Purchasing Specialist
GuideStone - Dallas, TX

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The purpose of this position is to assist the Supervisor of Purchasing in preparing purchase orders, reviewing requisitions for proper authorization, negotiating with vendors, and coordinating deliveries and returns.
  • Research products and negotiate pricing with vendors
  • Prepare purchase orders and review documentation for proper authorization
  • Maintain purchase order and requisition logs
  • Certify vendors and process Dun & Bradstreet reports
  • Coordinate product deliveries, returns and exchanges
  • Maintain and archive authorization approval records
  • Provide customer support for Global IGPS system and online vendor system
  • Maintain and electronically archive all purchasing files
  • Resolve invoice discrepancies to assist Accounts Payable
  • Create and edit vendor files for Accounts Payable
  • Reconcile credit card statements for departments
  • Process gift certificate requests
  • Create and edit documents for purchasing Path site
  • Coordinate equipment repairs and maintenance
  • Other duties may be assigned
  • Overtime as required

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience preferred
  • Purchasing certification, preferred
  • PC skills and experience with Microsoft Windows, Exchange, Excel, Access and Word
  • 10 key calculator by touch
  • Knowledge comparing prices, quotes and other factors affecting purchases
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to relate to both internal and external contacts in a professional manner, in person, by phone or through written communications
  • Research skills to obtain products and resolve issues
  • Ability to work without supervision, be self-motivated, and use good judgment in setting priorities
  • Ability to handle orders and assignments within required time frame
  • Ability to prepare monthly reports and maintain logs
  • Must have complete confidentiality regarding GuideStone business matters

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