Acme Smoked Fish
  • Operations
  • NY, USA
  • Full Time

Acme Smoked Fish Corp. is seeking a

Purchasing & Inventory Specialist

Acme Smoked Fish Corporation is a fourth-generation family business and the largest smoked fish company in the country. Acme manufactures and distributes its products in the U.S. under three core brands (Acme, Blue Hill Bay, and Ruby Bay) and private labels through leading retail and food service institutions.

Position Summary:

The Purchasing & Inventory Specialist is responsible for making purchases necessary for the operation of the organization and maintaining inventory on items purchased. Negotiates vendor terms, prices and schedules deliveries using knowledge of budget and schedule requirements. Will work to develop and adhere to systems to track the inventory of necessary operating supplies, materials, raw material, and finished goods. Analyzes trends and recommends orders based on best practice standards.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Assists in the development of purchasing and inventory management policies.
  • Adheres to purchasing policies, processes and procedures.
  • Ensures forecasts and purchase orders are effectively communicated to suppliers.
  • Maintains relationship with vendors or suppliers and negotiates contracts for purchases.
  • Develop purchasing agreements with key vendors to ensure quality, cost, and timely receipts.
  • Negotiates best vendor terms, pricing and delivery based on specific budget and schedule requirements.
  • Find and create new vendor relationships as needed and nurture existing relationships.
  • Tracks orders, deal with non-supplied, under orders, over orders and damaged goods.
  • Carries out warehouse and inventory control policies and procedures.
  • Uses knowledge of material work planning and methods engineering processes and procedures to coordinate product deliveries.
  • Interacts with company's ERP system to administer BOM (bill of materials) and to extract information for analysis.
  • Analyzes and forecasts trends and adjust inventories as required to minimize purchasing costs.
  • Assists in the organization of internal warehouse facilities and manages relationship with external warehouse facilities.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years purchasing related experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities to perform tasks.
  • Bachelor's Degree or 5 years knowledge experience in similar field
  • Prior product familiarization/knowledge.
  • Successful track record for inventory control and implementing procedures.
  • Strong Computer skills in Microsoft Office.
  • Well organized, analytical and detail oriented with the ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Detail oriented with advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excels at operating in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self-starter that can prioritize and work independently.
  • Knowledge in the food industry a plus.
  • Certified purchasing manager (CPM) a plus.


Negotiable, commensurate with experience.

Acme Smoked Fish is an Equal Opportunity 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.

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