Friday, March 27, 2015

Stellar Industrial Supply - Product Management Assistant (Tacoma, WA)

Product Management Assistant

Tacoma, WA

If you are interested in joining a company that is committed to exceeding customer expectations in every way, consider joining the premier distributor of industrial supplies, Stellar Industrial Supply.
We serve small, medium and large manufacturers; Federal, State and local municipalities; and commercial construction companies in Washington, Oregon, California, Montana, Idaho, Alaska, and beyond. We provide unparalleled service to our customers, suppliers, and employees.

Industry: Wholesale
Function: Purchasing
Experience Level: Associate

Type of Employment: Full-Time
Compensation: $13-14/hr

It is the responsibility of a purchasing assistant to learn about our supplier base, our computer system, and our systems for tracking purchase orders and utilize this to expedite and track shipments with our suppliers. In doing so we will maximize inventory turnover and customer service levels, while keeping dead stock to a minimum, adding new products, communicating with sales and marketing and maintaining an accurate database, always observing the principals stated in Stellar’s Mission Statement and Vision.

1. Expediting Purchase Orders & Tracking of Shipments
* Gain proficiency in use of expediting-portals
* Acknowledge & cost purchase Orders
* Tracking and checking on delivery dates of purchase orders
* Weekly order report
* Proficiently utilize database and data entry skills

2. Profit 21 (ERP) System
* Update systems changes including:
o Costs
o Vendor change information
o Item descriptions, buy methods, classes
* Input data including:
o New goods
o New vendors
o Create purchase orders
o Create vendor returns
o Items

3. Supply Connect Pro Date input and maintenance

4. Purchasing sales support
* Check pricing and availability
* Post important line cost increases
* Request samples, special quotes, assistance from vendor representatives
* Request literature, line art and suggestions for flyer

5. Vendor/representative interaction
* Negotiation: pricing, flyers, co-op funding, new item review, stock returns, programs
* Discuss problems and solutions, changes
* Expedite orders

6. Other
* Display consistent “can-do,” positive attitude.
* Strive to constantly improve
* Help elsewhere in company when requested

* 2-3 years of relevant customer service experience in an industrial distribution setting or other related field preferred
* Experience with Prophet 21 (P21) preferred
* Exceptional analytical, problem solving, and time management skills
* Proficient in MS Office
* Excellent data entry skills
* Comfortable making phone calls to suppliers
* Team player
* Self-starter

All interested applicants must complete our Culture Index™ survey.
Please complete the survey at the following URL:

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Thank you for considering Stellar Industrial Supply as an employer