Purchasing Coordinator Co-Op ( Summer Internship) in Portland, OR at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 6/10/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day.  Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace.  Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today’s gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders. ​

We’re looking for a Purchasing Coordinator Intern in Vancouver, WA

Our internship program is designed to cultivate the professional growth of students through a dynamic work environment. You will work on meaningful projects and have opportunities to learn from
industry leaders. We are committed to your development but will also rely on you to bring new knowledge, new ideas and innovation into our organization!

In this role, you will:

  • Provide daily assistance and coordination of Purchasing Department tasks, calendars, emails, communication etc.
  • Receive emails from Purchasing support and delegate to proper buyer and provide follow up communication that task was completed.
  • Reconcile Past Due PO report and update due dates in coordination of buyer direction.
  • Provide data entry as needed into Supplier Relationship Management.
  • Provide research and assistance in reconciliation of Pricing Discrepancies form accounting.
  • Initiate and maintain Stop Sale list and provide initial communication to buyer/vendor with stop sale parts. Maintain the processed follow up.
  • Create and maintain calendars for the following: PO in transit; price increase; vendor promotions; vendor reviews; inventory reviews; seasonality forecasting; inventory purges; new part/vendor NPF from Sourcing; more TBD.
  • Assist in tracking and collecting credit memos from vendors for samples, damages, rebates, marketing etc.
  • Provide assistance to buyers as needed for data entry for part maintenance in Epicor/JDA.
  • Provide back up support when a buyer is out of the office, which includes placing pos, communicating with vendors, verifying pricing, and adjusting pricing discrepancies.
  • Assist in price increase spreadsheets in Excel.
  • Keep vendor folders up to date with Contracts and supplier price lists.
  • Work collaboratively with sourcing department to keep a calendar of activities related to purchasing.
  • Communicate efficiently within the Sunlight departments on purchasing activities as directed as well as provide professional outward communication to suppliers.
  • Cost Control Management- consistently participate in activities that provide measurable results which improve company’s bottom line in the form of cost take out, cost reduction, marketing allowances, etc.
  • Coordinator will be providing support on this activity with buyers.
  • Maintain the monthly Cost Take Out sheet.
  • Maintain meeting notes from Purchasing Meetings.
  • Keep purchasing documents on server organized and up to date.
  • Maintain project list by department and by buyer.

The perfect person will:

  • Be enrolled in an accredited college, university or trade school.
  • Possess strong analytical and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication.
  • Prioritize collaboration and problem solving.
  • Manage multiple tasks and is detailed-oriented.
  • Have prior internship experience (preferred but not required).

Not interested in this role? Stay up to date on future opportunities by joining our ScottsMiracle-Gro and Hawthorne Gardening talent networks.

Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

EEO/AA Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.