185278 - Purchasing Agent/Expeditor
Up to $17.25 DOE
7 Months

Chipton-Ross is seeking a Purchasing Agent/Expeditor for an opening in Pittsburgh, PA.

The Purchasing Agent/Expeditor I role is responsible for supporting the transactional activities related to the Supplier Performance Analyst’s management of the supplier metrics and execution. Such activities include communicating with suppliers, expediting open orders, sending orders, completing cost variances, resolving backlog issues, updating costs and more. The purchasing agent/expeditor will be assigned to the same set of suppliers as their Supplier Performance Analyst and handle all inquiries related to these suppliers and their products. This could involve working with the supplier, customer service, transportation, accounts payable, supplier relations or other cross functional partners to assure delivery expectations of our customers are met.

Responsible for ensuring purchase orders, customers’ orders and payables all flow thru efficiently to ensure high customer allegiance (CAS) and profitability of Client.

Own purchase order edits, tracking questions and maintenance. Following up with suppliers, making edits or changes to POs to meet mins, correct errors, fill back orders, etc. Assisting sales team providing updates on orders for the end customers.

Working daily with your Supplier Performance Analyst’s, Suppliers, Accounts Payable, Customer Service, DCs, Logistics and others to ensure our customers get the right product on time and complete.

Following up and resolving Sales, Customer Service and supplier generated requests and inquiries to provide world class experience for end customer.

Reviews, processes and handles all inquiries for direct ship and non-catalog purchases in accordance with supplier policies.

Address all ad hoc requests regarding order issues in a timely manner

Create or run Ad hoc reporting as needed using Cognos, Excel, or SQL.

Analyze Backlog Lines and Dollars by Supplier to efficiently collaborate with suppliers, customer service, accounts payable and sales to manage backlog to get customers product, update intended ship dates and maximize revenue recognition.

Following up with supplier to obtain and manage PO reconciliation files/responses, Lead time files/updates, and Past due Lines updates from supplier.

Top Items impacting service with past due not invoiced - Obtain updated shipping information (estimated receipt date and quantities) for top items impacting service performance.

Launch Orders
Multiple times per day review and launch Direct Orders to suppliers.

Own and manage back office aspects of both Fisher catalog items and Non-Catalog items.

Relationship Building
Build a relationship with your suppliers, and other cross functional partners

Collaborate and communicate effectively with Supplier performance Analyst and escalate issues that do not involve transactional resolution (process changes, long term issues, etc)

Exception Mgmt
Review, analyze and address daily purchase exceptions to prevent dead and excess inventory

Cost Variance – Rectify all orders with cost variance discrepancies in a timely manner.

Must be able to manage a very high volume of emails (~100+ per day)

Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook.

Flexible with demonstrated ability to multi-task

Sense of priority and urgency

Good verbal and written communication skills

Extremely Organized

Looks at change in a positive manner

Promotes good attitude and teamwork

Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook.

Bachelor’s degree

2-4 years Purchasing or related experience recommended

Supply Chain education or work experience

APICS certification (CPIM, CIRM, CSCP)

Accredited Associate Degree or higher

1st Shift

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Tyler Harrell
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x307 or (800) 927-9318 x307

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.