R&D - Purchasing Clerk

Location: Hillsboro, OR

Beaverton Foods - R&D - Purchasing Clerk

In 1929, Rose Biggi started Beaverton Foods in the cellar of her farmhouse. To help endure the Great Depression, she began grinding her horseradish crop, bottling it, and selling it to local grocery stores. Through her hard work and perseverance, she built the foundation for the largest specialty condiment manufacturer in the United States. Beaverton Foods has an international reputation for manufacturing quality products and the development of innovative condiment flavors. In the past decade, our mustards have received over one hundred certificates of excellence and awards for quality - more than all other mustard manufactures combined. 

We are looking for a motivated employee to assist us in the design, development and finalization of products and in the procurement of goods and services at our Hillsboro, OR manufacturing facility. 

Research and Development
  • Works directly with R&D Manager in the design, development and finalization of new product formulations while adhering to HACCP, Food Safety, Food Defense and Quality Assurance regulations and programs.
  • Assists with the ordering activities of raw ingredients as related to the research and development of products.
  • Reviews supplier ingredient specifications and nutritional information. Establishes, updates, amends and corrects corporate databases generating ingredient statements.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of GMPs and Allergen programs, HACCP, Food Safety, Food Defense, and Quality Assurance and other regulatory regulations and programs.
  • Reviews requisitions. Confers with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule.
  • Prepares and issues purchase orders or bid requests.
  • Maintains procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories.
  • Compiles information on receipt or disbursement of raw materials or supplies, and computes inventory balance, price, and cost. Prepares reports as requested such as inventory balance, price lists, and shortages.
  • Education -  High school diploma or general education degree (GED) is required.
  • Experience – At least two years related work experience, preferably in a food manufacturing environment and/or an equivalent combination of education in a related field (ex: science or business) and work experience.
  • Language skills: Ability to read, analyze, interpret and write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from internal and external customers.
  • Mathematical skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, ratios, and volume.
  • Reasoning ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Computer skills: Ability to utilize computer programs such as Microsoft Office Word and Excel, company email, the Internet and the production module of the company’s accounting software in a network environment. Fundamental knowledge of perpetual inventory systems.
  • Working in an office and manufacturing environment, this position will require extensive time sitting and viewing computer screens. 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is seldom exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Noise level on the manufacturing floor is usually moderate.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear and taste or smell.
  • The employee frequently is required to walk or sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; use hands to work on computer system; and talk and hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with help.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
We cover 100% of our employees’ group medical, dental insurance and life insurance premiums, extend benefit participation to employee dependents, offer a FSA, a 401(k) with company match and a generous PTO policy.
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