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Purchasing Agent / Buyer

Company: Mansfield Paper
Location: West Springfield
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

Mansfield Paper Company is the area's oldest distributor of Food Service Disposables, Packaging Products, Janitorial Supplies (and more.) We are headquartered in West Springfield, MA and we are searching for a Purchasing Agent/Buyer to join our team! This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday, on-site.
As a member of our Purchasing Department, you will be expected to work both independently and as part of a team.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
--- Maintaining inventory levels while maximizing profit margin and minimizing inventory back orders/stock outs
--- Placing purchase orders, reviewing vendor acknowledgements, following up on purchase orders to ensure accuracy
--- Establishing and maintaining relationships with suppliers
--- Negotiating favorable pricing and terms on inventory items
--- Working with sales staff to research and acquire products as needed
--- Research and compare suppliers and goods, ensuring multiple supply sources for all inventory items
--- Supporting corporate initiatives and educating sales staff on new product launches
--- Administrating price updates/changes promptly to ensure accurate inventory costs at all times
--- Booking inventory receiving appointments
--- Maintaining current and accurate vendor information, item information, sales data in the company's ERP software

Candidates MUST have:
--- 2+ years of Procurement/Purchasing experience (Food Service/Janitorial industry preferred)
--- A positive attitude with a willingness to apply themselves to the company's objectives
--- The ability to learn quickly and adapt to the ever changing business market
--- Excellent written, oral, and e-mail communication skills
--- The ability to multi-task and maintain focus in a fast moving environment where priorities frequently shift and interruptions happen often
--- Previous experience with business management and ERP systems
--- Patience and the ability to work with many different personality types
--- Reliable transportation and the ability to work Full Time, in-office daily, Monday through Friday
--- Attention to detail and accuracy
--- Strong Microsoft Office experience and skills
--- Strong math, accounting, and negotiating skills

Health/Dental Insurance
Life Insurance
Paid Time Off

If you feel you would be a good fit for this position and our company, please reply to this ad and submit your resume for consideration.


Keywords: Mansfield Paper, Springfield , Purchasing Agent / Buyer, Sales , West Springfield, Massachusetts

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