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Associate Buyer

Date: Apr 14, 2021

Location: Fort Smith, AR, US, 72901

Company: EBSCO Industries Inc

PRADCO Outdoor Brands (POB), a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., is the largest company in the world that manufactures and markets major hunting and fishing brands and products under one parent organization. We are a leader in producing game calls, scents, attractants, game feeders, game cameras, tree stands and fishing lures. PRADCO Hunting owns the brands Moultrie, Summit, Knight & Hale, Code Blue, Texas Hunter Products and Whitetail Institute. PRADCO Fishing owns more than 20 brands including Rebel, YUM, Booyah, Lindy and Bomber Saltwater Grade. For more information on PRADCO products, please visit our website at www.pradcooutdoorbrands.com. As a member of the EBSCO family of companies, PRADCO team members participate in a selection of outstanding benefits, including: EBSCO Profit Sharing Trust, Excellent Medical/Dental/Drug/Vision benefits, and many other benefits.

Job Summary

Under general supervision, selects vendors and purchases materials and equipment. Maintains and controls a system of records relative to purchase orders and their approval. Evaluates the service of vendors and the quality of items purchased. Reviews purchase requests for need and invoices for compliance and completeness for payments. May provide direction to less experienced procurement specialists.

 

Job responsibilities:

  • Coordinates all activities related to procurement of a commodity beginning with intent to purchase through delivery.
  • Analyzes the requirements of the commodity, including preliminary specifications, preferred supplier, and date commodity is needed.
  • Solicits and evaluates proposals for the requested commodity.
  • Investigates and/or interviews potential suppliers to determine if they meet the specified requirements.
  • Advises team members or management on the appropriate supplier to be used.
  • Negotiates the lowest possible cost for the commodity balanced against the optimum quality and schedule needs. All final contract decisions to be made under the direction of the Director of Purchasing.
  • Implements purchase contracts that comply with company and government regulations.
  • Assures that the commodity is delivered on schedule, at the negotiated price, and meets the quality standards of the company.
  • Maintains timely control of orders, amendments, shipping notices, and other documents to assure accurate retention of records.
  • Coordinates appropriate methods needed to distribute commodity in a cost-effective manner.
  • Other duties will be assigned as requested.

 

Job Requirements:

  • AA degree in Business or related field. 
  • 1 year related experience in a manufacturing work environment.
  • Experience in SAP and Lawson/M3 ERP systems. 
  • Proficient in utilizing Microsoft office with strong Microsoft Excel skills.
     

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university preferred.
  • A background in the hunting, fishing, or outdoor sporting goods market.

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve.
  • Outstanding organizational, interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Must maintain company confidentiality.
  • Working in a Team orientated environment.  

EBSCO Industries, Inc.is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.  EBSCO strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

EBSCO complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.


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