Purchasing Agent

DataServ Integrations, LLC - Westlake, OH

Company Overview:
DataServ, a Skoda Minotti Technology Firm, founded in 1986, is a comprehensive provider of Information Systems and Technology (IST) solutions. We have provided comprehensive and unified IST solutions to the public and commercial markets for over three decades. To learn more about our solutions, visit us at www.dataservtech.com.

Summary of Position:
The primary focus of this position will be to work with the Finance / Operations Team to support day-to-day vendor relationships and purchasing initiatives. You will analyze price, quality, availability, reliability, and technical support when choosing suppliers and products in addition to following through with all processes related to purchasing. You will work with colleagues to develop processes, implement effective workflows and embrace best practices to support related company priorities and business growth activities.

Essential Functions:
Become familiar with DataServ policies and procedures
Represent DataServ in a positive manner to colleagues, customer base and vendors
Perform market analysis and new vendor research based on need
Build relationships with identified vendors
Effectively negotiate with vendors all terms and conditions in the best interest of the organization
Manage vendor relationships, including resolving problems and disputes
Identify new product and service opportunities
Research product requests from sales
Assist team by obtaining price quotes from vendors
Maintain inventory for high service levels while maximizing high inventory turns
Assist with purchasing and inventory utilizing ERP system and related software
Generate purchase orders with adequate product requirements, attaching confirmations, and follow-up documentation to ensure timely delivery of product
Keep account of all receipts of goods and invoice preparation
Provide ongoing analysis, sourcing, selection, price negotiation, contract management, onboarding, and performance management of vendors
Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
Develop processes, implement effective workflows and embrace best practices
Provide redundancy and backup support for other team members
Be a supportive team member to others
All other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong verbal and written communications skills, including the ability to proofread
Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office products (e.g., Outlook, Excel, Word)
Strong skills related to costs: collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting data

Bachelor’s degree in logistics, accounting, or related field preferred
1-5 years of previous inventory control, buying experience, and/or accounting
Experience with databases preferred
Experience with technology manufacturers (e.g., Cisco, Microsoft, HP, Dell) preferred
Meet physical demands of position, including the ability to lift and handle up to 45 pounds of materials, bend, stoop and stretch as required for placement and retrieval of materials or equipment on shelving
Pre-employment drug screening required
Pre-employment driver’s license and background checks required

Other Qualifications:
Technology savvy
Team player
Organized multi-tasker
Motivated and self-disciplined
Professional attitude and demeanor
Flexible in a fast-paced environment
Independent with minimal supervision
Consistent, responsible and dependable
Follows instructions
Exhibits strong work ethic
Responds to management direction
Handles demanding situations/timelines
Solicits feedback to improve performance
To apply, please visit http://www.dataservtech.com/Careers, click on the career of your interest, and submit an online application.

DataServ offers a competitive compensation plan including profit sharing, healthcare, Life and LTD benefits and 401K Plan.

DataServ is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment, in accordance with the requirements of all applicable laws, including race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, disability, or medical condition.