Senior Purchasing Agent

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GENERAL PURPOSE:

The Senior Purchasing Agent is responsible for the day to day management, control of inventory, and costs/spending of supplies for the Distribution Centers. They are also responsible for managing various projects related to the purchasing department. A heavy user of spreadsheets and PC database software for order processing purposes.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Maintain all day to day responsibilities of the Purchasing Agent position, including sourcing new vendors, vendor management, vendor negotiations, obtaining reduced costs, expense control, supply inventory, purchase order execution and management, and account reconciliation.

• Work with Distribution centers to develop best practices on process, projects and time sensitive requests.

• Manage purchasing projects as requested. Participate and provide data to support RFP, RFI, and RFQ's when related to Distribution Centers.

• Respond ad hoc to all inquiries and requests.

• Other duties and special projects as assigned.

COMPETENCIES:

• Analysis and Judgment

• Communication

• Business Acumen

• Initiative

• Adaptability

• Drives Results

• Collaboration

• Planning & Organizing

• Negotiation

• Customer Service

• Reliability

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

• Bachelor's degree preferred.

• 3-5 years prior work experience; purchasing or distribution center experience is highly desirable.

• Intermediate in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint is a plus

• Detail oriented, with a strong emphasis on accuracy and timeliness.

• Ability to deal effectively with pressure, multiple tasks, deadlines and rapidly changing priorities.

• Build relationships with a wide variety of internal contacts.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:

Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.
Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.
Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None

DISCLAIMER:

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company's overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.