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Purchasing Specialist

Company: Factory Motor Parts
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Process purchase orders to ensure no disruptions in Operations due to out of stock materials.
  • Plan and forecast inventory levels of purchasing needs
  • Establish and maintain effective supplier relationships with external suppliers.
  • Work with vendors to expedite deliveries, when needed.
  • Generate accurate purchase orders, with items, prices and vendors.
  • Perform regular audits on inventory and supplies.
  • Reduce Cost of Goods through cost competitive sourcing
  • Review and update purchasing procedures for material planning, procurement and supplier performance metrics.
  • Performs market and industry trend analysis, evaluates supply source availability
  • Communicates regularly with suppliers, analyzing and evaluating their performance.
  • Review and upload purchase orders to Supplier Ordering tools
  • Analyzes and recommends the use of alternative sources or materials to reduce cost.
  • Process requisitions, purchase orders and assist with invoice reconciliation
  • Gain understanding of each supplier's internal supply chain processes
  • Create reports, collect data, and perform analysis
  • Contributes to the selection and management of key suppliers through appropriate analysis, evaluation and documentation.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
    • Comfort level with a very high volume, fast paced operation in a time sensitive environment.
    • Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills, written and verbal communication skills.
    • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Products, particularly Excel and PowerPoint.
    • Possess strong analytical & problem solving skills.
    • Must be able to build strong internal relationships and be able work collectively/collaboratively across the organization
    • Stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions.
    • Good written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to multitask and coordinate time sensitive duties.
    • Experience analyzing and documenting medium to complex business processes or problems using intermediate to advanced statistical and analytical modeling techniques and with a focus on detail, cost drivers, and total cost of ownership.
    • Ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbally, with customers and stakeholders to build strong internal and external relationships while maintaining a high sense of urgency and customer focus.
    • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects or tasks with varying and sometimes competing timelines.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
      • Bachelor's degree in business or related discipline.
      • 1-3 years related experience in logistics/supply chain management.
      • Previous experience with purchasing commodities.

Keywords: Factory Motor Parts, St. Paul , Purchasing Specialist, Professions , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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