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Senior Purchaser (SCAFCO Grain, Spokane, WA)

Employment Type: Full Time

Education Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Manufacturing and/or Materials management.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field highly preferred but not required.
  • Thorough understanding of purchasing procedures and policies.
  • Experienced user of computer systems. Proficient in MRP systems, Microsoft Office Suite, and or related software.
  • Expertise in use of ERP systems and capacity planning modules.
  • Knowledge of material flow processes.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and building of relationships with internal partners and external vendors.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.


  1. Act in compliance with the company Health & Safety policies and procedures including any applicable legislation.
  2. Notify the appropriate personnel of any situation or condition that may contribute to product or system non-conformity.
  3. Comply with the Environmental Policy and contribute to its goals and objectives accordingly.


The Sr. Purchaser is assigned a series of commodities and/or services for which they are responsible for assuring that the requirements for these purchased items are filled in a timely and cost-effective manner and that stocking levels are maintained within established guidelines.

    • Drives spend compliance and coverage using recommended and preferred suppliers.
    • Works closely with Quality and Strategic Purchasing to ensure high product quality and consistency and to resolve product issues as they arise.
    • Maintain records, document quantifiable cost savings, prepare progress reports and verify invoices for irregular charges.
    • Monitors and reacts to exception messages.
    • Negotiates pricings and discounts on key product lines as applicable.
    • Review monthly sales forecasts and update system accordingly.
    • Resolve issues by presenting various alternatives for decision.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.
    • Interact frequently with sales, marketing and manufacturing personnel to balance supply and demand.

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