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Production & Purchasing Coordinator - GROWMARK Inc. - Bloomington, IL

GROWMARK is an agricultural cooperative serving almost 400,000 customers across North America, providing agronomy, energy, facility engineering and construction, and logistics products and services, as well as grain marketing and risk management services. Headquartered in Bloomington, Illinois, GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by its member cooperatives. GROWMARK also owns and operates SEEDWAY, the largest full-line seed company in the United States. More information is available at

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Works with Production/Purchasing Supervisor and the Production/Purchasing Specialist facilitating production and purchasing activities, coordinating workflow, and communicating with internal/external clients and vendors.


  • Serves as primary contact with internal/external clients and vendors to process annual certification/recertification plaques and other miscellaneous awards and plaques.
  • Facilitates the daily production and purchasing activities from origin to completion, including design and printing aspects as well as coordinating with vendors.
  • Negotiates art production and printing services from outside vendors for member cooperatives and internal clients.
  • Reviews and updates order status records and communicates project status
  • Serves as contact and project coordinator to graphic designers.
  • Processes Production/Purchasing Department invoices for payment by providing and entering billing information into SAP.
  • Reviews and analyzes for accuracy all vendor invoices.
  • Works with vendors, member cooperatives and internal departments to resolve discrepancies with billing, shipping and defective products.
  • Creates written queries in Business Objects in order to compile reports for the Production/Purchasing and Design departments.
  • Records, tracks and measures data and metrics of projects to support the Production/Purchasing and Design department.
  • Maintains electronic job records.


  • Follows GROWMARK’s Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned. 



  • Normally requires 1-3 years’ experience in account payable/receivable OR associates degree in related field.
  • Proven efficiency and working knowledge of SAP.
  • Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.
  • Prefer an understanding of GROWMARK Administrative Services.
  • Prefer an understanding of the GROWMARK System and experience working with member companies.
  • Proven professional communication, interpersonal, customer service, and negotiating skills and the ability to listen and to understand customer business needs and to convert that understanding into appropriate production plans.
  • Proven planning, organization, problem-solving, and project management skills and the ability to establish priorities, coordinate workflow through others, and meet client deadlines.
  • Proven ability to run Business Objects reports.
  • Proven ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment.
  • Proven computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Access).
  • Proven “attention to detail” skills.                                        
  • Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license and a satisfactory driving record.    
  • Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK's policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position.      

We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.


Nearest Major Market: Bloomington IL
Nearest Secondary Market: Normal

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