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Purchasing

Job Summary

Purchasing is responsible for both purchasing and inventory actions, monitoring stock/usage levels and ensuring inventory standards are properly maintained, setting and achieving target inventory levels and stock required to meet production goals and deliveries. This position is fully responsible and actively involved in the execution and follow through of the supply chain management process including supplier selection, supplier management (quality, on-time delivery, and cost), purchase order placement, material receipt, warehousing, and invoicing of received material in order to meet customer expectations for a quality product delivered on time.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Placing purchase orders with qualified suppliers to meet company standards, production schedules, while maintaining good supplier relationships, on-time delivery, and cost controls.
  • Develop purchasing strategies and identify buying trends to keep the business profitable.
  • Conduct self-guided research to become familiar with what products are available as well as their costs and benefits.
  • Monitor stock levels and verify purchase requisitions.
  • Identify damaged or defective goods and work out an alternative solution with the supplier.
  • Records purchases, maintains database, performs physical count of inventory, and reconciles actual stock count to computer-generated reports.
  • Assess supplier addendums and analyze bids
  • Monitors vendor performance as required
  • Keep organized updated records
  • Driving a company vehicle may be required in the course of performing duties for this position.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Develop profitable purchasing strategies
  • Prepare and implement effective negotiation tactics
  • Manage relationships with key trade partners
  • Review contracts to purchase materials
  • Ability to evaluate market conditions and various suppliers.
  • Meet deadlines
  • Keep organized updated records

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain management, or a related field preferred but not required.
  • 2+ years of experience in a purchasing role.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Prior exceptional work experience with the company preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs occasionally.
  • Must be able to regularly sit or stand, bend and move about the facility.

 

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