Purchasing Coordinator

Our client, a leader distributor and exporter of meat and seafood in South Florida and The Caribbean, is currently looking for a Purchasing Coordinator who can coordinates activities involved with procuring goods and services such as raw materials, equipment’s, tools, parts, supplies, and advertising for our establishment.

Experience in the beef, poultry, seafood, or dairy industry is required.

Qualifications / Requirements

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of purchasing experience in the poultry, beef, seafood, or dairy industry (required)
  • Knowledge of product and service vendor sources
  • Knowledge of purchasing procedures and practices
  • Ability to analyze varying product and service features, prices and qualities, and determine most cost effective purchase for organization
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills
  • Good time management and attention to detail
  • Excellent organization skills



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reviews requisitions
  • Confers with vendors to obtain product or service information, such as price, availability, and delivery schedules
  • Selects products for purchase by testing, observing, or examining items
  • Estimates values according to knowledge of market price
  • Determines method of procurement, such as direct purchase or bid
  • Prepares purchase orders or bid requests
  • Reviews bid proposals and negotiates contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority
  • Maintains manual or computerized procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories
  • Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action
  • May approve invoices for payment
  • May expedite delivery of goods to users