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Purchasing Intern

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Location: Fall River, MA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 16, 2024



Bringing our love of food to families for five generations!  Blount Fine Foods is a family-owned and operated manufacturer, marketer, and developer of premium fresh prepared foods. We are an engaging team, bringing restaurant-quality products to America including single-serve grab-n-go fresh soups, mac & cheese, and entrées in grocery stores across the country, as well as for hot bars and restaurants. Help us create the finest food experiences including those with specialty certifications that include organic, gluten-free, and low sodium, among others. Join a proven team for growth, success, and a satisfying career!


Internship Program Summary

Blount’s Internship Program aims to grow students from our community in a way that is mutually beneficial by providing experiential learning opportunities and connecting concepts learned in the classroom to real-world applications in order to contribute to the professional readiness of tomorrow’s workforce. Interns can expect timely feedback, accessible supervisors, bi-weekly meetings with the internship program lead, assistance with career readiness, and networking opportunities.

Summary: This opportunity allows interns to immerse themselves into the purchasing department by overseeing key functions to complete the purchasing cycle. While assisting Corporate Supplies & Services with administrative functions that support day to day fulfillment and long-term strategic supply agreements, interns will gain skills and knowledge for their career in business.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the new raw material and packaging item set upand approval process
  • Fill out New Item Approval PG080 formsand submit to QA for review
  • Coordinate with new vendors and accounting to create new Business Partner accounts in X3
  • Submit and track samples or new raw material and packaging items in development
  • Set up new raw material and packaging items in X3
  • Follow up on new item departmental sign off– send reminders to department leaders when necessary
  • Confirm shipmentsand update purchase orders with accurate ETA information
  • Confirm order pricing and update PO’s in X3
  • Conduct research and submit PG027 forms for extensions on shelf life
  • Conduct weekly inventory counts on PPE
  • Coordinate plant supply package deliveries
  • Other responsibilities with similar skill, work conditions, and responsibilities as assigned.


Job Requirements – Experience, Knowledge, and Skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Willingness to learn X3, SharePoint, Tableau, and Safety Chain software programs
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and change focus as needed
  • Has a sense for urgency when necessary
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Good project management or organizational skills
  • Eagerness and willingness to learn
  • Ability to work and problem solve.
  • Maintain a positive attitude to continued learning and support of the overall business.


Responsibilities for Food Safety

  • Responsible for completing required paperwork accurately and honestly, where applicable.
  • Must adhere to posted GMPs (Good Manufacturing Practices) when working within the production facility.
  • Responsible for reporting suspicious packages, activities and individuals, where applicable.


Education and/or Experience                                       

  • Pursuing a associates or bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management or related field.

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