Challenging and rewarding. Managers were supportive and helpful
Merchandiser/Purchasing (Former Employee) – La Palma, CA – June 23, 2015
A day typically started with any requests for quotes from the day prior. I would contact vendors to get this information to the sales rep or customer as soon as possible. Depending on product, most items were quoted within a hour of receipt, but a few custom items would need additional time.
Call vendors for confirmations on orders placed the day prior if not already received via fax or email.
Check the order program for pending ordered keyed by customer service. Verify cost and lead time and place PO's with vendors.
In my 16 years, I learned about a variety of product. I grew confident in product knowledge and was comfortable in contacting various vendors that might not fall in the core list of suppliers to find product that was requested. I enjoyed maintaining relationships with my vendors and strived to work well with them. I enjoyed getting to know my customers, sales team and vendors and together we all worked together to make sure we were receiving the best product, price, lead time and service.
The managers were always willing to help if needed. To maintain a happy work environment and promote a team atmosphere, the managers and team leaders were continually organizing functions in the service center so all the departments could interact on a more social level. I felt this was an important factor in the way the departments interacted on a daily basis.
Working independently without micromanagement.
Continual job function/process changes.