Expeditor / Purchasing

Operations Sacramento, California

The Expeditor performs a variety of activities including but not limited to:

  • Responsible for managing the purchase order follow up report and open order report, keeping the information updated and accurate. This information is critical to our success and customer satisfaction
  • Responsible for managing purchase order confirmations
  • Expedite orders on a daily basis to ensure on time delivery
  • Gathers, collects, records, tracks and verifies data and information from multiple sources
  • Work closely with the merchandising and warehouse teams in scheduling inbound freight
  • Maintain freight log for daily will calls and deliveries (this may not apply at all locations)
  • Proactively identifies issues and work with merchandising, accounts payable, CRMs, and suppliers to resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Will be empowered to communicate directly with suppliers, while maintaining respectful linkage to Merchandising
  • Work with merchandiser and/or supplier on any hot issues that need immediate response and resolution
  • Maintains a professional relationship with Ernest Packaging Solutions suppliers. Constant communication with suppliers in regards to lead times and performance
  • Strong effective communications skills to actively engage suppliers and ensure they are performing to the Ernest expectations and specifications
  • Acts as a liaison between merchandisers, customer service, and CRMs in regards to issues related to deliveries and supplier performance
  • Docuware/Filing

Example of some daily duties:

  • Respond to follow up email requests
  • Update GP10 with the warehouse appointments given to our vendors
  • Keep dates accurate in the GP so the Unshipped/Unbilled report reflects accurate information
  • Update Daily Will Call List
  • Provide Performa’s to the warehouse for will call pick ups
  • Oversee MC List weekly and email to all of purchasing
  • Provide DM paperwork to A/P and the warehouse to ensure the MC’s are properly returned to the vendors
  • Forward any POD’s to A/P
  • Request POD’s from vendors when requested from CC or anyone
  • Assist in expediting orders as requested by CC or Sales Rep 

Essential skills:

  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to take direction
  • Organized
  • Flexible
  • Problem analysis and problem resolution skills (Thinking outside the box)
  • Negotiation skills to ensure supplier compliance
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Able to multitask
  • Strong team player
  • Computer skills – Word, Excel, Office
  • Able to plan and manage multiple projects
  • Related work experience in packaging and/or distribution a plus