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Purchasing Specialist

Company: Aerotek
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Description:Primary Scope of Work- Support RFQ process. They have a lot of new programs. Work with the sales and engineering team to gather the supporting documentation for the RFQ. Send RFQ to supplier. Gathering supplier responses to understand timeline/price/etc. Review the quote with engineering and sales to make decision on which quote/suppler to go with.- Supporting project team on input towards the ERP improvements as it relates to the central purchasing organization-Pivot Tables & VLOOK UPS experience Additional Job Responsibilities - Lead the ongoing effort to complete the Supplier Information Request process, including contacting suppliers to submit required information, uploading this information into Plex as well as reporting the status on a weekly basis.- Facilitate expense PO approvals by validating the purchase order entries reflect the suppliers quote. This includes daily communication with suppliers and internal stakeholders to ensure the purchase order is complete and accurate.- Analyze data and create summary reports from ERP system in support of the New Supplier Setup process. - Support data analysis required to baseline and track supplier performance for cost reduction, on-time delivery and regulatory compliance.- Seek input from business stakeholders and work with IT to streamline purchasing data entry and reporting functionality in Plex. - Review Platts market data and ensure metal PO pricing is updated in a timely manner. Also serve as the point of contact to resolve price discrepancies. - Work with buyers and SQE to maintain supplier scorecards. - Maintain supplier certification and qualification documentation.- Create procedures and process flows to document recurring updates and reports for purchasing and supplier quality roles.Skills:Purchas*, Buyer, Procurement, "vendor management", sourcing, ERP, SAP, PLEX, MRP, Excel, "pivot tables", "VLOOK UPS"Top Skills Details:Purchas*, Buyer, Procurement, "vendor management", sourcing, ERP, SAP, PLEX, MRP, Excel, "pivot tables", "VLOOK UPS"Additional Skills & Qualifications:REQUIRED- 2-3 years of experience within purchasing ideally from a manufacturing environment. **Putting together RFQs **experience helping sourcing process- ERP experience - to process PO's and analyze data- Advanced Excel skills (Pivot Tables & VLOOK UPS)- Microsoft Word- Good written and verbal communicationPREFERRED- Plex experience (it's their ERP)- Bachelor's degree- 5+ years of experience within purchasing, with a strong sourcing and vendor management experience- Both direct and indirect purchasingAbout Aston Carter: At Aston Carter, were dedicated to expanding career opportunities for the skilled professionals who power our business. Our success is driven by the talented, motivated people who join our team across a range of positions from recruiting, sales and delivery to corporate roles. As part of our team, employees have the opportunity for long-term career success, where hard work is rewarded and the potential for growth is limitless.Established in 1997, Aston Carter is a leading staffing and consulting firm, providing high-caliber talent and premium services to more than 7,000 companies across North America. Spanning four continents and more than 200 offices, we extend our clients capabilities by seeking solvers and delivering solutions to address todays workforce challenges. For organizations looking for innovative solutions shaped by critical-thinking professionals, visit Aston Carter is a company within Allegis Group, a global leader in talent solutions.The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 888-237-6835 or email for other accommodation options. However, if you have questions about this position, please contact the Recruiter located at the bottom of the job posting. The Recruiter is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.

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