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Perdue Farms, Inc. Purchasing Clerk in Salisbury, Maryland

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


Serve as the administrative resource for direct material purchasing by successfully fulfilling the following: ensures timely payment of vendor invoices for raw material and co-pack purchases; monitors various systems to proactively resolve issues related to purchasing and contracts; maintains all required supplier approval and certification documentation and all required ingredient technical documentation; manages the transactional procurement cycle for raw materials, co-packing and other assigned categories; prepares contract documents and coordinates the contract approval and signature workflow; prepares various reports using purchasing systems and Office Suite.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare and maintain SAP purchase orders for raw materials, co-packing and other assigned categories.

  • Produce daily SAP open orders reports and resolve any related issues.

  • Ensure efficient and effective resolution of all invoice payment issues.

  • Maintain all required Supplier certification and approval documentation.

  • Maintain all required ingredient specification and approval documentation.

  • Prepare the necessary Purchase and/or Service Agreements as assigned and coordinate the workflow of these documents.

  • Ensure compliance to all company requirements within assigned areas of responsibility.

  • Prepare various reports using SAP, Excel, Zycus or other purchasing systems.

  • Perform other clerical / administrative duties as assigned.

Minimum Education & Experience

  • Excellent organizational, analytical, presentation and communication skills (written and oral).

  • Proficiency in Office Suite (Word, Excel).

Experience Preferred

  • Proficiency in SAP.

  • College degree in areas of Business Administration, Marketing or related.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Position is mostly sedentary but may require occasional moving to other offices or buildings. May need to move light equipment or supplies from one place to another. May need to access files, supplies and equipment. 4. Work activity is in an office, open-partitioned, cubicle environment.

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.