Purchaser
Job Details
AC8393 West Reading - West Reading, PA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$55,000.00 - $65,000.00 Salary/year
None
7:30 -4:30 or 8:00-5:00
Job Description

Job Summary:

The Purchasing Analyst position is responsible for maintaining and purchasing supply for the company, learning purchasing polices, comparing and negotiating prices with vendors, establishing company purchasing goals and projections for the follow year.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain proper inventory levels to minimize the number of transactions coming through outside of drop ship orders that require purchasing which includes setting, maintaining, and utilizing min/max levels in EA to benefit Fraser and maximize efficiency
  • Purchase all items in a time sensitive manner coming through from sales order, service calls, and supply order that are not in stock to minimize downtime
  • Review all vendor rebates and review rebate attainment levels at month and quarter ends (depending on vendor) with management to determine if they are in Fraser’s best interest
  • Prepare list of equipment and accessories to purchase to reach rebate attainment levels, utilizing equipment history, taking in to account current stock levels and any past and pending bids
  • Complete cycle counts of all inventory locations at minimum every six months, but more frequently as needed. (Ex. FAHUNT completed monthly to retain accuracy)
  • Respond in a timely manner to all pricing requests and quotes from vendors to sales rep
  • Calculate and claim all Sharp credits and special claim rebates
  • Maintain company and customer confidentially releasing only necessary information required to both vendors and sales reps
  • Compare incoming price quotes against current vendors to hold existing vendors accountable to maintain competitive pricing
  • Review incoming sales orders items requested for purchasing to determine if we have an item in stock that could be used(ex. MX-4050 asking to be purchased and we have 39 – MX-4070’s in stock, or New Fiery controller being requested when we have an existing one under and older number in stock)
  • Find and procure obsolete items as required
  • Review reports of obsolete inventory being purchased and monthly reports of models overstocked to update and reduce overstock of obsolete items
  • Create new Items and Models in EA as needed ensuring coding and pricing is correct to maintain accurate financial and service reporting
  • Communicate any inaccuracies, in part numbers from sales orders, to appropriate administrator to update and maintain Compass for Sales order accuracy
  • Review updated inventory report to ensure accuracy of items
  • Follow up on back orders to ensure timely delivery and communicate to proper parties any backorder situations
Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or a related field
  • APICS certification a plus

 

Experience:

  • 3+ years’ experience in a purchasing role
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of purchasing processes, policy, and systems
  • Proven history of effective supply management

 

Skills:

  • Able to create and administer a task priority list based on company needs
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to negotiate, establish, and process contracts
  • Accurate and precise attention to detail
  • Able to make decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Valid Driver’s License required

 

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift, push and pull up to 30 pounds

 

Work Environment:

  • Office setting with mild distractions

 

Travel Required

  • Valid Driver’s License required
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