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Purchasing Specialist in Pompano Beach, FL at Accounting Now

Date Posted: 1/10/2020

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Job Description

The Purchasing Specialist is responsible for the purchasing functions for the company. This role has hands-on direct sourcing of goods and services, best price and availability, competitive terms and purchase agreements and more. He/She must ensure all AB&C items are managed adequately and that there is a reliable procurement source for all products. This position will work closely with the Director of Merchandizing, Logisitcs and Warehousing, while interacting with all levels of the organization.

  • Manage timely delivery, accurate lead times, and proper execution of all purchase orders
  • Negotiate with vendors to ensure best possible terms and service including MOQ, lead times, and cost
  • Manage and report on all purchasing KPI's, process improvement initiatives and savings plans.
  • Develop new supply sources where current vendors are inadequate and conduct RFP & RFQ events
  • Negotiates service level agreements & blanket purchase orders and monitors performance.
  • Develop & implement procurement strategies based on the needs of the business
  • Identify cost savings opportunities and manage cost reduction activities
  • Provide input on purchasing policies, standard operating procedures, and best practices.
  • Make recommendations for continuous improvement to COO
  • Prepare and submit invoice supporting documentation to A/P department for processing and payment

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • 3+ years' experience as a purchasing specialist in a environment
  • Supervisory experience of a minimum 2 direct reports in purchasing related department
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Business Management, or applicable field
  • Strong background in supplier management, commodity strategy, and contract negotiations
  • Excellent communication skills, including proper use of grammar (English a must/Spanish a plus but not required)
  • Detail oriented with excellent follow-up skills to handle multiple priorities and projects at once
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel including formulas, pivot tables, and macros
  • Willingness to travel nationally to visit suppliers and review performance
  • Ability to perform tasks, run reports and analyze data a must. Netsuite ERP knowledge a plus but not required


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