Wichita, KS

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Westaff has a great opportunity for a Purchaser or Buyer in Hesston, KS

Excellent hours - 5am - 1:30pm Monday - Friday.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform procurement activities to ensure the organization's current and anticipated demand for products and materials (stock and non-stock) are met and in alignment with Vallen’s purchasing strategies.
  • Review and approve assigned inventory forecasts produced by the GAINS application.
  • Review and approve daily replenishment recommendations produced by the GAINS application.
  • Assess existing orders to determine action for expediting or de-expediting for optimal delivery.
  • Place purchase requisitions and vendor orders.
  • Monitor the quality and timeliness of products and materials supplied; may coordinate the return of damaged goods and/or replacement items.
  • Negotiate and coordinate vendor returns for aging, expired, or excess inventory; coordinate other liquidation activities as required.
  • Follow-up on the status of purchase orders with vendors to ensure timely delivery; and communicate status of orders with internal and/or external customers.
  • Communicates with vendors to resolve problems with timeliness and product quality.
  • Maintain and cultivate relationships with one or more suppliers, vendors, internal or external customers.
  • Research and resolve account payables nonconformance with suppliers.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g., Business, Finance, etc.) or equivalent experience. 1+ years of experience in the field of Procurement preferred. CPM certification preferred. Other relevant experience includes:
  • Excellent customer service.
  • Computer skills and aptitude to learn Vallen’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Inventory Management applications; GAINS experience preferred.
  • Mathematical aptitude for basic calculations.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Demonstrated strong attention to detail, organizational and execution skills.
  • Proficiency with MS-Office products.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Members of the Military and Veterans Welcome to Apply!

Westaff is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. We encourage applicants of all ages and experience, as we do not discriminate on the basis of an applicant's age.

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