Nestlé USA

Operational Buying Coordinator – Nestlé USA (Gaffney, SC)

Do you crave a career that fuels both your passion and your professional growth? Nestlé, a global leader in food and beverages, is seeking a superstar operational buying coordinator to join our team! If you’re a highly organized whiz with an eye for detail, this role is your chance to make a real impact.

What You’ll Do

  • Become a Procurement Powerhouse: Craft and manage purchase orders in SAP or similar systems for all our engineering needs, ensuring everything from spare parts to maintenance services gets acquired efficiently. 
  • Project Partner Extraordinaire: Collaborate with project engineers to track spending for capital and extraordinary maintenance projects, keeping everything on budget and on track.
  • Technical Materials Maestro: Oversee the entire procurement process for technical materials, ensuring everything from ordering to final payment goes smoothly. 
  • Engineering & Maintenance Guru: Assist engineering and maintenance personnel with creating work orders and purchase requisitions, selecting vendors, negotiating pricing, and assigning costs. 
  • Quotes Champion: Coordinate the quoting process for equipment repairs and rebuilds, providing engineers with cost comparisons and creating purchase orders when needed. 
  • Tax Compliance Titan: Ensure all technical purchases comply with tax regulations by verifying proper sales and use tax is paid or accrued. 
  • Invoice Issue Investigator: Resolve blocked or parked invoices in SAP, working with both Accounts Payable and vendors to ensure timely payments. 
  • Order Accuracy Advocate: Track vendor acknowledgments and price changes, making adjustments to orders as needed. 
  • Problem-Solving Superhero: Address issues with incorrect shipments, collaborating with both receivers and vendors to find swift solutions. 
  • Expediting Eagle: Proactively manage expediting reports to ensure critical parts are readily available and any supply chain slowdowns are addressed immediately. 
  • Cost Control Crusader: Partner with Engineering and Accounting to analyze and control purchasing costs, ensuring efficiency and budget adherence. 
  • Discrepancy Detective: Perform GR/IR reconciliations and resolve any inconsistencies that arise. 
  • Vendor Liaison: Become the go-to person for new vendors, setting up profiles in SAP and keeping vendor data updated. 
  • Relationship Builder: Build and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with all vendors, fostering effective communication and teamwork. 
  • Organizational Ace: Maintain purchasing files according to company policies, ensuring everything is well-documented and easy to find. 

You’re a Perfect Fit If You Have

  • A bachelor’s degree in business administration, supply chain management, or a related field (preferred).
  • Proven experience in operational buying or procurement, especially in an engineering or manufacturing environment.
  • Expertise in using SAP or similar purchasing systems. 
  • A keen analytical mind and exceptional problem-solving skills.
  • A meticulous eye for detail and top-notch organizational abilities. 
  • The ability to communicate clearly and build strong relationships. 
  • A collaborative spirit and a knack for teamwork.

Why Nestlé?

  • Nourish Your Career: Join a purpose-driven company that’s passionate about creating high-quality food and beverages while making a positive impact on the world.
  • Growth Opportunities: Nestlé is committed to fostering your professional development. This role offers the chance to learn, grow, and advance your career.
  • Inclusive Workplace: We celebrate diversity and value the unique contributions of all our employees. 
  • Collaborative Culture: Be part of a team-oriented environment where open communication and teamwork are key to success.

Ready to take your operational buying expertise to the next level? Apply today!

Important Information

  • This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
  • US citizens and authorized residents only (proof required).

Nestlé: Where Good Food, a Good Life, and a Great Career Come Together! 

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