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Purchasing Specialist

Location: Sheetz Distribution Services - Claysburg, PA

Level: 11 



Negotiates and reviews contracts, pricing, and market buys for Purchasing Managers approval.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (other duties may be assigned)
  1. Maximizing the Purchasing Assistant’s development of limited internal talent through regular performance coaching, performance reviews and presenting developmental opportunities through the guidance of upper level Purchasing Manager (s).
  2. Align area objectives with the strategic goals of the department
  3. Monitor annual budgets for assigned area of responsibility to maximize profitability.
  4. Optimize limited inventory investment through effective management of replenishment cycles, freight costs, deals, etc in preparation of upper level Purchasing Manager approval.
  5. Track product recalls whether vendor or customer initiated.
  6. Develop & maintain fill rates for limited area of responsibility of stock keeping units in coordination with store operations and corporate marketing.
  7. Monitoring vendor performance and service levels with respect to on time delivery, stock outs, and product quality at point of receipt.
  8. Reconcile & approve assigned replenishment purchase orders. Documenting purchasing agreements between SDS & vendor community.
  9. Develop & maintain assigned operating performance metrics under the direction of upper level Purchasing Manager (s).
  10. Comply with all regulatory agencies including DOT, USDA, ATF and Dept. of Labor.

REQUIREMENTS: (Equivalent combinations of education, licenses, certifications and/or experience may be considered)

  • 4 year degree in related field
  • 2 years minimum experience in related field
  • N/A


Sheetz, Inc. is a fast-growing, family-owned, food/convenience company that has been in business since 1952. Sheetz has over 600 locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina.

Our mission at Sheetz has been to meet the needs of customers on the go. Of course, things have changed over those nearly 70 years. Life is faster and busier, and customers expect us to be there when they need us most. One thing that hasn't changed is our commitment to our customers, our employees and the communities in which we operate. Sheetz donates millions of dollars every year to the charities it holds dear.

Sheetz Award

Nearest Major Market: Altoona
Nearest Secondary Market: Johnstown

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