Req. # 12092
Title: Inv. Specialist/Assit. Buyer
Location: St. Louis, MO
Under general supervision to do specialized work of a difficult and complex nature requiring personal judgment and thorough knowledge of material and supplies. Exercise independent judgment in carrying on the Company’s procurement program within a restricted group of items assigned; as authorized, to place purchase orders with suppliers, prepare quotation summaries as necessary; and to perform related work as required. Analyze the use of stock material to assure operational and economic goals are achieved. Perform other related work as assigned.
Review central system record of usage, material forecasts for classes of inventory for which responsible, to determine quantities of materials, equipment, spare parts and supplies to be ordered to replenish stocks; adjust and revise ordering levels based on current and anticipated activity.
Review new stock item setups of materials, equipment, spare parts or supplies to determine if they can be supplied from existing stocks; counsel with operating departments when item appears to be non-standard.
Communicate with operating departments concerning utilization of materials, equipment, spare parts and supplies.
Tabulate and analyze bids and prepare quotation summaries. Negotiate with suppliers, place orders and follow up for delivery. As authorized, approve invoices which differ from the conditions and price set forth in the purchase order. Handle emergency orders as required to avoid delays in operating departments. Prepare and handle blanket orders covering deliveries over specified periods of time. Negotiate with suppliers for the return of incorrect or surplus material including obtaining return authorizations, making adjustments, etc. Issue purchase order revisions as required.
Ensure proper quantities when ordering materials to enable operating departments to maintain uninterrupted service to customers.
Hold as confidential, prices, quantities of material on hand and information obtained in connection with department work and relating to Company’s business or organization.
For placing the order to the best advantage of the Company.
For calling to the attention of the requisitioning department or supervisor, economies that might be affected by quantity purchases, changes in specifications or any other action beneficial to the Company.
Communicate with sales representatives and employees throughout the Company for the exchange of information.
(a) Two years’ experience as a Junior Buyer or Assistant Principal Stores Clerk, or
(b) Two years experience in the Company in the capacity of having to do with the use and identification equipment, materials, supplies, and services, or
(c) Two years experience as a regular employee in an outside company in a position having to do with the use and identification equipment, materials, supplies, and service
Graduation from high school or the equivalent and an Associate Degree or 60 semester hours from an accredited college or university including the coursework described below:
COURSE CREDIT HOURS
Math (Algebra and Above) 6
Purchasing/Materials Management 12
Computers (Programming or Systems) 3
Drawing (Technical or Engineering) 3
Accounting (Financial or Managerial) 3
Business Law/Legal Environment of Business 3
Candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. The Company will provide reasonable accommodation in appropriate circumstances when consistent with applicable law.