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Purchasing Specialist

Company: eduPARTS
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Company Overview:Ranked in the Top 220 of Inc.'s 2017 list of the fastest growing companies in America, Mobile Defenders is one of the largest distributors of mobile device parts in the industry! Our growth as a company is reflected in the success of our partners. That's why we've always invested our profits back into our business to provide continuous expansion into new products and services to help our partners thrive and grow. With the tremendous growth we've seen since our inception in 2013, we're predicting 2022 to be our biggest year yet! Recently we have entered partnerships with Original Equipment Manufacturers to help establish more legitimacy in this young, unregulated industry. Employees will be able to grow their career and take part in creating a memorable and positive experience for our customers. If this sounds like a great place for you to grow and learn - we encourage you to apply!Job Description:Mobile Defenders eduPARTS division is seeking a dynamic and driven Purchasing Specialist. The Purchasing Specialist will ensure our backorder needs are being fulfilled by working closely with our international partners, inventory monitoring, demand analysis, and purchase order (PO) & release processing. The position will also be responsible for supplier evaluation and communication. The working environment is primarily in an office setting.Purchasing Specialist Duties:

  • Has an understanding of procurement principles and items being procured, as well as industry forces from a customer and supplier perspective
  • Submits RFQs, analyzes quotes, issues and manages purchase orders among the supply base
  • Provides supporting data to lead and analyze requirements to ensure the timely acceptance of goods/services
  • Communicates directly with Sales and Leadership teams
  • Manage customs and port recovery processes
  • Responsible for all inventory control of all raw materials, supplies, and finished goods
  • Ensures proper approval levels are met for all purchases
  • Balances the need for product against the need to reduce inventory
  • Monitors supplier delivery and quality performance, communicates causes for concern and advises operating departments of order status as required.
  • Receives and researches non-compliant invoices for orders placed and approved for payment after verification or appropriate modification.Qualifications:
    • Strong computer skills including familiarity with MRP/ERP systems and reporting, MS Office Applications.
    • 2+ years of experience in direct or indirect procurementPreferred Qualifications:
      • Ability to collect, interpret, and/or analyze complex data and information, and convey findings
      • Ability to interpret and negotiate quotations and agreements
      • Ability to write and verbally communicate with suppliers, customers and eduPARTS leaders
      • Exposure and/or familiarity with purchasing various commodities.
      • Ability to manage priorities and workflow.
      • Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels.
      • Strong judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions.
      • Highly skilled at analyzing and resolving problems.
      • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
      • BS degree in Supply Chain Management or Business from an accredited universityMobile Defenders is an equal opportunity employer.Job Type: Full-time

Keywords: eduPARTS, Grand Rapids , Purchasing Specialist, Other , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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