Allen Flavors Inc
Job Title:
MRO Buyer
South Plainfield, NJ, USA
Job ID:

Allen Flavors Inc

MRO Buyer

MRO Buyer

This position reports to the Director of Purchasing and is responsible for sourcing and securing all MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) goods and services; maintaining proper documentation for all MRO suppliers and products; contract negotiation.


  • Validate purchase requisitions by developing, soliciting and analyzing bids.
  • Negotiate pricing, payment and delivery terms with approval from Director of Purchasing
  • Issue purchase orders with proper authorization from Management
  • Track, trace, expedite and follow up on late deliveries and missing systemic receipts
  • Resolve discrepancies (i.e. damages, shortages, incorrect labeling, quality, etc.) with suppliers upon receipt of purchased goods/services or thereafter
  • Request and manage returns, replacement orders, credits, refunds, etc.
  • Establish effective inventory control programs while maintaining proper inventory levels of various stocked items
  • Assist in obtaining vendor and product documentation, including but not limited to MRO vendor surveys, insurance, W-9’s, etc.
  • Identify and vet new/alternate strategic sources of supply
  • Identify and implement cost savings strategies
  • Generate continuous improvement projects for processes
  • Access multiple computer systems to enter and retrieve information
  • Learn and perform the purchasing function to serve as a backup for the Purchasing Specialist and to assist in times of high demand
  • Participate productively as a team member, contributing actively to the team process and executing tasks as required
  • Understand and implement Company Certified programs such as HACCP, NSF, NOP, SQF, Food Defense and Food Safety and Food Quality programs as required
  • Other duties assigned by Management


Minimum of Associates’ Degree in Business Management, Supply Chain or related field

At least 5 years’ experience specifically with strong negotiating and sourcing skills.

Must possess a thorough understanding of contract agreements.

  • 2-3 years of Procurement experience
  • Storeroom operations experience a plus
  • Manufacturing experience in a beverage/food industry preferred
  • High competency level in use of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

Preferred Skills

  • Communicates clearly both verbally and written
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
  • Self-starter willing to take on new responsibilities
  • Ability to work collaboratively and influence others, in a team-based environment
  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple tasks
  • Interested in continuous self-development
  • Solution and detail oriented
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