Operations Portland, Oregon

In this role you will be responsible for the purchasing, profitability and maintenance of select product lines while maintaining a professional relationship with our suppliers and acting as a liaison for designated product lines. You will also monitor market conditions, product changes, price level changes and purchase products at the lowest total cost while improving the quality of designated product lines. In addition we are seeking someone who can make recommendations to the department for better results, which would include better methodologies, system improvements and streamlining procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

Source and investigate new products

Exceed expected turnaround times with external and internal customers (Ernest Personnel and Suppliers)

Establish target selling prices on all made-to- order merchandise and all non-stock items

Create and maintain part numbers and initial cost set-ups within Great Plains

Monitor and manage inventory in Stock and JIT categories

Update costing after verification by our vendors

Processes merchandise control requests in a timely manner

Maintain an up-to-date log of supplier increases

Update and maintain accurate information on all reports

Responsible for managing all documents: correspondence, quotes, etc.

Maintain open communication with our suppliers on lead-times

Work effectively and professionally with inter-departmental personnel


Essential Skills and Experience 

Problem analysis and problem resolution

Process control and process improvement

Planning and organization: the ability to plan and manage multiple projects

Excellent communication and interpersonal and negotiation skills

Computer skills – Word, Excel, MS Office

Related work experience in the packaging or industrial industry is a plus