Purchasing and Inventory Specialist

Graymont in Milwaukee, WI

  • Industry: Retail - Merchandising/Stocking
  • Type: Full Time
  • Compensation: $77,670.00 - 138,860.00 / Year*
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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

* Estimated salary

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