Purchasing Agent

AZ - Phoenix
Pay Rate: $18 - $20 per hour

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Shift - M-Th: 9AM – 6PM; F: 8AM – 5PM; 1 hr. lunch. OT may apply

  • Facilitates the procurement of food and non-food items from other company locations and vendors.
  • Monitors and assesses daily inventory levels.
  • Addresses shipping issues promptly and escalates problems to management when necessary.
  • Responds to inquiries related to products, shipping schedules, item statuses, inventory discrepancies, and substitute items.
  • Supports food safety initiatives and collaborates with the Sales Department to manage customer returns and complaints
  • Collaborates with the Warehouse Department to ensure accurate inventory counts, quality assurance for physical inventory, expiration dates, damages, missing products, and conducts adjustments as required.
  • Assists in identifying new suppliers and procurement resources.
  • Conducts research on new products and provides sales representatives with information on products and how to introduce them to customers.
  • Negotiates pricing and deals with vendors for competitive pricing.
  • Participates in company events and functions outside of regular working hours.
  • Ad hoc duties
  • Proficiency in English and Japanese at a business level is required. (Open to Chinese or Korean speakers as well)
  • Maintains a positive attitude in the workplace.
  • Capable of working independently as well as within a team.
  • Capable of adjusting to frequent changes in assignments and workload.
  • A Bachelor's degree is required, with a preference for a major in Business or related fields.
  • At least one year of purchasing experience is preferred.

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