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Purchasing Specialist (Centralized Parts Specialist)

Company: Penske
Location: Reading
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary:
Penske's Parts Ordering Specialist is responsible for executing part procurement for designated locations. This position will be expected to build on supplier relationships and boost order accuracy by analyzing supplier performance measures and addressing order discrepancies. This is a full-time, permanent position that is 100% remote.

Major Responsibilities:
- Manage parts purchasing and monitor inventory for assigned locations
- Create/Maintain a supplier profile
- Capture location and supplier level order exceptions
- Measure supplier performance in fulfilling orders
- Address discrepancies found in purchase order audit
- Follow up on late orders to obtain delivery status
- Resolve suspended invoices for all parts in the PEMS system
- Obtain order confirmations from suppliers
- Timely execute part orders
- Conduct regular district calls with the field's finance and service managers
- Provide payment for credit card purchase orders
- Maintain PCI compliance to ensure all security standards are met.
- Other projects and tasks as assigned by Supervisor
- High school diploma or equivalent required, Bachelor's degree preferred
- Excellent organizational skills
- Experience with inventory and/or purchasing parts preferred
- 2-3 years' experience with field systems and processes related to PartsNet, ServiceNet, Rental, Fuel, etc.
- 2-3 years of transportation industry preferred
- Green Belt Certification preferred
- Ability to foster strong relationships, especially with customers
- Ability to prioritize, multi-task, handle multiple projects
- Proficiency with MS applications including Word, Excel, Outlook is required
- Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, required
- Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job
- Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required.

Physical Requirements:
-The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
-The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.
-While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.
-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Penske Truck Leasing
Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, is a partnership of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates a premier fleet of vehicles and serves its customers from locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Penske's product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. Visit to learn more.

Some keywords related to this position are: Automotive mechanic/technician; Vehicle Maintenance; Diesel mechanic/technician; military; Service Manager; Service Writer; Service Advisor; Customer Service, Call Center Professional

Keywords: Penske, Reading , Purchasing Specialist (Centralized Parts Specialist), Professions , Reading, Pennsylvania

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