Purchasing Buyer

Posted Date 3 months ago(8/3/2021 5:58 PM)
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About Us

T. Marzetti Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ: LANC), is a manufacturer and marketer of specialty food products for the retail and foodservice markets. Our retail brands include Marzetti®, New York Bakery™, Sister Schubert’s®, Reames®, Flatout®, Angelic Bakehouse®, and Bantam Bagels®, in addition to exclusive license agreements for Olive Garden® dressings, Chick-fil-A® sauces and Buffalo Wild Wings® sauces. Our foodservice business supplies many of the top restaurant chains in the United States.


At T. Marzetti, our mission is to be The Better Food Company: Better people, that make better products, in a better corporate culture, that work in unison to make the world a better place. Led by our purpose, To Nourish Growth with All that We Do, our more than 3,000 team members are dedicated to innovative and quality products as well as superior service and value for our customers.


Coordinates the purchasing of raw materials, packaging and production supplies for T. Marzetti’s Milpitas Plant. Ensures adequate quantities for achieving scheduled production goals and meeting customer requirements. Responsible for the quality, quantity and cost of raw materials to ensure compliance to company standards and budgets.  Serves as back up for Purchasing Manager and front office personnel.


  • Orders raw materials and packaging in regards to price, inventories, and availability to ensure compliance to company policies and procedures.
  • Monitors raw material and packaging inventories to ensure sufficient quantities exist to cover scheduled production and schedule changes to meet customer emergencies.
  • Contacts potential new suppliers to request periodic quotations, evaluate current market conditions and ensure the best pricing for the company.
  • Ensures all raw materials and packaging are ordered within specifications and according to company quality programs.
  • Ensures suppliers who provide out-of-spec materials are notified and provide credit on a prompt basis.
  • Utilizes contract suppliers where contracts apply and ensures prices and specifications conform to contract terms.
  • Provides information to internal customers, including R&D, QA, Technical Services, marketing, sales, finance and inventory control.
  • Ensures compliance to all federal, state and local laws and company policies.
  • Coordinates disposal of inactive inventory by the most economical and safe method.
  • Coordinates with other department managers to ensure proper purchasing, scheduling, processing, packaging, accounting and inventory control activities and procedures.
  • Serves as backup for Purchasing Manager and front office personnel.
  • Performs special projects as needed within the procurement department.
  • Compiles and submits information for all required plant/corporate monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Ensures compliance to quality, food safety, 5S, OSHA and HACCP support programs; assures conformity to all company, customer and government standards.




  • 3+ years of purchasing or related experience, preferably in a food-related industry.
  • BS/BA degree in business management or related field preferred.

Working Conditions/Environment

Works primarily in an office environment, with 25% or less time in a manufacturing environment, where the employee is regularly required to speak, read, sit, stand, walk, climb, crouch, lift, reach, grasp and bend while moving about the facility.   Requires some lifting of moderately heavy items such as file boxes.  May be required to work overtime and/or weekends as needed.  The employee may periodically be exposed to non-ambient temperatures, odors, dust, oil, slippery floors, moving parts/equipment.  The noise level in the office is moderate and loud in the plant.  Ear protection, eye/face protection, hair/beard nets, steel-toed/slip-resistant shoes, and gloves are required as necessary in accordance with company GMP and safety standards.

Cultivate Your Career

At T. Marzetti, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect for everyone. We strongly encourage veterans, women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, we will consider all qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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