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Estimated Pay $20 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Brainerd, Minnesota

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Job Description

As a Purchasing Coordinator you will be responsible for coordinating the daily activity associated with raw material purchasing for Barrett Petfood Innovations, including but not limited to; proteins, grains, minerals, palatant, oils, etc.  The successful candidate will need to be proficient with Microsoft Office tools, including excel, detail oriented and adaptable. 


  • Report out and analyze purchase demands from the ERP system to determine upcoming needs according to the production schedule.
  • Understand, coordinate, and anticipate lead times on needed materials.
  • Issue day-to-day purchase orders with suppliers.
  • Manage communication on lead time modifications and availability of materials needed.
  • Understand and track the shelf-life of materials, keeping waste to a minimum.
  • Coordinate with Logistics Coordinator on delivery schedule of purchases
  • Track pricing discrepancies with accounting and supplier follow-up if needed. 
  • Keep up with day-to-day demand of raw materials to adequately supply the production schedule.
  • Ensure adequate and appropriate documentation exists with suppliers.
  • Work with production staff on shipping or product issues and resolve it with the suppliers as needed.


  • Strong Microsoft Office experience and familiarity with inventory software.
  • 1-2 years purchasing experience desired.
  • Familiarity with sourcing and vendor relationships.
  • Working experience of vendor management software.
  • Solid judgement along with decision making and planning skills.
  • Detail orientated and adaptability to a changing environment.


  • Competitive Pay
  • Company Paid Medical
  • Dental
  • Company Match Retirement
  • PTO
  • Free Pet Food

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