Maintenance & Engineering Procurement Specialist - ID 292 - Traditional Medicinals
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Maintenance & Engineering Procurement Specialist – ID 292

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Department: Operations
Reports To: Maintenance Manager


The Maintenance & Engineering Procurement Specialist will ensure that the supply chain needs of the Sebastopol Maintenance, Engineering, and facility departments are met in a timely and cost-effective manner. The M&E procurement Specialist will review costs, develop relationships with vendors and suppliers, and offer suggestions for where and how much material and supplies to buy.


  • Main contact between M&E department and Finance.
  • Accountable for Spare Parts Management and utilization (procuring, Receiving, Issuing, 5s).
  • Compares prices amongst various vendors in order to make sound purchasing decisions
  • Ensures that products are delivered in a timely manner, and that the quality of the goods received is satisfactory
  • Negotiates with suppliers on price, mode of shipping, and delivery time
  • Checks invoices for accuracy, and authorizes the accounts payable department to issue payment
  • Inventories items in order to determine which ones need to be purchased
  • Enters data concerning inventory and order amounts into a computer database
  • Implement procurement processes to ensure efficiency, cost savings and best practices.
  • Assist Vendor Manager in vendor selection, management and performance.
  • Perform sourcing, liaising and negotiating with new and existing suppliers to improve business.
  • Create documentations necessary for the acquisition of materials and services.
  • Provide updates about procurement related progress and potential delays on a daily basis to the Maintenance team.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with strategic suppliers to assure cost, quality, and delivery targets are met.

Job Requirements:

  • Procurement-related or electronic Accounts Payable experience (Purchasing, expediting, or other order entry experience preferred)
  • Familiar with maintenance practices and spare parts / inventory management
  • Familiar with using computerized maintenance management systems.
  • High self-motivated and the ability to perform with minimum supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Strategic Sourcing methodology is a plus.
  • Must be punctual, organized, motivated and detail oriented.
  • Experience working in a food/Beverage Manufacturing Facility.
  • Bi-lingual in English/Spanish language preferred (writing, speaking, and reading)

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