PURCHASING SPECIALIST

REPORTS TO
Purchasing Manager

CLASSIFICATION
Full Time, Exempt

LOCATION
Danville, Virginia

SUPERVISES
N/A

POSITION SUMMARY

The Purchasing Specialist will coordinate the movement of all purchased goods from suppliers to customers and Infinity Global distribution centers. This role also provides procurement support and services to internal operational teams. In addition, the Purchasing Specialist will support internal shared services functions through data entry and coordination with other internal teams and external suppliers.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Communicate with suppliers to obtain product or service information such as cost, lead times, availability of stock and delivery schedules on select projects
  • Process purchase requisitions into purchase orders (POs) for goods and services in internal enterprise resource planning (ERP) system
  • File and maintain records of all POs created and confirmation emails/documentation
  • Confirm POs are received by suppliers and confirm ready dates in ERP
  • Update POs with current shipment information
  • Follow up on POs to ensure shipment by specific dates; create logistics records and update data as shipment progresses
  • Obtain pickup details from suppliers and coordinate with internal teams
  • Receive inbound orders into the zone Distribution Centers through ERP
  • Communicate with suppliers on invoice issues; provide accounting with three-way match documents to ensure complete and timely payments to suppliers
  • Prepare paperwork packets to account teams for customer invoicing
  • Request and analyze production quotes for new and existing items; suggest course of action to operational teams
  • Prepare various reports related to PO processing, missing or short shipments and supplier performance
  • Assist with problem solving and troubleshooting supplier issues and facilitate communication with suppliers and operational teams on all topics
  • Monitor supplier raw materials, work in process and/or finished goods to identify potential issues in supply chain
  • Assist in the creation of supplier operating procedures and processes
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with new and existing suppliers

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Demonstrate ability to complete all tasks with a high degree of accuracy, attention to detail, and follow-up
  • Ensure professional, accurate, and timely communication to complete tasks and resolve issues
  • Analyze and problem-solve effectively and efficiently
  • Work calmly and effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Organize and plan for multiple customer accounts at one time
  • Oversee all phases of assigned projects to ensure completion within budget and schedule
  • Extend your productive reach through management, teaching, and investment in your team
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality in all tasks

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or similar field or 4+ years of experience in a related role is required
  • Enterprise Resource Planning software experience preferred
  • High volume data entry experience preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask/prioritize based on urgency
  • Willingness to constantly self-train on new procedures, systems, etc.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, including PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Word
  • Ability to communicate and partner effectively with multi-discipline, multi-culture, internal and external contacts globally located
  • Experience with purchasing and vendor relationships

PERKS AND BENEFITS

We believe our employees are our most important asset. Infinity Global offers competitive salaries and values employees with a diversified benefits package, fun company outings, and in-office perks. Our perks and benefits include:

  • Health Insurance, Health Savings Account with company contribution, and Wellness Program
  • Dental, Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) with a company match
  • Paid-time-off, including your birthday and paid holidays
  • Flexible schedules
  • Break room stocked with snacks and drinks
  • Comprehensive training and professional development program
  • Company-sponsored outings, activities, and events
  • Company-sponsored charitable events and donations