Purchasing Specialist

Location: Newark, NJ
Date Posted: 04-22-2018

We are conducting a search for our client, a well-established high-end home furnishings business based in Newark, NJ, for a Procurement Specialist.  This is an incredible opportunity with upside potential to work in an exciting, high-energy, environment with a company that is experiencing tremendous growth.  Excellent opportunity to expand your Purchasing Career especially in the area of procuring high-end equipment needed for the company.
 
You will be charged with satisfying internal purchasing requests from various departments, but primarily the manufacturing end of the business, to procure equipment ranging in price between $50,000 - $100,000. Someone who enjoys sourcing items quickly based on the best value, price and shipping options will be a good fit. You will also evaluate the breadth of different products and vendor options, providing input to management regarding various purchasing options and maintaining vendor relationships. The successful candidate will have excellent decision making and analytical skills as well as solid communication and vendor relations skills. You should be comfortable with problem solving and "thinking outside the box."

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Proficient with Excel or other purchasing software to evaluate and track pricing, delivery time, credit, quality, reliability of vendors etc.
  • 2-3 years of solid buying / purchasing experience and is proficient with purchasing a wide variety of items with multiple vendors.
  • Responsibility, discipline and organization are ESSENTIAL for this role.
  • Excellent communication skills, an energetic personality, people skills (requires interacting with co-workers, vendors and management) is also ESSENTIAL.
  • Experience in purchasing of large equipment and high dollar value items is preferred but not required.
This is a full-time position with benefits.
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