Abane & Associates Etobicoke, Toronto, ON, Canada
23 Apr, 2018Permanent - Full time
Job Description Position Summary The Purchasing Specialist/Bid Desk facilitates all partner, vendor, and internal bid programs to help the Organization offer the best and most competitive price on products carried. The Bid Desk implements special bid pricing to help corporate sales increase company margin and revenue. The Bid Desk Specialist proactively implements, analyzes and maintains special pricing programs through ongoing communication with Sales, Marketing, Procurement, Accounting and Manufacturer representatives. Key Areas of Responsibility Validate end user eligibility; enter associated costs and discounts based on the terms and conditions of bid programs within AS400. Validations must be determined within set time frames. Shop and negotiate with individual partners to obtain optimal pricing for specific end user opportunities. Address basic bid processing issues as they arise from sales via email, phone, or bid text. Minimize "write-off's" and escalate issues as necessary to the appropriate partner representative. Identify areas of opportunity for process improvements and system enhancements and make associated recommendations to increase efficiencies. Maintain key programs within the channel. Provide Sales with the highest level of service. Responsibilities Assist in projects related to departmental initiatives and goals. Understand rebate collection process and how it pertains to daily processing; work directly with accounting department to resolve any discrepancies regarding bid pricing. Multi-task between multiple bid programs Create and maintain relationships with partners to work effectively with partners to implement new pricing programs for Sales. Qualifications 3 years working in a purchasing role Experience with high volume order processing or other administrative processing experience. Strong attention to detail and accuracy. High school diploma or equivalent Working knowledge of AS400. Experience in Data Metrics and Analysis. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong time management skills Deadline driven Demonstrated analytical skills Strong time management skills Proven ability to multitask and balance multiple priorities simultaneously. College Diploma or Bachelor's degree. Customer Service or Sales experience.