Material Manager/Purchaser

Location: Turners Falls, MA, United States
Date Posted: 07-30-2018


Since 1979, we’ve been dedicated to making great tasting vegetarian food. Our mission is making eating better accessible and deliciously easy, because the more people love our food, the more good we can do together.
We offer great benefits, including medical/dental, 401(k) with company match, paid life and disability insurance, sick, holiday and vacation pay.
Employment with Lightlife Foods, Inc. is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a pre-employment physical, criminal background check, and drug screening.

Lightlife Foods, Inc. is looking for a Material Manager/Purchaser to work full-time, Monday – Friday from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm, and must be flexible to work from home on the weekends on an as-needed basis.

o Prepare purchasing orders (POS) for the Raw, and the Packaging materials according to the demand.
o Follow up, review and reconcile Open Purchase Orders, and coordinate shipping in Receiving materials.
o Assure incoming goods match purchase order quantity and items.
o Work with warehouse for inventory issues.
o Monitor conversion from one supplier to a new one or the conversion of changing a new material in to the company.
o Find profitable suppliers and initiate business and organization partnerships.
o Examine existing contracts and maintain keep track of usage/consumption quantities, and expired dates.
o Negotiate better pricing.
o Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness.
o Coordinate all received goods are stored into proper locations in inventory, both physically and electronically.
o Complete all necessary paperwork on the day of activity.

o High School Diploma or GED is required.
o Good computer skills, excellent knowledge of Microsoft especially Excel.
o SAP knowledge is preferred.
o Ability to communicate effectively with internal customers, contractors, and vendors.
o Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. 
o Organizational skills and attention to detail.
o  Ability to follow written policies, programs and SOP’s.  

How to Apply:
Email resumes to, or stop in at our Turners Falls location (1 Lightlife Way, Turners Falls, MA 01376) to pick up an application. Lightlife Foods, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Maple Leaf Foods however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria designated for the position.  

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to Employment Equity and maintaining a diverse workforce.  Job applicants with a disability who require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact our Talent Attraction Team at  Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and your request will be responded to as soon as possible.
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