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Product Planning
Full Time
Northwood, IA
March 6, 2020

Purchasing Specialist

FFT, a leader in foam and fiber fabrication, has an opening for a Purchasing Specialist to join their team at their Northwood facility.

This position is the main day to day contact for purchasing and supplier management activities within the plant. This position will procure manufacturing materials and production supplies in a timely manner to ensure the efficient flow of production on the plant floor. It will be necessary to maintain the system data to provide timely and correct purchasing information. This role will work in conjunction with Corporate Purchasing to obtain the best overall cost value, based on market conditions and volume, so we are competitive and profitable. This person will need to work closely with outside vendors and internal departments on issues concerning delivery and quality. Where necessary, provide and/or review reports that help support our overall purchasing/inventory goals.

Qualified candidates will have an Associate Degree with 3 -5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience; foam fabrication and job shop experience is preferred.  Qualified candidates must have computer knowledge and background experience in working with Microsoft products, Internet, Inventory Software, Manufacturing Software and computer based ERP manufacturing experience.  Qualified candidates must have self motivation, a commitment to teamwork, strong communication skills with both internal and external customers, ability to work in a fast paced environment while demonstrating flexibility, willingness to change assignments and work overtime to meet customer needs.

FFT is known for our business integrity, high quality standards and forwarding thinking while meeting or exceeding our customer’s expectations.  We offer a competitive comp/benefit package including a matching 401k plan.  For employment application and more information about FFT, please visit our website.  If you are interested in being considered for this position, please send a resume with cover letter along with our application to:

Federal Foam Technologies, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
91 16th Street South
Northwood, IA  50459


We promote a drug-free environment and are committed to diversity in the workplace. 



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