, and PowerPoint - with the ability to generate and maintain reporting requirements.
  • Extremely organized, detailed oriented, and able to manage time to satisfy competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • A courteous and professional demeanor.
  • Ability to productively multitask and work under pressure in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Self-motivated, with a high degree of initiative, and capable of working autonomously without supervision.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.

At Imperial Dade, we offer an exciting work environment and invite motivated and talented individuals with a passion for excellence to join our team. We value our people and strive to create rewarding career opportunities by offering competitive salaries and benefits, 401K, Life Insurance, and a generous Paid Time Off Package.

Imperial Dade is an EEO Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit-based factors.

Company Overview

  • Website
  • Headquarters BELLE ISLE, FL
  • Size 500 - 1,000
  • Founded 1935
  • Type
  • Revenue <$5M
  • Industry Retail & Wholesale
  • About imperial dade

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