Buyer

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Location
Faribault, Minnesota
Industry
Administrative & Support Services (Office and Administrative Support Occupations)
Job Type
Temp to Perm
Working Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Salary
US$ 13.00 per hour
Ref. Number
S_39587
Contact
Brady, Laura, Spherion
Phone
507-451-3400
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Job Description

SUMMARY: This position is responsible for activities associated with purchasing and expediting to meet requirements of the Logistics business plan.

Responsibilities:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned:

The Buyer is responsible for entering new purchase orders for direct shipment (drop ships) to our customers.
The Buyer is responsible for entering purchase orders for the manufacturing/AWT locations.
The Buyer is responsible for responding to inquiries regarding the status of purchase orders and resolving discrepancies such as quantity, order multiples, pricing or PID issues.
The Buyer is responsible for direct ship purchase order maintenance in Navision. This includes canceling, adjusting, and resending purchase orders to our suppliers as necessary.
The Buyer is responsible for addressing CRM Activities and also creating and assigning activities when required.
The Buyer will be utilizing Microsoft Office, Access, Navision, CRM and the SRRS Report Server.
Performs other duties as requested by Procurement Supervisor.

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Skills:
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education:
High School

Experience:
1-4 years

Qualifications:
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Requires High School degree or equivalent. Minimum of four years work experience in Logistics, Marketing, or Sales. Must have a strong sense of customer service & urgency & be able to consistently meet deadlines. Must have the ability to communicate & negotiate effectively with suppliers. Must be detail-oriented and consistently produce accurate work. Must possess sound decision making, multi tasking, problem solving and computer skills. Data manipulation skills via Excel, Access and other system tools or applications.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Able to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

The Buyer is an integral part of a cross-functional business team that manages to a set of joint objectives including inventory turns, overstock, customer service levels, profitability and EVA.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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