Procurement Services Representative

Kaman Industrial Technologies Akron, OH
Kaman Fluid Power, a division of Kaman Distribution, is a leading provider of motion control products offering all types of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders, motors, pumps, filters, and valves as well as design and production of hydraulic power units, vacuum products, lubrication systems and complete turnkey engineered systems and solutions. We are committed to providing a high level of customer service delivered through a national network of branch and distribution centers.

We are seeking a dynamic and motivated Procurement Services Representative to join our team in Akron, OH. This exciting opportunity is focused on various purchasing related tasks needed to help ensure the effective use of the inventory management system.

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Summary: The Procurement Services Rep (PSR) performs various purchasing-related tasks that includes work in the areas of database maintenance, inventory management functions, and purchasing. Priorities are set, decisions are made, actions are taken and suggestions are offered based on: 1) satisfying the company's inventory goals; 2) satisfying internal and external customers; and 3) continuously improving the effectiveness of the inventory management system.

Inventory Responsibilities:

* Executes established periodic purchasing routines to maintain acceptable inventory levels. Reviews and updates purchase orders, paying attention to any potential database problems and takes action to correct as needed. Performs entry of branch orders in a timely manner, maintaining thoroughness and attention to detail, while obtaining best pricing with cost effective freight charges. Enters online orders to take advantage of best price. Reviews open purchase orders and expedites delivery. Resolves purchasing discrepancies with correspondents and/or vendors.

* Accepts employees' requests for inventory related assistance and responds promptly and appropriately. Personally satisfies request when possible or initiates action from others as needed. When applicable, trains proper system usage and/or initiates action to prevent future occurrences.

* Maintains a high level of expertise surrounding vendor rules of engagement to place orders accurately.

* Verifies product availability, part numbers, and pricing upon request by branch.

* Completes and responds to RFQs by catalog/internet research or vendor contact.

* Maintains thorough knowledge of Supplier Partner's web based systems.

* Reviews purchase order variance reports. Ensures proper correction action. Makes necessary database corrections to prevent variance from occurring again. Pursues debits and/or credits from vendor as needed. Performs these duties with the idea of reducing the inventory adjustment expense for the company.

* Researches and responds to Accounts Payable action requests/pricing variances on orders.

* Assists with removal of non-moving inventory. Works with all branch managers/team leads to complete annual excess inventory return. Coordinates date codes as required by Parker for return product candidates. Negotiates excess return allowances with non-Parker vendors. Reviews requests for stock and stocking program items and initiates action plans.

* Work with regional inventory manager to manage vendor inventory programs (ie. crimper placement, stock lifts and stock swaps, etc.)

* Advises about and helps maintain Tribute inventory databases such as part number changes, part number merges, sequence number changes, product codes, discontinued items, vendors, bulk items, pricing, etc.

* Performs various purchasing champion duties. Stays up to date with current ISO requirements. Prepares for ISO audits. Processes and verifies completion of corrective action requests.

Miscellaneous Duties:

* Maintains vendor literature. Distributes and/or loads literature as needed for purchasing department and other company locations.

* Assists regional inventory manager with various inventory and/or purchasing related tasks.

* Increases knowledge in areas of Tribute system, KFP databases, and operational procedures, and PC usage.

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