• Procurement and Inventory Specialist

    Job Locations US-GA-Social Circle
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/25/2018 3:12 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Procurement & Distribution
  • Overview

    The Procurement/Inventory Specialist position manages inventory through a computer database and maintains levels required on a daily basis to meet distribution demands.  Also, the person in the role purchases materials, equipment, and services to meet the needs of Operations, Sales, and the Project Management Office.  This position will be located at construction site.



    This position will be onboarded in the 4th quarter of this year and there will be heavy traveling for the first 3 months to our other data centers for training and development of the Georgia facility.


    • Enter data for quantities of parts issues and transferred between locations, inventory, and cycle count adjustments into computer database. 
    • Receive and issue finished goods into computer database.
    • Prepare daily and monthly reports for cycle count and pick-lists count for monthly entry. 
    • Receive and process purchase orders consisting of standard and non-standard requests; ensure order accuracy.
    • Track open orders and maintain close interaction with project management and other team members regarding estimated time of arrival.  Maintain necessary records to monitor and evaluate materials, parts, products and vendors.
    • Respond to critical material requests to meet operational needs of the business.  May analyze current inventory levels to determine product needs.
    • Establish and maintain effective vendor relationships.  Interact with vendors and field operations to resolve issues such as order quantity, quality, and on-time delivery.
    • Research and locate vendors to purchase products at best value and price.  May provide quotes to field personnel for specific materials and delivery methods requested.
    • Source and price equipment requests.  Proactively elicit new products and ideas from existing and potential vendors.
    • Research and resolve invoice discrepancies, inventory reconciliation and credits.
    • Ensure compliance with Quality Assurance Plan, company expenditure policy and legal requirements related to purchasing.
    • Review de-installed materials to determine eligibility for reuse. Update the Inventory system to reflect new quantity on hand. 
    • Responsible for the management of defective inventory and determining disposition of scrap versus repair.
    • May be required to lift up to 50 pounds.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

    • Knowledge of the Structured Cabling industry is a plus
    • Knowledge of purchasing, warehouse, and logistics standards and best practices
    • Familiarity with inventory tracking systems and other utilized computer applications
    • Knowledge of relevant technologies and products
    • Strong MS Office skills.
    • Ability to negotiate and resolve problems
    • Team oriented.
    • Good analytical and decision making skills

    Education/Experience Requirements:

    • Associate’s Degree
    • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience in Purchasing/Inventory.


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