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Purchasing Specialist

Thursday, July 26, 2018/Categories: Job Posting

OVERVIEW OF POSITION

The Purchasing Specialist is responsible for a wide variety of duties related to the acquisition of equipment and supplies for B2B resale in the foodservice equipment industry.  This position requires a strong analytical skill set, excellent technological skills using the most current MS Office and Dynamics software. The position requires ongoing interaction with the CEO, COO and Chief Accounting Officer, but serves as a purchasing liaison to senior members of the sales team as well.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

PO Management:
• Cut dropship POs to vendors
• Cut weekly stock POs for projects
• Create and provide status updates of stock POs
• Create and release blanket POs
• Electronic filing of POs
• PO research and review
• Assist staff on purchasing inquiries

Pricing:
• Maintain pricing guides
• Conduct annual pricing analysis and review

Inventory management:
• Backordered & non-inventory items
• Review of stock levels
• Inventory level adjustments quarterly or as needed
• Vendor interaction:
• Ongoing communication with vendors
• Negotiation of pricing for bulk orders
• Review, communicate and secure available pricing advantages

Item Maintenance:
• Input new items into system using naming protocols
• Update team on new items specific to webstores
• Change prices/vendor item numbers as needed
• Discontinue delisted items and find suitable replacements
• Create new item numbers as needed

Special Projects as Needed

SKILLS DESIRED

• 1-5 years working in or around a purchasing team
• Basic understanding of purchasing functions
• Proficiency in MS Office programs
• Advanced Excel skills
• Microsoft Dynamics GP (not required but a plus)
• Strong analytical abilities
• Well-rounded communication skills
• Ability to multi-task with ease
• Interest in data analytics, information technology, data mining, report generation.

REPORTING

This position reports to the COO.