Purchasing Coordinator - Full Time

Amherst, OH

Under the supervision of the Information Technology Director.  This position is responsible for tracking purchase requests and ensuring associated costs are allocated correctly. They will also handle vendor evaluation and management across all IT purchasing.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage all IT purchase requests including vendor communication and order tracking. This includes Printers, Computers, Network Gear and assorted peripherals.
  • Ensure all items are correctly tagged, inventoried and assigned to the correct physical locations.
  • Work with Accounting to create reports showing cost allocation and recent purchases.
  • Provide feedback to help further develop and customize the purchase process and corresponding software.
  • Periodically evaluate vendors and negotiate new rates if need-be.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Experienced in purchasing and vendor management/negotiation
  • Extremely organized and able to manage a multitude of requests.
  • General accounting knowledge regarding depreciation and cost allocation.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Excellent communication skills

Education and Work Experience:

  • Minimum of two to three (2-3) years’ progressively responsible experience in purchasing/order tracking/vendor management.
  • BA/BS in Accounting/Business is preferred although experience taken into consideration.

Certificates and Licenses Required: N/A

Environmental/Working Conditions:

  • Office setting and computer facility. Minimal exposure to communicable diseases.

Physical/Mental Demands:

  • Requires sitting for long periods at computer terminal, bending, reaching, stretching. May involve lifting up to 30 pounds of light equipment. Requires manual dexterity for operation of keyboard