Elite Logistics Purchasing and Planning Assistant in South Deerfield, Massachusetts

SOUTH DEERFIELD Purchasing/Planning Assistant Location: 147 North Main Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373 Contact: (413) 665-2163; Ext: 2206 Job Type: Temporary - Full Time Category: Administrative Shift: First Shift (Monday thru Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM) Pay Rate: $18.00 p/h SCOPE Under minimum supervision, the Buyer purchases materials and supplies to maintain the monthly production requirements, coordinates shipments with production, maintains ideal inventories, makes recommendations for improvements and processes; assists the buyers as required and performs other tasks assigned by the Worldwide Sourcing Manager. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES Purchasing of materials and supplies per approved requisitions, MRP reporting, and directly through management as required. Negotiates yearly contracts and sends PO?s to the vendor as agreed. Places orders with vendors, revisions of orders, follow-up and expediting of orders as needed. Use of SAP systems preferred. Coordinates shipments with production, purchases inventory items to maintain monthly production requirements, investigates and reconciles all discrepancies. Reviews with accounting exception reporting and makes corrections as required. Maintains and analyzes inventory levels and makes recommendations. Recommend/implement changes in purchasing and material management policies as needed. Verify that purchasing practices comply with established laws, policies and ethical principles. Follows, maintains/enforces ISO standards and all compliance requirements including SBA/Reach/RoHS. Actively supports Pelican?s commitment to Quality and all quality objectives, with an emphasis on continual improvement. Other duties as assigned by the Worldwide Sourcing Manager. ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES / QUALIFICATIONS HS Diploma/GED and/or 3 to 5 years? experience in Purchasing. AA, and / or BS preferred in Business or similar preferred. APICS, CPIM and/or purchasing certificate preferred. Must be a reliable self-starter with ability to make logical decisions and handle directions responsibly. Must have very good analytical ability and excellent computation skills. Must have excellent communication skills, professional phone etiquette, and basic knowledge of Accounting Principles. Must be proficient in Excel, Word, and Power Point and have very good typing abilities. Working knowledge of MRP and contract negotiations preferred. A willingness to work toward a continued education in the purchasing field is required. Must be able to interact effectively and cooperatively with employees at all levels. Must be able to operate in a fast-paced organization and handle multiple projects simultaneously. Must be flexible with work schedules and be available to work on evenings and weekends, with or without advanced notice. Must be willing to travel within and outside of the continental US, with or without advanced notice. Must complete assignments within time frames specified by the Worldwide Sourcing Manager. Flexibility in work schedule is required including the ability to work extended hours as operational needs require. NOTICE This position is subject to a criminal background check, drug screen and E-Verification as part of the application process. Employment contingent upon successful completion of background investigation and drug screening required. Elite Logistic Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other class protected by federal or state law. EOE/M/F/D/V If interested in applying for this position, please contact: Elite Logistics Services (413) 665-2163, Ext: 2206 Applicants are encouraged to email a copy of their resume to: hsevene@elitelsi.com