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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

For Manufacturing positions, other than entry level, go to the Publix Jobs Center to begin searching our current openings. Click the appropriate link to view openings for Publix associates and non-associates. Click Search Openings and narrow your search by selecting Manufacturing from the Job Category list.

For entry level Manufacturing positions, please refer to the employment agency, Adecco. Go to and click "Apply Now" in the top right hand corner to load your resume. You may indicated that you would prefer to be assigned to Industrial and Manufacturing type positions with Publix Super Markets, Inc. After working at least 90 days as a temporary associate you may be eligible to apply for a full time position, if available.

You will receive follow-up communication once you're determined to be qualified and eligible for the job. The communication will inform you of additional information that is needed and/or assessments that need to be completed. Once that is done, your application will go directly to the hiring manager for consideration. If your skills, experience, and qualifications look like a good match to the requirements of the position, you will be contacted.

Visit our website for additional applicant resources.

Having a match to this job does not guarantee that you will be hired into this job if and when it becomes available on our Publix Jobs Center.