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Purchaser / IT Procurement Specialist / Buyer

Company: Exceed Consulting
Location: Byron Center
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSalary: $18 - $25 / hourPurchaser / IT Procurement Specialist / BuyerExceed is looking for a product fulfillment, purchasing, and software renewal specialist to perform customer quotation, purchasing and fulfillment functions. The qualified candidate will be able to run stand alone in the fulfillment of their duties, ensuring all quotation requirements are met in a timely fashion, while tracking product order/shipments through to delivery. This position requires a great deal of attention to detail, following processes, and communication to the Exceed team and customers.This position may seem overwhelming with the detail, however, we are a small IT Company and the position is not heavy volume and we are hopeful with the right person this position can grow and eventually become a team.We would like a full time person or a part time person that can work 3 full days or more a week.Quotation DutiesInterpret and define quote requirements – Working directly with customers or with internal Engineers, qualify/quantify requirements to be quoted, creating a requirements ticket as appropriateManage request boards – Requests are placed and managed via workflow associated with a ticket request board. Maintain board (ticket updates) through to completion (quote to customer)Provide product quotes to customer – Provide timely accurate quotations to customers, responding to potential customer questions with a goal of quote acceptanceRenewal DutiesMaintain customer software renewal requirements – Ensure renewal records are up to date to meet on time software renewalsQuotation – Quote and communicate with customer for the renewal requirement, ensuring a timely acceptanceCoordinate / Communicate - Coordinate renewal process with all necessary resources (Customer and Engineer) as necessary to ensure timely renewal updatesPurchasing DutiesIdentify Purchasing Needs - Help determine the purchasing needs of the organization. Work with other parts of the organization to forecast demand and evaluate inventory levels. Solidify customer orders via PO / Invoice process. Place and manage orders through to completion providing shipment updates as applicable, via the ticketing systemNegotiate with Suppliers - Working with the channel, negotiate directly with vendors to get the best possible pricing. Sound practices in the area of cost management to identify areas of potential cost reduction and analyze the impact of pricing changes for goods and servicesInventory Management - Assist in the receipt of purchased materials and services, keeping detailed records of purchases while monitoring deliveries and any past due shipmentsSupplier Management - Build relationships with suppliers and manage their performance and conduct routine supplier business reviews, evaluating supplier performance and compliance Procurement Buyer SkillsExtensive experience in prioritizing and organizing work activities and managing multiple tasks simultaneously within set deadlines and timelinesSound knowledge of cost control functions to perform cost control processes and make appropriate business decisions for multiple assigned projectsFamiliarity with designing process, inventory, project management, and arithmetic abilities to perform accurate calculationsProficient in MS word, excel spreadsheets, outlook, database and word processing softwareDrive to learn and adhere to partner and distributor processesOngoing training to learn products that are sold by gaining sales certifications with partners and vendors Core Skills Deep understanding and professional experience with Purchasing Contracts Strong verbal and written communication skills Advanced skills with Microsoft Office, especially Excel Excellent negotiation, customer service, and consulting skills Strong market knowledge and experience in working across various functions, businesses and regions In-depth knowledge of Connectwise Manage and QuoteWerks a plusExceed Benefits Offered:Health Care InsuranceHSADental / OptionalLaptop401k when eligible after 1 YearWork from home when applicable

Keywords: Exceed Consulting, Grand Rapids , Purchaser / IT Procurement Specialist / Buyer, Other , Byron Center, Michigan

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