McLane Purchasing Specialist in Temple, Texas

McLane is a $48 billion dollar supply chain services leader, providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions for convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores, and chain restaurants throughout the United States. McLane, through McLane Grocery, McLane Foodservice and recent foodservice acquisition, Meadowbrook Meat company, Inc., (MBM), operates 80 distribution centers and one of the nation's largest private fleets. The company buys, sells and delivers more than 50,000 different consumer products to nearly 90,000 locations across the U.S. In addition, McLane provides alcohol beverage distribution via McLane Beverage Distribution, Inc., and its acquisitions of Empire Distributors, Inc., Horizon Wine & Spirits and Delta Wine & Spirits. McLane is a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK) and employs 20,000 teammates globally. For more information, please visit .


This position is responsible for the procurement and management of inventory for all McLane Grocery divisions; utilizing various McLane Systems, applications and best practices to achieve the goals set forth for the department for service level, DSII, overstocks, distributions, SKU management and income.


Other duties may be assigned. A teammate in this position must have the ability to:

  • Ensure that all pricing and deals are accurate and that any changes or updates are communicated in accordance with company pricing and deal policies.

  • Work closely with and communicate well with suppliers, brokers, customer and McLane Grocery divisions, to include customer service, sales, accounting and operations.

  • Analyze sales and purchasing trends to identify, plan and execute seasonal strategies and other changes in demand.

  • Utilize McLane systems to identify income opportunities.

  • Review daily service level, DSII reporting, and daily out reports by division (Report Net, and MPulse SL cube).

  • Review of the past due and unconfirmed purchase orders report, three-day time supply.

  • Review of warehouse receiving and inventory adjustments.

  • Buy in accordance with the policies and best practices of McLane Company, adhering to the requirements necessary to meet individual, department and company objectives.

  • Assist with purchasing, online distributions; overstock resolution, weekly filter trips, TIPS/Deal End review, SKU management, and Deal and Cost Change approval.

  • Assist in invoice discrepancies, and help in seasonal planning as needed.


A teammate in this position must:

  • Have a BS or BA in business or related major and two years business related work experience.

  • Have purchasing or inventory management background preferred. Management and supervisory experience helpful, along with experience from a distributor or wholesale background.

  • Have knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as some sales experience is also helpful.

  • Possess excellent communication, time management, and organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Be a team player with a winning attitude.


  • Office environment.


McLane offers competitive pay and benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, STD/LTD and 401(k).

Candidates must pass a background check, drug screen and other job requirements.

McLane is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability .