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Purchasing Specialist

Des Moines, IA | Full Time

Job Description

Are you looking for an exciting career opportunity within a rapidly growing technology company that provides competitive pay & benefits, career advancement opportunities, and a culture which has consistently been awarded as a Top Work Place in Iowa for the eighth year? If so, we'd love to talk to you! As a Purchasing Specialist, you would be part of a team helping with purchasing of parts, supplies, and hardware. The Purchasing Specialist provides exposure to our various business units and thus has been a great starting point for advancement opportunities. Monday through Friday, 8-5 with a salary of up to $45k based on experience. Ready for your next step in your career? Apply today!

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Procurement of hardware.
    • Place sales orders and audit deals for accuracy
  • Product returns.
    • Analyze cost effectiveness of returning products.
    • Work with multiple teams to ensure timely product returns.
    • Process and track warranty claims.
  • Inventory maintenance.
    • Assist in maintaining inventory controls.
    • Maintain set inventory levels, execute on counts, research discrepancies.

What We're Looking For:

  • Associates or 4-year degree preferred.
  • Understanding of the basic principles of inventory control and procurement.
  • Extensive software skills required, Including Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written communication.
  • Attention to details, superior organizational skills and accuracy required.


  • Full Benefits Package including Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Matching 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Continuous Training Opportunities
  • Career Advancement
  • Company Events Team Events, Holiday Banquets, and Incentive Trips

Skills for Purchasing Specialist

The job skills required for Purchasing Specialist include Purchasing, Procurement, Attention to Detail, Communicates Effectively, Inventory Control, Organizational Skills etc. Having related job skills and expertise will give you an advantage when applying to be a Purchasing Specialist. That makes you unique and can impact how much salary you can get paid. Below are job openings related to skills required by Purchasing Specialist. Select any job title you are interested in and start to search job requirements.

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Career Path for Purchasing Specialist

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