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Purchasing Agent

Whole Good Purchasing Agent Needed in Pennsylvania

Conshohocken, PA

Norris Sales Company has an immediate opening for a Purchasing Agent in our Conshohocken, PA location. The employee will be asked to perform all tasks given and listed in the job description, whether it be sweeping or performing a complete rebuild on a piece of equipment.

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Position Summary

The Purchasing Agent is expected to facilitate the purchasing cycle for whole goods and consumable product inventory by working directly with internal teams and vendors to appropriately plan and execute orders and ensure appropriate stock levels are maintained. The Purchasing Agent will function as a member of the Accounting/Finance team but will also work directly with the Operations team to fulfill the responsibilities described below:

Position Responsibilities

  • Facilitate requisitioning and purchase process for whole goods and consumable inventory for each location
  • Monitor stock levels using historical data, forecasting tools, and sales/operations inputs to plan/execute purchasing cycle
  • Create requisitions and purchase order documents via operating software and vendor portals
  • Communicate directly with vendors and representatives to facilitate quotation, ordering, and order receipt process
  • Communicate directly with vendors and representatives to resolve order issues/discrepancies including fulfilment timelines/shipping requirements, pricing disputes, quantity inaccuracies, order changes and adjustments
  • Facilitate whole goods and consumable inventory transfers, returns, and refunds/credits
  • Maintain and foster vendor relationships to ensure advantageous information flow
  • Build and maintain sufficient product and vendor knowledge to support purchase planning and purchasing cycle flow
  • Work directly with Sales team to requisition and fulfill specialty and high priority orders
  • Work directly with Operations team and Fleet/Inventory Manager to ensure accuracy of operating system inventory records and physical inventory levels
  • Participate in inventory cycle-counting, observation, and reconciliation activities
  • Work directly with Fleet/Inventory Manager to assist with Equipment/Parts purchasing when necessary
  • Maintain vendor information and whole goods/consumable inventory product data in operating system
  • Work directly with Operations team to ensure accurate receipt of whole goods and consumable orders and compile required supporting documentation to support purchasing cycle
  • Work directly with Accounts Payable department to ensure completion of purchasing cycle controls and supply related supporting documentation
  • Maintain, review, and distribute inventory related reports including excess & obsolescence, inventory adjustments, disposals/write-offs, and inventory reassignment

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting/Finance and 2 years of purchasing experience in retail, manufacturing/distribution field, or construction/supply industries
  • 5 years of purchasing experience in construction supply industries
  • Ability to effectively communicate to internal teams and vendors
  • Highly organized with ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Detail oriented with ability to analyze/forecast and plan activities accordingly
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications