W.W.Williams Southwest Purchasing / Inventory Control Representative in Phoenix, Arizona

This job was posted by http://www.azjobconnection.gov : For more information, please see: http://www.azjobconnection.gov/ada/r/jobs/3237674 Purchasing /Inventory Control Representative (Phoenix, AZ):SUMMARY: Responsible for purchasing for all branches, reviewing received orders, negotiating pricing & freight terms, and proactively navigating the overall purchasing process. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Issue stocking and special order purchase orders as required and ensure correctness of orders for all branches.Follow up on all open or received orders to ensure proper pricing and receipt of product.Review and close all outstanding purchase orders as required.Create, update and maintain vendor records.Arrange for and follow up on return materials request with vendors.When appropriate, review and correct discrepancies in invoice price and purchase order price.Negotiate better pricing, freight terms, and return material terms.Create and managed request for quotes in a timely manner.Uphold Auto Safety House terms and conditions with assigned vendors. Create, update and maintain part records, pricing records, and other part related information.Follow up on special requests to modify existing records.Maintain inventory levels for assigned vendors at required target levels.Find buyers for slow moving inventory and coordinate with sales personnel proper communication with customers.Review and update inter-branch orders to realign slow moving inventory to locations where sale will be most likely.Address or correct process issues by developing new ways to do things and minimize waste.Actively identify and participate in continuous improvement initiatives.Document and maintain procurement and inventory management policies and procedures.Establish working relationships with all departments and branches of the company.Continuously strive to improve the department and the company.Handle customer problems in a friendly and professional manner.Always keep a clean and professional appearance.Maintain a clean and safe work environment.QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to analyze data from multiple sources.Ability to multitask while keeping on track to deadlines.Moderate computer skills to include Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.Pro-active attitude to implement or come up with effective solutions.Detail oriented.Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.Ability to organize multiple priorities simultaneouslyEDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:4 year degree STRONGLY preferred.5-10 years of purchasing experience preferred.Strong communication skills (both verbal & written) and knowledge of general office practices.Position requires organization and ability to multi-task.Karmak operation system experience preferred.Medium/Heavy duty truck parts experience preferredEOE/AAP/M/F/Vets/Disabled. DFWP.For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.https://autosafetyhouse.applicantpool.com/jobs/270979-47134.html