Expediter/Buyer/Purchasing Manager Posted Date: July 28, 2017

Job Description

Adecco is assisting a local client recruiting for an experienced Expediter/Buyer/Purchasing Manager in Richmond, VA. This is for a temp-to-hire opportunity that will give you valuable experience to enhance your career. As an Expediter/Buyer/Purchasing Manager you will be responsible for working with suppliers to expedite material for all project needs. To succeed in this position, candidates must have excellent organization skills, excellent communication and problem-solving abilities. If you meet the qualifications listed below, please Apply Now!

Responsibilities for this Expediter/Buyer/Purchasing Manager position include:

- Work with suppliers to expedite material for project needs.
- Executed and maintained long term relationships with suppliers.
- Maintain timely and continual contact with local and international suppliers to ensure required documentation is submitted and material is fabricated and delivered on schedule.
- Updated company database to reflect current delivery dates and other issues.
- Prepared and executed the expediting plan for projects.
- Work with suppliers to expedite material for project needs.
- Controlled late shipments and late promise orders to 7% or less.
- Participate in supplier performance evaluations.
- Discuss concerns or problems with suppliers for corrective actions.
- Work with engineering on suppliers NCR’s and change orders.
- Have daily meeting with staff on supplier performance, issues, concerns, changes.
- Generate, submit, and follow up on request for quotes (RFQ's) and purchase orders(PO's) to facilitate on time delivery.
- Ensuring the timely receipt of materials, goods and services so that production schedules and deadlines can be met.
- Extensive vendor interface required.
- Works in the purchasing department and may handle other purchasing related tasks as required.
- Establish a consistent and on-time shipping schedule through communication with suppliers.
- Contacting suppliers/vendors/shippers for updates on delivery schedules and/or improvement of the schedules.
- Developing formal relationships with the suppliers to minimize the points of contact.
- Performing clerical and data entry duties to support the purchasing and sales team.
- Involving management when continuous problems occur and poor supplier performance becomes an issue.
- Confer with company personnel and vendors to coordinate shipping activities and to resolve complaints or eliminate delays.
- Communicate with transportation companies to prevent delays in transit, puts tracers on shipment in cases of en route delays, and may arrange for distribution of materials upon arrival.
- Files, obtains and organizes documents, purchase orders, quotes and etc.
- Support Buyers and Sr Buyers in their daily activities with inventory management.
- Strong computer skills and proficient in MS Office.


- Associate’s degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred
- 2-4 years of directly related experience
- Knowledge of the air, expedited, LTL and cartage areas required
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Able to multi-task, follow direction and work in a team.
- Able to prepare for emerging customer needs
- Strong computer skills
- Excellent attention to detail
- Hourly pay $13-$22/hour based on experience

Adecco provides one of the most comprehensive benefits package in the industry to contract workers. Benefits are available to you as a contractor after one week of employment.

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