Sample Job Description for Purchasing Specialist

Following is a sample job description template for the position of Purchasing Specialist:

Job Title: Purchasing Specialist

Location of the Job: Toledo, OH 43697

Years of Experience: 2 to 3 Years

Job Type: Full Time Employee

Education Level: Bachelor’s degree

Job Summary:

Summit Solutions is a growing company seeking a motivated and talented individual to fill the role of Purchasing Specialist in the Pittsburgh Area.​

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.​
  • Recommends bills for payment by verifying bills from suppliers against bids and purchase orders.​
  • Verifies warehouse inventory by inputting and adding supplies received to current inventory levels.​
  • Completes purchase requests by verifying inventory and specifications of purchase requests;
  • Provides information regarding ordering; answering questions and requests; making copies; updating and generating reports.​
  • Maintains master file of stock items by assigning numbers to new stock items; updating specification files.​
  • Forecasting, re-order point analysis, Min/​Max inventory levels, manage stocking agreements and price negotiation.​

Position Requirements:

  • Ability to work on a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity where analysis of the situation or data requires thorough identification of factors and analysis of impact.
  • Proficient in standard business application software and specialized in purchasing and/or materials systems / MRP.
  • Certificate in Purchasing Management (CPIM) or APICS.
  • Knowledge of purchasing and negotiating methods, principles and concepts. Knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements related to procurement.
  • Management (CPM) or APICS desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired through six or more years of increasingly responsible related experience. Certificate in Purchasing.
  • Bachelor’s degree (BA) in Business Administration, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience which has provided both theoretical and practical knowledge in the field.

Salary: $16.00 – $20.00 Hourly DOE