Purchasing Specialist

Job description

  1. Purchasing
    • Maintain policies, procedures, and reports to ensure an efficient purchasing flow.
    • Ensure accurate and timely information is maintained in the ERP system that reflects actual inventory levels, outstanding orders, and work order detail.
    • Discuss unacceptable goods/services with the applicable parties and determine source of problem and appropriate corrective action.
    • Manage reporting and analysis of Maintenance accounts and inventory usage.
    • Set physical counting strategies and analyze performance in conjunction with the Assistant Controller.
    • Lead sourcing and parts contracting efforts to help optimize maintenance costs and improve maintenance inventory performance by negotiating procurement, price, availability, delivery, and product specifications.
    • Assist with sourcing and contracting efforts to help optimize those outside of the maintenance department.
    • Develop equipment Bill of Materials lists to assist in optimizing performance.
    • Properly track plant assets within the company, including additions, deletions, write-offs, and capital project implementation follow-up.
  2. Inventory
    • Maintain proper stock levels, including restock requisitioning, parts receiving, issuing parts out, return parts, and all other stock-part movements within the ERP system.

    • Manage stockroom and Door-17 organization and cleanliness.

    • Manage repairable parts process, including follow-up with internal and external contacts.

    • Staging and organization of parts/supplies orders for Capital Projects and Work Orders.
  3. Other Tasks
    • Create and maintain Vendors within the ERP system.
    • Various projects as assigned.


Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or equivalent work experience.  1 to 3 years experience required. 

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word

  • Must have strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work efficiently

  • Must be analytical with problem-solving capabilities, interpersonal skills, and the ability to function independently and interdependently in a team environment

  • Must be open to change and willing to learn new skills as the opportunities arise

  • Experience with SAP or another ERP system is a plus


All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Tessenderlo Group
United States
Experience level
Not Applicable
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