Purchasing Specialist

Company description

PB Leiner is one of the world’s leading producers of high quality gelatins and collagen peptides. We supply a growing market in food, pharma, health nutrition and technical applications. In all our efforts, we strive to be The Clear Solution for our customers. We spot and exploit opportunities, and try to anticipate future trends for them. We pursue outstanding quality and choice, as well as smooth delivery. We have a global presence in terms of both our plants and sales support, and count approximately 1,100 collaborators worldwide. PB Leiner is part of Tessenderlo Group.



Job description

PB Leiner
    1. Purchasing
      • Maintain policies, procedures, and reports to ensure an efficient purchasing flow.
      • Ensure accurate and timely information is maintained in the ERP system that reflects actual inventory levels, outstanding orders, and work order detail.
      • Discuss unacceptable goods/services with the applicable parties and determine source of problem and appropriate corrective action.
      • Assist with reporting and analysis of Maintenance accounts and inventory usage.
      • Set physical counting strategies and analyze performance in conjunction with the Assistant Controller.
      • Lead sourcing and parts contracting efforts to help optimize maintenance costs and improve maintenance inventory performance by negotiating procurement, price, availability, delivery, and product specifications.
      • Assist with sourcing and contracting efforts to help optimize those outside of the maintenance department.
      • Develop equipment Bill of Materials lists to assist in optimizing performance.
      • Properly track plant assets within the company, including additions, deletions, write-offs, and capital project implementation follow-up.
    1. Inventory
      • Maintain proper stock levels, including restock requisitioning, parts receiving, issuing parts out, return parts, and all other stock-part movements within the ERP system.
      • Manage stockroom and Door-17 organization and cleanliness.
      • Manage repairable parts process, including follow-up with internal and external contacts.
      • Staging and organization of parts/supplies orders for Capital Projects and Work Orders.
    2. Other Tasks
      • Create and maintain Vendors within the ERP system.
      • Various projects as assigned.


Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Accounting or 1-3 years of work experience


  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Must have strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work efficiently
  • Must be analytical with problem-solving capabilities, interpersonal skills, and the ability to function independently and interdependently in a team environment
  • Must be open to change and willing to learn new skills as the opportunities arise
  • Experience with SAP or another ERP system is a plus



All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Experience level
Entry Level
PB Leiner
Business unit
PB Leiner
United States
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