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Technology Purchasing Specialist

RSM US LLP Dubuque Full-Time
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The Technology Purchasing Specialist’s primary role is procuring hardware and software product from sales opportunities for RSM’s Technology clients. The opportunities will come from internal consultants, sales staff and directly from the client.  Product knowledge and overall understanding of procurement is required. This role will ensure products will meet client requirements and time frames.  They will ensure accuracy of orders and pricing.  They will work with consultants and clients to relay availability and tracking information. Work with team to ensure knowledge transfer and cross-training. Work with vendors to learn about potential pricing options and special promotions.

Essential Duties:

Technology Purchasing Specialist duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Processing orders

  • Ensures products are purchased in the most cost- and time-efficient manner

  • Updating client/consultant

  • Serve as a mediator during disputes between vendors and consultant/clients

  • Source product for best price and availability

  • Process Returned Merchandise Authorizations (RMAs)

  • Work with vendors and distributors to obtain RMA approvals

  • Evaluate and report on distribution and manufacturer performance

  • Work with Technology Solutions team on special pricing requirements

  • Follow-up with vendors and distributors on backorders

  • Provide input, creative solutions, and ideas to the management team and IT consultants on product offerings

  • Help to streamline and improve processes to increase efficiency

Relationship Management duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Learn pricing programs

  • Work with distributors to take advantage of potential programs to reduce cost and drive margin

  • Develop relationships with the distributors and direct buy manufacturers

  • Maintain contact information for distributors and vendors


  • Bachelor degree or equivalent experience in purchasing preferred

Technical/Soft Skills:

  • Basic understanding of computers and computer systems

  • Ability to work within a team atmosphere

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Effective time management and organization skills          

You want your next step to be the right one. You've worked hard to get where you are today. And now you're ready to use your unique skills, talents and personality to achieve great things. RSM is a place where you are valued as an individual, mentored as a future leader, and recognized for your accomplishments and potential. Working directly with clients, key decision makers and business owners across various industries and geographies, you'll move quickly along the learning curve and our clients will benefit from your fresh perspective.

Experience RSM US. Experience the power of being understood.

RSM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.


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Technology Purchasing Specialist
Estimated Salary: $110K
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RSM US LLP is a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market. We guide our clients through business challenges by understanding their needs and bringing together the right team to address them. With 8,000 professionals and associates in 80 cities nationwide and access to more than 37,500 people in 110 countries through our membership in RSM International, we can meet your needs wherever in the world you do business.

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