Purchasing Specialist

The Purchasing Specialist will be a member of the Purchasing Organization, and will be paired with a Senior Buyer to manage a large list of direct material suppliers. The role will be focused on prompt execution of expediting backorders, invoice discrepancies, and customer service escalation requests (E-Post-its).

Item Creation and Maintenance - Enter new item creation codes into system, determine distribution centers required to stock item, negotiate minimum and multiple order quantities with suppliers.

Resolve Customer Service Issue Escalations (E-Post-its) - Working with customer service to create standard procedures for common issues and implement within customer service to empower first call resolution and reduce number of E-Post-its.

Resolve Distribution Center (DC) Receiving Discrepancies - Work with DC, supplier, and Sr. Buyer to investigate receiving/invoice discrepancies to resolve and eliminate future occurrences.

Expediting Purchase Orders and Managing the Integrity of Supplier PO Promise Dates - Hold supplier accountable for communicating purchase order fulfillment dates and expediting orders to ensure timely delivery.

Proactively review open orders to identify supply problems (excess Inventory and backorders) and negotiate with supplier directly to remedy the issues before they impact the company.

Other tasks as assigned.


  • Bachelor s degree in a business major, however Supply Chain concentration is preferred
  • 0-2 years of experience preferred
  • Strong Supply Chain internship experience or one to two years out of college entry level supply chain experience
  • Career drive and upward mobility

  • Customer advocacy

  • Ability to resolve conflict when needed

  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written

  • Ability to use interpersonal skills when working in a team environment

  • Negotiations training or experience preferred

  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office with an intermediate knowledge of Excel

  • Strong problem solving skills

Matco Tools Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.
For those with a qualified disability: At any time during the application process, should you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position, please contact opportunities@matcotools. com to request assistance. When submitting your request, please provide all relevant details in your message and the best way to contact you.
Candidates with less education/experience may be considered for other opportunities.

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