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Purchasing Manager

Oklahoma Food, 14200 N Santa Fe Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America Req #7886
Friday, June 21, 2024

For more than a century, Ben E. Keith Company has been a leader in fine food and premium beverage distribution, and we strive to consistently exceed our customers’ expectations. 


Our Food Division is a complete broad line multi-state distributor, and our Beverage Division operates throughout the state of Texas as a proud distributor of Anheuser-Busch products, craft and import beer brands, spirits, and wine.


We are dedicated to the growth and success of our business, our customers, and our employees—continuing our commitment to delivering quality since 1906.


 Beverage Careers

 Food Careers

Edmond, OK

Job Description:

The purpose of the Purchasing Manager is to perform replenishment of all assigned inventory items in order to increase category profitability and streamline operational efficiencies • Represent Ben E. Keith with professionalism, maintain a positive attitude and follow dress code • Manage the replenishment of products within assigned categories to ensure supply is balanced with demand at the best price • Perform administrative functions, such as purchasing system management, price verification and new item requests • Manage the purchase order process to drive the completion of purchases from inception to delivery • Manage daily job responsibilities of assigned Purchasing Assistants (where applicable) • Provide feedback to Director of Purchasing related to performance of Purchasing Assistants • Consistently demonstrate and model good management and self-management practices in support of BEK culture • Manage purchasing levels based on pre-determined guidelines

Job Qualifications:

• Previous purchasing and/or manufacturing experience preferred • Knowledge of and ability to competently use MS Office, internet and email; willingness to learn new software as needed • Previous management experience preferred • Knowledge of Inventory/Purchasing system • Valid driver’s license is required for driving to perform company business • Ability to write reports, correspondence and communications. Ability to effectively present information to vendors and employees in a written and/or verbal format • Ability to prioritize multiple projects, assignments and tasks, monitoring use of time an appropriately using equipment, facilities and materials to provide timely and quality responses • Ability to learn and use all Ben E. Keith applications • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business or related industry.

Ben E. Keith (BEK) Company is one of the largest food and beverage distributors in the United States. We are a family-owned business with a long-standing tradition of supporting the diverse communities in which we live and work. Our competitive employee benefits provide health and financial protection to our employees and their families.

·         Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance

·         Short and Long Term Disability

·         401K with matching contribution

·         Profit-Sharing Plan (100% company-paid)

·         Employee Assistance Program

·         Wellness Program

·         Educational Assistance Program

·         Paid Vacation and holidays

·         Employee Credit Union

We have sought to create an environment in which the contributions of each employee at Ben E. Keith are fully valued. This means more than simply treating one another with respect; it also means considering how all our people can positively impact the quality of the decisions we make about our business.

Here at Ben E. Keith, we recognize that our workforce reflects the increasingly diverse nature of our society, and we want to do all we can to take advantage of that diversity with both our external and internal customers. We believe our differences are also our strengths and we want to do all we can to use those strengths to find more creative solutions for the business challenges we face. Ben E. Keith is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action employer. VEVRAA Federal Contractor


Other details

  • Job Family Purchasing
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Safety Sensitive
  • Required Education Some College
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  • Oklahoma Food, 14200 N Santa Fe Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America