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Inventory Control & Purchasing Specialist

Job Details

Speedway, Bldg 1 - Tucson, AZ
Full Time
2 Year Degree
Up to 25%


This Inventory Control & Purchasing Specialist is responsible for seeking reliable vendors or suppliers, negotiating prices or contracts as well as coordinating the day-to-day product ordering and inventory levels to ensure that CODAC objectives are met.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop, lead and execute purchasing strategies.
  • Seek reliable vendors or suppliers to provide quality goods at reasonable prices including but not limited to negotiating prices and contracts.
  • Maintain accurate system and physical inventory balances on all assets, including location, quantity, type & value. Perform location and product verification tasks as required.
  • Administer the inventory control and distribution of materials in centralized and remote storerooms.
  • Follow standard operating procedures for changing and/or resolving discrepancies on purchase orders.
  • Help develop & write standard operating procedures.
  • Plan short and long-term objectives for the materials control function. Set priorities for utilizing resources.
  • Prepare budget and control expenditures.
  • Communicate issues and/or any discrepancies, missing or erroneous data to Purchasing and/or Accounts Payables.
  • Help perform root cause investigations of basic inventory discrepancies and identify damaged and obsolete merchandise; escalate issues to higher level management, as needed.
  • Direct and coordinate inventory control functions with Operations, Information Technology and Finance departments.
  • Evaluate the storeroom activities for accuracy and quality.
  • Oversee the keeping of stock records and the updating of the data on the computerized maintenance management system.
  • Meet with appropriate departments and management to coordinate future needs/ requirements from inventory.
  • Participate in CODAC-wide cross-functional projects or workgroups.
  • Performs other related duties in accordance with agency growth and changes.


  • A minimum of Associates degree in Business Administration, Computer Science or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Five (5) years progressively responsible experience in inventory management/control. Experience in advanced data analysis and statistics.
  • 1 year of experience in an inventory, purchasing, transportation, logistics, receiving, or distribution related role.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, detail oriented and able to coordinate/manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Lean, Sigma or Agile, preferred
Additional Requirements:
  • Knowledge of Lean, Six Sigma, Agile and/or Continuous Process Improvement.
  • Knowledge of materials management and administration.
  • Proficient in use of a computerized maintenance management system.
  • Valid Arizona Drivers license, proof of current insurance and willingness to use personal vehicle. Drivers license is an essential requirement for performing duties for this position.
  • Clean Motor Vehicle Record - no more than 2 moving violations or a license suspension in past 3 years.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft office software to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
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