Purchasing Clerk
Orange City, IA 
Posted 11 days ago
Job Description

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A great job-and a great future-awaits you at Smithfield Foods. We're an $18 billion U.S. food company with nearly 60,000 employees worldwide. We're looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us. Join our family today. Apply Now!

Your Opportunity

Our team members receive industry-leading wages and are eligible for great benefits packages:

  • Competitive Pay from $17.07 to $28.37/Hour (based on experience)
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance, Retirement Benefits and More.
  • Education benefits available to full and part time Smithfield team members on their first day of employment.

In addition, we offer opportunities for career growth, professional development, and tuition assistance.

This position is responsible for the clerical and administrative function of the plant purchasing, which includes the maintenance area. This position processes requisitions, opens, distributes and issues purchase orders, maintains a database to track all orders and contacts vendors with orders.

Core Responsibilities

  • Run proper reports for inventory control as well as order appropriate paper supplies.

  • Open and enter Plant Purchase Orders for the receiving and bill paying position.

  • Work with vendors to correct problem orders (example, incorrect pricing or invoice, obtain proof of delivery, track deliveries, etc.)

  • Work on new and/or special projects as assigned by manager.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED), required.

  • Experience in purchasing/parts room inventory/vendor relations, preferred.

  • APICS Certification is preferred.

  • Excellent written communications skills.

  • Knowledge of UNIX application (SAP), the Internet and Microsoft Office software, e.g. Word, Excel and Power Point.

  • Bi-lingual preferred.

  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.

  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock and vibration.

  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

  • Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

  • Vision abilities include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

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EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment selection process, please call us at 757-357-1595.

Salary Range

$17.07 - $25.55
Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full or Part Time
Salary and Benefits
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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