Purchasing/Purchasing Analyst

Posted 2 years ago

Our client is adding to their team with this Purchasing position that will grow into a manager type role. It’s not a traditional purchasing position, so please keep reading if you’re looking for something new!

We are looking for someone to manage the purchasing in this distribution company. They have about 20k sku’s but only about 4k that are really active. As you can imagine, sometimes some of those other 20k sku’s are in inventory, so part of your role will be to audit and evaluate inventory items and educate the sales people on what is available, how much, delivery times, etc.

About 20% of the week will be spent actually ordering product, while the rest of the time will be forecasting future purchasing activities, running queries to generate reports for data points, talking with vendors, sales people, warehouse, tracking shipments, negotiating delivery rates, sourcing product, partnering with internal employees.

Attention to detail, follow up and follow through are probably the biggest points in this position. Same with being curious. What is this? Who did we order it for? Why is it here? How did it get damaged? What can we price it at to move it and still make money?

Computer skills (MS Office, Excel, Access), attention to detail, analytical skills, communication skills, curious nature, understanding of business operations and not just your job duties, willingness to jump in and help. Must be able to use Access for creating queries, modify those parameters and run reports based on those queries.

This is a family owned and operated company with three warehouses/distribution centers. Must not be afraid to get up from your desk to learn what’s going on and how your job impacts the company overall.

If this non-traditional role sounds interesting, please reach out to us!

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