Maintenance Indirect Buyer & Storeroom in Kenosha, WI at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 2/23/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


WI Kenosha

Job Type:

Supply Chain Procurement

Job Posting Title:

Maintenance Indirect Buyer & Storeroom

Job Description:

Position Title:   Maintenance Indirect Buyer & Storeroom


Ensures optimum inventory levels of repair parts and supplies through effective purchasing and storage programs, to keep plant operating in a smooth and orderly fashion.  Determines optimum methods for purchasing and controlling repair materials, plant machinery and sundry supplies to prevent problems associated with out-of-stock or over-inflated inventories.


  • Establish effective inventory control program, including setting minimum and economic order quantities, recommending improved storeroom layouts and procedures.
  • Purchase necessary MRO materials ensuring availability of parts and supplies for plant operations.
  • Expedite incoming materials shipments as necessary and communicate closely with individuals awaiting receipts to prevent interference to plant operations.
  • Coordinate prompt handling of receiving documents and invoices to ensure approval and payment to maximize buying discounts.
  • Update central and satellite storerooms on a continuous basis by reshelving, rearranging and consolidating stock. 
  • Appropriately disposition obsolete items (sell, silent auction, trash, recycle)  and review minimum and economic order quantity levels routinely.
  • Develop and maintain standards of materials purchased to ensure high quality specifications are met. 
  • Continuously seek out new vendors who can better serve the company through lower cost, higher quality and improved response.
  • Process all receiving reports, returned goods, purchase orders in a timely fashion to prevent disruption to plant and accounting operations.
  • Locating, sourcing, expediting critical repair parts and recommending satisfactory substitutes for unavailable materials and services.
  • Knowledge and ability to use CMMS systems (SAP MM and PM) which may include writing work orders, looking up work orders, finding parts and writing requisitions to order parts. 
  • Work primarily during day time hours but will need to flex hours as needed or directed
  • Provide reports, graphs, and charts as required
  • CMMS (SAP) oversight of accuracy and use of data; i.e. part inventory, part fields, etc.
  • Receive incoming maintenance and plant supplies and provide detailed documentation.
  • Lead or assist in cycle counting activities. 


  • 2-year degree in relevant technical area and/or 7+ years of relevant experience in indirect purchasing and storeroom leadership in a manufacturing environment.                                                                          

Knowledge / Skills:

  • Strong understanding of maintenance purchasing and storeroom principles. 
  • Demonstrated Leadership Skills.
  • Strong written, verbal, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Proficient computer skills including:
    • MS Office Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Strong SAP PM & MM
  • Familiarity with Lean methods and processes.
  • Strong Organizational Skills.
  • Able to handle multiple priorities.
  • This position does not have direct reports, but works closely with Maintenance Technicians, Electrical & Automation Technicians, Planner, Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Manager and provides leadership to other plant personnel using strong interpersonal relationship skills.

Experience Required:   7+ years of relevant experience

  • Related work experience in purchasing, inventory control, and expediting.
  • Strong negotiating, communication, organizational, analytical, problems-solving, leadership and quantitative skills.
  • Strong background in M.R.O. (maintenance repair and operations) purchasing.  Strong understanding of storeroom operations and procedures and ability to interface the two functions to maximize financial opportunities of both.  Requires initiative and friendliness.
  • Working knowledge of production equipment, preventative maintenance concepts, food safety practices, and employee safety requirements. 

travel required:            5%


Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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