Purchasing Specialist

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WIWA LLC – Alger, OH

An ideal candidate will be team oriented, personable and able to establish excellent working relationships with coworkers and vendors. A good work ethic and high level of motivation is critical to keep up with the pace of every day operations. The candidate will need to possess a hands-on mentality and display flexibility in job assignments.

General responsibilities to include (but not limited to):

Verifies items to be purchased according to need and/or customer orders; clarifying unclear items; recommending alternatives.

Prepares purchase orders by verifying specifications and price; obtaining recommendations from suppliers for substitute items

Obtains purchased items by forwarding orders to suppliers; monitoring and expediting orders.

Verifies receipt of items by comparing items received to items ordered; resolves shipments in error with suppliers.

Authorizes payment for purchases by forwarding receiving documentation.

Keeps information accessible by sorting and filing documents.

Provides purchasing planning and control information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.

Accomplishes purchasing and organization mission by completing related results as needed.

Cross training with other company functions and positions as required.

Desired education, experience and/or skills:

HS Diploma, Associate’s degree preferred

2+ years in a purchasing role or related field desired

Knowledge of importation and exportation formalities desired

Must possess good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs

Experience with Sage accounting software preferred

Applicant should be mechanically inclined

German language skills a plus, but not required

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