Purchasing Agent

  • Location
    Dublin, California
  • Job type
    Contract/Temp to Hire
  • Category
    Office, Clerical & Administrative - Buyer / Purchasing

The Purchasing Agent is responsible for the East Coast (6-7AM PST start time) procurement process for Distribution Centers (DCs) and Stores. This includes issuing and processing orders and payments, vendor interactions and support internal customers. The candidate must be detail oriented, self-sufficient, dependable and timely. She/he must function in a fast paced retail environment. She/he must have strong interpersonal skills as she/he will need to communicate with the stores as well as DCs.

-Daily support the East Coast Distribution Centers and Stores needs with issuing Purchasing Orders (POs), reconcile invoices (with AP), track orders, support special projects and at times negotiate costs with suppliers on new and existing products and services.
-Maintain day-to-day responsibilities including error-free PO execution, expense control, manage vendor inventory, and support the month-end/year-end close process.
-Maintain data integrity of all supply items to ensure supply catalogs are up to date with contracted pricing, specifications, lead times/transit times, and descriptions. Maintain current vendor lists.
-Respond to ad hoc inquiries and requests from assigned business partners. Complete special projects as assigned.
-Work to develop best practices on process, execute tasks related to projects and time sensitive requests.
-Responsible for producing activity reports such as spend recaps, vendor back orders, usages and forecasts.
-Conduct field calls to seek feedback on purchasing improvements and build execution plans.
-Drive Results
-Business Acumen
-Planning and Organization

Minimum of High school diploma or GED equivalent
College degree preferred
2-3 years of purchasing/procurement experience.
Must be proficient in MS Office, especially in Excel (Pivot Tables, Lookups, etc.).

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