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Procurement Specialist


West Palm Beach, FL, US

Req ID:  27430
Date:  Nov 3, 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. 



The Procurement Specialist is an ideal role for those looking to begin a career in Procurement and Supply Chain; the role receives broad exposure to the various disciplines within Procurement and successful performance can lead to career growth. The Procurement Specialist works as a key member of the Purchasing Team and is responsible for providing procurement related support to assigned categories across the business. Specifically, this role will address and resolve critical issues, research purchase orders, process buying transactions, and follow up with suppliers accordingly. The Procurement Specialist will be introduced to market analysis, contracts & negotiations, reporting, and projects while developing an in-depth knowledge of the company’s ERP system (SAP). The ideal candidate must have the ability to work in a collaborative team environment while maintaining positive business relationships with both internal and external customers & suppliers.  



  • Utilizes the company ERP system (SAP) to research and resolve issues pertaining to assigned customers and categories
  • Releases orders in a timely fashion while closely adhering to established company guidelines
  • Focuses on learning established processes and building knowledge of potential suppliers and their capabilities
  • Processes requisitions from multiple sites under assigned categories and/or for assigned expedite tickets
  • Works closely with Buyers and Purchasing Manager in preparing and coordinating agreements for assigned commodities and services
  • Assists Buyers and Purchasing Managers in evaluating, qualifying, and selecting suppliers based on quality, service, cost and capability
  • Ensures all agreements, purchases, and initiatives are approved by applicable Purchasing Manager or Director prior to action on behalf of the company
  • Completes special projects as assigned
  • Completes weekly and monthly reports for client groups and presents findings to Purchasing Manager or Director  
  • Prepares and executes quotes (from more than one party, if needed) to meet deadlines
  • Participates in group brainstorming sessions in an effort to identify gaps or areas of improvement within scope of position
  • Maintains confidentiality of proprietary business information at all times
  • Performs other duties as assigned



  •  0-2 years of applicable Purchasing/Supply Chain experience
  • Prior experience utilizing or knowledge of ERP Software is a plus



  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university
  • Degree major in Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management, Business or related field is highly preferred



  • None



  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel, Word, and Outlook on an Intermediate Level
  • Ability to research and understand the company’s supplier base and the supplier’s individual capabilities
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to both internal and external customers and foster strong, open lines of communication across all levels of the organization
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of proprietary business information at all times
  • Ability to effectively manage time, including the ability to prioritize, work within assigned deadlines, and work independently or collaboratively to accomplish organizational objectives
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects while maintaining quality & accuracy standards
  • Supplier Negotiations (Novice)
  • Supplier Contracts (Novice)
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (Novice)
  • Analytical Thinking (Novice)
  • Purchasing Procedures (Novice)
  • Supply Chain Management (Awareness)



  • Energy & Initiative: Takes action on his/her own without being prompted; handles problems independently; able to resolve issues without relying on extensive help from others; does more than is expected or asked; asserts one's influence over events to achieve goals
  • Accountability: Takes accountability for delivering on commitments; owns mistakes and uses them as opportunities for learning and development; openly discusses his/her actions and their consequences both good and bad.
  • Customer Orientation: Addressing internal and/or external customer needs by providing and delivering professional, helpful, high quality service and support
  • Acting with Integrity: Clearly states goals and beliefs; lets people know his/her true intentions; does what he she said they would do; follows through on commitments; Understands and follows company policies
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skills: Expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner; tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling to the listener
  • Teamwork & Collaboration: Working effectively with others to achieve a desired outcome
  • Judgment & Decision-Making: Bases decisions on a systematic review of relevant facts and information; avoids making assumptions or rushing to judgment; provides clear rationale for decisions
  • Continuous Learning: Demonstrates ambition and desire to move forward in his/her career; engages others in discussions about career development; seeks feedback on ways to increase his/her performance; takes advantage of opportunities to build new skills and capabilities.



  • West Palm Beach, Florida



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

Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami