Spherion is hiring for a Purchasing and Inventory Associate position. Our client is a successful building material distribution center.In this role, you will be responsible for managing and executing the Purchasing and Inventory functions of the branch such as buying and receiving materials, managing our replenishment system across all categories and ensuring inventory accuracy by implementing inventory control best practices.Responsibilities:- Purchasing of materials across all categories for current/anticipated stock needs and special order sales- Managing inventory levels using replenishment system based on historical purchases- Analyzing material costs and availability across all material vendors- Conducting cycle counts in warehouse and ensuring ERP system accuracy- Assisting in the development of branch sales plan and strategy- Assisting in the design and execution of merchandising strategy- Determining customers??? needs and recommending appropriate products and solutions, up-selling additional products and supplies for each job- Answering incoming phone calls and emails to assist customers in a timely manner- Accepting payment and applying it to the appropriate customer account- Arranging with the warehouse for customer product pickup- Addressing and resolving service concerns, should they ariseWorking hours: 6:00 AM - 4:00 PMSkills:- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills- Solid time management and prioritization skills- Superior organization skills- Basic computer skills- Positive attitude and team player- Detail and service orientedEducation:High SchoolExperience:1-4 yearsQualifications:- 1-2 years' experience in purchasing and inventory control is preferred- Cycle counting product experience Apply online and then call our office at 919-873-5588. Ask for Joy.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. No one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.