Commonwealth Dairy, Vermont
  • Brattleboro, VT, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time


  • Order maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) materials, supplies and other items as needed by the facilities to meet the maintenance and production schedules, directly or through others. 
  • Maintain adequate inventories; ensure inventory is not excessive.
  • Use an Excel process to create P.O.s, schedules, and balance inventories.
  • Complete Company-standard P.O.s for all purchases, verifying quantities and pricing. 
  • Follow up with suppliers to ensure on-time delivery dates as promised.
  • Seek out and implement inventory best practices as appropriate.
  • Lead process improvement and implementation in facilities in alignment with company policies
  • Produce reports relative to tracking purchasing performance
  • Provide input and documentation regarding supplier incidents, concerns and corrective actions.
  • Develop and maintain close relationships with vendors to effectively managing visibility of purchases and obtain expedited responses when required.
  • Evaluate and compare purchasing strategies based on price, quality, and lead times.
  • Coordinate activities with Lactalis regional purchasing teams
  • Reports to the Supply Chain Manager

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of High school diploma/GED equivalent required; degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 year's previous buying experience, preferably within a manufacturing setting.
  • Skilled proficiency in Excel, Microsoft Office Suite, Lotus Notes.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills. 
  • Experience and strong ability to align and collaborate with cross-functional peers and teams
  • Strong math skills.
  • Ability to adapt to changing organizational and operational needs.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Skills in organization and prioritization, and attention to detail. 
  • Prior experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment is a plus.
  • Excellent customer service.
  • Professional phone skills and attire required.

EEO: COMMONWEALTH DAIRY is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sec, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

Commonwealth Dairy, Vermont
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