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Purchasing Assistant - SEEDWAY - Elizabethtown, PA

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Seedway is¬ headquartered in Hall, New York with branches in Pennsylvania, Florida, Vermont, Maine, and New York. Seedway has¬ about 220¬ employees (including seasonal workers) and approximately 15,000 customers.¬ The cooperative does business in farm, vegetable, and turf seed.¬ Seedway is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada.


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PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT


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Provides support to purchasing process, including inventory review, seed purchase, and inbound logistics.


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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS


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Purchases seed and other products and executes purchase orders


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Monitors inventories and product demand


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Schedules deliveries and coordinates inbound transportation


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Coordinates custom seed treatments and coatings


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Tabulates product forecasts


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Maintains and distributes product issue and excess inventory reports


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Resolves issues that arise with vendors pertaining to products of A/P conflicts


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Facilitates information between customer service, sales force and product managers regarding product availability, seed shortages, product performance issues and other information as needed


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Works with Purchasing Agent, Product Managers, Order Facilitator and Warehouse Manager to ensure smooth order flow


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OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS


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Performs general clerical duties including but not limited to: photocopying, faxing, mailing, and filing


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Follows GROWMARK's Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply


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Performs all other duties as assigned


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REQUIREMENTS


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Normally requires an Associate's Degree, or the equivalent thereof, and 1 ‚€“ 3 years or more of clerical related work experience to demonstrate knowledge of professional communication skills, typing proficiency and Microsoft Office programs.


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Prefer experience with J D Edwards system.


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Must have and maintain a valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record.


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Demonstrated essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.


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Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK's policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position.¬ 


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We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.


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