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MRO Buyer


West Palm Beach, FL, US

Req ID:  26868
Date:  Sep 15, 2021

Florida Crystals is a leading domestic sugar producer and North America’s first fully integrated cane sugar company, guiding our sugar from farm to table.  We are America’s first and only producer of certified organic sugar, grown and harvested in the United States. Our renewable energy facility is the largest of its kind in North America and provides clean energy that powers our sugar operations, which helps us reduce our use of fossil fuels.  Florida Crystals also sustainably farms rice, sweet corn and other vegetables in rotation with our sugarcane.  Our rice mill is the only rice mill in Florida. 



Under general guidance of the Director, Logistics & Indirect Procurement, the Buyer supports assigned categories by independently sourcing materials and/or services through day-to-day work activities or through assigned special projects. The Buyer must have a solid understanding and demonstrated ability to complete analysis of assigned categories by producing relevant metrics and generating SAP reports as well as the ability to make sound business decisions.  The Buyer will work in a collaborative team environment and is responsible for maintaining positive business relationships with both internal and external customers.



  • Responsible for processing a high volume of requisitions from multiple sites under assigned categories
  • Prepares and coordinates agreements for assigned commodities and/or services
  • Utilizes the company ERP system to run complex reports and perform analytics
  • Releases orders in a timely fashion while closely adhering to established company guidelines
  • Independently negotiates contracts, price, and supplier agreements
  • Evaluates, qualifies, and selects suppliers based on quality, service, cost and capability
  • Ensures all agreements, purchases, and initiatives comply with established department policies and procedures
  • Stays abreast of current marketplace trends in price, suppliers, and/or other conditions affecting business in assigned categories
  • Completes special projects as assigned
  • Maintains confidentiality of proprietary business information at all times
  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • At least 2 years of experience utilizing an ERP system (Buying, Researching, Reporting, etc.)



  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university plus 2-5 years of applicable Purchasing experience
  • Degree major in Supply Chain, Business, or related field is preferred but not required



  • Ability to:
    • Understand internal demands as they relate to the purchases of goods and services for the business
    • communicate in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing
    • analyze complex information and perform root cause analysis
  • Recognize areas for Continuous Improvement strategies; recommend and implement CI strategies as assigned
  • Provide excellent customer service to both internal and external customers and foster strong, open lines of communication across all levels of the organization
  • Maintain confidentiality of proprietary business information at all times
  • Effectively manage time, including the ability to prioritize, work within assigned deadlines, and work independently or collaboratively to accomplish organizational objectives
  • Manage multiple tasks and projects while maintaining quality & accuracy standards
  • Utilize Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel, Word, and Outlook on an Advanced Level
  • Travel up to 20% of the time
  • Analytical Thinking (Advanced)
  • Project Management (Intermediate)
  • Plant Maintenance (Novice)
  • Continuous Improvement (Intermediate)
  • Enterprise Resources Planning (Intermediate)
  • Inventory Management (Intermediate)
  • Supplier Negotiations (Intermediate)
  • Supplier Relationship Management (Intermediate)
  • Contracts (Intermediate)
  • Supply Chain Management (Intermediate)
  • Business and Financial Acumen (Intermediate)
  • Analysis and Reporting (Intermediate)



  • West Palm Beach, FL


Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami