Purchasing and Inventory Specialist (Milton)


: $77,670.00 - $138,860.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Retail

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Purchasing and Inventory Specialist


Operations and Maintenance


United States - WI - Green Bay

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United States - WI - Green Bay

Graymont s Green Bay, Wisconsin plant is seeking a highly organized, motivated, and self-directed individual to fill the position of Purchasing & Inventory Specialist. This individual will play a key role in the plant Purchasing and Inventory Management process, consistent with Graymont s maintenance strategy (MAPUS - Maintenance and Production Uptime Strategy). The Purchasing Inventory Specialist will have a high degree of communication and coordination with other specialists and departments throughout the plant.

  • Receive purchase requisitions from various plant departments. Research goods & services; quality, specifications, price, availability, delivery, freight.
  • Create purchase orders from requisitions, ensure cost center and accounts are correct (taxes, freight, etc)
  • Ensure Procurement to Payment (P2P), and approval processes are followed and high quality purchase transactions are executed as per Graymont procedures
  • Facilitate accurate and effective communications between purchase requestor and vendor, to ensure expectations and requirements are fulfilled.
  • Ensure close ties to the supply chain. Establish & maintain good relationships throughout.
  • Act as plant point of contact person Graymont Accounts Payable Group.
  • Maintain purchase orders and purchasing related information in a current & updated status.
  • Establish & maintain dedicated areas with proper conditions for all spare parts to be stored.
  • Ensure all spare parts are traceable through JDE, and stocking levels are established, reviewed and revised as necessary for all parts in inventory.
  • Regularly review and remove obsolete parts as required.
  • Maintain high standard of housekeeping in warehouse areas.
  • Ensure all maintenance employees are trained on how to use maintenance inventory system (search parts, issue parts, etc).
  • Responsible to receive and stock parts in proper location within 24hrs of receipt.
  • Assemble job kits for special work orders, shutdowns or as otherwise required.
  • Responsible to ensure there is a strategy to manage all consumables in an effective manner.
  • Ensure major part synergies are maximized with neighboring plants, and coordinate transfers to and from other plants.
  • Maintain proper labelling and use of barcodes for all regular spare parts.
  • Proven track record of safe work and safety leadership.
  • Previous experience and/or training in supply management.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft programs (Excel). High degree of proficiency in the use of (or ability to learn) JD Edwards.
  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills, and ability to manage multiple priorities with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.

Associated topics: inventory, merchandise, merchandiser, merchandising, procurement, retail merchandiser, stocking, supply chain, warehouse, warehouse associate * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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