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: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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.
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
Ability to organize multiple priorities simultaneously
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
1+ 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.
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Founded in 1941, Auto Safety House has been an example of a true American business story. ASH has continued to serve the transportation industry, surviving two world wars, the great depression, several expansions, and more.
A storied legacy of expertise and unmatched capabilities, while focusing on safe and efficient support for the transportation industry, has propelled ASH as a leader in Total Fleet Solutions.
For over three quarters of a century, Auto Safety House has been a locally owned and operated transportation support business. Today, we have three locations in Arizona: Phoenix, Tucson, and Holbrook. We remain committed to our employees, our communities, and our valued customers.