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Regional Procurement Lead-East





  • Job Title:                                                  Regional Purchasing
  • Department:                                              Purchasing
  • Location:                                                   Puratos Philadelphia Distribution


Do you have the appetite to Grow Your Magic?


Consumers everywhere are increasingly conscious of the quality of the food they eat. Puratos develops, produces and distributes a unique range of ingredients for bakers, pastry-chefs and chocolatiers who demand the very highest quality.

Founded in Belgium in 1919, Puratos is growing rapidly with over 9000 employees in over 70 countries. Our passion for innovation, pioneering spirit and core values continue to propel our global ambitions. This, coupled with our commitment to our communities, is what makes working at Puratos so magical.





This position manages the daily purchase needs (B and C items which are items that cannot be group purchased) for Puratos Philadelphia and Puratos Miami distribution plants.  This position supports the corporate purchasing efforts by maintaining department records on critical items, gathers pertinent external data, and communicates with suppliers and service providers.  This position conducts purchasing activities in a fair and ethical manner and treats pricing and technical information submitted by suppliers as confidential.  This position complies in all respects with antitrust laws, and with all other applicable laws without qualifications or evasion.




(Describes shortly the most important and the average time – year basis – spent on the job; give indicator(s) for each activity. 7 to 8 tasks maximum sorted by importance)



Key Task

% of Importance to Position

  1. Responsible for the placement & follow up of purchase orders (outside vendors). This will include other DC’s as well as customers shipping from the local DC, building relationship with vendors as well as independent distributors, negotiating pricing in the spirit of partnership, ensuring we have the documentation needed for the purchased products and coordinating receiving with warehouse supervisors and Operation Site Manager.


  1. KPI’s: inventory management, stock days, OTIF


  1. Execute and track all corporate and locally established contracts/leases/agreements. As well as collaborate with purchasing team to improve the value stream on our product portfolio.


  1. Team with other Regional Expeditors to combine shipments to optimize freight.   


  1. Maintain accurate SAP database on suppliers, purchase orders, and pricing.  Maintain files for current and qualified back-up.


  1. Performs other duties, tasks and special projects as assigned. i.e., Vendor Score Cards, SKU Rationalization Projects, Vendor Consolidation, etc.






  1. Regional Sales Manager
  2. Management Team NE Region
  3. Customer Service team
  4. Sales team
  5. Corporate Purchasing staff
  6. Plant operations manager & supervisors




  1. Associate degree
  2. 5 – 8 years experience in purchasing
  3. Expert in spreadsheet, database software and SAP
  4. Excellent written & verbal communication skills