Purchasing/Inventory Specialist

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Located in Green Bay, WI

Position:  Purchasing/Inventory Specialist

Type:  Full-time

Location:  Green Bay

Summary: Under the direction of the Office Manager, the candidate is responsible for executing the purchasing process to ensure vendor supplied materials, supplies and services are available for use when needed. The buyer sometimes negotiates vendor terms, prices and schedules delivery using knowledge of inventory demands; and quality and schedule requirements.  Candidate will work as a liaison between order entry and shipping department, working as the primary inventory specialist.

Responsibilities:  Place, prepare and distribute purchase orders for raw materials, supplies and services; including safety supplies, office supplies and equipment. Review bill of materials for sales orders and order materials as needed. Document material due dates and all pertinent information on the Sales Order system to communicate with Scheduling and Customer order entry team.

Assist in obtaining supplier quotations

May be required to research and identify reliable suppliers for new products and processes. 

Spot check vendors to ensure pricing company pays is market price

Develop and strengthen relationships with preferred suppliers.

Meet with vendors and maintain product information, and relay to sales departments.

Follow up with existing purchase orders to ensure on time delivery. Communicate deviations to appropriate team members

Expedite orders as needed.

Maintain and manage purchase orders from placement to reconciliation. 

Coordinate shipments of customer-supplied materials with primary suppliers, as needed.

Able to read or learn to read customer and assembly part prints.

Collaborate with multiple departments across the entire organization.

Oversee company kit building projects

Work with shipping department to perform cycle counting

Oversee inventory management bin location system

Help stage components for work orders and shipping functions

Understand and maintain company freight carriers

Use ERP purchasing program to maintain inventory levels

Update ERP system with product information to maintain relevant information


Requirements:  Education/Experience:  High School diploma/GED with at least three years buying experience in a manufacturing environment or a four year degree in a business or technical discipline with at least one year buying experience in a manufacturing environment is required.

Skills:  Proficiency with Word/Excel/PowerPoint required.  One year of ERP work experience (work experience with SysPro ERP is preferred). Strong communication, organizational and negotiating skills are also required.


To Apply:  Call Express Employment Professionals of Green Bay at 920-940-6001, Ask for Chris. 

Express Office: Green Bay
2740 South Oneida Street
Suite C
Green Bay, WI 54304