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Purchasing and Inventory Manager

Are you: Honest, energetic, intelligent, enjoy complex technology, and want to grow with a dynamic company full of great people?

We're looking for an: Experienced Purchasing/Inventory Manager to execute the planning, organization and supervision of our Warehouse and Vendor orders in compliance with mandated requirements.

The Opportunity: We're one of the top providers of business communications products in the US. We're involved in some of the largest unified communications deals in corporate America. Most people don't know what unified communications (UC) is, so please read the following Wikipedia article to learn more about our world: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_communications.

Our Purchasing/Inventory Manager will oversee and direct the daily activities of Purchasing and Inventory Management including planning, organizing, and directing the activities of our Purchasing Department:

  • Locate and negotiating terms and conditions with vendors, manufacturers and/or service providers
  • Prepares Purchase Orders verifying specifications and price Monitors and expedites purchased items with Sales and Warehouse
  • Respond to a range of inquiries regarding processes or bid status
  • Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products, or substitute materials
  • Researching, identifying, developing and maintaining long-term productive relationships with Vendors
  • Manage supply and demand to forecast current and future costs of needed product
  • Negotiate contracts, formulate policies and procedures, resolve grievances with Vendors and Manufacturers
  • Updates Job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities and certifications

Our Stats:

  • Established in 1982. Based in Houston Listed in INC. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America 2014 (hopefully in 2015 as well!)
  • Thousands of customers nationwide and internationally
  • Our biggest growth area is in the Fortune 1000
  • We provide consulting and value-added services around the wide range of products that we sell
  • Our solutions include headsets, conference phones, video conferencing, A/V integration, cloud-based productivity and collaboration, and web-based solutions for managing the deployment of such solutions in the enterprise
  • We are passionate about being the best in the industry
  • We pride ourselves on our customer-service focus
  • We won a product innovation award and a fastest-growing video conferencing reseller award

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 - 5+ years of experience in a Purchasing Department and have a strong background and knowledge of purchasing policies and procedures
  • The drive for advancement and knowledge with the ability to be adaptable
  • A team-oriented work attitude with strong operational and ethical judgment
  • Must be highly organized, have an outstanding follow-up system
  • Knowledge of Windows Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and ERP systems
  • Ability to be resourceful in order to find the best solution for a Customer’s need
  • The Ability to multi-task and prioritize several tasks without compromising quality of work or mission deadlines, and
  • The skills to communicate and negotiate with Vendors and Manufacturers using high levels of integrity and sound judgement

Required Experience:

  • purchasing technology or similar equipment and managing inventory: 3 years

Required experience:

  • Corporate Sales: 3 years

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