Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

  • MFP - CDC - Purchasing Agent

    Job Locations US-CA-Calpella
    Job ID 2019-1396
  • Overview

    Mendocino Forest Products (MFP) is seeking an experienced Purchasing Agent to join our team in Calpella, CA . The successful candidate will procure materials or other goods and/or coordinate activities involved with purchasing products and services while developing and executing company policy, process and guidelines for Non-COGS purchasing.  Position will work to maintain and oversee the Corporate Vendor Management and Electronic Purchasing System in conjunction with Manager, Purchasing and additional limited scope groups within the organization.


    The Mendocino Family of Companies (Mendocino Forest Products Company, Mendocino Redwood Company, Humboldt Redwood Company, and Allweather Wood), is a leading manufacturer and distributor of environmentally certified redwood, Douglas-fir, and preservative treated lumber products throughout California and the Western U.S. Our culture is based in environmental stewardship and community support. The company maintains Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C013133) certification for its forestlands, manufacturing, and distribution operations. 


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Negotiate contracts and service level agreements with vendors as directed by manager
    • Work as liaison between suppliers and internal customers for issue resolution or needs
    • Work with Purchasing Clerks as needed to back-up and provide information sharing
    • Oversight of supplier integration with business units
    • Management of Corporate Vendor Management System
      • Process, procedure and presentation of system changes or updates as needed
      • Train new users and ensure documents are received to source and set-up vendors
      • Fuel usage tracking and reporting maintain and issue keys
      • Purchase order resolution by researching missing PO from A/P invoices
    • Execute MRO (non-COGS) purchasing and lease management
      • Copiers/Office Equipment
      • Contracts and maintenance for office building(s)
      • Bulk purchasing in conjunction with location representative or management
    • Reporting MRO supply chain performance to manager
    • Vehicle & select rolling stock asset assistance to management as directed
    • Evaluation and development of approved vendors and list as appropriate
    • Receive and review requisitions for goods or services based on purchasing approval levels


    • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from a four-year college; or equivalent combination of education and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in all aspects of electronic purchasing and development experience
    • Calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportion and percentage
    • Application of basic algebra and geometry as needed
    •  Ability to read and interpret written information, write clearly and informatively, edit for spelling and grammar, vary writing style to meet needs
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical journals, financial report, and legal documents
    • Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
    • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
    • Ability to present numerical data effectively, and to effectively present information to management as requested
    • Knowledge of ERP software, order processing systems, project management software, spreadsheet and word processing software
    • Respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or members of the business community
    • Maintain confidentiality
    • Work within approved budget, develop and implement cost saving measures, contribute to profits and revenue, and conserve organizational resources
    • Pursue training and development opportunities, and strive to continuously build knowledge and skills
    • Travel outside the local area but generally within the state, usually by car or plane up to 25% of the time
    • Must maintain and carry a valid driver license and remain eligible and capable of operating company vehicles in accordance with company policy guidelines



    Teamwork - balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


    Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions.


    Professionalism - approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.


    Adaptability - adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.


    Innovation - displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.


    Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values.


    Analytical Skills – effectively identifies cause and effect relationships, most significant factors affecting successful outcomes, and develops responses that move our business closer to success.


    Equal Opportunity Employer, Valuing Diversity of our Workforce and Offering a Drug Free Workplace


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