Purchasing Job in Fargo

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Location
Fargo, North Dakota
Industry
Other
Job Type
Full-Time
Reference Number
S_4519
Contact
Amber Delamater, Spherion
Phone
701-412-2896
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Job Description

Purpose of the Position:
This position will lead and administer daily purchasing and inventory management functions within the company's computer system for assigned vendor lines and product categories. Functions include placement of stock purchase orders, stock transfers between branch locations, asset utilization and balancing, purchase order date management and spool exception reporting

Job duties:
- Manages supply flow on assigned lines through consistent communication with applicable branch and supplier contacts. Identifies areas for supply chain improvement in regard to inventory or procurement strategies
- Maximizes inventory service levels on fast moving, catalog and customer priority materials. Responsible for daily review of inventory service management tools and exception reports to achieve or exceed service level expectations
- Increase asset utilization and inventory performance through execution of vendor returns. Leads in development of returns schedule and frequency by vendor and communication of planned returns to branch locations. Lead in review of service issues and develop short and long term solutions to mitigate future risk to customers
- Manages inbound freight expense and ensures adherence to prepaid freight terms with our suppliers. Leads optimization of incurred freight expenses through use of common carrier, LTL or truckload shipment methods

Working hours: To be determined

Skills:
Qualifications:
--Minimum four year degree is preferred or the equivalent in work experience
--Prior procurement, sales or marketing experience with knowledge of electrical, utility, industrial products and systems preferred
--Good knowledge of the SAP materials management system and previous forecasting experience is preferred
--APICS certification or proven knowledge of MRP and supply-chain knowledge preferred
--Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication, analytical, problem solving and customer service skills are required along with being highly motivated
--Ability to read, write and speak in English
--Prefer strong working knowledge of PC for Windows, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint), Internet, email and SAP software
--Excellent customer service skills include being competent, accurate, responsive and engaged
Pre-employment drug test and criminal background required

To be considered, please apply online at www.spherion.com/fargo -
If you have any questions please contact Amber Delamater at 701-412-2896

Spherion is a world leader in matching great people with great companies. Our experienced agents 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, temporary-to-permanent or permanent 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.

Qualification

Bachelor's

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