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Posted November 30th

Purchasing Agent

Houston, Texas


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Republic National Distributing Company

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Distributor

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Posted November 30th

Purchasing Agent

Houston, Texas

Function

Operations

Experience

Other

Type

Other

Overview

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers concerned with ordering, receiving, storing, maintaining inventory and shipping products of beverage products by performing the following duties.

Responsibilities

• Reviews marketing forecasts for completeness and accuracy and coordinates with other Agents to prepare bond withdrawals based on the forecasts, utilizing a "first in - first out" strategy; evaluates and sets forecasts for low and high volume products.

• Evaluates suppliers for issuance of purchase orders for specific coverage periods and provides pre-determined buy-in coverage for supplier price increases, or changes in supplier price supports, in a manner that encompasses increased demand before the price increase.

• Maintains purchasing schedule, purchase allowance schedule and alters procurement frequency in response to supplier programs and special offers; processes all approved special order requests immediately and forwards pertinent information to marketing.

• Maintains balance of inventory between markets through review of sales performance against forecast, supplier buy-ins, and early or delayed shipments; responds to back order issues, imminent revisions to forecasts and transfer requests in a timely manner.

• Reviews and maintains current, complete supplier files with regard to product status, lead time, shipping terms, contact names, warehouse locations, and any other supplier information.

• Selects and assigns freight carrier and mode from acceptable options, with consideration given to speed and cost required; maintains current estimated time of arrival information at all times, and a written record of lost, delayed or damaged shipments.

Qualifications

One year certificate from college or technical school preferred; three to six months related experience, preferably previous purchasing experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Ability to work overtime
• Have knowledge of: accounting, enterprise resource planning (ERP), financial analysis and project management software

We are an Equal Opportunity employer.
Location
Houston, Texas