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Purchasing Analyst

Publix Associate

Our Purchasing Analysts ensure that Publix food manufacturing plants have an uninterrupted supply of products, goods, and services in order to meet daily production goals.

How to Apply


Purchasing Analysts seek to understand our manufacturing plants' requirements and identify the best suppliers for those needs. They also strive to negotiate the best agreements possible by determining suppliers' leverage points and understanding the fundamental industry of the supplier. Furthermore, Analysts study market conditions and the competitive environment to identify key cost drivers and develop a strategy for negotiation. Purchasing Analysts also manage the supplier base by conducting Business Reviews. During this process, Analysts review information about the suppliers' service levels, quality of products or services, and competitive pricing levels. The suppliers provide pertinent information relative to the industry and both Publix and the supplier develop a plan to reduce costs, improve quality, and improve service.

Qualifications we look for

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or a related field
  • Experience using strong analytical and statistical skills with a solid understanding of purchasing, manufacturing processes, and business practices
  • Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) certification
  • Knowledge of computer applications: Microsoft Office, PIMS, Marwood, Internet, and SAP
  • Strong analytical and logical reasoning skills
  • Strong statistical and math skills
  • Project and contract management skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good management and leadership skills
  • Obvious enthusiasm, initiative, and pride in work

How to Apply

Publix frequently promotes and/or transfers associates to fill positions from within, but opportunities may arise for outside candidates.

Interested in this position? Try our Job Matching tool to see if you may be a match.*

Publix works closely with employment agencies in our operating areas to hire temporary associates for entry level positions throughout our manufacturing facilities. Adecco provides support primarily for our Lakeland facilities and Randstad provides support primarily for our Atlanta facilities. Please visit these sites to learn more about applying for a temporary position. Temporary associates may be eligible to apply for full-time positions, if available.

If your skills and experience seem to match the qualifications of the position that interests you, you will be contacted by email to set up an interview, and possibly further testing depending on the position.

After you've applied, visit our Applicant Resources section for helpful interview tips and more.

*Please note that having a match through our Job Matching tool does not guarantee you will be contacted when a position becomes available.