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Purchasing Agent KC052

Edwards Place of Employment
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
December 03, 2016

Salary $50k

Relo: Yes

Our client company is seeking an experienced purchasing agent to purchase imported and domestically manufactured product with a large volume of SKUs while driving continuous cost reduction and risk mitigation.

You must be willing to:

• Maintain fill rates at 100% to ensure we meet customer demand

• Prepare purchase orders/review invoices for accuracy

• Maintain item maintenance in AS400

• Ensure all compliance/testing requirements are met

• Create a systematic RFP process

• Work closely with Finance/Sales to ensure P&L results are acceptable

• Continue to identify/drive cost reduction

• Work in tandem with Customer Service to understand the forecast for critical items/communicate any issues in advance

• Work closely with Finance team to identify potential excess inventory/recommend items to be closed out

• Work closely with Editorial team to ensure complete understanding of product specification when sending out RFQs

• Monitor fill rate metrics

Requirements (MUST HAVE):

• BS/BA degree in Business/supply chain management/related field

• 3 - 5 years’ experience in publishing industry/big box retailer purchasing of printed media nationally/internationally

• Exceptional skills in negotiation

• Detail oriented/ability to manage multiple projects

• Proficient in MS Excel/Access

Please tell us:

Where do you currently reside?

Will you relocate? Yes/No

Are you a US citizen? Yes/No

Desired salary?

Full Time, Permanent Position

Must be authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship needed now/future

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