Purchasing Agent

  • Job Tracking ID: 512919-742711
  • Job Location: Novi, MI
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: September 11, 2020
  • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

Position Summary

The primary responsibility of the Purchasing Agent is to monitor inventory levels and create and maintain purchase orders with suppliers for stock replenishment. The Purchasing Agent will work closely with vendors and suppliers to secure the best price on products. We are currently building a brand new headquarters building in Novi at 14 Mile and M5. For the next 3 months the position will be at our current location in Warren on Eight Mile and then moving to the Novi facility.

Detailed Responsibilities

  • Reviews multiple reports, systems and databases to check inventory levels across all affiliate stocking locations.
  • Calculates and enters in stock replenishment orders to send to suppliers in both the ERP and Forecasting Module operating systems within parameters of the company and vendor policies.
  • Processes branch requisitions and customer direct deliveries purchase orders through ERP operating system.
  • Resolves customer back order scenarios timely and in the most cost-efficient manner.
  • Processes inventory returns to vendors for credit for excess, overstock or incorrect inventory.
  • Maximizes all pricing discounts and freight policy programs regarding inbound stocking purchase orders from vendors.
  • Works closely with Warehousing and Accounting associates to remedy discrepancies regarding inbound and outbound purchase orders.
  • Tracks and updates scheduling of all purchase orders.
  • Coordinates with Product Managers and Sales staff the inventory levels of promotional items.
  • Negotiate pricing updates with vendors.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Skills:

Desired Background

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field and/or 3+ years’ experience working within a Purchasing or Inventory Management environment
  • High level of knowledge of AS400 (JBA) operating system and Forecasting Module
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively with multiple departments and personnel
  • Strong decision making skills
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

Physical Requirements

  • Frequent sitting, twisting, bending
  • Frequent use of computer
  • Ability to lift 15 lbs.

EEO Statement:

Berkshire Production Supply LLC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Job Benefits:

  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package
  • Bonus Eligible
  • 401k Match
  • Tuition Reimbursement