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Buyer Expeditor

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Pratt Industries
Posted: November 15 2016
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: Paid

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Job Description
To apply to this position go to and click on careers. Then select keyword search and type in: Buyer Expeditor Atlanta Georgia

The Buyer/Expeditor position is responsible for the following:
• Process purchase orders for inventory and expense items as necessary
• Expediting purchase orders to ensure on time delivery and accuracy of receiving dates
• Resolving purchase order discrepancies, including pricing, quantities, shortages and receiving.
• Manage supplier performance using reporting and key performance metrics.
• Creating and processing vendor returns and providing timely information and follow-up with Distribution Centers.
• Resolve SCAR’s (Supplier Correction Action Reports) and follow up on resolutions.
• Confer with suppliers to coordinate shipping and communicate with DC’s to arrange deliveries.
• Work directly with Demand Planner to ensure inventory accuracy and customer fill rate targets are achieved.
• Work with customer forecast information and data to support inventory planning.
• Manage the freight logistics for inbound deliveries from Supplier to our Distribution Centers, striving for best total cost solution.
This position involves a wide range of interpersonal contacts both with Distribution Centers, inside suppliers, as well as outside supplier network. Successful candidates will have analytical, strong communication, organizational, problem solving, and multi-tasking skills. Candidates must be able to operate effectively in a fast-paced team environment but also maintaining attention to detail.
• Bachelor's degree.
• 1-3 years of experience in purchasing preferred but not required.
• Retail or industrial distribution inventory management experiences a plus.
• Candidate will be required to spend time in distribution centers to learn all aspects of the operations and build relationships with internal customers. Travel may be required.
• Detailed-oriented with an ability to analyze and understand large volumes of data.
• Must be able to multi-task and work well under pressure
• Proficient with Excel spreadsheets. Proven AS400 experience preferred.

Excellent communication skills. Ability to read and interpret documents such as sales reports, operating instructions, and training and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide in all units of measure. Ability to compute rates, ratios, and percentages and calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, costs, proportions, and volumes.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram (graphic) form. Ability to solve a variety of problems and deal with a variety of situations where only limited information or standardization exists. High attention to detail.

Employee is regularly required to walk and talk and hear, stand, and sit. Vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, and fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Application knowledge and skill for computer data entry
Application knowledge of products and production processes

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans
Company Description
Pratt Industries is America's 5th largest paper and packaging company with more than 5,500 highly skilled green collar employees dedicated to the environment and sustainability. Pratt Industries is one of the largest corrugated packaging companies in America, with sophisticated manufacturing facilities in more than twenty states. The company operates four of the most modern, cost effective paper mills in the country, as well as a series of sheet and box plants strategically placed throughout the United States offering a wide range of creative packaging solutions. Pratt Industries is committed to recycling and the environment by harvesting the urban forest.

Pratt Industries offers competitive compensation plans with incentive opportunities, full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, HSA, All State, Pre-Paid Legal, and 401(k) with company match, paid vacation, and paid holidays.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Declaration: The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity/
Affirmative Action Employer/Veterans/Disabled (EEO/AA/Vets/Disabled) Employer,
it is the Company's policy to hire and promote the most qualified applicants and
to comply with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity laws.

Declaration: The Company is a federal contractor which complies fully with Executive Order 11246,
as amended, and the applicable regulations contained in 41 C.F.R. Parts 60-1 through 60-60; 29 U.S.C.
Section 793 and the applicable regulations contained in 41 C.F.R. Part 60-741;
[38 U.S.C. Section 4212 and the applicable regulations contained in 41 C.F.R. Part 60-250 and/or 60-300;
and 29 C.F.R. Part 471, Appendix A.]

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