Redmond, WA | Temporary

Post Date: 11/14/2017 Job ID: 00007629 Industry: Other Pay Rate: 20.00

SmartTalent is seeking an experienced Buyer for a client in Redmond.

As a Buyer, you will be responsible for primarily sourcing data center and networking cables, software licensing, support renewals and professional services. The successful candidate will be able to perform strategic procurement activities across multiple categories of spend, search for better deals and find more profitable suppliers. This role requires patience, a meticulous eye for detail, and an ability to multi-task many projects, deadlines, and requests.

SmartTalent is your regional expert and we have the resources to help you with your job search and get you working. We have flexible staffing solutions, if you are seeking a full time or part time position or a temporary or permanent position we can help! SmartTalent services a variety of industries and positions from Warehouse, Production, Distribution, Manufacturing, Office and Clerical, Accounting, Call Center, Legal and much more.

Roles and Responsibilities

Verifies purchase requirements by comparing items requested on sales orders against current on hand inventory levels; clarifying unclear items; recommending alternatives
Prepares purchase orders by verifying specifications and price; obtaining recommendations from suppliers for substitute items
Manage available cable inventory by collaborating with warehouse inventory specialist
Verifies receipt of item ordered and resolves errors and/or damaged shipments.
Liaison between suppliers/ and relevant internal departments
Identifying potential suppliers and building and maintaining good relationships with them
Post sales auditing of vendor invoices; forwarding invoices to sales support to be processed
Process post sales assets/warranty transfers
Daily tracking of all inbound production hardware
Miscellaneous procurement tasks as assigned by product manager team


*2+ years purchasing experience or Sales Supporting experience in a manufacturing or reseller environment
*Microsoft Great Plains experience preferred
*Self-starter with a high degree of adaptability and flexibility
*Organized with the ability to self-manage time and multi-task
*Excellent communication skills required
*Able to work in a team as well as independently

This is a contract role for 3-6 month contract role with a potential of being hired on full time. It is a day shift position working 40 hours a week. Once the temp to hire time has been completed an excellent benefit package will be included in the permanent role. While you are a SmartTalent employee we do offer Benefits.

If you are ready to take the next step in your career and have the experience listed above, please send us a copy of your resume with the job title in the subject line to email listed.

Once you complete the application OR have any questions or would like further information, contact 425-827-5111 OR email kirkland@smarttalent.Net

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