This position will perform complex and technical duties involving the ordering, processing and distribution of electrical materials.
Ensures the procurement of high quality merchandise, expedient delivery and dependable service at optimum prices.
Continuously improves the quality of service to both internal and external customers.
Identifies new product adoption opportunities from manufacturing representatives, or other sellers; assists in negotiating and implementing purchasing agreements.
Reviews and interprets vendor contracts to ensure accuracy and completeness.
Ensures accurate, complete files are kept regarding consumption, cost, selling price, stock levels and other data.
Facilitates and drives cost reductions opportunities by utilizing standardization, value analysis and rationalization.
Researches root cause of inventory discrepancies along with systematic issues resulting in low available inventories and customer service levels.
Coordinates the compilation of data and the preparation of reports and analyses reflecting progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions; recommend changes in methods and procedures to improve procurement systems.
Recommends and presents solutions based on inventory and demand analysis to increase business efficiency and/or improve business processes as they relate to purchasing and inventory to include conducting inventory reviews with branch management and key personnel.
Prepares, maintains and presents monthly inventory KPI reporting while monitoring and ensuring branches’ performances meet or exceed expectations.
Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with senior and field management and vendors.
Coordinates with salesperson toward the resolution of any purchasing problems.
Educates and enlightens branches on supply chain best practices, proprietary ordering systems and inventory investment maximizations.
Participates in management meetings to present overall supply chain metrics, business opportunities and realized savings performances.
Excellent computer skills and a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of programs (Word, Excel and Outlook).
Great organizational skills along with excellent oral and written communication skills. Good math abilities and reasoning skills are needed as well.
Perform technical work related to the reconciliation of accounts; reviews transactions and compare with purchase orders to assure proper payment; contact appropriate vendors and personnel regarding discrepancies or changes; call vendors regarding status of orders as necessary.
Experience (3 years minimum) in sales or purchasing within the Electrical Utility Industry. Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; and at least three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Good negotiation skills are required.
Knowledge of electrical products, distribution inventory processes, financial analysis, electrical vendors and products.
Ability to travel to other branches occasionally.
Ability to be a team player is a must!