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Assistant Purchasing Agent/Buyer

Victory Supply Inc. Mount Pleasant ,TN
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Assistant Purchasing Agent/ Buyer- Assistance in purchasing product and materials for distribution as well as in house operations. The role involves analyzation of suppliers, negotiation, and inventory control.

· Supplier evaluation and negotiation will be needed to help better the company’s supply chain.

· Assistance in monitoring and controlling physical inventory

· Will assist and play role in optimizing the supply chain, forecasting, and outsourcing opportunities.

· This position requires strong analytical, negotiation, and technology skills. Strong knowledge of Excel and Pivot tables is essential.

Job Description

· Create purchase orders/agreements with vendors based on either pre-negotiated pricing or by negotiating new pricing at the time of need

· Select best sources consistent with cost, quality and delivery requirements

· Negotiate and manage long term pricing agreements on critical commodities

· Complete purchase requests with domestic and international suppliers by inputting purchase orders, expediting deliveries and verifying all transactions are complete

· Assist in forecasting a product demand based on historical sales and long term bid awards

· Provide weekly updates, including reports, regarding the status of open sales orders and corresponding purchase orders

· Assist with freight operations (Container, FTL and LTL) and offer possible improvements

· Assist with process improvements throughout company and purchasing role

 

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

· Must have initiative and decision making skills with the ability to make judgment calls to determine the correct action or approach in non-routine assignments and projects

· Knowledge of import and domestic freight movement

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite of products

· Strong negotiating skills

· Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills

· Excellent customer service skills

· Strong written and verbal communications

· Ability to define problems, understand and collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions

· Impeccable attention to detail

· Able to thrive in a high-stress and fast paced environment

Education and/or Experience

· BA in Business Administration is preferred, Procurement, Operations Planning or related field

· 5+ years of related procurement experience, including sourcing, inventory control, contract negotiation, supply management, supplier relationships, basics of cost accounting and tracking budget expenses

· Experience in a leadership role within a small business is a plus

· Broad based experience with domestic purchasing of finished goods

· International purchasing experience is a plus

· Logistics management experience, domestic and international

Please note: You will be required to pass a drug screen and background check prior to beginning employment. Further, this position will pay $35-42K (depending on experience) plus benefits. If your salary requirement is higher than what is stated, please do not submit your information.

Company Description
Victory Supply is a small business distributing products to corrections and detention facilities throughout the US. We offer our products via sales contacts, catalog, trade shows and formal bid awards. Our company is experiencing double digit growth and we are looking for individuals to help us continue this growth. Our market is very interesting and allows us to provide a great career opportunity for the right person.

Victory Supply Inc.

Why Work Here?

Growing company with opportunities for personal advancement.

Victory Supply is a small business distributing products to corrections and detention facilities throughout the US. We offer our products via sales contacts, catalog, trade shows and formal bid awards. Our company is experiencing double digit growth and we are looking for individuals to help us continue this growth. Our market is very interesting and allows us to provide a great career opportunity for the right person.

Address

Mount Pleasant, TN
USA