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KGPCO SERVICES Purchasing Assistant in Faribault, Minnesota

Purchasing Assistant Job Locations US-MN-Faribault ID 2024-2266 Category Procurement/Purchasing Position Type Regular Full-Time Overview KGPCo is the go-to partner to Communications Service Providers. Our customers rely on our extensive range of network solutions and services to help them build, maintain, and transform networks that connect the world. The communications industry is evolving every day and we are at the frontline of these innovations. From ground to cloud, the work we do is transforming networks and impacting communities nationwide. It's work that happens because of our motivated teams of doers and problem solvers. Our Core Values define how we do business: * The Customer is Everything. * Relationships Matter. All of Them. * Question Things. Take Action. * Work Hard. Work Smart. Enjoy the Experience. * Growth Mindset. It's not just a job - it's a step in your career! Responsibilities SUMMARY: The Purchasing Assistant is responsible for Maintaining appropriate inventory levels for strategic customers. We're looking for people who want to grow with us, as we see the potential to progress in this role. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our supply chain organization. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Work with strategic customers to establish stocking strategies. Work closely and proactively with team members to establish and maintain inventory levels that support customer forecasts. Coordinate directly with product managers, customer service and operations management in order to evaluate and process expedite requests. Execute and improve inventory investment processes related to: o Strategic inventory stocking levels o Excess and Obsolete o Safety Stock Ensure that relevant inventory and service level metrics are measured, monitored, and communicated back through the customer-facing & operational organizations Work directly with suppliers to expedite purchase orders and coordinate delivery schedules Safety Duties & Responsibilities: Adhere to, promote, and accept responsibility for compliance to Federal and Local Occupational Safety and Health Regulations, Industry Consensus Standards, and KGP Injury and Illness Prevention Program Manual. Participate in job site safety/hazard analysis. Qualifications QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. In addition, the individual should have a strong desire to be a key contributor and be a motivated self-starter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: * High school diploma or equivalent (Associate's Degree preferred) * At least two years of experience in a purchasing position is preferred but not required * Proficiency with Microsoft Excel preferred * Customer service skills appropriate to the position * Ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English * Ability to work at a pace appropriate to the workload * Ability to multi-task and prioritize to meet required deadlines LANGUAGE SKILLS: * Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos; ability to write simple correspondence; ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the Company. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: * Ability to add and subtract 10-digit numbers, to multiply and divide with tens and hundreds; ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance. REASONING ABILITY: * No major critical thinking required. Work follows established job aids and business rules. Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form; ability to deal with problems nvolving several concrete variables in standardized situations. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. BENEFITS: * Medical, Dental, Vision and Supplemental insurance plans * Flexible Spending Accounts * 401(k) with Company match * Generous vacation, holiday, and sick/safe time * Pet insurance for our non-human family members KGPCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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