Purchasing Specialist

Tulkoff Food Products, Inc.

Baltimore, MD

We are looking for a Purchasing Specialist to assist with the procurement of ingredients and packaging for our two locations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage, source and purchase ingredients and packaging materials for TFP, including kosher and/or organic ingredients as necessary.
  • Evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities.
  • Continually compare and source new materials and suppliers to ensure competitive pricing.
  • Monitor and purchase sufficient supplies without creating excess inventory.
  • Work closely with R&D Manager to source new ingredients and packaging.
  • Prepare purchase orders, solicit bid proposals and review requisitions.
  • Actively monitor excess, obsolete and expired ingredient and packaging stock.
  • Issue receiving tickets and receive inventories into ERP software.
  • Maintain appropriate re-order levels and work closely with Inventory Control to ensure accuracy.
  • Work closely with operations to assure food safety and security.


  • High School Diploma, some college preferred
  • Three years of purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with ERP systems and Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, etc.)
  • Ability to make decisions and handle difficult situations with multiple parties
  • Strong negotiation, organization and communication skills

Tulkoff Food Products is a family owned company offering a generous benefit package that includes 401k with an 8% employer match, employer paid life insurance, great work/life balance, and a monthly staff lunch.