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Cargill Purchasing Coordinator in Olathe, Kansas

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s animal nutrition and health business, where we improve lives through better nutrition. Our team researches, innovates and creates solutions that deliver healthy results for our customers.

The Purchasing Coordinator will apply basic knowledge of local practices and procedures to handle, organize and coordinate procurement of materials, goods, services and supplies. In this role, you will conduct activities focused on transporting products from suppliers to customers.


  • Applies a basic understanding of local practices and procedures to manage, organize, and coordinate processes for procurement of externally manufactured materials/goods, services, and or supplies

  • Execute and coordinate transactions completely, accurately, and timely to fulfill customer direct shipment orders from external manufacturers and ensure timely payment to suppliers

  • Assist more senior team members with process improvements.

  • Check records and files for accuracy, performing basic analysis of data.

  • Lead requests for procurement of non-contracted materials and finished good.

  • Perform administrative activities in alignment with strategic sourcing strategies and policies.

  • You will work under minimal supervision and independently handle complex clerical, administrative, technical or customer support issues while referring only the most complex issues to higher-level staff.

  • Other duties as assigned

Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.

This position is posted internally as well as externally.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent GED.

  • Minimum of four years of related work experience

  • Two years’ experience in procurement processes (purchasing, vendor management, invoicing, etc.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Enjoys fast paced environment and flexible to changes

  • Ability to work independently

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

  • Working knowledge and experience using SAP

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies: Cargill, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Cargill”) have an internal recruiting department. Please review this notice.

US Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.