Fresh from Zone 7 | Purchasing Assistant
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Purchasing Assistant

JOB TITLE: PURCHASING ASSISTANT (Hourly Non-Exempt)

Operations & Supply Department

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

Part-time position, Hourly, 20+ hours, schedule TBD – we’re looking for the RIGHT candidate first, then we’ll set the schedule.

The Purchasing Assistant provides an important link between the farms and all Zone 7 teams, analyzing sales data to place purchase orders and matching received PO’s to Farm invoices to promptly resolve issues. The Purchasing Assistant helps the supply team build connections to our farms and is a key player in making the local food community thrive. This is a part time job for about 20 hours per week.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Pulls reports and analyzes sales data to assist with placing Purchase Orders.
  • Communicates regularly with several farms to establish availability, balance supply from different farms, and resolve invoice discrepancies.
  • Ensures that all paperwork from farms has been received and properly processed.
  • Acts as a contact for new farmers that haven’t begun to provide produce. Maintains the product and farm pipeline spreadsheet.
  • Helps with administrative functions as they relate to crop planning.
  • Assists in maintaining availability lists using Excel and Victualnet.
  • Regularly runs reports and assists with analyzing sales and purchasing data.
  • Insures that office side of the inventory process runs smoothly, including the interaction between the office and warehouse, distribution, and sales.
  • Regularly checks actual, physical product and inventory levels.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Performs other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE JOB:

Education

Four-year college degree, preferably in a business or agriculture related major, or equivalent education and experience.

Experience

No experience required, but an excitement for the job, knowledge of distribution, purchasing, and agriculture are a must!

KEY COMPETENCIES:

Excellent excel skills.

Comfort with large data sets.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Must be comfortable and competent in a fast-paced environment.

Must have a positive attitude and professional demeanor. Ability to show up on time, stay focused, and be a team player are key.

INTERESTED IN APPLYING?

Interested candidates should send a detailed cover letter and resume to Donald Lang at DLang@freshfromzone7.com Please, no phone calls.