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TKC Holdings, Inc. Buyer I in Saint Louis, Missouri

DESCRIPTIONless thanbr> Job Summaryless thanbr> This position manages several critical daily tasks while developing future skill sets. One of these daily tasks is managing open orders to receipt while maintaining a strong vendor relationship. The Buyer 1 will also assist in the release of pre-planned ISO s from Oracle and will assist in communicating approved PO s to suppliers. This team member will work on projects/matters in a support role of the purchasing agents and management staff to ensure product availability and customer satisfaction.less thanbr> Descriptionless thanbr> * Call Suppliers on exceptions list to action the pre-defined exception message by order/supplier.less thanbr> * This would be to request a move to the system driven date for schedule in and schedule out.less thanbr> * Notify Purchasing Agent of cancel Purchase Orders and if approved by Purchasing Agent cancel/PO requisitions in the system.less thanbr> * Maintain purchase order promise dates based on reporting of Purchase Order past/pending receipt reports.less thanbr> * Release daily ISO s from Planners Work Bench.less thanbr> * Query/Approve incomplete Purchase Order s and send to suppliers.less thanbr> * Point person for consolidation of outbound reporting as needed.less thanbr> * Daily out of stock listsless thanbr> * Request and consolidate Price increase letters as needed.less thanbr> * Review Month on Hand reports for identification of overstock items and submission to the team manager.less thanbr> * Predefined criteria will be established and this would be Business Intelligence-monthly task.less thanbr> * Maintain item specification sheets from suppliers.less thanbr> * Assist with questions and inquiries from sales staff.less thanbr> * Participate in Physical inventory process as needed.less thanbr>MINIMUM REQUIREMENTSless thanbr> Required/Preferredless thanbr> Bachelor's degree B.A. from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experienceless thanbr> Associated Knowledge, Skills and Abilitiesless thanbr> * Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.less thanbr> * Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.less thanbr> * Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.less thanbr> * Minimum 0 to 2 years purchasing experience preferredless thanbr> * Oracle experience preferredless thanbr> * College degree preferredless thanbr> * Quality negotiating skillsless thanbr> * Ability to work with minimal supervisionless thanbr> * Ability to prioritize assignmentsless thanbr> * Ability to trouble-shoot problemsless thanbr> * Must be thorough and detail-orientedless thanbr> * Good organizational skillsless thanbr> * Strong mathematical skillsless thanbr> * Microsoft Office experience required..less thanbr>less thanbr>We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.less thanbr>less thanbr>less thanbr>less thanbr>less thanbr>Employer's Job# 28624less thanbr>Please visit job URL for more information about this opening and to view EOE statement.