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Purchasing Associate

Company: Solstice Group
Location: Seattle
Posted on: September 15, 2019

Job Description:

At Solstice, the Purchasing Associate reports to the Director of Finance and serves as a liaison between finance, operations, production and facilities. This team member will be responsible for the efficient and organized purchasing of all supplies, equipment, and materials at Solstice. The Purchasing Associate is also called on to manage inventory of these items and develop vendor relationships as it relates to improving the coordination and execution of purchasing.This position asks for a consistently positive, friendly, and assertive manner with partners, vendors, and the Solstice team. Purchasing Associate Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:----------------Represent the finance department positively by collaborating with operations, production, processing, facilities, and administrative teams (across two facilities) to understand hard good inventory patterns----------------Continue to develop and maintain a keen understanding of business units that impact hard good inventory levels----------------Build on and expand existing vendor relationships and establish new vendor relationships to optimize purchasing budget and minimize inventory----------------Proactively work to negotiate with vendors to obtain higher quality, loser cost, improve logistics, and seek highest quality customer service----------------Build and update ordering schedule to maximize purchasing power and just-in-time inventory ----------------Manage quality standards with vendors and resolve quality and order issues accordingly----------------Develop, document, and maintain new and existing systems for hard goods procurement----------------Effectively communicate purchasing plan to management team on a weekly and monthly basis----------------Alert internal parties of inability to meet supply demands and collaborate to establish alternative solution in advance of operational impact----------------Develop and document processes to ensure that the above responsibilities are completed efficiently and cost-effectively----------------Work collaboratively with Finance team to effectively leverage internal and external resources to improve purchasing process Qualifications & Requirements: --------------Associates Degree or higher; finance, accounting, or similar concentration--------------2+ years in material mgmt., buying, or planning role--------------Experience buying hard goods preferred--------------Horticulture or CPG hard goods inventory experience preferred --------------Strong knowledge of Excel--------------Experience establishing and fixing systems and processes--------------Proved analytical and problem solving skills --------------Proven communication excellence Physical Requirements / Other:--------------Must be able to drive a car, van, and travel via plane or train--------------Environment will consist of office, indoor grow production, warehouse or distribution environment --------------Must be able to stand, walk, sit; use hands or finger to, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hear--------------Must have close vision, distant vision, ability to adjust focus, peripheral and color vision Compensation: We offer a competitive package that rewards strong performance and is results focused. In addition, there will be objectives and milestones mapped with growth factors that quantify the potential income earned each fiscal year. Position includes subsidized medical/dental/vision care, 401k, and other benefits.--

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