Purchasing Coordinator

    • Job Tracking ID: 512320-661008
    • Job Location: Grand Rapids, MI
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: December 11, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

US Signal is a leading IT solutions provider of secure, reliable network, cloud hosting, colocation, data protection and disaster recovery services — all powered by its expan­sive, robust fiber network. With over 14,000 miles of lit fiber and metro rings in strategic markets, US Signal offers one of the Midwest’s largest, fully deployed networks. The company also helps customers optimize their IT resources through the provision of man­aged services and professional services.

We are currently seeking an entry level Purchasing Coordinator to join our team in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The Purchasing Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the purchasing process for the US Signal Engineering and Operations departments. This position is responsible for all purchases related to all US Signal products and services. The Purchasing Coordinator takes direction from the Purchasing and Network Cost Manager as well as the Vice President of Finance.

Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Process and execute purchase requests with US Signal’s vendors for services and equipment.
  • Track shipment dates on all equipment orders for updates as needed to internal teams.
  • Expedite shipment as needed based on project due dates.
  • Retrieve equipment quotes as requested by internal teams.
  • Process vendor payments.
  • Assist with various warehouse functions as needed such as audits, equipment receiving, shipment tracking.
  • Monitor and maintain equipment inventory.
  • Work with Finance team on project closures, equipment disposal and payment forecasting.
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationship with vendors.
  • Utilize a variety of computer programs to create and maintain spreadsheets and documents.
  • Other projects as assigned by US Signal Management.

Experience and Skills:

Competencies:

  • Must be well-organized and have strong attention to detail.
  • Ability and desire to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to follow up on a problem using available tools to determine best resolution in a reasonable timeframe.
  • Basic understanding of equipment and functions of USS Service Delivery, Operations and Engineering teams.
  • Ability and desire to work with various internal departments throughout the purchasing process.
  • Knowledge of various HIPAA and PCI compliance procedures and purchasing role to ensure continued compliance.
  • Must be able to build relationships with people and maintain professional demeanor in the office.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, Outlook).

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing, Logistics or Finance.

Experience:

1-2 years previous professional business experience preferred.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

This position operates in a variety of environments. The majority of the time is spent in a professional office environment and this role routinely uses standard office equipment. Warehouse time will mainly be during audits where light lifting may be required.

Required License(s)/Certification(s):

None.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401k plan with a match. If you are looking to be part of a dynamic team, please apply now.

Equal Opportunity Employer