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Electrical Buyer in Belmont, NC at Vallen

Date Posted: 5/13/2018

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Job Description

Position Summary:

Vallen’s Electrical Buyers are responsible for purchasing products, goods and materials (stock and/or non-stock) that meet the organization's standards of price, quality, timing, and reliability of supply.  An Electrical Buyer may be procuring product in support of a Vallen distribution center, warehouse, an assigned client, and/or an assigned vendor. 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Perform procurement activities to ensure the organization's current and anticipated demand for products and materials (stock and non-stock) are met and in alignment with Vallen’s purchasing strategies.
    • Review and approve assigned inventory forecasts produced by the GAINS application.
    • Review and approve daily replenishment recommendations produced by the GAINS application.
    • Assess existing orders to determine action for expediting or de-expediting for optimal delivery.
    • Place purchase requisitions and vendor orders.
  • Research, assess, and make recommendations for vendors and/or specific items of request to ensure they that they comply with specifications and meet the organization's quality, pricing, and delivery standards.
  • Request and evaluate bids, quotations, and/or proposals for products and materials of request.
  • Recognize and evaluate vendor sales, promotional campaigns, and other opportunities to secure reduced prices.
  • May negotiate prices and delivery conditions and commit to purchases (within established limits of authority) with terms that are in the organization's best interest.
  • Monitor the quality and timeliness of products and materials supplied; may coordinate the return of damaged goods and/or replacement items.
  • Negotiate and coordinate vendor returns for aging, expired, or excess inventory; coordinate other liquidation activities as required.
  • Follow-up on the status of purchase orders with vendors to ensure timely delivery; and communicate status of orders with internal and/or external customers.
  • Communicates with vendors to resolve problems with timeliness and product quality.
  • Maintain and cultivate relationships with one or more suppliers, vendors, internal or external customers.
  • Assist with identifying opportunities to consolidate suppliers/vendors.
  • Research and resolve account payables nonconformance with suppliers.

 Job Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g., Business, Finance, etc.) or equivalent experience.  3+ years of experience in the field of Procurement preferred.  CPM certification preferred.  Other relevant experience includes:

  • Excellent customer service.
  • Computer skills and aptitude to learn Vallen’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Inventory Management applications; GAINS experience preferred.
  • Mathematical aptitude for basic calculations.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Demonstrated strong attention to detail, organizational and execution skills.
  • Proficiency with MS-Office products.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.