Concordia Publishing House - St. Louis, MO

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This position will be responsible for the purchase of all products and services as they relate to assigned product lines and in accordance with CPH purchasing standards and procedures.

Specific responsibilities include:
Work with other Production Control Buyers to evaluate vendors to develop and maintain an acceptable supplier database. Partner with coordinators and other relevant CPH personnel to identify a variety/choice of product/material relevant to need and in line with target pricing and budget. Issue Request for Bid (RFB) in a timely manner in accordance with desktop procedures. Analyze cost and bid information from Requests for Bid, or other sources, using basic cost analysis tools as they pertain to the purchasing and schedule requirements. Present to coordinators/departments and other relevant CPH personnel, in a timely and professional manner, detailed, complete delivered cost and material/product information. Upon approved requisition, prepare purchase orders in accordance with desktop procedures. Closely monitor production/assembly at vendor location to ensure that products are delivered on schedule. Ensure proper and timely disposition and credit of defective materials in accordance with quality program and desktop procedures. Address receiving issues and accounts payable authorizations in a timely manner in accordance with CPH purchasing desktop procedures.
Experience in standard purchasing, inventory control procedures and print production is strongly preferred. Proficiency in MS Office Suite is required. A Bachelor's degree in a business related field is strongly preferred.

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