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Purchasing Assistant - SEEDWAY - Elizabethtown, PA

Date: Jan 18, 2019

LOCATION: Elizabethtown, PA, US, 17022

Company: GROWMARK, Inc.


Seedway is headquartered in Hall, New York with branches in Pennsylvania, Florida, Vermont, Maine, and New York. Seedway has about 220 employees (including seasonal workers) and approximately 15,000 customers. The cooperative does business in farm, vegetable, and turf seed. Seedway is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada.




Provides support to purchasing process, including inventory review, seed purchase, and inbound logistics.





Purchases seed and other products and executes purchase orders


Monitors inventories and product demand


Schedules deliveries and coordinates inbound transportation


Coordinates custom seed treatments and coatings


Tabulates product forecasts


Maintains and distributes product issue and excess inventory reports


Resolves issues that arise with vendors pertaining to products of A/P conflicts


Facilitates information between customer service, sales force and product managers regarding product availability, seed shortages, product performance issues and other information as needed


Works with Purchasing Agent, Product Managers, Order Facilitator and Warehouse Manager to ensure smooth order flow





Performs general clerical duties including but not limited to: photocopying, faxing, mailing, and filing


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 an Associate’s Degree, or the equivalent thereof, and 1 – 3 years or more of clerical related work experience to demonstrate knowledge of professional communication skills, typing proficiency and Microsoft Office programs.


Prefer experience with J D Edwards system.


Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.


Demonstrated essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.


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: Harrisburg

Job Segment: Clerical, Buyer, Administrative, Operations

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