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Purchasing Coordinator

Company Overview

Vital Proteins is an emerging, dynamic brand consisting of a team of passionate individuals who believe whole food based nutrition is essential for overall health, fitness and wellbeing. Our team, where job titles and hierarchy are meaningless, is comprised of intelligent and innovative talent who work collaboratively to ensure creativity, success, and global growth. Vital Proteins seeks to develop and support the right people, with the right chemistry, who continually ask questions, and in turn will develop and tactically execute good ideas. We are looking for individuals to help us think smarter and put a lot of ideas on the table in a short amount of time. Building a great company is our goal. Quality individuals and getting the team right is our business plan.


Purchasing Coordinator will own the purchase order process. This includes coordinating and managing all activities during the purchasing process, such as creating purchase orders, monitoring transportation and invoice creation and follow-through. Analyze and monitor internal, economic, and consumer trends to forecast sales and inventory. This person will help build the infrastructure and policy of purchasing non-inventoried items (primarily SG&A spend.) Reporting to the Accounting Manager, this role will be located in our West Loop Office. 

What you will be responsible for

  • Work cross-functionally with other departments to create PO’s, track invoice receipt and where applicable three-way match
  • Ensure purchases are approved in accordance with established policy
  • Answer all inquiries from suppliers on POs; adjust orders, update pricing, vendor contact info, etc.
  • Follow up on late orders, backorders and mis-ships
  • For recurring spend, setup blanket PO’s and administrate
  • Knack for continuous improvement

Who you are

  • BS, BA or equivalent from an accredited 4-year university or college
  • Advanced skills in Excel including VLOOKUPs and Pivot Tables
  • Proven ability to self-motivate in a fast paced environment, ability to deal with ambiguity, change and a dynamic business environment.
  • ERP Experience is a plus
  • Honest and open communication
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
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