Purchasing Specialist (Sales)
Generates reports to determine what on order inventoried items are due or past due. Works with suppliers to confirm due dates and when needed, investigates and resolves items that are past due. Updates Oracle delivery dates as necessary.
Reviews plant resin supply levels on a weekly basis. Reviews current on-hand supply and tracks rail car shipments. Reviews with Purchasing Manager.
Understand purchase order creation process for production related materials and how to submit these orders to suppliers.
Initiates color releases for suppliers and tracks weekly receipts and follows up with suppliers as necessary. Enters color release quantities into Oracle based on supplier supplied data.
Works with suppliers to adjust open purchase orders when requirements or needs change.
Researches supplier alternatives to identify opportunities for best cost, quality and service.
Tracks resin orders to ensure items are shipping as requested (on/close to date requested). Works with supplier to resolve past due shipments and confirms updated shipment dates. Updates resin purchase orders from received BOL copies when orders have shipped. Tracks powder shipments when necessary using website tracking tools, etc.
Places orders for non-inventoried items (MRO) using e-procurement system and other methods and well as match up receipts to purchase orders as needed. Needs to become proficient with e-procurement system used to order MRO supplies and be able to assist the plant locations with use of the system. Be able to help maintain product database listings within the e-procurement system when needed.
Tracks open purchase parts orders and follows up on any past due or partially received shipments. Maintains open purchase order balances and reviews with purchasing manager as needed.
Enters purchase orders and receipts into Oracle ERP system as necessary.