Job Information


Purchasing Specialist — This position will report to the Purchasing Manager. The core responsibility of this position is to have continuous progress on ensuring parts needed are on hand to reduce operational downtime while reducing obsolete inventory to improve working capital. This will be accomplished by identification of critical MRO parts, identification of the level of criticality based on A, B, C model, building BOMs, and identification and removal of obsolete material. The individual will be responsible to work independently to ensure there is continuous progress.

Expected duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Researching MRO items based on the level of usage/movements, receipt dates, verify storage locations and update as necessary.

  2. Create/Extend SAP # as needed, vendors, parts. Set up of new stock items, BOM and critical A, B, C assigned at time of set up.

  3. Review MRP settings, lead times, ship points to allow lean inventory/ max turns. Edit and update MRP settings as needed based on historical usage and need.

  4. Identify items that can be purchased intercompany versus from vendor to assist in lowering inventories of slow moving items.

  5. Communicating with individuals within the maintenance department as well as production if needed to obtain accurate information.

  6. Understanding the A,B,C model to ensure criticality of parts are accurately identified.

  7. Looking up and identifying the BOMs that the part is used on and getting that information documented in the audit format.

  8. Operating a forklift if needed to identify items specifically, if they have not been identified.

  9. Taking photos of the items and identifying them with the SAP item number in a spreadsheet as well as in SAP.

  10. All other duties as assigned by the Purchasing Manager.

Individual must be attentive to detail and record keeping to perform the following:

  1. The task that this individual will be responsible for will need to be accurate and attentive to detail.

  2. Verifying on hand inventories.

  3. Ability to read and interpret detail of labels and placards on materials.

  4. Ability to write twelve-digit number sequences without transposing numbers.

  5. Finding parts and materials in the computer data base for maintenance and other departments.

  6. Checking on hand computer balances.

  7. Finding locations and warehouses where parts are stored.

  8. Researching Order histories including the following:

  9. On order quantities

  10. Requisitions and details including for whom the materials were ordered.

  11. Receiving histories.

  12. Issue histories.

  13. Return and repair histories.

Other experience or background that is not required but is helpful and preferred is:

  1. SAP experience or ability to learn SAP.

  2. Familiarity with mechanical parts and materials.

  3. Experience/understanding of the purchasing department.

  4. Maintenance experience.

  5. Warehouse or stockroom experience.


“The Company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug, alcohol, and background checks for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. It is a job expectation that all new employees have, at minimum, the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in advance of their first date of employment. If you need assistance in obtaining a vaccine, the Company can help schedule you with one of its healthcare partners following a conditional job offer, if one is made.”