Purchasing Agent in Nashville, TN at ARS

Date Posted: 4/10/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Company: American Residential Services

POSITION SUMMARY:

Purchases equipment, parts and materials from suppliers at the lowest cost, consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source and urgency of need. Researches new products and makes recommendations to management based upon findings. Supports good customer relations and assists installation/service crews by maintaining adequate inventories of stock for jobs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 
•Administers the purchase order process and places orders for parts, materials and equipment.
•Researches parts and materials and possible sources/suppliers for requested items so that alternatives or substitutions may be provided.
•Supports the warehouse counter and/or assists in staging jobs to support technicians. Assists in pulling parts and materials for jobs.
•Assists in the receipt of incoming shipments, checking the purchase order against invoice with actual shipment for completeness and accuracy before distribution or placement in appropriate warehouse location. Checks invoices to ensure correct billing for parts and materials.
•Supplies purchase orders to technicians requiring materials. Arranges for delivery, as needed.
•Ensures that parts/equipment costs are extended on call slips to expedite the closing of tickets.
•Assists in loading jobs on trucks and coordinates any shipping.
•Follows-up on backorders to ensure delivery.
•Completes all required documentation and purchase orders on jobs and services and maintains inventory lists.
•Initiates credits for returned and unused materials.
•Organizes and arranges warehouse to respond to changing warehouse needs.
•May operate a forklift tractor to move materials within the warehouse.
•May locate and reserve rental equipment required for jobs. Arranges delivery.
•May apply for permits for jobs.
•May schedule installations of equipment.
 

Job Requirements

MINIMUM EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
A High School diploma or general education degree (GED) equivalent is required with related parts/warehousing or purchasing experience. Related experience and/or advanced training or any equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. An understanding of air conditioning, heating, electrical, appliances and/or plumbing is desired. Basic computer skills are required. Must have strong communications skills.
 

ARS-Rescue Rooter is an Equal Opportunity Employer AA/EOE/M/F/V/D. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, ARS-Rescue Rooter may provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
 


 
 

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