Purchasing Specialist

Blaine, Minnesota
Jul 17, 2017
Aug 16, 2017
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Blaine area fastener distribution firm is seeking to fill a full-time position in our purchasing department at our corporate headquarters. We are a high-growth, successful company offering a competitive wage, benefits, career opportunity and 401k.



The Purchasing Specialist will be responsible for executing daily purchasing activities, including:

Solicit and compare quotes

  • Runs regularly-scheduled purchasing forecast reports
  • Selects items and quantities for purchase
  • Communicates with a variety of vendors from all over the globe
  • Makes the best decision for each item based on trade-offs between price, lead time and quality

Execute purchase orders

  • Enters data with a high level of accuracy
  • Submits orders to vendors

Manage open orders

  • Maintains late reports
  • Requests expedited shipments

Communicate regularly throughout all organizational levels, including:

  • Senior purchasing agents
  • Sales
  • Upper management


After an initial training and acclimation period, there will be strong opportunity for the position to grow to higher levels of responsibility, including:

Full purchasing agency

  • Executes all buying activity for inventory segments
  • Maintains stock levels for inventory segments
  • Maintains cost levels for inventory segments

Vendor negotiations

  • Leverages purchasing power in order to achieve a lower price, better delivery or higher quality of product
  • Maintains long-term relationships with vendors

Project management – assigned regularly, as needed

Data analysis – assigned regularly, as needed


The IDEAL CANDIDATE will demonstrate leadership potential with their ability to implement positive organizational change, creativity, communication skills, pride in their work, adaptability to changing technology, and a willingness to go above and beyond. They will be punctual, reliable, and exhibit a positive attitude.



Related work experience preferred

College degree preferred

Computer literacy required

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