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Inteplast Group PTPB- Purchasing Coordinator in PITTSBURG, Kansas


  • Primary Buyer for production items such as boxes, color, print plates, labels, tape, stretch film, pallets, etc.

  • Buyer support for the maintenance department.

  • Update and maintain production resource rates.

  • Be a point of contact and lead Buyer for production items using the inventory system.

  • Review Purchase Orders and close.

  • Maintain/establish buyer/vendor relations with multiple suppliers.

  • Review purchase requisitions and negotiate pricing with suppliers to minimize costs.

  • Review purchase requisitions for proper cost center, account coding, and approval signatures.

  • Organize and maintain copies of purchase requisitions for all locations to provide to accounting if needed.

  • Primary Buyer for all maintenance department purchase requisitions for all production locations.

  • Primary Buyer for expense items such as operator tools, quality expense items, safety supplies, office supplies, etc.

  • Primary Buyer for outsourced finish goods.

  • Enter new items and maintain existing items, routings, bill of materials, formulas, and pack codes for all of the production locations.

  • Update and maintain production-specific instructions for an item.

  • Set up and maintain artwork numbers.

  • Update periodically item status, type, and planning method per direction from Supply Chain and Inventory Manager.

  • Accountable for the Bill of Materials, Routings, Customer Cross Reference, Unit of Measure Conversions, issuing PO's, Item Master set-up.

  • At the request of the Planner, adjust safety stock levels and other item attributes, by item or group of items.

Required Skills

  • Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.

  • Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

  • Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

  • Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.

  • Developing specific and long-term goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

  • Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.

Preferred Experience

2+ years of experience required in the area of purchasing/supply chain

Required Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Preferred Education

College degree preferred but, not required.


Essential functions and abilities:

  • Vision - The ability to see details at close range. The ability to see in low light conditions.

  • Selective Attention - The ability to concentrate on a task over a period without being distracted.

  • Memorization - The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, and procedures.

  • Wrist-Finger Speed - The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. (typing)

  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order.

  • Oral Expression/Comprehension - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

  • Written Comprehension/Expression - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

  • Time-Sharing - The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).

  • Attention to Detail - requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

  • Dependability - requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

  • Independence - requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

  • Cooperation - Integrity - requires being honest and ethical.

  • Initiative - requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

  • Adaptability/Flexibility - requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

  • Analytical Thinking - requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

  • Achievement/Effort - requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.

  • Innovation - position requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.

/Job descriptions are not meant to be all-inclusive and/or the job itself is subject to change. Some examples are: (1) Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. (2) This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.(3) Critical features of this job are described under the headings above. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons./