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Purchasing Assistant

Fairfield, OH

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Veritiv has an expansive North American network with more than 180 locations, and we do business with

more than half of the Fortune 500. We're a big company, but we’re also a new company, shaping our

systems and processes to support a successful and sustainable future. We don't just encourage an

entrepreneurial spirit, we embody it.

Are you looking to join a company where you feel empowered in your work and your job is not just a job,

but a path toward a rewarding and successful career? Do you want to be part of a company that

customers and suppliers not only want to do business with but need to do business with?

If you answered yes, then Veritiv might be the place for you. We encourage you to learn about and apply

to Veritiv if you seek a unique work experience, where diverse ideas are met with enthusiasm, and where

you can realize your full potential.
Position Description
Job Summary and Scope:
This role exists to assist with purchasing responsibilities for the FedEx Express account. Veritiv fulfills orders for FedEx Express packaging (e.g. boxes, envelopes, paddedpaks) from 7 locations across North America, 1 location in Canada and 1 in Europe. Veritiv purchases the packaging materials on FedEx’s behalf, manages the inventory levels and fulfills FedEx’s customer orders for the packaging. The Purchasing Asssistant ensures supply continuity by following up with both suppliers and Veritiv divisions to ensure that purchase orders are accurate, received and processed in a timely manner.
Job Responsibilities
Place orders for inbound merchandise to multiple distribution facilities.
Responsible for managing the inbound delivery process which includes confirming purchase order price, quantity and delivery dates.
Assist Purchasing Coordinator with item additions and maintenance. Customer cross-reference, pricing set up, and reporting set up. Mainly during new implementations.
Pro-actively identify inventory issues to avoid stock-outages and service failures.
Assist with special projects, including program implementations.
Work closely with Purchasing Coordinator to resolve receiving, overstock or pricing issues.
Invoice Exception management.
Daily communication directly with customer contacts.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications / Knowledge & Experience:
College degree or equivalent work experience required.
2-3 years purchasing or inventory management experience, preferably in the distribution industry.
Requires thorough understanding of inventory management, purchasing and expediting.
Strong written and oral communication skills are essential. Professional telephone etiquette is required.
Must have strong organizational skills and be attentive to details.
Must be a high energy, self motivated, quick learner with a passion for continuous improvement.
Foundational Competencies: Action Oriented, Drive for Results, Customer Focused; Ethics and Values; Interpersonal Savvy.
Position Specific Competencies: Priority Setting, Perseverance, Time Management, Learning on the Fly, Written Communication.
Working Conditions/Physical Requirement
This is an office based position in a temperature controlled environment
Decision Rights
Collaborates with inventory manager, customer service reps, and field on business related matters.
Veritiv is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law. Additionally, Veritiv will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Veritiv’s legal duty to furnish information. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here: ********

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