Logistics and Purchasing Coordinator

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Location
Flowery Branch, Georgia
Industry
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
Job Type
Full-Time
Salary
US$ 50,000 - US$ 55,000 per year, $50k - 55k per year + none
Ref. Number
S_21955
Contact
Joyce Stevenson, Spherion
Phone
770-531-7900
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Job Description

JOB EXPECTATIONS/DUTIES
- Handle national/international freight negotiations and logistics
- Verify, prepare, and submit purchase orders to appropriate vendors in a timely fashion.
- Follow established instructions and new processes from preparation through delivery.
- Build close working relationships with suppliers and freight companies
- Resolve any complications that may arise with products or delivery.
- Work with vendors to correct issues by writing and following up with corrective actions.
- Achieves cost savings goals and delivers lowest cost alternatives for sourcing of products and freight to meet business demands.
- Work directly with other company departments on freight and product requirements (including sales, and warehouse staff).
- Work directly with suppliers to source products.
- Track inventory management.
- Keep information accessible by sorting and filing documents.
- Support sales department with customer enquiries regarding spare parts.
- Other duties and projects may be assigned.

Working hours: 8-5

Skills:
QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS
--High School Diploma or GED is required.
--Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Economics, or a related field is preferred.
--3-5 years purchasing experience and national/international freight negotiation
--Extensive experience with Microsoft Word, Excel (formulas, tables, etc.) and Outlook is required.
--Ability to communicate professionally with internal and external clients, as well as people at all levels of the organization is required.
--General negotiation skills
--Effective problem-solving and decision- making skills is required.
--Organization skills for efficient office control is required.

Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temp-to-perm or direct hire opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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