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ProAmpac Holdings, Inc. Material Buyer in Westfield, Massachusetts

Job Description

Now hiring! Come work at a place to build your future and be an integral part of a fast-paced, safety-oriented, and growing industry! We are an ESSENTIAL employer that is ACTIVELY HIRING at our Westfield, MA facility!

ProAmpac is a leading global flexible packaging company with comprehensive product offerings. Providing creative packaging solutions, industry-leading customer service and award-winning innovation to a diverse global marketplace. We are guided in our work by five core values that are the basis for our success: Integrity, Intensity, Innovation, Involvement and Impact.

The safety and health of our team is our top priority. ProAmpac has taken great steps to provide all personal protective equipment and sanitizing supplies to create a safe and healthy work environment for you.

We are actively seeking a quality clerical to join our growing team. If you are looking for a new opportunity with a leading packaging company, ProAmpac is looking for you to join our team!

What ProAmpac has to offer:

  • 11 paid company holidays

  • 401k with company match

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and other supplemental offerings

  • Company-provided life insurance

  • Disability insurance

  • Wellness program – living a healthy lifestyle can get you a discount on your health insurance premiums AND other incentives

Position Summary

This position will be responsible for procurement of raw materials, consumables, and non-inventory items.

Essential Duties and Tasks

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Enter purchase orders with suppliers as needed (as required through sales quotes or to replenish inventory programs). Track and expedite purchase orders to ensure deliveries meet production requirements. Release orders from suppliers that are on a “make and hold” program to support production schedules.

  • Process sales quotes: Enter order with supplier and/or use existing inventory to fulfill customers’ orders. Enter delivery date(s) for raw materials and send to scheduling.

  • Make appropriate changes on existing orders for any sales order change supply raw material dates/lead time for any sales inquiries.

  • Monitor and maintain inventory levels per goals.

  • Maintain inventory levels for raw materials for customers with inventory programs, including internal W00 programs.

  • Maintain PO dates in Peoplesoft system to track accurate delivery information.

  • Communicate to scheduling any delivery delays for raw materials that will negatively affect machine schedules.

  • Approve invoices for raw materials as needed (verify pricing/proof of delivery). Contact suppliers to request any missing or incorrect invoices.

  • Contact suppliers as requested by quality for any specifications on raw materials. Contact suppliers and make changes as requested by manufacturing.

  • Back up corporate procurement with quotes and lead times. Work with suppliers on new materials. Negotiate with suppliers on any inventory programs, terms and discounts to bring our costs down.

  • Coordinate with receiving to ensure on-time deliveries.

  • Communicate “need by” dates to receiving to support machine schedules.

  • Update and maintain raw material pricing in Peoplesoft.

  • Maintain approved Supplier List.

  • All other duties as required.

Work Environment

Work primarily in a climate controlled indoor environment with minimal safety/health hazard potential. Hearing protection, safety shoes and vision protection required.

This role operates in a professional office environment that requires some exposure to a manufacturing environment. Employee is rarely exposed to non-toxic/nuisance smells from chemicals, airborne dust, moving mechanical parts, high noise levels and hot/humid environmental conditions in the manufacturing area during extremely hot summer months.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands/fingers to type, hold, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.


  • Associates Degree from a two-year college preferred; or three plus years related experience and / or training in a large manufacturing organization; or equivalent combination of the two.

  • Skilled in both tactical and strategic procurement – demonstrated ability to look at both the near-term needs of buying material and the longer-term strategic objectives of the corporation to drive purchasing decisions

  • Proficiency with Excel and Microsoft Office

  • Demonstrated critical thinking – ability to translate broader corporate objectives into purchasing decisions

  • Team player mentality with multitasking and interpersonal skills and a general sense of urgency

  • Some travel to suppliers or other company facilities as required

  • Exceptional time management and organization skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously establishing priorities to meet deadlines.

  • Proactive; exercises sound judgment and decision making; able to identify problems and needs and develop solutions and/or options.

  • Self-confident, self-motivated polished professional who thrives in a challenging, fast-paced environment.

Area of Interest: Purchasing
Department: Purchasing-5200
Shift: Day Shift

ProAmpac is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.