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Parts & Inventory Clerk

Job Details

Performance Pet Products - Mitchell, SD
Full Time
High School
Up to 25%
1st (Day Shift)


Farmers Union Industries, LLC, also known as FUI, is a leading agricultural-based manufacturing company headquartered in Redwood Falls, MN. Our current operations include Central Bi-Products, Northland Choice, Midwest Grease, Artex Manufacturing, Redwood Farms Meat Processors, and Performance Pet Products. Please visit our website at to learn more!


Performance Pet, located in Mitchell, SD, is home to the innovators and formulators who turn the desire for leaner, tastier, healthier or otherwise better pet food into an actual product on the shelves. Everything we do is custom-made for every customer, and we're the only canner to do so. Learn more about what we do at


Performance Pet is now accepting applications for the brand-new role of Parts & Inventory Clerk! We offer a competitive hourly wage and a complete benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, paid time off, paid holidays, a paid birthday holiday, an impressive 401K match, and much more!


Areas of Accountability


 All areas of accountability to be delivered with GRIT - our values of Generosity, Relationships, Integrity, and Teamwork


Inventory & Parts Management               Maintenance & Inventory Software               Vendor Relations


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Work safely, comply, and enforce all company and regulatory safety/environmental policies, practices, and procedures


Oversee inventory cycle count team and implement and follow up on cycle count schedules


Work with all personnel to ensure accuracy of paperwork and data entered


Manage the procurement and inventory of parts/consumables using Microsoft Dynamics NAV MRP


Initiate parts purchases from suppliers for procurement of all facilities parts and consumables


Conduct inventory analysis to identify discrepancies in inventory counts and to reduce working capital costs


 Work with plant operations to understand inventory and waste to generate cost savings


Work with management to conduct parts quality analysis to consistently meet production standards


Negotiate with vendors for lower pricing and improved purchasing terms


Evaluate and track vendor performance and conduct meetings with low-performing vendors to drive improvement


Review inventory to determine unused items and recommend disposal of excess stock


Ensure department records are accurate and purchasing documents are properly completed


Maintain weekly and monthly reports and inventory reconciliation


Oversee parts consumption within facilities by implementing parts database and check-in and check-out systems


 Work with corporate NAV MRP team to ensure accuracy of individual inventory items and make adjustments as needed


Situations may arise that require employees to temporarily or permanently assume responsibility for tasks not specifically outlined in this job description. Employees may be requested to work additional hours and/or accommodate a heavier than normal workload.




AS Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, related field, or equivalent experience, preferred


2-5 years' experience purchasing and inventory experience for food/feed manufacturing


Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite - Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Microsoft Dynamics, preferred


Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills


Strong organizational and project management skills


Knowledge of standard purchasing procedures and practices


Travel up to 10% annually