Job Locations US-NJ-Clark
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Company Overview

Want a job you can feel good about? Leading to better encompasses everything we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world's leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building sustainable solutions for consumers or building benefits and opportunities for employees, the main thread of the Kerry fabric is #LeadingToBetter. With focus on a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.


Leading to better.

Through sensory science and technology, Kerry develops and manufactures food and beverage solutions for popular brands throughout the world. In fact, you've most likely experienced Kerry in the food or beverages you've consumed in the past few days!


Leading to better, together. 

Together, we shape how the world views food and beverage.  Leading to better, together means we do this in a culture that nurtures agility, speed, quality and safety and we do this through:

  • Celebrating curiosity that leads to action
  • Empowering our people
  • Promoting diverse thinking
  • Investing in innovation
  • Acting on sustainability
  • Embracing our differences

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.


We Currently have an opening for a Buyer at our manufacturing facility in Clark, NJ.  

Description and Responsibilities

Primary Purpose: To order raw materials from external suppliers/Kerry affiliates to support production requirements in conformance with customer service objectives.


  • Review daily MRP Material Activity Report for material requirements, generate PO’s to meet current as well as planned requirements for raw materials based upon system recommendations and usage history.
  • Follow up with suppliers for expected delivery dates.
  • Maintain system dates based on supplier notification regarding delivery dates.
  • Notify production planner of material delays when discovered.
  • Arrange replacement materials to prevent shortages and stock outs.
  • Review material rejections with QC and initiate return to vendor authorizations. Coordinate return of rejected materials to suppliers.
  • Review and respond to all invoice discrepancies and receipt discrepancies within 24 hours.
  • Participate with other buyers in the periodic review of inventory status and master data in ERP system.
  • Make recommendations related to raw material data (lead times/reorder points) in accordance with Kerry’s goals for inventory investment levels.
  • Request and process samples, product documentation
  • Reporting including daily metrics, raw material housekeeping lists, inbound freight issue tracking and other reporting as required
  • Knowledge of domestic as well as import purchasing preferred.
  • May participate in other projects and perform other duties as required




  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in Purchasing, Planning, or related business experience
  • Knowledge of Food Industry and Raw materials strongly preferred
  • HS Diploma or Equivalent plus equivalent experience Required
  • Associate Degree Business or related field preferred.
  • APICS certification a plus.
  • Possess and exhibit analytical, organizational and problem solving aptitudes
  • Demonstrated ability to multi task and respond to constantly changing demands and priorities


Office Environment with some exposure to labs and plant



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