Purchasing Supervisor (Direct Materials) in Mount Olive, NC at Butterball

Date Posted: 7/1/2019

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Job Description

The position supervises and coordinates the daily activities of the purchasing team responsible for managing the activities and processes to acquire direct materials in support of production materials.  In addition, this position will have oversight of direct commodities.  This position is also responsible for the value and inventory turns of all packaging and ingredients.  Additionally, this position is responsible for all regulatory documentation required for audits and safety for all Butterball facilities.  


  • Provide work direction, guidance, coaching and training for planners responsible for buying of ingredients and packaging components used in production processing.
  • Oversee inventory value and inventory turn data for all Butterball facilities, to include outside warehouses.
  • Support continuous improvement in productivity and standardization of purchasing procedures.
  • Provide cost saving initiatives for material planners.
  • Continually monitor the delivery and quality performance of all suppliers and take necessary actions to insure the highest level of performance.
  • Oversee regulatory documentation audits, including preparing vendor documentation and keeping current for audits.
  • Track, review and report on key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness.
  • Prepare monthly reports for corporate purchasing manager using SAP and other various data.
  • Initiates cost savings projects for direct materials.
  • Coordinate and communicate with corporate purchasing manager on projects affecting all Butterball locations.
  • Chair weekly staff meetings.
  • Work with corporate purchasing manager to prepare bids and contracts for all Butterball locations.
  • Provide documentation and reports to the corporate purchasing manager as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Establishes and maintains positive liaisons and working relationships with other departments/units such as Accounts Payable, Material Management, IT, Finance, Legal, Risk/Compliance, etc. to ensure required work is done efficiently and effectively.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Finance, or Business Administration or equivalent, preferred.
  • Five-years of experience in purchasing or accounting field.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Action oriented with continuous improvement focus.
  • Ability to multitask effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with demonstrated ability to build strong partnerships and work collaboratively at all levels within the organization.
  • Strong team building skills and the ability to coach and mentor people.
  • Strong SAP with detailed knowledge of MRP
  • Strong EXCEL, pivot tables, advanced/imbedded formulas, macros
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