Procurement Specialist in Cedar Rapids, IA at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 8/18/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


IA Cedar Rapids

Job Type:

Supply Chain Procurement

Job Posting Title:

Procurement Specialist

Job Description:

Position Overview:

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.

Responsibilities and Essential Job Functions:

  • 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 Cedar Rapids 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.

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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