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Purchasing Expediter (Entry Level) - 162610 in Phoenix, AZ at Preferred Homecare | LifeCare Solutions

Date Posted: 10/19/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

The Purchasing Expediter will be responsible to work with vendors and freight companies to ensure product is received in branches in the allotted time given by vendor and freight companies. This position prepares, reviews, and tracks purchases orders through the purchasing process and assists Buyers with invoice discrepancies.  This position requires excellent communications with vendors and operations,  time management skills, and a great understanding on the product timeline. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned. 
  1. Reviews, and tracks purchase orders through purchasing process. Inputs all changes into purchasing system, including order, price changes, and system updates.
  2. Contacts vendors to ensure that all purchase orders are received on time.
  3. Maintains constant communication with vendor and shipping company on route of ordered product.
  4. Advises operation teams if product will be delayed and if delayed works with operations and/or buyer to find alternate solution if timeline doesn’t fit the need required.
  5. Utilizes purchasing reporting to monitor trend increase/decrease in spend verses budget, and uses for forecasting and/or tracking delays on purchased goods.  Reviews results with Buyer.
  6. Reviews and approves supplier discrepant invoices for assigned branches using designated Account Payable system.
Non-Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.
  1. Acts as a resource for all departments regarding product/supply support.
  2. Validates product formulary on all order transactions.           
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Requires High School Diploma or equivalent.
  2. Prefer 1 years’ experience in a purchasing environment with vendor relations
  3. Basic Microsoft Excel or spreadsheet
  4. Must be detail oriented with good organizational and time management skills.
  5. Must be able to work at a fast pace in a fast-paced environment.
  6. Requires critical thinking, problem solving, analytical, numerical and reasoning abilities.
  7. Strong written and verbal communication skills
Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual will be required to work in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, and other software programs as assigned. 
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10-25 pounds.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is required to stand and walk daily.  Requires occasional climbing, balancing, stooping, and crouching for special projects.