Purchasing Procurement Specialist

Position Type
Full-time
# of Openings
1
Category
Supply Chain
Shift
1st
Location : Name
Corporate Office
Location : City
Idaho Falls

Company Profile

"Enhancing the Lives of Those We Touch by Helping People Reach Their Goals”

 

Melaleuca has firmly supported this mission statement since our humble beginning in 1985. Everything we accomplish is done with an eye toward promoting the physical, environmental, financial, and personal wellness of those around us. Our focus has always been on wellness. By manufacturing and selling effective, high quality, natural, health oriented products we help people live more vibrant, healthier, and happier lives. When you walk through the doors at Melaleuca, you can feel it immediately. This is The Wellness Company.

 

We have achieved consistent and profitable growth with our annual revenue consistently hitting over $1 billion dollars. We now have over 4,000 employees and operate in 19 countries around the world. Melaleuca is positioned to grow even more rapidly in upcoming years. 

Overview

This position is responsible for securing the best possible pricing for existing unprocessed finished goods, components and/or ingredients, goods and/or services for Melaleuca, Inc. Maintains good vendor relations, timely deliveries, acceptable inventory levels and avoids stock-outs in accordance with the “no stock out” policy.

 

Responsibilities

  • Generates Purchase Orders for raw materials, services and/or unprocessed finished goods for Melaleuca, Inc.
  • Secures best possible pricing for goods and/or services (SKU items included)
  • Ensures timely delivery of goods and/or services and expedite orders when needed
  • Initiates vendor correspondence to resolve quality control issues, delivery problems, and quantity discrepancies when needed
  • Maintains working knowledge of Purchasing JDE system and capabilities
  • Maintains working knowledge of Materials Requirement Planning system and capabilities
  • Maintains correct purchasing data within JDE (i.e., vendor lead times, minimum purchase lot sizes, standard costs, on hand quantities, vendor information, etc.)
  • Works with the Accounts Payable department to resolve vendor payment/receiving discrepancies
  • Purchases Melaleuca’s unprocessed finished goods in acceptable order quantities at the best possible price
  • Maintains proper paperwork flow for JDE “inventory receipts” and “issues to jobs” for purchasing unprocessed finished goods

Qualifications

  • Three (3) years of Purchasing experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree Supply Chain or other business field preferred
  • Excellent negotiation abilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Detailed work and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and professionally
  • Excellent computer skills with MicroSoft Office with great Excel and spreadsheet skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with individuals in person and by phone

 

Just as important as your experience and skills will be the following characteristics and competencies:
 

  • Self-motivation and sense of ownership and accountability
  • Ability to analyze problems and create solutions
  • Ability to work independently and professionally
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Detailed work and organizational skills
  • Ability to work under stress

Why Melaleuca

Melaleuca is one of the leading Health and Wellness companies in the world. We manufacture and distribute nutritional, pharmaceutical, personal care, facial care, home hygiene, and other wellness products and distribute them directly to the consumer through a full-service catalog and Internet shopping system. We carefully craft products used every day with the highest standards of safety, health, and wellness in mind.

 

This revolutionary system is changing the way hundreds of thousands of people shop by eliminating middlemen and reducing marketing and distribution costs. This enables the company to spend more on research and high-quality, ecologically-sensible ingredients, while maintaining reasonable prices.

 

Great culture - flexibility is a must in this position; you'll become a part of a fast-paced team dedicated to a feel-good lifestyle brand dedicated to changing lives. Like the rest of Melaleuca, we are proud to be part of a values-driven organization that treats employees with respect. Our employees and their families enjoy company parties and countless discounts around the community. We implement a very real open-door policy, and all employees are on a first name basis—it feels more like a family than a multi-national corporation.

 

Safe, uncrowded, affordable - nestled in the heart of beautiful Eastern Idaho, Idaho Falls is a prosperous and vibrant community, as well as the gateway to recreational paradise. This unique setting provides numerous opportunities for total wellness -- social, physical, financial, and emotional. If you love outdoor activities, this is the place for you, with the Snake River running right through town, the Rocky Mountains dominating the horizon, and Yellowstone less than a 2-hour drive away.

 

Excellent compensation - in addition to a competitive wage, we offer comprehensive benefits for our full-time employees that include all you would expect plus some remarkable surprises, such as a longevity bonus. Right here on-site, we provide a fitness center, free concierge service, and an employee restaurant.

 

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