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Purchasing Planner

Minneapolis, MN

Post Date: 10/17/17 Job ID: 00005M42 Industry: Other
Do you have experience working in the Lighting Industry? THE RIGHT STAFF is currently working with a client in the Minneapolis area who is seeking a Purchasing Planner for a permanent position. If you are interested in learning more about this amazing opportunity please APPLY TODAY at
This position will have daily interaction with sales representatives and project managers.

Purchasing Planner Responsibilities
• Provide customers with the best price, quality and timely delivery of materials.
• Learn lighting technology and apply knowledge to drive cost reductions.
• Repeatedly works with all divisions on process improvement.
• Supervise inventory administration for assigned accounts including; freight claims, change orders, shortage claims, excess material returns.
• Communicate with vendors to track shipping status of all inventory purchases.
• Ability to process accurate purchase orders.
• Communicate with a diversity of vendors to ensure that all time sensitive material needs are finished on schedule and within the financial plan.
• Oversee a material order tracking system as well reports for Requests for Proposals, vendor and logistic files, ensuring all regulatory guidelines are being met.
• Work with vendors, clients and internal departments to manage expectations especially in regards to project timelines.

Purchasing Planner Skills
• Detail-orientated, high degree of accuracy and ability to multi-task.
• Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office especially Excel.
• Analytical/problem solver who can assertively resolve conflicts.
• Able to work well in a fast-paced, team environment.
• Ability to work efficiently with limited supervision.

Purchasing Planner Education/Experience

• Bachelor s Degree in Business or related field.
• 5+ Year Purchasing or Logistics experience.

Interested candidates may apply by resume to:
THE RIGHT STAFF offices are NOW welcoming walk in job seekers! Please be prepared with the following documents: Your resume, one professional reference and documentation for your I-9. Let us help YOU find your right job right NOW!

THE RIGHT STAFF wants to help you succeed! Our team of seasoned professionals works to match you to the best job, best fit, and best location. Temporary assignments to full-time permanent positions, we are here to assist you! Let us help YOU create YOUR success!
We thank all interested candidates. However, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
THE RIGHT STAFF is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
EDU: 4 year degree
TYPE: Direct Hire
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