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Scheduling/Purchasing Manager --Norwalk



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Michael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. We offer exciting job possibilities throughout our organization where you can enhance your career sharpen your talents and make an impact. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that’s First in Food.


Purchasing Sourcing Manager – Buyer is responsible for planning the proper inventory levels and replenishment orders for the Norwalk, IA locations required to support the near-term demand forecast. Inventories are inclusive of raw materials, packaging, parts, and plant supplies. This person will also proactively identify and execute on opportunities that help the business unit achieve costs and service targets. In addition, this role will be responsible for helping to minimize product or inventory obsolescence.


  • Generate and execute replenishment purchase orders for finished goods by focusing on achieving necessary inventory levels required to satisfy customer demand / orders as well as plant materials, inclusive of ingredients and packaging materials.
  • Balance and manage inventories based on business unit targets for inventory dollar amounts and inventory turns.
  • Develops, publishes and maintains the master production schedule, balancing inventory, resources and capacity.
  • Proactively identify potential out of stock situations and expedite replenishment orders to reduce potential customer service performance issues.
  • Communicate product shortage situations to internal and external contacts.
  • Identify root causes for any inventory shortages or imbalances.
  • Assist with forecasting activities by providing information regarding any constrained or in-short-supply items inclusive of raw materials and finished goods.
  • Maintain all master data in SAP relative to ingredients and finished goods.
  • Assist in the analysis of supplier pricing proposals and RFP responses.
  • Proactively engage with outside industry partners to understand market pricing conditions and determine reasonable purchase price levels.
  • Model behavior consistent with company values and expectations.
  • Assumes personal responsibility to insure safe and healthy workplace for everyone. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures and, incorporate safety and health in all jobs and tasks.
  • Adhere to Quality work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety and quality.
  • Insures regulatory compliance at all times.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Associate degree or two-year technical certificate in Accounting Inventory Control or related field
  • Three years of scheduling and purchasing experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience enough to successfully perform the essential perform the essentials duties of the job such as those listed above
  • Knowledge of Federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of packaging equipment, purchasing, and ingredients market conditions.
  • Skills In:
  • Ability to calculate ingredients amounts to order, identify when to order ingredients and prepare production schedules.
  • Skilled in communication and interpersonal relations as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the public, etc. enough to exchange or convey information and receive work direction.

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Qualifications



    Associates or better in Accounting.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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