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Purchasing Agent

Company: AWG - American Welding and Gas
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

American Welding & Gas, Inc. has an immediate opportunity for a customer service oriented PURCHASING AGENT in our corporate office located in Raleigh, NC.
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With over 80 locations nationwide, American Welding & Gas, Inc. is among the largest independently-owned Industrial, Medical, Specialty Gas, and Welding Supply producers and distributors in the United States.
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Position Summary:
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This position is responsible for ordering hard goods inventory for AWG stores, tracking and confirming these purchase orders with suppliers and AWG stores, resolving back orders, special orders and miscellaneous inventory related matters.-- - There are also additional duties including but not limited to: analyzing purchasing reports, evaluating inventory levels, collaborating with AWG stores, suppliers and/or Accounts Payable to resolve discrepancies and other project work as directed.
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Essential Job Duties:

Create P.O.'s for:

Automated purchasing replenishment for AWG stores using store reorder points and shortage reports
Drop shipments, special orders and other unique customer needs
Assets and other non-general replenishment needs

Analyze and recommend adjustments to orders based upon:

Inventory surplus in other locations
Trends in usage (increase or decrease)
Supplier--------s order multiples, order minimums and prepaid freight terms

Evaluate store inventory min/max settings and provide recommendations for adjustment to meet objectives
Confirm all P.O.'s with supplier acknowledgements and communicate to AWG stores as necessary
Supplier communication on behalf of assigned stores
Daily communication with assigned stores
Other project work duties as assigned

Skills/Qualifications/Work Requirements:

Associates Degree or equivalent experience; 4-year degree preferred
Excellent customer service and communication skills
Excellent attention to detail
Strong decision-making skills with minimal oversight
Demonstrated ability to work well with diverse groups including store managers other internal customers and suppliers
Works well in an evolving, fast paced, team environment
Microsoft Office Computer Skills required, intermediate to advanced Excel skills for data analysis a plus
2-3 years of Purchasing experience preferred
Experience in compressed gas and welding industries a plus but not required

American Welding and Gas, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.PandoLogic. Keywords: Purchasing Agent, Location: Chapel Hill, NC - 27514

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