Purchasing Specialist

Published May 21st, 2024

Purchasing Specialist
Location: Canton, Massachusetts
Company: Independent Pipe and Supply Corp.

  • Full time position
  • Monday- Friday 8:00am-4:30pm


  • Primary focus will be managing the purchasing process, including orders and transfers between our eight branches.
  • Maintain relationships with existing suppliers while monitoring performance metrics
  • Identify and evaluate potential suppliers based on quality, cost, reliability, and other factors
  • Analyze pricing trends, market conditions and supplier performance to identify cost-saving opportunities
  • Collaborate closely with vendors, sales team, and warehouse management to ensure timely delivery of materials, mitigating any potential stock shortages
  • Forecast demand and ensure adequate inventory levels to meet organizational needs while minimizing surplus
  • Develop and implement inventory optimization strategies to enhance inventory levels, reduce stockouts, and minimize carrying costs while ensuring customer satisfaction
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a procurement or purchasing role, demonstrating a solid understanding of purchasing processes.
  • Generate and manage transfers and purchase orders across our eight locations
  • Obtain quotes and proposals from suppliers and evaluate them to select the most suitable options
  • Identify inefficiencies in purchasing process and implement improvements to streamline operations and increase efficiency
  • Utilize Technology to enhance workflows and reduce manual tasks
  • Maintain an updated product database with accurate pricing and detailed product catalogue information
  • Verify and implement price changes promptly, resolving any discrepancies with vendors as needed
  • Facilitate the addition of new or existing products to branch inventories based on manager requests
  • Exceptional organizational abilities coupled with a keen intellect and a strong desire to continuously learn and improve.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, with the ability to manipulate data efficiently and effectively.
  • Self-motivated individual with the capacity to work autonomously and make informed decisions.
  • Prior experience within the pipes, valves, and fittings (PVF) industry is preferred but not required.

Pay Rate: 60-80k salary

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