Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

Purchasing Administrator

Job Locations US-CA-Calpella
Job ID 2023-2991


Mendocino Forest Products (MFP) is looking for an experienced Purchasing Administrator to join our Purchasing team to work with us at our Calpella, CA office.  


This position offers an hourly rate of $27.00 and includes full benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision and 401K matching 


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.


This position is responsible to procure materials or other goods and/or coordinates 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.


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. The key areas of focus for this position are as follows;   

  • 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
  • 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
  • Reporting MRO supply chain performance to manager
  • Evaluation and development of approved vendors and list as appropriate
  • Receive and review requisitions for goods or services based on purchasing approval levels
  • MRO inventory data entry and system management
  • Organize and manage vendor Certificates of Insurance
  • Other clerical and administrative duties as assigned


  • Associate degree from two-year college preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of electronic purchasing and development experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience would be considered.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents,
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Ability to effectively present information to management or other departments as requested.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportion, and percentage including concepts of basic algebra and geometry as needed.
  • Working knowledge of ERP software; Order processing systems, and Project Management software.
  • Proficient experience in Microsoft Office including Word and Excel.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  •  The employee is frequently required to talk or hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • The employee is required to wear eye protection, hearing protection, hard hat, safety vest and safety shoes when in the field or at the plant.

Travel Requirements:

  • Position travels outside the local area but generally within the state, usually by car or plane, up to 25% of the time.



Technical Skills

Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.


Interpersonal Skills

Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.


Written Communication

Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.



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.


Cost Consciousness

Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.



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


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