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Purchasing Assistant

Company: Ben E Keith Co
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

For more than a century, Ben E. Keith Company has been a leader in fine food and premium beverage distribution, and we strive to consistently exceed our customers' expectations.

Our Food Division is a complete broad line multi-state distributor, and our Beverage Division operates throughout the state of Texas as a proud distributor of Anheuser-Busch products, craft and import beer brands, spirits, and wine.

We are dedicated to the growth and success of our business, our customers, and our employees-continuing our commitment to delivering quality since 1906.

Beverage Careers

Food Careers

Job Descriptoin:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include the following (partial list). Other duties may be assigned.

* Perform administrative duties that support the Director of Purchasing, Category Managers, and Purchasing Managers and assist with streamlining operational efficiencies.
* Assist with managing the purchase order process to ensure proper payment of invoices for Accounts Payable
* Oversee the upkeep of file storage, ensuring contracts and relevant documentation contains appropriate signatures prior to being permanently filed.
* Maintain library of reference and training material as needed.
* Field phone calls and forward to relevant purchasing personnel.
* Assist in developing and/or maintaining reports and spreadsheets and provide data to personnel as required.
* Prepare, maintain, and review purchasing files, reports and price lists.
* Ensure purchase orders match confirmations, packing lists and vendor invoices. File in their respective files and notify vendors immediately if order has been shorted, if there are any damages, or if vendor invoice does not match confirmed price.
* Track the status of all stock and special orders.
* Perform data entry of purchase orders, SKU data and other relevant data in the procurement systems.
* Respond to customer and supplier inquiries about order status, changes, and or cancellations.
* Perform buying duties when necessary.
* Contact suppliers in order to expedite deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, and other issues.

Education, Training and Experience Requirements:

1. 4-year degree preferred, but will consider Associate's or related degree/related experience resulting in equivalent level of knowledge and experience is required

* 2 to 5 years Purchasing or Marketing experience preferred
* Ability to use PC and Microsoft Office applications
* Data entry and purchasing skills helpful
* Ability to learn and use relevant internal applications
* Valid Driver's license required to perform company business
* Must be employed by Ben E. Keith for one year to be considered for this position

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements:

* Solid interpersonal skills and must be customer focused
* Strong attention to detail
* Ability to prioritize as needed and ability to multi-task
* Motivated Self-Starter and ability to receive and follow directions

Ben E. Keith (BEK) Company is one of the largest food and beverage distributors in the United States. We are a family-owned business with a long-standing tradition of supporting the diverse communities in which we live and work. Our competitive employee benefits provide health and financial protection to our employees and their families.

* Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance
* Short and Long Term Disability
* 401K with matching contribution
* Profit-Sharing Plan (100% company-paid)
* Employee Assistance Program
* Wellness Program
* Educational Assistance Program
* Paid Vacation and holidays
* Employee Credit Union

We have sought to create an environment in which the contributions of each employee at Ben E. Keith are fully valued. This means more than simply treating one another with respect; it also means considering how all our people can positively impact the quality of the decisions we make about our business.

Here at Ben E. Keith, we recognize that our workforce reflects the increasingly diverse nature of our society, and we want to do all we can to take advantage of that diversity with both our external and internal customers. We believe our differences are also our strengths and we want to do all we can to use those strengths to find more creative solutions for the business challenges we face. Ben E. Keith is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action employer. VEVRAA Federal Contractor


Other details

* Job Family Purchasing
* Pay Type Hourly
* Required Education Associate Degree

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* Oklahoma Food, 14200 N Santa Fe Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

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