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Purchasing Specialist - Entry Level

Company: Allied Universal Technology Services
Location: Carrollton
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

When you join Allied Universal Technology Services, you are joining one of the fastest growing security systems integrators in North America. Build your career within a fast-paced, dynamic, and diverse environment that combines leading-edge technology solutions - electronic access control, video surveillance, alarm monitoring, emergency communications, robotics, drones, and other smart tech innovative solutions - with physical security solutions to safeguard our clients and our communities.

Allied Universal is hiring a Purchasing Specialist. The Purchasing Specialist is responsible for the timely procurement, delivery, and documentation of business materials and are responsible for evaluating suppliers to find the best deals possible on goods that are needed for Installation Projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Regional stock and inventory control including excess and obsolete materials
  • Logistical planning on major projects
  • Locate and reallocate excess materials in other branches to fill Purchase Requisitions when appropriate
  • Project equipment allocation
  • Actively pursue operational efficiency to improve productivity
  • Obtain quotations through competitive bidding of qualified vendors for supplies and services including analysis and recommendations
  • Process requisitions and purchase orders for all regional locations
  • Communicate effectively with internal & external customers, coworkers, and leadership
  • Manage raw material inventory to ensure that aged and overall inventory goals are achieved
  • Optimize procurement costs by analyzing total cost to company when evaluating buy options
  • Ensure product returns are done in a timely manner
  • Procure products in a timely manner, considering product lead times and company cash-flow
  • Negotiate with contractors on price, mode of shipping, and delivery time
  • Assist the regional branches with the scheduled inventory counting process as required QUALIFICATIONS:
    • High School diploma or equivalent (e.g., GED)
    • No prior experience is required
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
    • Organized and analytical decision-making capabilities
    • Must be able to manage multiple tasks and deadlines
    • Must possess excellent follow-up skills both internally and externally PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
      • SAP by Design experience
      • Purchasing and inventory control experience
      • Knowledge of warehousing and shipping/receiving best practices
      • Knowledge of materials, products, and the security market in area of specialization Pay rate: $24.00hr

        Allied Universal is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or relationship/association with a protected veteran, or any other basis or characteristic protected by law. For more information:

        If you have any questions regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Diversity and Inclusion, have difficulty using the online system and require an alternate method to apply, or require an accommodation at any time during the recruitment and/or employment process, please contact our local Human Resources department. To find an office near you, please visit: .

Keywords: Allied Universal Technology Services, Carrollton , Purchasing Specialist - Entry Level, Other , Carrollton, Texas

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