About Phibro Animal Health Corporation

Phibro Animal Health Corporation is a publicly traded organization with a rich history spanning nearly 100 years of service. The Company is a global manufacturer of medicated feed additives, feed ingredients, advanced nutrition solutions, vaccines and specialty chemicals for various industrial markets. Phibro’s revenues are in excess of $820 million, and are supported by over 1500 employees worldwide.


The Purchasing Associate is an integral part of our Finance team based out of our US - Sarasota, FL site.


Position Details

The Purchasing Associate is based in our Sarasota, FL location and works closely with various department personnel, and daily tasks related to the procurement of goods and services.  This role will be responsible for purchase requests from various departments and obtaining price quotes from suppliers.  Additionally, their responsibilities include contacting suppliers to schedule deliveries or to discuss active shipment concerns such as shortages, missed deliveries and delays.  The Purchasing Associate is a critical team player in the overall success of the Company.  This position will report in to the Supply Chain Manager, and the hours are M-F, 8-5, with potential for quarterly bonuses.


We offer competitive wages, bonuses, and a generous benefits package, including:


  • 401(k), with an employer match of up to 6%
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • EAP (Employee Assistance) program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Key Responsibilities

  • Will work closely with our Inventory Control Specialist and Production Planner in order to ensure the proper raw materials are ordered for production planning purposes and understanding packing supply needs for customer orders
  • Monitors inventory levels and identifies purchasing needs
  • Contact vendors and prepare purchase orders as requested
  • Expedite orders; track orders and ensure timely delivery
  • Maintain purchasing data in the Company business system or other shared files, along with new supplier forms and processes
  • Gather and track documentation for CoAs of raw materials and other docs as they relate to GMP audit requirements
  • Follow-up with suppliers, as needed, to confirm pricing or change orders
  • Works closely with warehouse staff to ensure all products have arrived in good condition
  • Disperse orders to the various departments
  • Negotiates with vendors for good and services; negotiating the best possible price and service guarantee
  • Develops new supply sources where vendors are inadequate
  • Traces delinquent arrivals from purchase orders
  • Follows environmental and safety regulations and acts in compliance with laws
  • Complies with safety and corporate guidelines on business ethics

Key Competencies

Communicating Effectively
Problem Solving
Prioritizing and Organizing Work
Managing Time
Acquiring Information
Accepting Direction
Attendance and Punctuality
Detailed Oriented
Following Policies and Procedures
Gets It Done
Gets It Done The Right Way
Interacting with People at Different Levels
Job Knowledge and Skills
Learning Quickly
Using Computers and Technology
Using Math


Develop and maintain relationships with internal and external clients.
Interpersonal skills sufficient to communicate verbally and in writing with others in an objective and cooperative manner.
Advanced organizational skills.
Prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products
Must be proficient using Email, phones, cell phones, and office equipment.

Education & Experience

  • Associates degree in Business or equivalent professional level of knowledge that includes work experience, alternative education, and/or training certification
  • At least 3 years of experience in purchasing/procurement
  • Clerical and/or Purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment is required
  • Good understanding of supply chain procedures
  • Effective computer, internet, and telephone skills
  • Experience with any SAP/ERP systems, including JDE is preferred
  • A working knowledge of integrated business systems, including MS Excel
  • Being able to think ahead to anticipate issues
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Excellent team player who will respond positively across boundaries for the good of the organization

Physical Requirements

Required to sit frequently
Required to stand frequently
Required to walk frequently
Required to talk or hear constantly
Required to bend occasionally
Required to lift or carry 10 lbs or less
Required to use hands constantly


Phibro is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Business Unit: Animal Health & Mineral Nutrition   
Division: Osprey 
Department: Finance 
Location: US - Sarasota, FL 
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (Standard Work hours) 
Weekly Working Hours: 40.00