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Purchasing/Inventory Specialist in Memphis at Vaco

Date Posted: 5/6/2019

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Job Description

The Purchasing/Inventory Control Coordinator performs all aspects of purchasing for the company and for managing the inventory, distribution and control of those items for all company locations. The Coordinator must identify the products that are to be purchased, identify the most appropriate supplier for the products, confirm all aspects of pricing, confirm all deliveries and maintain an inventory control database. The position reports to the President.

Responsibilities & Duties:

The Purchasing/ Inventory Control Coordinator's primary duties include but are not limited to:

  • Work with company department managers to determine purchasing needs and requirements for production and office products
  • Identify the most appropriate supplier for the designated product, determine availability, perform comparative pricing and negotiate pricing, confirm quality of products and establish delivery requirements/timelines
  • Perform all purchasing functions, such as issuing purchase orders (POs), pricing verification, payment authorization, submitting final invoices to Accounts Payable
  • Input and maintain online database of all products; maintains daily inventory update
  • Identify and resolve any and all issues related to product quality, pricing, delivery, utilization, loss
  • Process material returns as necessary.
  • Perform inventory cycle counts, spot counts and month end reconciliation process; research any variances and authorize appropriate inventory adjustments
  • Update company on any new products that may be more efficient or cost effective, obsolete products, product trends
  • Conduct records audit of inventory, adjustments and other metrics and prepare monthly/ quarterly/ annual reports of findings to management
  • Compile and submit monthly reports to President and Management Team


  • Experience in purchasing and inventory control management
  • Experience and proficient in database management, analyzing and reporting data regarding inventory issues, results, trends, solutions
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task and ability to exercise independent judgment
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Demonstrated proficiency in analyzing data, problem identification and resolution and ability to generate clear/concise reports indicating key issues to management/ department heads
  • Excellent communication skills, both in oral and written medium


  • Graduation from accredited high school; some college desirable
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel;
  • Ability to lift 50lbs